While you watching all the brothers on the basketball court
Going to the movies with your home girls crew
While the business men in suits be hawking you
Baby, hair pumping, lip gloss is shining
I think you in the mood for wining and dining
So we can go out and eat somewhere
We got a lot of private jokes to share
Remember when LL Cool J crooned these lyrics back in high school? My school went ga-ga for this song.
One of the great thing about being single for me was being that go-to girl for all my single and committed guys friends. Wife’s out of town? Call Catherine. The guys went to Tahoe for the weekend and you felt like staying behind? Call Catherine. Gig fell through and now you want to karaoke at The Mint? Call Catherine. Leaving work early and want to grab a happy hour drink before going home to relieve your wife of baby duties? Call Catherine.
In that regard, I kinda felt like LL Cool J’s Round the Way Girl. At least I had a place. I loved the attention. I loved that my guy friends would complain because then it didn’t seem like my single, uncommitted life was all that bad.
Now that my single, uncommitted life has fast-tracked into a committed, I think I found my soulmate life…all my previous LL Cool Js who used to love my company don’t seem to want my company with another.
“Hey how about drinks tonight?”
“Sure, let me check if Dean’s free.”
“Oh, ahh, well, maybe another time then.”
Seriously? I mean, seriously???