Monday, July 6, 2015

Gone fishing

Online dating: curse or bane of singletons everywhere? I haven't decided, but I have gotten quite a few stories out of my experiences. Here's just a sample message I was recently sent:

Offering something a bit more old fashion...Welcome to my page. What do I have to offer? What is in it for you? What about you, yourself, your desires, wishes , wants ,needs and on and on the list goes.

I don't have to talk about my job, cause I don't have or need one. I am set up just fine financially with a simple lifestyle after having travelled to many countries of the world. I never got the chance to be a real dad yet and now is the time.You could keep your job if you like, but if you have children you won't be working at a job cause you are too busy chasing your children around the house and yard. The real joy in life includes children and why you are not fulfilled with all your hobbies , free time and what not. Nor has your job satisfied you either, though you spent years in jobs and now you decided you want a family at your age! ........"

This message did, of course, come from a man old enough to be my father.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Goodbye 2012!

As quickly as it came, so the year leaves so that 2013 may come to take its place. Whenever something concludes, it is natural to reminisce about what was and no longer is: the people you knew, the places you went, the adventures that will live on in your memory through your old age. This was a year of blessings, changes, struggles, and fun. Here are a few highlights, in no particular order:

October found me moving out on my own for the first time in my life. Oh, I'd left my parents' before, but lived with roommates. This is the first time that I have my own place and answer only to myself. While the commute increased from 5 minutes to 40, I feel so free!

This summer, between the days lounging in the sun and working in the office, I was told that my father had had both a stroke and heart attack. While not especially close to my dad, such news is troubling. Fortunately, he lived and my mom fought the doctors about putting him on coumadin, which had caused the death of my grandfather.

After discussing how much we wanted to go to an amusement park, then talking about Magic Mountain, my co-workers and I took a trip to Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland! While it was a crowded weekend, we managed to hit up all the rides we wanted and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Working at the same place for 4 years may not seem like much of an accomplishment, but that's pretty huge to me. Even better is the fact that I was promoted to the head of my department! Yep, I'm in charge of all the little people! Ok, we're all friends so I don't really push them around much, but it's nice to be recognized.

All in all, 2012 hasn't been too bad. I'll try to highlight some other things when I get the chance, but those are the biggies.

Looking forward to 2013,


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Giving thanks in November

It is currently a Facebook trend to post daily statuses on what you are thankful for through the month of November. Aww, how creative! Yeah, not so much. I've seen some about how thankful they are for such great friends from all backgrounds, thankful for a husband, etc.


Ok, people, I'm gonna put a list together of some of the things we're all (or most of us) thankful for, but won't end up on Facebook.

1. I'm thankful for the ability to block calls/texts from certain numbers on my phone. I don't really want to continue talking to jerks, or guys I felt guilt-tripped into giving my real number.

2. I'm thankful for the microwave. Seriously, you can't make diddly squat without one anymore! Leftovers? Oh, yeah, just stick them in the toaster.

3. I'm thankful for not having to live with a roommate anymore. FREEDOM RULES!!

4. I'm thankful for Forever 21 having cute cheap clothes. Those of us who want to look good on a budget depend on them!

5. I'm thankful for Beringer White Zinfandel. It goes with pretty much anything, and it's crisp and just slightly sweet.

6. I'm thankful for Avril Lavigne for inspiring my Halloween costume. Too bad no one remembers her old school look. Come on, who else wears a tie like that??

7. I'm thankful for 409. Without my beloved all-purpose cleaner, I would still have black stains on my microfiber couch.

8. I'm thankful for sleeping in for the past week. Much needed rest!

9. I'm thankful for having so many different shades of red lipstick to choose from.

10. I'm thankful for Facebook. Without it, how else would I know if someone liked something I said?

There you go. 10 things I'm thankful for, that you are most likely thankful for as well.

Gratefully yours,


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stories of a CSR: Public education at its finest

As most of my loyal readers know, I work in customer service. From time to time, I see emails that make me laugh, make me angry (remember that I have your home address and phone number, people!), and make me just shake me head in despair. The following is an example of the latter:

"Are school department would like to order a xxxx case. The web price is 24.95 is that the price I can do a purchase order for? If so what would be the shipping and handling be?

ABC School"

Sigh. This is why my parents chose to homeschool me.

Saddened by society,


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Conversation about dating

me: I may have just discovered a million-dollar idea
There aren't any dating sites for Scandinavia boys who want american women

friend: Lol

me: Whatever. I want a Scandinavian hubby
who looks like a viking

friend: Haha I say go for it

me: How????

friend: Lol find a techy guy

me: They're indian
Been there done that

Ok, gotta find an Alexander Skarsgard lookalike!

Single in Seattle,


Monday, October 29, 2012

Onward to 30

I suppose aging is inevitable. It is something that begins the moment we exit our mother's womb, and we unknowingly march on toward our own deaths. Lovely, right?

I'm told often that I do not look my age. However, I am being carded less often than a few years ago. Do I dress older? I don't really have wrinkles. Perhaps I should stop calling those younger than me "whippersnappers", since it does sound like something an old person would say.

Last week I turned the big 2-7. No, it isn't really a milestone birthday, but it is just another reminder of how close I am to the big 3-0.

When I was younger, I couldn't imagine being this old. In fact, I was sure I would have died by 16. No real reason, I wasn't into a bad scene or anything. I just thought I would die young.

Well, I've managed to stay alive, and here I am. So what do I have to show for it? Well, I am the head of my department at work, I have my own apartment with a gorgeous view, and I do in fact still have my looks. Besides that, I have friends who truly care about me, a family who loves me, and the rest of the years ahead for many more adventures. Life is good.

But I got anti-wrinkle cream just in case.

Young at heart,