Me & My Muse – Day 2413: Singled Out and Taxed to the Limit…

I will have to admit. Last night was pretty fun. At Genji, me and my Muse each ordered two orders of sushi. Of course, I got my usual, which was the Cupid Roll. My other one was the Hot Jamaican Roll. My Muse also got a Cupid Roll with a Spicy Tuna Roll.

Along with the Sushi, we each got a dinner. Sparing no expense, I went all out. I got the Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail. She, of course, got the same thing. The chef was pretty funny and quite enjoyable to listen to. He made jokes about my Muse, which she found ridiculous.

After the dinner, I went to Meijer and got her a card and the biggest box of chocolate that I could find. Sure, it cost me $20, but she was worth it. When I was done shopping, she took care of hers. We then went home.

At home, we signed our cards and exchanged them. I opened hers and she opened mine. I then got out the big heart-shaped box of chocolates. She, of course, had to outdo me with an even BIGGER box, with a bouquet of roses.

After that, we went to the bedroom, and we…kissed. That’s all we did. The clothes remained on, as I vow to remain pure through my wedding day. This includes fictional women.

Last night was fun. Yes, it was a date. But a purely fictional one. If anything, a simulation of what I can expect in the future. Getting to reality, I am single, and fortunately there is a day to celebrate that. That day is today. And to all you couples out there, you’re not invited. For Single’s Awareness Day, it’s SINGLES only. Not couples. Your day was yesterday. Sorry.

Muse: Last night was fun, even though it was purely fictional.

It was quite enjoyable. At least I wasn’t alone.

Muse: And neither was I. Besides. I’m getting you ready for the real thing. When “she” comes along, won’t you want to be ready?

Indeed I would. There is no substitute for the real thing, except for you, of course.

Muse: And I’m the perfect substitute. One that is deeply in love with you.

But I am still single, since Intangibles don’t count. Happy Single’s Awareness Day…

Muse: Technically, they don’t. I know. Technically, I too am single, since I don’t have another Intangible to be with…But wasn’t last night fun? We should go on more dates…

Maybe another time. But today, I need to get ready. I need to get to work…

Muse: I’ll let you do that. Get ready, then!

I will. But I need to end this, first.

Muse: I’ll let you. Time for a shower!

Here’s today in a nutshell. Today, I have the whole day off.  I will probably do some cleaning when I get ready. After that, I will want to try to work on my taxes.  Considering how much I made last year, I will probably be owing for the first time.  Anyway, time to get ready.

Today’s high is going be be 30 degrees and the silver lining is enjoying the gift of singleness.

To those of you who are still single like me, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.

Muse: Have fun at the event tonight!  Time for a shower…

Me & My Muse – Day 2412: Happy Hallmark Day…

Once again, it’s that time of year.  The day where romantic couples can celebrate the love that they have for each other.  And that celebration is reveled in reading mushy cards, chewing conversation hearts and chocolates and dining at an expensive restaurant.

Despite this holiday being based off of a priest named Saint Valentine, this is a greeting card day.  A cash cow for Hallmark and one of their most profitable days, besides Christmas.  According to some figures that I have heard, Americans have spent $20 billion on Valentine’s Day.  If I am the Scrooge of Valentine’s Day, then bah humbug!

For today, I’m going to try to make some one happy.  All I need to do now is to figure out who I would…


Muse:  Would you be my Valentine?

As cliché as it is, sure.  Is this going to be another date like last year?

Muse:  It is.  I really want a date and there is no one that I can find who is suitable.

What?!  ME date someone who is totally imaginary?  Are you out of your mind?  Granted, I really enjoyed it last year, but again?!

Muse:  Yes again.  I really enjoyed our date from last year and I would like to do this again.  Just think about it.  It would be better to date someone imaginary than no one at all.  After all, this day is quite lonely for those who can’t find dates…

You’re just trying to make me feel better.

Muse:  That, and I have already shared my undying affection for you.  And you said it yourself.  You want to make others happy on this day, right?  Can we PLEASE go on a date?  Maybe this will persuade you.


Wow.  Okay.  I’m convinced.  Where to, Sadie Hawkins?

Muse:  We could go to Genji’s.  I love that place.

I do too, but it will be packed on a night like tonight.  And if we’re going, we need to make reservations NOW.

Muse:  Done!  I already have them set up for 6:30.

Also…oh no…

Muse:  What?

If you’re my Valentine, I didn’t get you anything for Valentine’s Day.  No card, roses or chocolates.  Nothing.

Muse:  That’s okay.  You can buy them after dinner.  I have my rose for you, but I still have to get the card.  We can go in separate rooms to sign them.

Sounds like a plan.  But this is a joke, right?

Muse:  It’s not.  I’m serious.  I WANT a date!  I am not sitting home alone on this day.  Can you please take me seriously?  This is a real date.

A real date with a fake person.  Okay.

Muse:  What was that?  At this point, I would be angry.  But I love you too much!


Whoa.  You kiss way better than any real person ever could.

Muse:  Trust me.  A real kiss from a real girl will be better than this.  But this will have to do for now…When are you picking me up?

With my usual work schedule ending around 4:00, we can arrange for an earlier dinner this time.  How about five o’ clock this year for a change?

Muse:  Five will work. I’ll be reading a romance novel in the meantime.  See you at five!


Well, that was interesting.  At least I won’t be alone later on.  Today, I’ll be working my usual day.  A little later, I’ll be going on a “date” with my Muse.  I can’t believe that I just said that.  Granted, it will be weird, but it will keep my sanity intact.

Today’s high is going to be 19 degrees and the silver lining will be going on a date with my Muse.

To those of you lovebirds who are perfectly content with sharing your love with the world, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  Oh, I’m so glad that he said yes!  I am determined to fill that void that he has in that lonely heart of his.  Time to put on the best clothes that I own and the best perfume!  His eyes will melt when he sees me next…Happy Valentine’s Day, Kyle!  I promise you that I will make it a good one.

Me & My Muse – Day 2411: Creamy Garlic Chicken

That’s what’s for dinner.  Salivating?  Good.  Because if you come over to my place, I’ll give you some.

Having finished work for the day, I am going to make a new recipe.  My hair is cut, I’m all showered, and I’m ready to make a very delicious chicken dish.

Besides that, I am just going to take it easy for the remainder of the day.  I’ll catch up on the new season of Survivor and then call it a night.  That is pretty much this day in a nutshell.

Today’s high is going to be 23 degrees and the silver lining is having another delicious dinner.

To those of you who like trying new recipes, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  Creamy Garlic Chicken?  That’s it.  I’m coming over!  Sorry there’s not a lot of sun today.  I’m just not in the mood…

Me & My Muse – Day 2410: Meeting Tonight

Having finished work for the day, I have just one thing on my agenda tonight.  A DEC meeting phone call at 7:00.  After this Toastmasters DEC meeting, I can go off to bed.  That is all.

Today’s high is going to be 35 degrees and the silver lining is the week being halfway over.

To those of you who are looking forward to the weekend, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  You have a meeting tonight?  Okay.  I’ll let you get ready for that.  Sorry there’s not a lot of sun.  This is the best that I can do.  Enjoy the meeting tonight!

Me & My Muse – Day 2409: Dinner is Served

With work finished for the day, my grandma has offered to cook me a nice dinner to take home to my duplex.  Having taken the meal home, I will enjoy it now

In addition to that, I will enjoy what’s left of this Tuesday.  Time to relax…

Today’s high is going to be 34 degrees and the silver lining is having a nice meal from my grandma.

To those of you who like meals from your loved ones, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  That’s nice of her.  I’m just getting over my cold so you should have some nice weather ahead.  I do feel a chill that may affect the weather later in the week…

Me & My Muse – Day 2408: Snowy Start to the Week

With Monday finished, I can take a breather and get things ready for tomorrow.

This morning, I had to dig out my car.  It was buried under two inches of snow, so that took all of 10 minutes to remove it all.

Besides that, the roads were okay.  While they were plowed, I still had to drive carefully.  There was one turn that I really had to slow down on.  The travel was a lot easier in the afternoon, as they had the whole day to salt the roads.

With my shopping done, I am now going to enjoy my dinner and call it a night.  I want to cook a dish this week, but it will not be tonight.  Stay tuned, as I will detail this in a later entry.

Today’s high is going to be 34 degrees and the silver lining is making it through the first day of the week.

To those of you who got through this Monday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  ACHOO!!!  I’m very sorry, Kyle.  My cold created 2-3 inches of snow in your region.  I’m getting over it, so there will be some better weather in the future.  Don’t worry…ah…ACHOO!

*Muse’s sneeze causes a blizzard to form*

Me & My Muse – Day 2407: Back in Town

After driving for two and a half hours, refueling my car and unpacking at my place, I think I’m going to take it easy for the remainder of the day.  That’s about it for this one.

Today’s high is going to be 31 degrees and the silver lining is being able to unwind back at my place.

To those of you who like returning home after a fun weekend, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  I glad that you really enjoyed your weekend!  I’m sorry that you had to deal with the snow.  I have a little cold and I guess I make it snow when that happens…*sniff* Excuse me…stuffy nose…

*Muse blows nose, which causes a strong flurry to fill a 30 mile radius*