Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dating...the dessert buffet of life

Being a single twenty-something (almost 30), I've met and dated my fair share of men. This most recent bout has got me thinking about the type of man that I would like to date. There are currently three guys...well, now two, but at the time of this metaphor there were three...that I was talking to and possibly going on dates with. Each one of them fits neatly into a different dessert. I shared this with Shannon and she thought it quite fitting.

Gentleman #1 is Vanilla ice cream. He's dependable yet unexciting. Vanilla ice cream is nice on a brownie or with lots of chocolate sauce or whipped cream. Yet, alone vanilla ice cream is a tad on the boring side. Vanilla (the gentleman in question) doesn't inspire excitement. We've actually been talking on and off for almost six months and we're just now getting around to going on a date. And let me tell you, it has taken far more logistical planning to get this date together than it typically does for me to get ready for the school year. And I think part of what makes him Vanilla ice cream is that he, himself, doesn't seem too excited about our date.

Gentleman #2 is a decadent, fancy bakery brownie. He is, incidentally, not in the picture anymore. At first you are dazzled by this brownie. It's got a fancy wrapper with a frilly edge! It maybe has a chocolate shaving garnish or a fancy gold leaf decoration. It invariably comes wrapped in a shiny cellophane wrapper with a ribbon. You pay a ridiculous amount of money for said brownie because you think, "Anything that fancy or expensive has GOT to be delicious". Unfortunately, after you've eaten the entire brownie because "dang it! You spent $10 on that sucker!", you sit back and think: "Did I really just spend all those calories on that?" I think that's enough said about gentleman #2.

I haven't quite classified gentleman #3 just yet. I have a sneaking suspicion about what he will be, but the jury's still out.

I know the kind of guy I'm looking for is a Betty Crocker Brownie mix brownie. These brownies are deceptively delicious. I have been known to just go at them with a fork. This beauty of this brownie is, you can find it in any grocery store. It's in an unassuming box. It's nothing fancy, but it never fails to put a smile on my face.