Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Take That Jake Haters

Truthfully all I really wanted to do tonight was watch baseball. I had been text flirting with Becca for most of the afternoon up until now and figured continuing that plus a little baseball would make for a fulfilling evening. I grabbed some Wendy's, sat down in the empty house and started watching the game.

I was in for a big surprise when Harper showed up at my doorstep. She had another little box and a note. I hugged her in feigned excitement and invited Harper in. After all, I needed to see what gift she had brought me, and besides that, I never turn down the opportunity for some good conversation either.

After taking her coat, I said "I'm watching the baseball game tonight, want to join me for a bit?" She agreed and when I sat down on the couch next to her she handed me the box. The note on it said, "We miss you at work. Well, I miss you for sure... but I bet the rest do too. Don't be a stranger. XO Harper" Inside the box were a bunch of mini Halloween candies that I liked. I thanked Her, and we hugged again on the couch. She pulled away really slow, and stared at me, kind of um, for lack of a better word - longingly. It looked like a pretty standard yet overly forward green light. I commented about the game and asked her if she wanted a drink.

As I walked to the kitchen my thought process went as follows: --I can totally make out with Harper right now. --I don't exactly want to... do I? --Wait? Why don't I want to? --Oh right, she is hefting some serious emotional baggage. --If I kiss her I am basically inviting that baggage into my life. --She does look extra hot in her thin gray hoody thingy though. --I really hope the Angels pull through tonight to tie up the series. --Where are all my roommates anyway? --Harper is gonna want to talk through the whole game and I wont be able to text Becca. --It'll probably be good to end communication with Becca, it'll make her wonder what I'm doing and thinking when she doesn't hear from me. --Who the hell drank my last Mtn Dew? --Eff it, I'm drinking one of Calvins Dr. Thunders. --If Andrea found out at work that I made out with Harper it would probably hurt her. --I'm not going to make out with Harper.

We watched the game together and talked. She was flirting pretty hard though. Her hands were constantly on my thighs and shoulders. I moved to the floor to avoid too much snuggling and she gave me a shoulder massage, and played with my hair. I love that! She looked really cute too and I kept toying with the idea of kissing her. I also kept hoping one of my roommates would come home and kill the chance of anything happening.

At about the bottom of the 6th inning I was exclaiming my frustration with California's poor performance, when Harper lay her head on that spot between my right pectoral and shoulder and started gently rubbing my chest and arm. Out of habit I softly ran my finger tips up and down her forearm.

The honest to goodness truth about this moment was that I was completely into the game. The Angle's had runners on 1st and 2nd, and had no outs. They were down 6 to 1 so this seemed like their best chance. I was sucked in, so I honestly wasn't paying attention to how cuddly me and Harper's cuddling was getting. Then, idiot Jeter got a double play and I cried out, "Aaargh, I hate the Yankees! Fricking Jeter."

Harper, leaned up and put her face right in front of mine, She said in kind of a whispery high pitched voice, "Hey, I like Derek Jeter." This is the instant that I realized she was pretty much laying across me. One of my hands was on her side and the other on her thigh. She had a hand on my shoulder and on my stomach. Her face was about an inch away from mine, and her eyes were saying exactly what she was about to do.

WAIT - Before I get into what happened next. I wanted to address the many reader comments ragging on me since my break up with Andrea. Apparently, I am now a douche bag, a jerk, one so selfish that I can't even see outside my own interests. In addition to that, I am a complete lip whore... or so some believe.

However, I'm not exactly sure which blog it is that you people (those naysayers) are even reading. Since Calvin and I started writing this blog... and since I have been back home from my mission I have only kissed two girls. TWO! I dated Andrea for a month before our first kiss. Really a RM having kissed two girls in his first 6 months back is super duper crazy slutty!

I'm a big douche for dumping Andrea. I get it. I know. All my reasons were trite and selfish. Obviously, because what I wrote, about why I ended my relationship with Andrea, on my anonymous blog, that is anonymous so I can be honest, was all a total BS excuse. Deserve deshmerve right?

Sorry, needed to vent a little there, and that was not directed towards everyone, just everyone who has never made a questionable decision in their dating careers allowing them to be ultra critical of the decisions I make.

So, did I kiss Harper during the last three innings of the Yankee's vs Angel's playoff game...?

I'm not telling. That's right, hows that for "Douchey"? See, I don't know if the readers of this blog really want honesty. I think they want the candy coated stories of people with real names and faces. People they see at church, and hear about in their gossip sessions. Forget learning from mistakes, doing ones best, and supporting those that fail. You guys don't want confessions, you want Ommisions from a Mormon Bachelor Pad... or so it would seem with your heavy laden critisms and judgment passing.

Have a nice day. Calvin has already advised me to remove my tampon next time I make a post.

Jake

88 comments:

Nate said...

Good job, Jake! Way to stick up for yourself and stick it to those whiny people who are so frustrated by their own dating failures (past or present) and decide to vent that frustration on you when you are just being honest. Too many people were here looking for some sappy Twilight-style ending between you and Andrea. Instead, they should realize that the luckiest people in the world are those who have every dating relationship except one end. With those odds against you, the chances were that you two weren't going to end up together. Depressing, but accurate.

So you get some instant cool points in my book for that. Unfortunately, you lose most of them again since you are cheering for the Angels...

Go Yankees! ;-)

Scott said...

Well played, Calvin. Well played.

Melissa said...

Bahahha... That was mean leaving us with such a cliff hanger! But I also think that people should realize that its not fair to minimize what you feel. Ya it sucked for Andrea... but you cant change your feelings and just cause they arent what Andrea or the masses would want doesnt mean they arent valid. Just my thoughts on it.

robynxx said...

i started reading this blog, what, 2 days ago? i think i'm in love with it.

and uhm, you will tell us. one day. they always do...

:)

The Boob Nazi said...

I want honesty. Tell me. I'm nosy.

Calvin said...

You owe me a Dr. Thunder.

Shannon said...

That was not nice! I want to know if you stuck to your guns, or if her persistence got her what she wanted. You know if you DIDN'T kiss her, she is gonna want it all the more now! Haha, can't wait to hear the truth!

That Chick said...

That was a good game.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

this is why i admire this blog. love it.

Nikki said...

Funny as hell. I think the problem is that all the single ladies who read this blog are in love with Jake and Calvin. They are vicariously living through Andrea and your other conquests and fantasize accordingly. They secretly wish you would see their picture, read their blog and start up a romance. Unfortunately, you are probably far more attractive in their desperate heads than you are in in real life, and that makes for great girly readership.
The romantic Mormon Saturday's Warrior Andrea let down is like baptisms for the dead...it's all by proxy. A bit of transference and an affront to ALL Mormon women when a righteous daughter of God gets dumped for being, too good. It's really quite eerie and hilarious to read. Sometimes I get a cavity reading all the gushing girls comments who love you guys. But just remember, the romance is real to these desperately seeking Jake and Calvin girls. Do the voices in my head bother you?

Tay said...

lol

Shelby Lou said...

Dang... I'm so upset that you didn't tell... goodness... Jake, you are cool! Even if breaking up with Andrea was a questionable act, I find your honesty refreshing, and really really funny.

oh and P.S. I read this blog now... all. the. time. it's in my google reader. LOOOOOVEEE IT!

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Ryan Hadlock said...

hahahahaha, you are a great writer, you need to make some money doing this - I'm sure you can find some sponsors, I'm think Dr. Thunder right off the bat! WTF is a Dr Thunder??? hahahahaha.

And if you didn't make out with Harper, ummmmmm, I gotta question your dudeness. You don't work with her anymore, you can always move if she starts stalking you (and as long as there are no boiled rabbits, hot chick stalkers are kinda cool :-D ) and if she's THAT into you, that would be a helluva makeout. Plus, if she's ready to throw the goods at you with only one actual date, she's gotta understand this is a NCMO? Right? RIGHT?????

Anyway, don't get too butthurt about people laying the smack down on you for breaking up with ANDREA (Who's Angela???) You're 21, you don't need to be worrying about your EC just yet anyhow. Just don't EVER bring out the white roses for a break up again, K? :-D

Keep up the good work, the blog is Awesome. I wish we had the interweb when I was your age :-D

Anonymous said...

Douche bag,

You did kiss her. I don't even need further detail. You are a douche even when you are candy coating.

I cannot wait for Harper-stalker....great crap!

Hailee said...

I say good for you :)

Rachael said...

I have a few things to say:
1. You are not a douche for dumping Andrea. I don't even think it's that selfish. I think the truth is that you cared for her so much that you think she'll end up being happier with someone else. And you will too, you'll see. (I never really liked Andrea anyways.)
2. Keep bringing the honesty, pleassse. I think it is refreshing to hear honest confessions and honest feelings about real life things! Keep it coming! Don't let the haters get you down

and last, and most importantly NOT least,
3. Go Phillies!!

Ryan Hadlock said...

ANYONE who disparages these guys from an Anonymous account is a HUGE pussy (pardon my french, it's true).

Any haters are just jealous or man-haters, either way it's super weak. Go back to your World of Warcraft or Vampire books, no one makes you follow this blog. Jeez.

If you guys need to erase this, feel free, you won't hurt my feelings, but these anonymous rag-riders are so annoying. B-)

Alexandria said...

You guys are way too funny! Well played move on that one...but srsly I want to know!! Did you kiss her?!

Alexandra said...

She likes Jeter?
(What can I say, I was raised in an Angels household, even though I only watch baseball when I'm at my parents' house.)

I couldn't find the "I hate the Mormon Bachelor Pad" group on Facebook, either. Not that I'd join, I'd just check it out for lulz.

If you're not going to finish your stories, I'm just going to assume all sorts of crazy things happened where you left off.

Heather B said...

awww man!!! DONT LEAVE ME HANGIN'!!! although...I'm going to assume that you di.....ok, I don't know WHAT to think! I am totally on the fence. can someone please come over and push me to ONE side? I dont even care which one!!

Busy Bee Lauren said...

I am standing on my chair applauding you right now! Good job, Jake!

Way to stick it the man!

Anyway, reading about you breaking up with Andrea was so heartbreaking, but you were in no way a jerk for it. It reminded me of the time Ted told me his sister was engaged to a guy, and they were so in love, and everyone told them they were perfect for each other. But one day she went to her fiance and told him that she just didn't feel like they should be together. They broke up, and they were both heart broken...for a long time. Eventually they both married, and they are so happy.

What I am trying to say is, you did the brave thing. You will find someone right for you...

Busy Bee Lauren said...

I agree with Alexandra...now that you didn't tell us, I will assume that you did mattress mambo. Bow chicka bow wow.

kelleidoscope said...

Ah thanks for leaving us hanging! You had a great catch in Andrea- but I'm pretty sure what a lot of people don't realize, is that you're a big boy and make your own decisions. Way to stick up for yourself :)
I don't think there's anything wrong with any of us saying we don't like your decision though. A lot of the commenters like to take it way too far and like you said...pass judgment.

goodmorning, call me lyse said...

I for one, appreciate the honesty. and am REALLY curious about the Harper story!!

heidi lou said...

Pretty much I'm in love with this blog. It's beyond refreshing.

Part of me thinks you for SURE should have hooked up with her. Let's be honest, we all love good hook ups. Anybody who denies it either hasn't been there or is being self righteous.

But then I think about what you said about her emotional baggage, and that could be a TRAIN. WRECK. Good luck with that.

PS. I know major douches, and you don't fall into that category. Awesome post!

Bailey said...

Offfffff course you kissed her. Come on. I'm a chick and I can't resist that kind of stuff, there's no way you did.

Stoked to hear about the upcoming Harper texts and phone calls.

Ru said...

Ugh, I'm so over people calling Jake a douche for breaking up with someone. People - haven't we ALL dumped or been dumped? Geesh. The only thing that would make him a douche would be how he treated her afterward, and it sounds like he was pretty gentlemanly about the whole thing. So grow up.

As far as the did-he-or-didn't-he debate ... I totally think he made out with Harper, ha ha. :)

Brooke said...

I can't keep everyone straight. I appreciate the hyper link for Harper. I need one for Becca though too.

Love the blog, I share it with all my friends. A note on complaining about the haters, I am totally with you but you knew what you were getting yourself into with this blog right? Just sayin...

Bekah said...

Love it. Way to stick it to the haters. And only ONE person called you a douche-bag so far in the comments!! (and you know that person has an unfortunate mole over the entire left side of their face)

Anonymous said...

No I don't, Bekah. I just have a really small wiener.

ChloƩ said...

jake, i am really proud of you. those last few lines of this post were so well put. you are exactly right, this is Confessions, not Omissions. that is what is awesome about your blog. it is real. if people get upset about the decisions you make, that is their problem. they can go watch some sappy movie about how every thing works out the way they want it to. because they have already seen it and it ends how they want think it should. at least you guys are real.

M and C said...

HAHA I love you. but I think your a jerk for not telling us if you kissed her or not!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe her weird "don't kiss me" thing wasn't emotional baggage- my guess is that she just didn't want a guy with a girlfriend to kiss her, even though she wanted the guy. So then when she heard you broke up with Andrea, she felt that it was all for her. Greenlight! So now she's under the impression that you chose her over Andrea.
Maybe? On the other hand, she might just be crazy.
Please. Tell us how it went. I'm begging.
-Emily

Blazzer said...

Jake Jake Jake...

Where do I start. I think I'll just make comments not write a story. (you're welcome everyone)

-Your douchery as I have read it comes not so much from you breaking up with Andrea, but from you ignoring her after doing it.

-Good point about hating someone who is trying to be honest.

-This post was a little whiny you've always come across less sensitive.

-Most of the negative comments come from anonymous posters. Cowards.

-(sigh) Dr. Thunder, I remember that brown colored carbonation.

Funny delivery, but what happened with Harper? Inquiring minds need to know. You should post it before Calvin posts and not wait for 4 days till you post again. I think you owe that to all the people who love your blog and support you in spite of you. Just saying

-Blazzer

whyimstillsingle said...

Aw, Jake. I was one of those who was critical of your decision, but I hope that I was at least respectful about it.

I also anonymously blog about my dating life and sometimes my readers disagree with me strongly enough to send me a personal email. It kinda sucks, but hey, the internet loves to judge us. But we still gotta do what we gotta do! :)

Anonymous said...

"what happened with Harper? Inquiring minds need to know. You should post it before Calvin posts and not wait for 4 days till you post again. I think you owe that to all the people who love your blog and support you in spite of you. Just saying."

I'm with Blazzer. Fess up, I expect a report by the end of the work day!

Jody Lynn said...

mean...i want honesty.

Amy said...

I hate the Angels....just saying.
Not that I like the Yankees much more. Oh well. The World Series is gonna be a bore this year.

You shouldn't have tell anyone what happened, we can all pretty much guess. Hehe. Harper is a total and complete flirt. I hate girls like her. Wow. Maybe 'hate' is a strong word. But reading about her flirtacious actions made me throw up in my mouth a little. Oh well, you date and kiss who you want Jake!! :) Don't let anyone give you crap.

Jen said...

I love your blog so much!

I loved your "omission" sentence.

I think Blazzer nailed it, you need to tell us what happened to Harper.

There are definately more Jake Lovers then Jake Haters.

Bethany said...

I love your honesty on this blog...and Calvin has a point...just sayin...I am gonna take a wild guess here and say you didn't kiss Harper but you should for sure tell us if you did or didn't!

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Remove your tampon Jake! Everyone loves you! You shouldn't have ignored Andrea though.

Jess

The Blog Stalkers said...

We love this blog! So hilarious!!! You are pretty decent writers too...and for reals did you or did you not make out or do more with Harper??

bd said...

I am guilty of saying "you're kind of a douche bag" for avoiding Andrea in a previous comment. Sorry for calling it like I see it. I wasn't saying that I've never been a douche bag myself... I was trying to tell you (as from one with experience) that it isn't cool not to talk to a girl in that situation. Trust me, my wife's best friend growing up (a guy) married a girl that I treated kind of like you did Andrea. Now I have to deal with that awkwardness on a regular basis. Another ex-girlfriend of mine that I didn't even tell I was breaking up with her when I did it (I just stopped answering her calls) married one of my favorite golfing buddies and so I had to deal with that. Once you get married it is almost inevitable that you will have someone that you've treated like Andrea in your ward unless you just man up and talk to them. Girls need that sort of thing, and you feel a lot better when you do it right. You two did share time together after all... you owe it to her.

Kevin and Natali McKee said...

Just started reading the blog yesterday and haven't gone through and read everything. Actions will elicit emotions and thoughts, that is just a part of life, and a part of blogging. If you don't want to hear it, remove the comments and stop whining that people have opinions.

CarrieBradshaw* said...

I think those douche bags who give you shit for your dating choices should all burn in hell because first of all it's just a f**king blog and second who cares? It's just like getting into the Twilight series.. some people root for Edward and some for Jake. haha but my point is people get far too wrapped up in others' lives and need to worry about themselves. It would be cool if you turned into a Vampire Jake. I'd be all over that. I hope you did kiss Harper. Because you're only single for so long, live it up! But this is the girl who kisses any attractive man in her grasp so... ya.

PS unless you full on threw Harper off the couch I'm guessing you kissed her.

Andrea said...

L-O-freakin'-L.

JawnZ said...

The fact that you're not telling us basically ensure that you did to me. which I actually think is ok for you to do (Even though I was a critic for you breaking up with andrea).

Jake: get over it. you've got people who read your blog, and are gonna give you their opinions. if you ever pull this kind of "I'm not gonna tell you" crap again, you're likely to lose a lot of readers. Yeah, we're gonna criticize you, because you publish. stop caring what people on the internet say about you, cause really the ending to this post sounds all whiney and angsty. "people tell me I'm bad, boo hoo"...why on earth would you care about any of us telling you anything?

Tell the truth, the full truth, and deal with the consequences in reality. you don't have to care at all about what we say.

ginger said...

I love this blog.
But now I'm very curious.

Erin Marie said...

Come on!!! Tell us!!!! PLEASE

Katie said...

So I just sort of read your blog like a novel over the past few days (pathetic? yes. But I tell the truth) and now that I'm up to speed, I must give you my opinion of the Andrea situation. My opinion is that my opinion doesn't matter. Yes, this blog is really refreshing and enjoyable, but if any of your readers are giving you a hard time, that's dumb and pointless. This is not their life, this is not their blog, therefore no opinion. If my opinion were relevant, and it's not, it would be that it doesn't matter whether anyone else thinks your reasons are valid for breaking up because you did what felt right to you. Anything else would be a lie. So, well played.

Oops, ranty first impression huh? Sorry!

Anyway I hate that I don't get to know what happened, but I love that you're laughing in all the haters faces. ;)

samnhal said...

So, can you tell me in secret then? Because I am also nosy and I want to know.

Jessica said...

haha I really really really like this post. Not because you didn't tell us...because you KNOW we all want to know...but because I literally laughed out loud.
(ps...I think you DID kiss her.)

I'm pretty sure the negative comments are left because they wish the guys in this world wouldn't think and act they way they did...I think they are happy that you admit all of your dirty deeds (yes I am too), but I think they are angry BECAUSE you think this way. Girls (at least most of them) don't think the way you guys do...so I guess it upsets them. (however, Harper is a different story and I could care less about her...it's Andrea that I feel sorry for. But The fact that you THOUGHT about her during Harpers whorish moment...brings my respect for you way up...)

I personally don't hate any of YOUR posts Jake.

Personally,
I don't think you're a player. It was your decision to break it of with Andrea whether anyone likes it or not. I do however, think that Calvin IS a player.

just my opinion though.
and HOW is it possible that you read ALL of your comments?

Miss Priss Morgan said...

Forget judgemental crazy girls! I appreciate honesty (I expect it from my "real life" acquantinces), even if it's not sugar coated. Let's hear it.

Miss Priss Morgan said...

PS If you did kiss her, I'm anxious to hear the "crazy-stalker" drama.
Yes yes I know that not all girls are this way...
But admit it, you know before hand that you will get a heavy dose! HA HA

Alexandra said...

Also, I think a Midol metaphor would have worked better than the tampon one. Just sayin'.

Zabes-Yap said...

Read all there comments? I doubt it. lol

The reason we get upset is because we are afraid the boys around us.. (who actually flirt with us) might not like us.... The truth might set you free, but it hurts like a WRECKING BALL! We all want every boys full undivided attention. Stupid... but true.

Cyd said...

I just feel like you should finish this story. I am not a "jake hater". In fact, no offense to Calvin love his posts to, but you are my favorite blogger of the bunch. Can you at least tweet the end to me. I just really want to know what happened. you sucked me in like a theif with candy for children and pulled me in the truck without even giving me a sucker.

-cydles123

lifechick said...

Jake, while many people disagreed with your decision, most *didn't* call you a douchebag over it. In response to those who did, you post a great story, then leave out the ending. I guess(?) to punish the people who were rude to you?

Obviously, most of us do want your honesty. Some of us questioned whether you were being honest with yourself, which isn't the same thing as saying you're being dishonest. In any case, if you post honestly in a blog, of course you're going to get some negative feedback and judgments made about you.

You've had a pretty good run in life if before this, you never had people judging you negatively, because that happens to all of us. Don't take it so much to heart. If criticism is meant to be constructive, hear it, think it over, and decide if it's valid to you.

If not, ignore it. Either way, with your post you have given your detractors all the attention they were seeking. I'm guessing you didn't notice yourself walking into that trap. I think next time you will. :)

Ryan Hadlock said...

Negative feedback has to be expected.

1) on the internet it's easy to hide behind a computer screen and act all indignant. Super, go for it.

2) People will be haters no matter what. You can't please all the people all the time. The rest of us appreciate the entertainment value of your blog. It's great.

3) The only people who deserve to be taken to task over their comments are those who hide behind an anonymous account and spew hateful diatribes about what a douche Jake is because some boy hurt them real bad and they're not grown up enough to get over it and move on. (Or girl, because apparently some of these cave-dwellers had girlfriends? I'm guessing their online callgirl stopped talking to them when their mom's credit card got maxed out.)

Jake, take the good with the bad. Maybe don't allow anonymous comments. You guys have to remain anonymous to protect the rights of people you come into contact with, the anonymous followers don't get to hide. Nut up or shut up (and yes, Zombieland was awesome!!!)

Shelby Lou said...

dude... busybee lauren. i'm glad we are blogging friends.. and i'm also really glad you just said matress mombo.

yes.

oh and ps.
Jake, is it?
please say you made out with her... drama or no drama with andrea she was feeding herself to you. I've done that before, and well the guy didn't kiss me. SUCKS. but whatever. I finally just guts up and kissed him... two weeks later. haha WHATEVER. I'm done embarassing myself now.

Jake said...

I do read all the comments, I get them forward to my phone you guys... it is 2009 afterall.

I over-reacted. Perhaps I am more immature then I think. going forward I have thrown away all the tampons and midol under my pillow.

I will post the end of last night with Harper sometime tonight... but it will be very late.

Fan or foe, I chose to write this blog not caring what others thought and thats what I'll do.

JawnZ said...

Jake,

I'm glad to hear you've decided to post the rest of the story.

You should only care about the opinion of those who you respect, and you should only respect those who respect you.

I've been a critic of some of your decision, but I try and make it constructive at least. If anyone is actually "hating" on you, then why care what they say?

Cheers.

the "L" spot said...

So you are really no going to say what happened with harper?? Its like the ultimate cliff hanger!

Allison said...

Um.. please tell us. I don't think you're a bag. Or a whore. I DO, however, want to know what happened between you and Harper.

pretty please?

Nikki said...

AND stop with the female hormone tampon references as a description of your angst...guys are the orneriest creatures on earth when A.their hungry B.their tired and C. they need a release. So don't give me this PMS shit, you have massive amounts of testosterone and major build-up to help you out with the big fat baby posts. Maybe you need to masturbate instead of pulling a tampon out. Just keeping it real folks.

Anonymous said...

eww. nikki, please don't say "build up" and "masturbate".

Kaitlyn said...

You should tell us and be honest! If people can't handle the truth and can't handle you guys being honest then they don't need to be reading this! I think that you guys are great, even if you do steal sodas from one another!! haha!! So keep it honest! If I want candy-coated stories with people's names and faces, I'll go to my friends around here but reading this is the truth that we never hear. It's good for the soul! Keep it up guys!!

Nikki said...

build up and masturbate.

Ru said...

Just a mini-disagreement with BD ... I don't think all girls do want to hash out a breakup afterward. Some do, and I guess it sounds like Andrea does. But not calling her back is not the same as treating her badly. If Jake knows he won't be able to say anything to make her feel better, it's just as well that he just cuts off all contact. Either way, Andrea won't be happy, but (my opinion) she'll get over it faster if she's not analyzing and re-analyzing the whole relationship/breakup, which is the only thing that will happen if he calls her.

If Jake feels bad down the road, he can always send Andrea an email in a couple months and apologize for any possible hurt feelings. At that point, she'll be over it and just say "thanks." But sometimes talking to an ex right after a breakup is the worst possible time because that's when you might say something you'll regret.

Anyway ... so for rambling. I don't think cutting off Andrea makes him a d-bag.

Natalie said...

haha.

wonderful. i'm not frequent enough to know who andrea is, or why you broke up with her. but all is fair in love and baseball.

yankees won. eww.

Nicole said...

Jake- I liked ya til you decided not to tell us...haha. Funny move though. Way to be. And you best be buying Calvin some Dr. Thunder. That is some good stuff! I wouldn't like you very much if you drank mine. Anyway, thanks for the post. Even if I did hate not knowing!

Anonymous said...

yay! I'm so excited to hear the end of the story!
My Prediction:
You made out. I'm basing this on the way you phrased "during the last three innings".
Toodles.
-Emily

Letitia Olson said...

so I just started reading this blog today...a friend posted a link on Facebook, go figure.... So I don't know the entire story, i did read back a ways to get some background, and I say props for splitting with andrea. If you don't feel right about it, for whatever reason, its time to go. And in contrast to what other people have said, I think that somewhat ignoring her for a bit was a good idea, lets you both have some time to step back and think about things, though, continuing to not talk to her would be kinda mean, I would say occasional contact to keep it at friends would be nice.

and harper sounds kinda creepy... just saying...

I feel the need to go back and read the rest of this blog now... :o)

Letitia Olson said...

oh, and some how I just stumbled on your twitter thing... You hate it when people (I would assume girls) don't have a pic huh??? You should add other qualifications... like when they don't give you their numbers, mention if they are Mormon, live anywhere near you all... ;o)

T. L. C. said...

Well Jake...I have to say I had never intended to leave a comment{I'm not really a comment kinda gal} but this...Just HAD me on the edge of my seat and then you go and cliff hang me?!?!? Not nice.

Without writing a novel here, first
this is my new favorite blog. You guys go ahead and be as honest as you want. I find it HIGHLY entertaining to finally read about a mormon guys point of view in dating and such. FINALLY.

Oh and BRAVO for your
"PMS Vent" and as for my opinion...your not a douchebag.
Just sayin.

::Tierra::

Andee said...

I like this post :)
I really don't think you have a problem Jake. Sometimes it's fun just to Make out every once in a while with out the commitment behind it...haha I will deny saying that.

But really,
I like your posts and you sound like a decent guy. Who cares about the people that don't see that. I can't wait to read what happened. (but even if you did end up making out (which I predict you did) I really do hope you don't end up dating harper...she's CRAZY!!)

Kristin Lee said...

That was awesome.

btw, look at the amount of people commenting...epic. :)

anna said...

calvin might be right. or maybe you didn't kiss her and you don't want to seem to soft.

Katie said...

Best post ever.
I was laughing at all those haters right along with you.
Do what you want...if you did or didn't kiss Harper, it won't change my life.

Haley said...

And that right there is why I love this blog so much. Good for you Jake. And I love your brain comments too. Shows us what guys are REALLY thinking some times. So ADHD, I love it.

Autumn said...

I must say, I love that you're sticking up for yourself. I dont think you're a douche at all. One bit. I think you're a guy, and for the record, i think you're a more respectful guy then most that I know. Thumbs up for that. Don't listen to those readers that have nothing better to do then read your blog, and find something wrong with it. you guys do a great job and I always look forward to your posts!

Eppy said...

i'm hoping the tampons were unused by the time you were throwing them under your pillow. that doesn't sound sanitary.

dr. thunder's where its at.

ohh, i love drama. i eat it up. :D

Anonymous said...

Ok, so maybe I feel a little bad for calling you a douche. I don't know you from Adam, but from what I read, you seem shallow- so I said what I said. It wasn't intended to hurt (now, I can't speak for the other several anon commenters). But anyway.. in a way just looking out for ya

Holly said...

I agree with calvin, you are a girl. But I advise you use ibuprofen, midol BLOWS!
Jeters a homo. One day I will find his house and egg it.

Devin & Ruthann said...

I think you make a great point. I agree about what you say people want to hear. Though, I want to hear it all, honestly, without taking things out! No one is perfect and people don't always agree with others' decisions. But, oh well. It's not their life anyway, is it? I don't think you're a douche. You did what you had to do. If you didn't want to date her, no matter what your reason(s), you don't have to and shouldn't lead her on.

So...tell us if you kissed her.

And yes, 2 kisses in 6 months...you're no slut.

Molly said...

Urgh, I hate the yankees,

You are one of the only people I have met outside of my family who hates them. I officially love you guys.

Rissy said...

You were my favorite and now you definitely are. Ignoring all the heavy stuff in this post, I was very happy to hear you cheering for the Angels!

Rach said...

Umm, can I just say that I discovered your blog 2 days ago and I think I'm officially in love with it?? Hahaha. This post made me laugh extremely hard. You're awesome. Both of you.
:)

Also, I know it's old news now, but I don't think you were a jerkface at ALL when you broke up with Andrea. At least you were honest! The douche-iest thing you can do is give a girl one reason for breaking up when it really is something completely different. In my opinion anyway.
You actually cared and it was actually hard for you to do. Mad props, dude.