Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Call it a moment of weakness.

It's been a long time since he and I last met. We'd usually meet for breakfast, or sometimes we'd meet after work or for dinner, but we haven't spent any time together for over a year. Even so, I still run into him every few weeks. Usually I rush on by, doing my best not to think about him. Sometimes I pause for a brief second, wondering if I should give it another go. But no. He's one of those who just isn't good for me no matter how much I want him to be. It's just those eyes. They're the brightest, bluest eyes I've ever seen........No. It's not right. I try to convince myself of this and head on to more grown up, responsible choices.

I saw him again tonight. I met his eyes and I was filled with memories of how it used to be. But as sweet as he tasted on my lips, he never was one to be really deep. He wasn't fulfilling, but he was fun, sometimes nearly addicting.

I'll rationalize it by saying that I'd had a bad day (see below). I was tired. I just wanted something comforting, familiar. I almost walked on by again, but tonight I stopped, I reached out. I'm not proud of it. I guess I'm still a sucker for a man in uniform. He is a Captian, after all. Or should I say, a Cap'n.

His name, you ask?

Cap'n Crunch.


anne said...

Oh oh my...I think maybe you should be ashamed of yourself. But I'm not sure. :)

heather said...

this was not the ending that i expected on this post! funny! i came to your blog through anne's, but when i got here, i thought "i've been here before" - then i saw the link to 'reign of ellen' and i thought "of course." you're a queen, right??

anyway - i like your blog. and i thought i'd leave a comment and tell you that. :)

Jean said...

Oh man!!! What a great, great story!! I was hooked from the first line! In my head I was saying, "NO!! NO!! Don't do it!!". But that ending. Me oh my. What a great ending.

(I also came to your post through Anne's.) :) And my husband loves Canada to the point of wishing he were Canadian. You think I jest? I only wish. :) His IM little logo thing is the Canadian flag. So that's probably more than you wanted to know. :)

carrie said...

*lol* Love it! Thanks for the laugh.

krista said...

Ah, the good ol' Captain. He's so yummy. You're making me want a box - I'll have to hide it from the kids though, greedy, greedy me.
Nothing like Saturday morning childhood nostalgia!
Just popped by from over at Queen of Rambles incase you're wondering who on earth I am ;)

Paul said...

Who? ;)