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Becoming cognizant in your late twenties that your life is a romantic comedy is a harrowingly wonderful realization. On the one hand, America freaking loves the romcom. The protagonists are always beautiful, the best friends quirky and wisecracking, the parents sage, the apartments huge, the weather sunny, and the endings happy.
But what if the romantic comedy that I’m living is not a good romantic comedy? Like, what if my life is a Katherine Heigl-Ashton Kutcher B-movie? Sure, we would have incredible hair, but we’d probably have to shoot in Canada.
That’s the hardest part of living a romantic comedy. You don’t really know if you’re experiencing a Nora Ephron classic or, well, pretty much anything else. Once you meet the girl and do the whole falling in love thing, you just have to cross your fingers and hope for the best.
Especially when my dog Chloe, a 17-lb brindled Boston Terrier, played matchmaker.
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