A Reunion of Friends

Do you have people in your life who just exhaust you?  I am not talking about the ones who are a little bit annoying, or the ones who just don’t know better.  I am talking about people who are sure they are better than you and lord it over you every single minute, even though you know that they are not better than you at all?  Those people?  Let me tell you about my weekend.

Stefan, Röbby’s best friend since forever, was in town last week for a meeting with some investors.  I am not really clear about what he does for a living, but it is entrepreneurialish and he makes a lot of money. He had to stay in a downtown hotel during the week and then moved over to one of our guest rooms on Friday.  Of course his wife, Kathy had to make a big effing deal about how important she is at work (adjunct faculty at a community college) and couldn’t make it until Saturday morning.  Who cares?  She is a pill.

Stefan is completely delightful and we had so much fun Friday night with some burgers on the grill and a little trip down memory lane with Röbby.  I had Röb’s mother send over some funny photos of the boys growing up and we just laughed and laughed.  I also found some videos that they had made as teenagers.  They thought they were going to join the cast of Jackass apparently.  I left them downstairs with those and a case of IPAs and went upstairs and watched chick flicks.  I don’t think Röbby made it up before 3 AM, but they had such fun.

Also, did I mention? Kinda hot.

Also, did I mention? Kinda hot

It is amazing how damaging an unhappy woman can be to a happy get together…

Kathy showed up on Saturday morning in total “look at me” mode.  Oh look at the special and expensive hostess gift I bought you!  Aren’t I special, watching football with the men instead of hanging out with the other gal in the house?  Look how much I know about everything!

By dinner time I was DONE.  I had spent a lot of time picking up the side dishes from the catererers and it was not easy to get the Merlin to fold the napkins the way I wanted him to.  Hostessing, especially hostessing a someone like Kathy, is exhausting.  They were planning to  go and meet a couple of people from the PhD program she and Röb had been in together after dinner and I felt a lil’ my grain coming on.  Then I heard her outside (helping the guys cook the steaks, of course) asking Röbby if he had been in touch with Claire.

Rude bitch. Yes, that is what she wore to go out. "Look how much more casual I can be!"

Rude bitch. Yes, that is what she wore to go out. “Look how much more casual I can be!” You look like a moose, Kathy.

What the heck?!  Röbert is happily married with a beautiful home and a beautiful wife and a beautiful daughter and two sons!  He even has a dog!  He is NOT thinking about his dreary old girlfriend.  I am sure Kathy talks to her all of the time and has to listen to her pining away for the “one who got away”, but that is not Röb’s problemo. Was Claire going to be in the group they were meeting later?  That I wanted to see.

Good bye my grain!  I ran upstairs and threw on some skinny jeans and a cute top I had in my closet and came down to join them.

You should have seen Röbert's and Stefan's faces when I came back down. You should also have seen Kathy's LOL. Game, set, match community college instructor!

You should have seen Röbert’s and Stefan’s faces when I came back down. You should also have seen Kathy’s LOL. Game, set, match, community college instructor!

The rest of the night was pretty dull until I got their fat friend Brad to do a few too many shots and twerk with Krystyn, who was at the bar with some of her friends.  Brad’s wife is also a real sourpuss, by the way.  Claire was not there after all (at some kind of dig thing in Spain or something) but I had forgotten how popular I was with the other guys in the PhD program.

I think Kathy was hoping Röbert would regret dropping out and taking a job in software sales to get married, but obviously he has a wonderful life.  I wonder why she is so bitter?

 

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “A Reunion of Friends

  1. PSL Mama

    Wow. I have never seen you dress leaving such little to the imagination LahLee. You must have felt threatened. Kathy must really be a pill. Sorry it was such a terrible weekend. You should have invited Cari over too. That way you could have made Kathy feel terrible as a team. That is always good old fashioned girl fun!

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    1. mythreeangles Post author

      I never felt threatened, but I do know how to deal with women like Kathy. She and her little friend Claire underestimated me when we first met. I was younger, prettier and, they assumed, dumber than they were. They used to pretend to be nice when I could tell they were mocking me, but I had the last laugh.

      Now Kathy holds that ancient history against me. It was not my fault that Röbert broke up with Claire six weeks before their wedding. There was no reason for them to treat me so badly that I had to move out of the apartment that we shared, and I was lucky that Röbert was kind enough to let me bunk on his couch. They practically drove me into his arms.

      Kathy underestimated me again this weekend. I had a wonderful time on Saturday night and danced the night away with Röbby and all of his friends. ALL of them, Kathy. I dare say that the other wives there did not enjoy themselves quite as much.

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      1. PSL Mama

        Yes, it does sound like you had the last laugh. I had no idea of the beginnings of your relationship with Robby. Sounds like a romantic, quirky Nora Ephron movie.

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      2. Cindy McCain

        I just so admire you for keeping your dignity, Lah Lee. It is so difficult to deal with “HATER TATERS” as I like to call them. They can really drag you down and I am very proud of you for not letting them! BobbyBaby is a grown man who can make his own decisions without a lot of mother hens clucking around him! Good for you for staying true to yourself no matter the challenges! I think you deserve a cashmere treat!

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  2. SugarToes

    Those people sounds just awful. Why does your husband even want to be around them anymore? I hope that he appreciates the depths of your sacrifice this weekend!!

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      1. SugarToes

        But how could a wonderful person like him be with someone as hateful as her. Its a shame that he doesn’t have a enviable home life like your Groom does!

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      2. mythreeangles Post author

        I got the feeling on Saturday night that he regretted marrying her. He couldn’t take his eyes off of my cute lil’ top, and he told me that he has always been envious of Röbert for snapping me up when he had the chance. Kathy can suck on that!

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  3. Jumped the Sheep

    Geez, why does Kathy even bother to come? I mean, if she is so important to community college teacher stuff and she hates fun, why bother? Sounds like Stefan doesn’t really need her around and it must be embarrassing for him to have such a wet blanket for a wife.

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