Let me first put this out on the table. I am not the cheating type. I’ve known this about myself for a long time and I think my lady knows it pretty well too. With that being said, I have a confession to make. For the past year I have had a mistress, and her name is xanga…
…or at least that’s how it feels sometimes.
My girl has a great love/hate relationship with my xanga. On the one hand she really enjoys my writing, and on the other hand she feels like she has to compete with xanga for my attention on a daily basis. Some of the most heated arguments we have ever had, have been because of xanga. Each time we fought, I knew in the back of my mind that she just felt a bit neglected. Still, I just couldn’t let her badmouth my mistress and get away wth it. I would tell her over and over, “I love xanga okay. That doesn’t mean I don’t love you too. I love both of you.”
Over time we’ve learned to compromise. Each time she is over and I reach for my laptop, I have to make little mini pleas with her to keep her from getting angry. “I’m just going to update my timestamp and then I’ll log off.” Whenever she tells me she wants to have a day for just us one of the primary conditions is always “NO XANGA!”. And of course, as in any successful relationship, sometimes I lie to keep the peace. Here are a few common scenarios:
Scenario # 1
Me: Hey babe, I am going to be home a little late today. My boss wants me to finish this report for tomorrow morning. *Secretly working on Perez_on_x prank.*
Woman: No problem babe. You want me to pick up some dinner for you?
Me: That would be great. You’re the best!
Scenario # 2
Me: Hey babe, I don’t think tomorrow would be a good day for you to come over. I think I am going to go hit the gym with Lew and Gary.
Woman: Aww okay. I’ll miss you.
Me: Yeah, I’ll miss you too baby. *Types on cpu: Hey everyone, xangaTV tomorrow at 9 ET!!!*
Scenario # 3
*Sitting in room cruising xanga, when my girl busts in*
Woman: What are you doing up here?
Me: Uhhhh, nothing! *Switches screen to porn website.*
Woman: You were on xanga weren’t you!
Me: No. I was just looking at porn. I swears it!
Woman: Alright then. It better be just porn.
I can already feel some of you judging me. “How could you lie to her like that?” Ahhh shut up already with all that.
Would you rather I post significantly less? Would you rather half my posts be bitchy and whiny because I am constantly in a sour mood as a result of me being nagged by my woman? I thought not. This way, everybody wins.
Does your SO ever get jealous of the time you spend on xanga?
If so, tell them to shut their damn piehole and deal with it… or you can be smart like me.