I have this weird intuition that some guy is going to be popping into my life soon. I don’t know why. I even feel funny writing it down, but it’s just this feeling I have.
Now you all know my sister is preggers, right? Anywho, I know that she’s going to have a girl. I don’t know that for a fact. She doesn’t find out until March 10th. But a couple weeks ago, out of the blue, I called her and said, “I think you’re going to have a girl.” And when I saw Therese this weekend, again I said, “Yeah, you’re going to have a girl. Give me a call at work on the 10th, but I already know it’s going to be a girl.” Strange how you just feel something and know it without any rhyme or reason.
Knowing that this guy is coming around, I decided to lay it all out there—to mold my perfect guy. I drew a picture of him (a stick figure, rather). A tall stick figure with curly hair, two balls, a big weewee, and a big heart. That was the extent of my drawing. But around him, I wrote down all the traits that mattered to me. I thought about my exes, my past relationships, what worked, what didn’t work, what I like in my friends, what I hate in them. Thinking about all that, I wrote down the important characteristics that came to mind. And after that, I asked myself what really mattered out of that whole list. What was non-negotiable? And that’s what’s starred.
Likes to eat a lot
I didn’t intentionally come up with ten non-negotiable characteristics. It just came out that way when I circled the most important ones. Now you know. The word is out, the thoughts are out. Calling all tall, curly-haired geniuses…