i have a boy in my phone whose real name has long since been replaced simply by "Don't Do It".
this replacement happened over two years ago.
first it was simply deleted...
but that didn't work because i knew his number by heart.
i finally gave up and had to resort to "Don't Do It".
doing that was a literal reminder to myself during that time when it took every ounce of will i had in me not to call or text him.
ESPECIALLY when i was drinking my troubles away.
now there is no way in hell i am going to share the full story of how it got to the point of me having to change his name to "Don't Do it", i don't want to bore you all with the details.
although one good thing did come out of the sticky situation - i moved to cleveland and that has turned into one of the best decisions i have ever made.
now getting back to "Don't Do it"...
the time has long, long since passed when i had to actually control the urge to call him. yet i never changed his name in my phone for whatever reason. honestly i don't even think about him all that much, if anything i just look back on that ridiculous time in my life with a fond smile. god i was so out of control! we all were.
so pretty consistently "Don't Do it" and i contact each other every month or two - whether it be a random text or a phone call. i don't think either one of us plans it out that way it just kinda happens.
this past friday it was one of those times.
i got a text from him about a random song that i love. the texts then went back and forth and he ended up calling me.
i don't know how to explain this conversation other than it was just different.
no weirdness, or awkwardness, no white elephant in the room - just two friends talking. we talked about my new car, his job, my blog and his upcoming summer nuptials.
we gossiped about what our common friends have been up to and how glad we are for getting out of NC when we did.
after talking for about a half hour we were getting off the phone and we both said how good it was to talk to each other.
as i closed my phone (no i don't have a blackberry yet), i literally laughed out loud. no clue why.
i then reopened my phone and changed "Don't Do It" to his real name.
funny how things tend to end up working out the way they were supposed to...