Just for the record, I’m not in Ottawa because my girlfriend kicked me out of the house

You’d be surprised how many people reacted to the news that I’m in Ottawa for a couple of days – on my own, and not on a business trip or anything – by asking me if everything’s okay at home.

Everything’s great at home, guys! In many ways, in fact, we’re better than ever! Can’t a guy take a couple of days off alone, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy but nonetheless awesome summer, with the hope of coming back feeling more relaxed and present than ever? Plenty of happy couples do this sort of thing all the time!

Hell, Kate’s already planning to book a couple of weeks off in April to do some exploring, by herself, on the other side of the world. And I swear to God, if I have to listen to a bunch of “Why’d your wife leave you, dude?” the whole time she’s gone, then there’s no telling what town I’m going to run off to for a couple of days. Maybe Kingston, which is lovely!

At any rate, it’s been a good time, and although it’s always a drag to bring an end to even a brief vacation, I’m excited about getting home late tomorrow night. And I’m even more excited about the fact that Kate and I will be doing our next trip together. But I’m really glad I got to take this trip, and I’ve got nearly a full day left in which to make the most of it. So far, so good!

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One Response to “Just for the record, I’m not in Ottawa because my girlfriend kicked me out of the house”

  1. Kate says:

    Yeah, I’m always surprised how many people seem to think being in a couple means giving up all independence and doing everything together for the rest of your lives, unless you’ve had a fight.

    No wonder so many couples fight so much.