Sunday Omni Development founder and president Wil Shipley
turbulent aftermath of his break-up with net-celebrity Kim
facing the legacy of the "little piece of her inside me."
"Even when I was alone, if I were laughing at something, it'd be
this little her. If I bought something, I'd ask the little her
thought of it.
"If I made a decision, I consulted the little her first."
Shipley found that after Rollins left him for another man, this
landscape become problematic. "I still have this little her
except it won't talk to me any more."
Shipley's on-line journal documents other philosophical dilemmas
well. "It's not wrong to like curtains because they make your
happy, right? But, then, when she leaves, why do you like them?"
complicates Shipley's plans to decorate his house. "I thought
do that in the next couple months, after just getting out of bed
longer such a burden."
"But I don't even know what kind of curtains I like."
Exorcizing the mini-Rollins creates more philosophical issues, as
Shipley -- a Star Wars fan -- explains that forces like hate
really work. "It's the path to the dark side." Confronting the
remaining inner "doppelganger" is essential -- but until then,
apparently resigned himself to accommodating this internalized
former-girlfriend. "I tried to buy a clock radio today, or even
clock, to replace the one she took with her. I made it all the
Magnolia Hi-Fi, even. But she didn't see any she liked, so I
Today's entry marks an anniversary of their nine-year
ending. "She told me a week ago now. Almost to the minute."
recalls the ways he'd tried to compliment Rollins' attributes --
single day." He would describe, for example, how gorgeous
"If you just say, 'You're gorgeous,' it's nice, but you stop
after a while. So I'd describe how she was gorgeous. In precise
What made her the most gorgeous." Shipley applied the same
to Rollins's other traits -- systematically praising her
her sense of humor, her writing and her photography. "Sometimes
tell her how much I just liked being with her. Just liked talking
Yesterday Shipley also confided his belief that he had an
Shipley's post-relationship remembrances shed new light on their
romance. "Sometimes it was shallow stuff. I'd talk about how I'd
at her, and she'd always be the most beautiful woman in the room,
everyone admired her, and I knew she was mine, and it made me
powerful, so valuable."
"We had a game we played, where I'd come up behind her when she
standing in front of the mirror, and I'd wrap my arms all the way
her tiny body, and I'd look at her reflection, and me holding
she was the most beautiful creature in the world, and I'd say,
"And she'd look up at me in the mirror, and she'd hold my arms to
and she'd say, 'Yours'."
Miss Rollins left Mr. Shipley one week ago for another man. "I
want to let anyone know how badly I wanted to escape until I was
could go through with it," Rollins posted last week.