After two dates, a ton of back-and-forth e-mails and quite a few phone calls from her at all hours of the day, it's over between me and the liberal lawyer.
I was nice. I was diplomatic. I never brought up politics or guns and we never talked about either subject. Instead, we talked about things like travel, her life plans, movies, music, food, etc.,--all that stuff that (most) gals like to talk about. But then last night, after she called me and we made plans for a day out this week-end, she asked me about something that I told her on our first date.
"So when you said that that car took your leg off, how bad were you really hurt?"
I told her that it was just what I'd said it was--my leg was gone. Nothing there now but carbon fiber and steel.
"But I thought that it was just a figure of speech. You walk just fine," she said, sounding surprised. "And you do all those things: running, biking, hiking. How do you do all that?"
"I do those things because I want to do them that bad," I said. "You got to want it, and you can do anything if you want it bad enough."
Well she said that she was impressed, and that it was admirable--all the usual stuff. And I actually bought it, because this gal is one of those liberal touchy-feely types who loves kids, advocates for the homeless, and subscribes to so many other liberal causes, either with her money or volunteer time. So it was a bit of a surprise to get an two-line e-mail from her an hour and a half after we made our week-end plans, telling me that she didn't see us going forward and wishing me well. I guess just the idea of dating a guy with GASP! one leg was just too much for her, even if that guy actually does all of those outdoor fitness things that she kept saying that she wanted to take up but never got around to starting.
I guess that I should be mad or hurt, but honestly, I guess that I'm relieved that she showed me what she was made of early on. And screw her--I mean it's not like she was a lingerie model or even an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic or anything. She was just a lawyer, and one who thinks that Obama was a good choice for president. Hell, I can do better.
So ladies, if you're local or willing to relocate, and you can cook, are good at house cleaning, own guns, ride motorcycles and look good in a bikini, drop me a line. And by all means, send pictures of the motorcycle.