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February 14th, 2003


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2003.0214.1106::In honor of some old, dead guy...
Do you know what's a good day to break up with somebody? Any day but Valentine's Day! I mean, what, were you running low on dramatic irony?
Xander Harris, "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" Buffy The Vampire Slayer


About five years and four days ago, I watched the "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" episode from Season 2 of Buffy, and thought it really quite funny. Back when I vehemently enjoyed the show, I would show BBB to people (mostly guys...) to try to get them to start watching it regularly.

Three days and about four hours later, I would be sitting in a booth at the Gainesville Ale House, talking with Lee about her day. She was recounting some story about an old roommate or someone asking about me. When Lee was asked if we were still dating, to my surprise, she answered, "No."

I would glance at my watch about that time. The clockface read near vertical, perhaps a few minutes after midnight. Maybe it's some kind of bitterness pride, or perhaps some gothy hubris, but I like to think that I was the first person to get dumped (at least in Eastern Standard Time) on Valentine's Day, 1998.

In retrospect, however, it was a good thing--aside from not being particularly attached at the moment (which can be a good or a bad thing--in light of this weekend, I'd say "good" for now), it leaves me with a funny story to tell.
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