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Sunday, June 17th, 2007 | 02:59 am

After telling him that I've been with the boyfriend for almost nine months and that it's pretty serious and that I don't want to be with anyone else other than him, he tells me that "there will be many, many, many more men in your life than your current boyfriend."

I know it's nothing and that I shouldn't pay that much attention to it, but it kind of bothered me when my male colleague (35, got married at 28, two children, third on the way) said that. Not at the time, but I briefly thought of it today. And I didn't like it. He thinks I'm not gonna last with him because I'm "too young to settle at this point."

Alright, so what that I'm not spending my twenties chasing (the wrong) guys, going out every weekend and flirting with lots of men, drinking heavily and enjoy my adolescence just because society tells me that I'm too young to settle down? So what if I prefer watching Seinfeld with the boyfriend in bed, reading in the park, cooking lots, and rarely go out and paint the town red?

Other than that, I spent the day waking up next to the boyfriend, watching two episodes of Seinfeld (God, I'm hooked), having simit, burek and ayran for breakfast, went to the market to get vegetables in the storm, argued in the car about immigrants, racism and patriotism, drove to Kinderdijk (windmill paradise for picture perfect Holland) and Gorinchem, the town where his dad was born and raised (also the town of Hendrick Hamel who accidently discovered Korea on his way to Japan), cooking dinner and exchanging many, many kisses throughout the day.

I love Saturdays like this.

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Just A Boy

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from: badlywritten
date: Sunday, June 17th, 2007 02:27 am (UTC)

i think it's more of an experience thing

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from: jadpv
date: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)

"watching Seinfeld with the boyfriend in bed, reading in the park, cooking lots, and rarely go out and paint the town red"

sounds like the life to me. :) cheers to you and the boyfriend!

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Carlton Max

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from: c_maxx
date: Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)

Your colleague thinks he knows better than you. I beleive he doesn't know much about you or your life at all.

He should stick to what he does know. Even what we have reason to think we know is chancey enough.

If you want to live a settled life, "more power to you!", as they say in Kansas!

Some stability in life is a good thing. I think you're making good choices.

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