New Beginnings

I’ve been wanting to write all day, but I’ve had Sr. Fussypants for most of it, so haven’t been able to.  Now that he’s sleeping (right next to me on the bed), I’m gonna tell y’all a little bit about the new fella. 

First of all, he’s finally got a name…The Nerd.  Yes, he is a nerd.  Buuuut, he’s one of those nerds who knows good music, and watches great shows.  He doesn’t always get my pop culture references (he usually does, except for celebrity stuff), but we have plenty of things to talk about.  He’s not all, “(insert random nerdery here, maybe something about wizards),” but he does have a degree in computer science and writes software for a living.  He’s a smarty, and I dig it.  We played Trivial Pursuit the other night (ok, you can call me a nerd, too), and he kept up – I only won by one pie piece!  😉  He also helped me pass math this semester, which means he had the patience to sit with me and explain the problems, sometimes for three hours at a time.  He’s been married before, but has no kids and the ex-wife lives far away.  It’s like the holy grail for divorced women – he has been married, so has the experience of both marriage and divorce, but there’s no drama with the ex.  If any of you have been paying attention, he’s the friend who dressed up as Dexter for Halloween, and we began dating shortlyafter that.  We were friends for a few months before deciding to date, and I think that was a good idea. 

We’ve been talking for a couple of weeks about when he’d meet the boys, and we figured we’d just wait until after the new year, but with the boys being out of school, we decided to go ahead and do it last night.  We ended up going bowling first and had a blast!  The boys warmed right up to him, and Big J said to me (without my asking), “Mom, I really like The Nerd.  He seemed kind of shy at first, but he’s really cool!”  Oh, it melted my heart.  We all acted silly and bowled really well, thanks to the bumpers we didn’t ask for.  Little J got the highest score (140), and there was a lot of dancing around and laughing and just silliness in general.  By the time we were done bowling, everyone was starving, so we went over to a burger joint that the kids love (it has an arcade, too).  We stuffed ourselves silly and the kids played some games before we came home.  The kids kept talking about how much fun they had, even this morning.  It couldn’t have gone any better, and I went to sleep a happy gal.

Things are going very well, and I just wanted to share.  I hope to be around to your pages at some point today, it’ll probably depend on how long I have Sr. Fussypants.  Happy Monday, everyone.

11 Responses to “New Beginnings”


  1. 1 Sarcastic Bastard December 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I am SO HAPPY for you! Hooray!!

  2. 2 vinomom December 28, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I totally remember the guy who dressed up as Dexter! He was a cutie! I am so happy this seems to be working out for you. Slow and Steady as they say.

  3. 3 Ms. Moon December 28, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Now THAT is all very good news. I hope that 2010 brings you great joy and slow and steady progress with this nerd. He sounds like a keeper.

  4. 4 Ron December 28, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Sounds like a nice night and a nice guy. Hope it just keeps getting better as time goes by!! Hope senor Fussypants doesn’t get jealous though.

  5. 5 Karen December 28, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Sounds so good. I am excited for you. The fact that the boys are welcoming to him is great.

  6. 6 dadshouse December 29, 2009 at 2:16 am

    That’s awesome! I’m a computer nerd, too. So props for giving Nerdome a chance 🙂

  7. 7 eviltwinswife December 29, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Sounds like a good beginning!

  8. 8 amy d December 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I am beyond happy for you!!! I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to introduce your kids to someone you’re dating. I’m so glad it went well. It sounds like a perfect night:)

    BTW: My SIL will ONLY date guys who can keep up with her in trivial persuit! It’s literally like in the top 3 qualities a guy must have;)

  9. 9 Lola December 29, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Hehehehehe! So, was I the only one who knew “Dex” was the new fella?

    I am so damned happy that things are still going well for you two. Keep up the good work 😉

  10. 10 The Dish December 30, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Lola, no I have known for awhile. Nice try though! 😉

    I am so glad that things are going so well! That is fantastic news, Ginger. I am so glad that the stress of the first meeting is over and was such a smashing success! Much love!!!!!!

  11. 11 Ginger Magnolia January 1, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    SB – Me too! 🙂

    Vino – Slow and steady is definitely the way this time.

    Ms. Moon – Thank you!

    Ron – Yes, he must pass the Sr. Fussypants test still.

    Karen – Big J already asked if we could have another game night with him. 😉

    Dad – I can’t believe I’ve never known the joy of dating a nerd! No more bad boys!

    ETW – Very!

    Amy – Intelligence is always an important part of attraction, and all of the men I’ve dated since my ex have been very smart, but he’s the first one who’s played the game with me. 😉

    Lola – Sorry, but there were a couple of others who knew, you may have been the first, though!

    Dish – Thanks, babe!


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