Today, we turn to one of the great movies of the late 20th century: 10 Things I Hate About You.
Bianca: There’s a difference between like and love. Because, I like my Sketchers, but I love my Prada backpack.
Chastity: But I love my Sketchers.
Bianca: That’s because you don’t have a Prada backpack.
It’s important to know the difference between “like” and “love.” Or in this case, “strong feelings”…
Well, at least he knew his priorities.
Everybody moves at their own pace when it comes to relationships. Sometimes, you fall into step with someone easily. Other times, it’s too fast or too slow. Are you waltzing while they’re doing the tango? Or the foxtrot?
In the case of this reader, here, I do have to agree that if you can’t tell after 5 months whether you love someone, the answer is probably no.
How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day? Sometimes, holidays or birthdays and the-like can be built up to the point where you end up feeling a let down. Like the disappointing birthday card in Cards Against Humanity. And then maybe you have a fight. Anybody have a V-Day like that? And then you inevitably try to talk to your significant other about what went wrong…
And sometimes, instead of a resolution, you come to an impasse like this:
Nope. That is not a real apology.
That’s right. Five whole days until it’s impossible to get a restaurant table. And forget getting seen with any of your new friends, making Saturday plans on Valentine’s Day just adds a whole new level of complicated to a casual or pre-what-are-we-conversation relationship. Best avoided. I recommend volunteering to babysit for your coupled-and-progenied friends!
And there’s this.
It’s that time of year, again! When your eyes are assaulted by red and pink in all the shop windows, and when the conditioning to associate chocolate with sex kicks into high gear. (Man, I could use some chocolate, right about now…)
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! And in honor of that, we here are TMXS are taking off our lazy hat and putting on our re-purpose apron. That’s right, we are going to give you a countdown to the big day itself, when we will introduce our first new comic of 2015!
And it’s not that I’ve been totally lazy, if you’re wondering where the regular posts went. (Dare I flatter myself that you’ve wondered?) In the few months since regular updates stopped happening I moved countries, fulfilled two separate performance contracts in different states and saw a workshop production of a show that I’m writing go up across the pond. #humblebrag
But really the reason why I took a break was a nice dose of heartache. No, not another failed attempt at a relationship (although that happened, too), but some genuine TMXS-related heartache. We got rejected for a grant that would have made TMXS: The Series become reality right at your fingertips, and after riding that roller coaster of emotions it was time for a little break.
But like anyone who ignores the notion that insanity is the doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results, we’re back! After all, isn’t that what love is all about?