Monday, April 20, 2009

Battle of the Exes

I'll be honest, I dated a lot during my single years, and I have a lot of great ex-boyfriend stories to tell from my experiences. I had so many after a while I gave my exes code names like "Big Bad Bald Man," (not very nice guy who cheated on me) "38 Special," (38 year old I dated when I was 26) "Psycho Spence," (he was just plain nuts) and so on. Steve and I actually have a joke that we can't spend any time in Salt Lake City without running into an ex-boyfriend, and it's turned out to be true.

I attribute my serial dating to the fact that I almost married the totally wrong guy in my mid twenties and once that was all over I decided to just have fun. It was a good plan, and luckily I found Steve in the process.

Steve's ex-girlfriend stories aren't as good. He did his fair amount of dating but had less relationships and has less stories. Probably due to the fact that he dated mostly sane people. But today the girl who he dated in high school and went to Senior Prom with confirmed him as a friend on Facebook, and now he has a story that kicks all of mine to the curb.

His ex's name is Tomoko, and I've met her a couple of times, and she's very nice, but oh, I never thought Tomoko would bring me this kind of pleasure. We were first tipped off when her name on Facebook was Tomoko Blanks, and then we saw her pictures, and then we did a little Googling, and found that she is indeed married to the Tae Bo Master Billy Blanks. And then we found this awesome video of them together (sorry, a lot of it is in Japanese):



We wondered how this all happened, and then read between the lines of the personal life section of his Wikipedia entry and got the dope.

I guess when it comes to stories of exes, quality beats quantity every time.

5 comments:

toast said...

that's gonna be hard to beat in the ex- department. makes tae bo look kind of fun. . .

Cha Cha Snow said...

WOW!

Ginger said...

What?!? I thought Billy Blanks was married to Gayle, the blonde woman in all of his videos!?! (I was a big Tae Bo fan in the 90s..) What a great story! :)

All of Us said...

Ginger a.k.a. Mikilani,

Yes, he was married to Gayle for 24 years, but then Billy met Tomoko and they had a baby together two months after his divorce. You do the math...

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