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We Left Our Two Timing Boyfriend For Each Other

Sue & I at our High School Reunion last yr.

~~Fragments of my life transpire on the corner of Boundary and Piedmont Avenue.

I drive to Sue’s house on Friday and Saturday nights & we get ready to go to the clubs: Cove. Brass Phoenix. Mr. Jays. Reef. Brass Rail. (yeah, we made the rounds with our dreadful, fake ids.)

We crank Madonna and Prince to maximum capacity while we paint our faces pretty and smear Bonny Bell ruby-red on our lips.

In the 80’s, nothing is too bright, too bold, too big, or too much.

We lit a match underneath our cosmetic pencil until the crème melts into tiny black beads. Afterwards, we outline our eyes even darker, smudgier, gothier, cleopatra-ier. Sort of like the girl, Alison, from The Breakfast Club.

Didn’t you just love her?

Alison’s best line: “Well, if you say you haven’t (had sex), you’re a prude. If you say you have, you’re a slut. It’s a trap. You want to, but you can’t, and when you do, you wish you didn’t, right?”

Sorry, I’m rambling.


Um, back to the story…

Anyhow, I loathe Sue, because I hear she’s dating the same guy as me.

When we meet for the first time somewhere, I can’t remember where, I ask this outrageously stunning blonde, whom smells of Halston Perfume, “Are you seeing a guy named Mike Lombardi?”

And she’s like, “Yeah, what’s it to you?”


And I’m like, “Well I’m seeing him, too.”

I remember we just sort of nod at one another knowingly as if to say, yep, he’s a two-timing sonofabitch.

To make a long story short, we dump the dude for each other!

Girl Power. Love. Best Friends Forever.

So, here we are on Boundary and Piedmont glossing and glamming like Gaga.

Sue is straitening her hair.

I’m twirling on the shag carpeting listening to Purple Rain.

“How much money do you have?” She asks.

“Five bucks.” I say.


“Not a single cent.” She smiles.

And it doesn’t matter a damn.

Because sweet, pink, fancy drinks with adorable umbrellas are bought for us all night long.

Sue and I at Denfeld High.

(  After note: after I published this, several other women contacted me on Facebook confessing that they were seeing Mike Lombardi, too. I just had to laugh! )

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  • Reply
    September 8, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Golly, Mr. Mike really was the stud-duck, wasn’t he?!? I can just imagine how aggravated you felt at learning he was dating someone you knew, but several someones?? Too much, Kim! Great story — thanks for sharing. The things we got away with when we were young, right?!!

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    lisa thomson
    September 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Oh, ya! Sisterhood rules. ML can suck on it, a sour lemon that is. Too funny that there were more! You two look gorgey-gorgeous and it’s no wonder you didn’t buy one single drink.
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    Elephants Child
    September 8, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Precious, precious memories. Pfft to the MLs of this world – and all his clones.

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    September 8, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Haha!! Hopefully he is a fat guy now who is bald!!!

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    September 8, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    no comment, love you though

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    September 8, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    2 gorgeous ladies! Your post always brings a smile to my face :-)) Have a wonderful week ahead!
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    September 9, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Love, Love, Love – expect for Mike Lombardi – he is an arse!
    Hugs to you darling Kim.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    Marie Kléber
    September 10, 2019 at 6:09 am

    What a way to become Best Friends!
    You are incredible Ladies.
    Much Love to you. xoxo
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    Christine Carter
    September 11, 2019 at 8:00 am

    What a STORY! I love how you two came together and I especially love the friendship that burst through from dating a dude who didn’t deserve either of you!

    ALL your stories are so incredible- because you detail them like only an incredible writer can do.
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    Lady Fi
    October 20, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Love this story!

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    November 12, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Dear Kim,
    really enjoyed this story of friendship – it’s simply wonderful!
    All the best xo

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    May 25, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Great story Kim!!! That’s definitely making lemonade out of lemons if ever I heard a story that fit this description.


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