Wednesday, September 30, 2015

His Real Life Wifey

** hi all! question - todays post is a bit short, but I'll post again Friday to make up for it. What do you prefer, one longer post on Wednesdays or two shorter installments on Weds & Fri? This week will be Weds & Fri, but I'll defer to your preference going forward! I have exciting plans coming up, so stay tuned :) **


I sat in the SEO training on Wednesday afternoon, willing my eyelids to stop fluttering closed. Our in-house specialist was trying to train ten of us how to optimize our blog and web content and I was running seriously low on caffeine. 

"Now," Diana, the presenter, continued, "Google Keyword is another tool that you'll come to rely on, especially when deciding on meta descriptions for each page. First, you go to.." I drowned out her monotonous speech and instead turned my interest to the flashing IM popping up on my computer screen.

Emma: Happy hour?
Danielle: Yes, free me from this meeting first! 
Emma: And how do you propose I do that?
Danielle: Fire alarm?
Emma: Ha, meet us at Ardesia when you're out

She signed off before I could ask who "us" was, and my mind flicked to Jon. We hadn't spoken, let alone even seen each other in passing, since the drunken texts. 

Thirty minutes later, Diana folded her hands in front of her with a satisfied smile on her face. Poor thing, she had no clue that hardly anyone had taken a single note. I tried not to bolt too eagerly toward the door, but I had at least another hour of work to wrap up before joining Emma and "us" at happy hour.

Forty minutes later, I was sending my last email of the day. I mentally crossed my fingers that the contract I had just sent to one of our most expensive bloggers had every i dotted and t crossed, but I was too impatient to sit at my desk any longer. Most of the office had gone home and the large windows overlooking a slowly retiring Manhattan had grown dark.

I welcomed the sticky breeze that pushed back my wavy hair as I left Arabella's offices a few minutes later. I was in black slim overalls paired with a long sleeved white crop top, and pointy heels. Not the best happy hour outfit, but I didn't have time to go all the way downtown to change. I started walking the few blocks back to my old hood, while skimming my Instagram feed. I stopped short when I saw a photo of Nick appear in my feed, posted by E!. He was looking devastatingly handsome in a perfectly tailored suit, his blonde scruff sprinkling sexily across his jawline. He was on the carpet of one premiere or another, his arm slung comfortably around the waist of an equally devastatingly gorgeous red head.

"Aye, bitch watch where you're going!" a grumpy, potbellied man yelled at me. Oh, the charm of New Yorkers. 

I snapped out of my daze, and quickly clicked my phone off. I really needed some social media filter that caught any and all "Nick" mentions bef ore they made their way to my impressionable eyes.

Between my two poisonous exes and the very married Jon, my love life was looking both bleak and explosive at the same time.

I finally arrived at the bar and swung open the heavy door. I was immediately hit with a warm wave of voices, clinking glasses and the mouthwatering scent of tapas. I scanned the crowded bar for Emma's blonde head, eventually spotting her in the back corner with a few of our coworkers. I weaved my way through the throngs, gripping her elbow as I got close.

"Hey!" I said loudly, trying to project my voice over the din of voices. 

"Dani!" she squealed in response, with more enthusiasm than usual. She was definitely a few drinks in.

"Here!" another coworker, Ryan, said handing me a shot glass. I downed it, cringing at the plain vodka flavor. He grinned at my reaction, "You've gotta catch up!" He handed me another shot.

"No way," I said, making a face and waving my hands. 

"Yep, you'll need it," he said, pushing the shot towards me again.

"And whys that?" I said with a flirtatious smile. Ryan was very much into men, so I enjoyed knowing I could be as over the line as I wanted with him.

"Your office hubby brought his real life wifey," he said. It took a minute for this to sink in. No one knew I had any feelings for Jon, at least, no one except Ashley. 

"Who?" I asked, trying to act nonchalant. 

Before he could answer, I saw Jon heading toward our group. A small, gorgeous blonde was on his arm. 

"Okay fine give me that shot," I said, downing it in record time. This was going to be interesting.






33 comments:

  1. I'd prefer one long! Just because I dont think I can stand the cliff hanger mid week lol

    Jenn
    http://thepalacewithinmydreams.blogspot.com/

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  2. I would prefer two short ones. When there is only one long one, I usually have to go back to the previous post to remember details. Id rather have a cliffhanger with the conclusion within a couple of days rather than have a cliffhanger and have to wait an entire week before we get the conclusion.

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  3. I would prefer two shorter ones. Only because waiting a whole week for another post is awful! And ugh. Nick! I feel like he's my ex haha. Just reach out to me already! Haha. Meeting the real life wifey should be interesting...

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  4. I'd also prefer two shorter posts. So many blogs have been disappearing lately, I'd like my reading material spread out over the week, haha.

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  5. 2 shorter please! Thank you for blogging again! I love Dani especially because she is a fellow PSU alum! haha

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  6. I would like two posts a week and more Dylan!!!

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  8. Either is fine with me, but more Dylan please! :)

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  9. I am in the 2 short posts camp as well - a week between posts when the posts are so good is so hard! I need my fix haha

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, Jon is bad news. Run away, Dani!!

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  10. I vote for 2 shorter posts as well, breaks up the week and easier to remember what is going on without having to read through old posts.

    Love this blog !!

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  11. No Friday post like promised :(

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    1. And no update!

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    2. Shut up assholes, go suck dicks

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    3. Wow. These two people expressed very valid opinions in a respectful way, and you just chose to be a horrendous excuse for a human being. You should be embarrassed.

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    4. Wow. I wish I gave a fuck about your opinion. Using the word horrendous doesn't make you smart, bitch.

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    5. Anonymous if you want to express yourself do so in a respectful manner. The ignorance, anger and immaturity you display from your venomous comments is ridiculous. If you don't like someone's opinion do so like a mature adult. Name calling and degrading someone is uncalled for. You're only serving to make yourself look incredible I'm sure the writer of this blog does not appreciate comments like yours that add nothing but drama. Maybe you should channel your anger into a productive outlet.

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    6. I think I'm incredible, too, thanks

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    7. It's actually pretty hilarious how "Anonymous" is talking like some street thug on this super fluffy, girly blog. How can you possibly be this angry at random strangers on the internet? It really does take all kinds to make a world. (Hopefully my word choice doesn't come off too pretentious this time; I'd hate for it to seem like I'm trying to look "smart" :P)

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  12. I like the idea of 2 shorter posts best. But over either I like consistency, so if it will be too difficult to consistently get 2 shorter posts written, I would rather just see 1 long post.

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    1. Agreed. I feel like the two shorter posts might frequently end up being one short post and an "oops" per week. I'd rather have the long guaranteed post.

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  13. I really do not care how the posts come...I just like consistency. If the upcoming post is not pre-scheduled to post on a certain day then just don't tell us a date.

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    1. Right? I hate having to check back for a post and it not being there....

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    2. Agreed. Why give the supposedly option when you can't even stick to posting when you said you will..
      Was my fave blog but now only reading when I am reallllly bored and really got nothing to read. Perhaps it is good to only come back once in every 6 months or so.

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  15. I still think Dani "flirting" with a married guy is in bad taste and is a slap in the face to all people who have been cheated on or something similar. If this blog continues down that path, I will no longer read this blog.

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  16. I'm loving having Dani back in my life!

    If you have any spare time please check out my new blog!

    http://othersideofpenny.blogspot.com/

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  17. I enjoy this blog but the inconsistent posting schedule and the broken promises are too much. I'm not being pushy nor am I ungrateful. I appreciate all bloggers and they take to write. It gets frustrating when a blogger makes promises to post and then disappears. This has happened before with this blog and the lack of updates or even a heads up from the writer is disconcerting.

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  18. Its kind of frustrating how there was no post on Friday and now that it is Wednesday there is no post as promised today either. Like others have said, I would like two posts but would rather have consistency with your posts.

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