Longtime PPA readers (all three of you) may remember this post, detailing my infatuation with a young lady. In retrospect it's not the most flattering portrayal -- reading it now, in fact, I'd say I sound a bit scared.
I'm happy to say that my feelings of impending doom turned out to be mistaken, and the Ski Bum (for that was her) and I became engaged not long ago. She actually read that post before we went out for the first time -- she'd managed to track down the blog and use it for insights (such as they are) into me. Being a crafty sort myself, I guessed from viewer stats that she was reading it... and I confronted her. And learned in the process that even if you're right, saying "you're reading my blog, aren't you?" to someone you just met sounds either narcissistic or psychotic.
Back to the present day -- things feel really good right now. I'm scattered and topsy-turvy as ever but for once it's for a positive reason. I always took the martyr's stance and said I'd never get married, I'd always be alone, and so forth. I'm glad to be wrong.
When the PPA started, it was intended to be about hockey and my dating life. Hockey went by the wayside just because it turned out I didn't have much intelligent to say; the dating part dropped off in large part because the Ski Bum came into my life. So you have her to thank for sparing everyone that.