Case of The Ex

29 Dec

I really don’t check Facebook too often anymore. However last night, I was on there checking some messages that I missed from friends in Florida about hanging out this past weekend. Luckily, no one could make it out on any of the nights someone else was free so I don’t feel too bad about not being able to get together since I was being all emo this weekend. But when responding to a message, I saw the little friend suggestion tab to the right suggesting friends for me. I looked at a few of the names and had no clue who they were (why do you do this to me Facebook??) But then I saw a name I did recognize… ex boyfriend from college.

Naturally, I had to look at his page. He was always one of those ones that I would think about every now and then and wonder what ever happened to him. I looked him up on Facebook a few times but from what it looks like, he just joined.

And you know what?

Homeboy slice looks goooooood!


He’s a chef!

Hello dream man!

I tried to stalk his facebook page as much as I could but it wouldn’t let me see any other pictures of him and no info if he is married or not. Usually, I would call a friend and freak out over this like I am 16 years old and contemplate if I should request his friendship or not. But being 11:30 pm and all, it wasn’t too feasible. So I directed my mouse over to the box to request as a friend, closed my eyes and clicked. The worst he can do is deny my friendship, yes?

But then I started thinking about why we broke up and remembered some not so good stuff. Like Valentine’s Day 2002 I believe. We had plans to go out so I got ready and waited. I watched all of my sorority sisters getting picked up my their boyfriends while sitting on the couch. So I waited…..and waited….and waited. And nothing. I remember watching some teenage flick like 10 Things I Hate About You. Then one of my sorority sisters found a Popple he gave to me as a Christmas gift —you guys remember the Popples or am I the only child of the 80’s?

And this is what we did with said Popple.

We hung it from my window with a sign that said “Die Bitch Die” (I used to be a tad bitchier and bitter towards the world, you know since I was a 22-year-old sorority girl with so many issues) and then we opened the drapes of my window which faced towards campus so anyone who passed the house could see it.

Girl Power!

Other than that, today was a lax day. All because I didn’t go to work. I am going to be honest, I just didn’t have it in me. I have sick days that don’t roll over each year so I figure why not take one today, go in tomorrow and catch up, then have Friday off then start anew next week/year all refreshed and all that happy BS? Fear not, I didn’t just sit around and cuddle with the pup. I took a shower, packed up my car with stuff I’m donating to Salvation Army that I need to drop off by 12/31 so I could write it off and then headed to Panera.

I had a free birthday coupon treat from Panera’s My Panera Rewards Club. It said it was for any sweet or pastry but I am *trying* to be more mindful about what’s going in my bod so I asked the cashier if I could get one of their souffle’s and she said it didn’t count. I asked her if they could take off some and I could pay the difference because even though something is free and I wanted to redeem it, I shouldn’t feel forced to order something that is loaded with sugar (yes, I am that girl who will justify my reasonings to the cashier) and she whispered “I agree with you, we’ll get you the souffle for free”. It never hurts to ask or speak up!

I was going to order the spinach and bacon souffle but after reading Nic’s piggy post, which made me cry, I opted for the spinach and artichoke souffle.

I would have never thought to order a souffle before, it really doesn’t sound too appealing to me. But this? Effin fantastic! I know I shouldn’t use the effin to describe something but it had a soft and gooey center that just melted in my mouth. I got a large coffee with that and parked my butt at Panera for four hours, took advantage of their free Wi-fi (until my fully charged computer was dead thank you), people watched, applied for jobs, caught up on blogs, etc. I think by the time I was out the door, I applied for 31 jobs in the Charlotte area ranging from marketing positions (many which seemed to be dressing up as Lady Liberty or Uncle Sam for tax companies) to non-profit organizations (what my degree in Journalism/ Public Relations was focused on).  It was a perfect morning.

I got home and hung out with this one for the rest of the afternoon, cleaned and just tried to get back into the swing of things

“What’s Lincoln looking at?” you ask (without the preposition at the end of the sentence of course, I am just too lazy to change it)

He was watching the ASPCA commercial with them playing Willie Nelson “You were always on my mind” I shit you not. While watching him, I told he is a lucky dog since he isn’t one of those abandoned or abused animals. Those commercials seriously break my heart….especially the newer ones with no music but they tell you the animal’s name with depressing captions such as “Left to die and dying of a broken heart”. Makes me cry, every single time.

As for the ex-he accepted my friend request. Now I feel like a creeper, I don’t even want to look at his fb page because I feel like if I do, he can actually see me or something. So I’m crouching my shoulders down and wincing when I look at his page to see what the deal is with him. Hello, I am 16 again………..

26 Responses to “Case of The Ex”

  1. MelissaNibbles December 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    I don’t do the Facebook stalking for that very reason. I don’t want to have the bad memories. It’s tough not to do though.

    Popples were my jam! I had like 20 I think. I wish they still sold them.

  2. Meesh December 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    Lol love what you did with the popple!
    Don’t worry, you’re not a creeper, everyone does it!

  3. Brittney December 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    I have at least 3 ex’s as Facebook friends. Totally facinated in what they are doing now (well, when I added them). I can’t help it! haha!

  4. Amy @ Second City Randomness December 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    Ahhh… facebook stalking. I feel like we’re all a little guilty of it from time to time… 🙂

  5. thehungryscholar December 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    I LOVE FACEBOOK STALKING. The best is when that bitch from high school has emo statuses.

    I admit to it. NOT ASHAMED.

    • simplyshaka December 31, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

      Thats my favorite kind as well, it makes me smile.

  6. Lisa @ I'm an Okie December 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    In my opinion, facebook stalking never leads to good things 😦

  7. nic - the auspicious squirrel December 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm #

    Didn’t mean to make you cry… but isn’t Bob Harper piglet the cutest?

    • simplyshaka December 31, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

      Adorable! But the info was also very enlightening. But now I’m looking through a bunch of recipes I’ve clipped and wanted to try but I see a lot of them are mostly pork. I’m not sure if I can do it or not.

  8. janetha @ meals & moves December 29, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    god i loved popples! and i hate that damn friend suggestion thing. no, i do not want to be friends with 3,000 people from high school that i never spoke to.

    • simplyshaka December 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

      Agreed! I hate when they suggest people from middle or high school whose name I barely recognize then I have to go through their page to see who they are and if I even recognize them.

  9. Ashleigh December 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    Damn that D Bag for leaving you on Valentine’s day. Way to hang that popple. I don’t know what those are… ahah.
    I’m such an FB stalker, it’s bad news!

  10. This Italian Family December 29, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Haha, like everyone has said – we all FB stalk from time to time so no worries. 🙂

    I LOVE Panera! Absolutely love it. I never liked bagels until I had their 400+ calorie bagels. Not good for me, but soooo tasty. 😀

    • simplyshaka December 31, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

      Ugh, I wish I would have never looked at their calorie content for their stuff, who knew it had so many??

  11. dianacheung December 30, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    honestly, my breakups with my exes were so BAD that I wouldn’t even accept their request…I dont’ want them to see what I’m up to and I don’t really care what is happening to them. yes…it was THAT bad. Anyhoo, I hope you cheer up soon and find something worthwhile…or maybe apply to jobs in another city where I might move to? We can yelp the hell out of that place! And um…yeah…souffles are DA BOMMBBBB

    • simplyshaka December 31, 2010 at 3:49 pm #

      Oh trust me, I have a few bad breakups like that. I’m sure either they don’t want to ever hear my name again or vice versa….

      LOL Yelp the hell out of that place, love it.

  12. TheHealthyApron December 30, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    hahah this post is too funny! I always feel like when I “stalk” ppl on facebook they know how often I visit. Just rememeber, if you don’t know who visits your page…no one will know if you visit there page! I am married but I often look back at ex’s pages. One of my ex’s seriosuly got in incredibly shape to the point of model. Seriously, I drool when I see it, but when I remember how crappy he treated me, I easily get over it. Who knows what could happen! Just keep your options open!!

  13. genesis December 30, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    oooh the joys of FB stalking. i jad one ex from high school friend me and being the dummy i am, i accepted and ghetto fabulous decided to post on my wall talking like he still knows me after almost 6 years of never talking to each other, needless to say he got blocked. now i only ever accept request from people who can handle my ridiculous rants on my status updates and wont get offended.

    thats a bummer that your sick days dont rollover into the next year, but glad you got to head over to Salvation Army. I have some stuff to donate but I never ask for a reciept to write stuff off.

  14. Katie H. December 30, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Too funny. I have a VERY similar photo. I dated my ex from high school into freshman year of college. One time he was being particularly douche-ish so my roomie/best friend and I grabbed a yankee teddy bear he had given me, tied dental floss around it’s neck and hung it from the ceiling. It was fun. 😀

    Lincoln is too cute. What a sensitive little pup!

    • simplyshaka December 31, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

      WOW hahahahahahaha, I knew I liked you for a reason 🙂

  15. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun December 30, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Poor Popple! I used to love those things when I was little. Although that is pretty hilarious. Gotta vent the anger somehow and better the popple than a human, I guess. 😉

    I have one ex that I still sometimes wonder about. We were together off and on for 8 years – most of my highschool, all of college, and a bit after college. I know I’m so much happier without him, but there is still something there that I will always think about him on occasion or if I saw him (even on a FB request) would stir up something in my gut. I think everyone has a relationship like that. One that just holds onto you.

  16. sheila @ girl on the couch December 31, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    hahahaahaha! oh my! i love this post! I’ve actually accept a couple of my ex’s FB friend request. we’re all cool now, thank God but sometimes I wonder if they’re stalking me? I haven’t thought about that until I read this post. Thanks, girl! LOL.

    • simplyshaka January 1, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

      Good call–the stalker becomes the stalkee–hmmmm!!

  17. Margie January 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    The spinach and artichoke souffle is my absolulte favorite thing from Panera. There is a huge BUT here. Those souffles are very high in saturated fat(about 30 grams). I only have them now once every month or so. I just wanted to give you a heads up.

    • simplyshaka January 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

      Thanks for the info! I had a feeling about that so I can definitely see it as a once in a while kind of indulgence!


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