So my friend from Ireland Edel is getting married next summer. We’ve been friends for a little over 3 years now and in fact, she was whom I stayed with during my trip to the Emerald Isle. It’s funny because normally, she’s the one who has fallen off the face of the earth requiring me to use every semblance of Catholic guilt I can muster to get her to write back. However, since my recent move, she has actually been the one who has been using that good ole' guilt. And it’s all because she is now a settled woman. She used to be the crazy one on the prowl, always out having a good time with plenty of booze and music, disappearing for weeks with not such much as an email. Now, she is the one who is asking where I’ve been hiding. She now worries about me working as much as I do with no love life to speak of. She is currently looking at her single friends trying to fix me up in an effort to get me to move over (she and her mother, my sweet adopted Irish mam, Annie are always telling me to just quit my job and move over there).
It’s a funny thing how life reverses course now and then. One minute I'm the one strutting the streets proud as the only rooster in the yard with a 100 horny hens. The next minute, I've become my mom and dad, looking forward to just getting home so you can take off my shoes, relax in front of the tube, and just veg on a Friday night. It seems Edel and I have both turned into our respective parents with the difference being she is engaged and the only commitment I have is a 2-year contract with Sprint (who by the way as a phone carrier absolutely suck ass). I often make the joke at work but it’s so true: nothing living relies on me for its existence … except maybe that fungus in the fridge. Maybe I’m still single in some part because of my greatest fear: getting married and becoming one of those Wal-Mart couples that aren’t really attracted to one another any more and just becoming more and more miserable as life goes on … (shudder). You guys know the couple … YNH sees them all the time …..
So Edel is now on the verge of getting married and I’m very happy for her. I’ll be flying over to