February 24, 2003 in Friends

Awkward Moments

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So my best guy friend and his girlfriend talked me into going to the casino with them yesterday afternoon. I was perfectly content to stay at home and watch movies like Shallow Hal on HBO, but decided to go as they’d been trying to get me to go for a while. They wanted me to go as Harrah’s Casino East Chicago is running a special promotion. So lured by the offer of a free lobster dinner at another casino, I left the comforts of my home and spent several hours watching other people gamble. In an effort to keep me happy (I hate being in smoked filled rooms), my best guy friend and I went for drinks while the girlfriend continued to gamble so that we could qualify for the promotion. It was at this point that things got interesting. After a few drinks and some lively conversation, he proceeded to try and get me to kiss him. I wasn’t really surprised. Having known him for 12 years, I’m use to this dance. But it’s one we only do when both of us are single. I definitely wasn’t going to do it with his girlfriend downstairs. But they have this unconventional relationship (which I really won’t get into), so he assured me it was ok. So as we got up to leave, we embraced and I didn’t turn away from his kiss. This would come back to haunt me. As we left the Majestic Star Casino where I lost $6 playing 2cents slots, my guy friend went to the bathroom. As his girlfriend and I stood there making small talk, she said something like: “so I heard you guys kissed earlier.” I was completely mortified. I couldn’t believe he had told her. All I could muster to respond back was: “there was no tongue action…I swear!” We had a good laugh about it but clearly I was more uncomfortable about things than they were. Thank goodness! Call me a prude, but that won’t be happening again.


  1. February 24, 2003 at 9:38 pm


    I am so not going there; I’m too much of a traditionalist for all that.

  2. February 24, 2003 at 9:36 pm


    JC, I’m glad to know that were ok with the kiss. It really was quite innocent. I probably overacted to him telling you as very few of his girlfriends like me. I suppose with good reason they have felt threatened by our friendship. We do have a complicated past. So I don’t want to do anything that would cause you to hate/distrust me. Whatever relationship he is in, I want to respect that with the notion that he will do the same for me.

  3. February 24, 2003 at 8:20 pm

    Leigh Hanlon

    Just be careful. Two’s company, three’s a menage.

  4. February 24, 2003 at 2:33 pm

    Never Been Kissed (by Ursula)

    FWIW, I don’t really mind. It’s yet another thing for me to give your best guy friend crap about…along with him accidentally calling me by the wrong name, spending almost no money on me on Valentine’s Day (I should add that I spent around a hundred on him), and a host of other things. 🙂
    And, had I been there with y’all, I totally would have been egging him on. You’re a hottie. I can’t deny my sweetie an occasional kiss from a hottie. 🙂 Or more… 😉

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