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Monday, April 21, 2008

So, Robin... Did You Give Him Your Maple Leaf?

HIMYM's episode tonight was probably my favorite this season... and the ending? Seriously?! (I won't spoil it just in case you haven't seen it yet.)

The theme of tonight's show was centered around people from the past. I almost fell out of my chair when Robin totally thought Simon was hot, when he was so...NOT. Oh - and Lily with her friend Michelle? I have friends like that, girlfriends I've known forever where we lose the whole soccer mom facade and regress (or revertigo as Marshall coined it). Suddenly it's like 1992 and we're talking like we just walked out of seeing "Wayne's World". I also have sudden cravings for Jack Daniels?

So... Internet... tonight's episode talked about what happens when we run into someone from our dating past and how there's always a clear winner and a clear loser. You know, the old boyfriend or girlfriend that you meet up with or run into at the grocery store, and one of you has a wayyy better life than the other? Do you think there's a possibility for a draw, or is there always a winner and a loser? What do you think, is this concept reality? Has this ever happened to you? Tell me what happened? I have had it happen, perhaps I'll share one or two of them tomorrow.


JoeInVegas said...

Never happened to me. But I think people don't want a draw, they want to think they are better off the way things went, or the other person did better. With life it is very hard to say you did equally well as someone else, anyone else, much less someone you knew very well.

New White Keds said...

I like to think there can be a draw, but I think that for our own peace of mind, put in that situation, we (as human nature) call it a win for ourselves.

Think about a certain lawyer friend of mine, and I use the term friend very loosely here. On the surface, he has his own practice, a great big house, a daughter and a great new wife. Sounds fabulous on the surface, huh? Well, I think we can all safely say that though I do not own my own company, yet, and my home is smaller and we are just now starting the adoption process -- I am the winner here. I am happier in my life than he will ever be in his, and no matter how great his new wife is, I married my best friend. I mean really -- on paper, he wins, in reality, I kick his butt!~

Nik said...

This episode was a good one. My favorite part was seeing Lily with Michelle, that was too funny. I didn't see the end coming and I don't like it either.

I can't say that I've had revertigo happen to me. I think I'm the same way I've always been. I still act like I did back then, just more mature about it. ;)

As far as winning/losing- I was the winner with 2 out of the 3 guys I've been with when we were together, so there's no doubt who who the winner is now, still. The third, well we both have good things going for us and we're both happy in the lives we've made for ourselves. The criteria for judging this is different for everybody, so in the end, I don't think there really is a winner and a loser. I will say that there are some obvious winner/loser situations though. I'm almost positive that there are real life Robin (winner) and Simon's (loser) out there.

Nik said...

Hey Keds, just read your comment and first, congrats on starting your family and I wish you the best. Such an exciting time for you huh? I'll be praying for you. Second, I'd have to say that you are definately the winner in your scenario. True happiness pretty much trumps everything else when ya get right down to it.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Excellent question! I have run into several past boyfriends over the years and I suppose it depends on your point of view on who's life was "better". One guy I ran into at Costco and he was pushing a car with two screaming kids in it. He told me he had married an attorney and was a stay at home dad. He looked like one - frazzled!

Can't wait to hear some of your stories!

An80sNut said...

I have to say that I don't think in terms of winners and losers when bumping into old flames. But... I think some, like myself, revisit the first impression. Meaning, we compare how time and life has treated them externally in the interim. For better or worse, people change internally and externally... I'd rather consider old romances as shallowly as possible because the path I led found me my happiness.