Someone asked me today, quite bluntly but I appreciate her directness – she started our conversation with this question, “Are you happy in your marriage?”, whether I get hit on a lot when I travel.

Have you hung out at the hotel bar? Airport lounge? And nobody ever hit on you?

Frequently. All the time. Never.

Let’s assume that I’m totally hit-worthy. I believe the reason why I’m never hit on is because I always seem like such a regular at the bar, and I enjoy talking to old bar tenders very much.


I’m at the airport now. My waitress told me that I’m waiting for “someone” because she’s not supposed to bring me two drinks at once.

Another reason why I’m never hit on could be that I just took a picture of my drinks, and I laughed out loud at some posts on Facebook.

Alcohol consumption + Crazy friends on Facebook = Preservers of marriage sanctity. Who knew?

By the way, I think I may be playing my role of an uptight, reserved worker bee too well? I don’t understand why some people at work are so confused after seeing the two Vodka Lin. They’re convinced that I was drunk and needed to be reined in. Really, honey? You’ve never met people who behave differently at work and outside of work?

How do I convince them that what they are witnessing is the real me in all its glory?

Ok. Maybe I do get a bit self-grandiose after a couple of drinks… But maybe that’s just me, coming out of my insecure crab shell?

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  • Kathy May 5, 2012, 1:08 am

    I think the woman was hitting on you. Or is it just because I’m a lesbian that I think that?
    Kathy´s last blog post…Happy Blipping Birthday!

    • Absence Alternatives May 5, 2012, 9:14 am

      Lol. Kathy, I wish! If so, then I didn’t’t have to stay obsessed with questioning myself: dang, why did she ask those questions about my marriage since we are mere acquaintances and rarely talked?

  • Velva May 9, 2012, 6:27 pm

    You are not insecure and contained with a crab shell-no matter how many vodka drinks you order at the airport lounge.

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