For the first time, I’m a cheater. OK, there was that one time I cheated on The Ex, but he deserved it so it doesn’t count. #sorrynotsorry
Looking over my blogs from the last few months, I realize that my vacation from men is anything but a vacation. It’s more like I’m taking a Mancation from Mr. Right and practicing my love life with a bunch of Mr. Right Now’s.
The problem is, I’m not really sure what it takes to be in love. There are some days that I fall in love with every guy I see at the grocery store. And let’s be honest, I’m not just some average-looking girl living it up in the Hollywood Hills, so I can safely assume that any guy I set my sights on would be lucky to have me.
How will I know when I’m in the vicinity of Casanova Calvin? Many of my recent dates seem like Forever Fred until I find out they’re married, broke, gay, or they have me kicked out of a nightclub on our first date.
The real Mancation should be about using all the Mr. Right Now’s to my advantage. Not necessarily to get presents or anything that shallow (although I do enjoy flowers and diamonds), but rather to learn as much about what I want or don’t want in Prince Charming.
After having one last bubbly fling with Bathtub Bob, I gave him the boot. I loved our peculiar times together, but because he was married and lived thousands of miles away, I didn’t see it working out.
But, just because there was no drama doesn’t mean he can’t bloom into Captain Perfect. I usually date guys that introduce me to their cocaine dealer on the second date, or take me out on the back of a motorcycle only to get arrested halfway through the date for drunk driving. #sorrymom
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At the age of 36, Jaimie has gone on one adventure after another. Getting an idea in her head she isn’t afraid to jump into action… Usually with no planning and never considering the consequences. At 17 she left her small Iowa town to follow the band Phish and live in her car, she spent time protesting logging in Oregon, got arrested for organizing a topless march in Ohio, received a Bachelor’s degree in photography, spent a month camping in the forest at a rainbow gathering, received a Master’s degree in Music Management, managed some rock bands, modeled for Playboy, slept with a rock & roll legend a few times (hey, you would too), sold real estate in Los Angeles, bought a condo in Las Vegas and lost it to the bank when the market crashed, built her house in the Hollywood Hills in a bikini after the contractor she hired stole her money, took classes to become a magician, wrote articles and columns published in several magazines and websites, ran a production company, produced commercials with huge stars like John Stamos and Betty White and currently owns a casting company. And now she’s taking her readers with her on her next adventure: Mancation.