On this day 25 years ago . . .
Back when I looked like this:
And they looked like this:
My mom and dad got married! I’m so thankful for our family.
I know it wasn’t always easy, blending two families and juggling the schedules of five kids, but I can tell you this: It was worth it!
Happy Anniversary to the best parents ever! I love you!!!
I, on the other hand, haven’t found my better half just yet. I have, however, found some duds.
Last week, I went on not one, but two, Match dates, and I’ve gotta tell you, I find them completely exhausting. In case you didn’t know, small talk isn’t really my thing.
To be fair, neither date was horrible, but I didn’t exactly enjoy myself either. The first guy, the climbing dude, was OK, and we got along alright. Just no sparks. The second guy had a good personality. I think.
I say, “I think” because I could only understand about half of what the guy said. Yeah, he was a mumbler. Ugh. At some point, I wanted to tell him to open his freakin’ mouth when he talked!!! Sheesh. Talk about exhausting. Not only did I have to act interested about his job and family and whatever else you’re supposed to talk about on a first date, I had to smile and nod and pretend I had any clue what the guy was saying.
I used to love running, but I teach/play tennis in sufficient quantities that I try to make use of the bike more so as to beat on my body a little less. I do some weights and at least 10 mins of yoga every day also; both help!
About myself, hmm… Even people in Ann Arbor refer to me as a typical Ann Arborite: eccentric, well-educated, liberal, idealistic, and so on. It is perhaps telling that the only 2 places where I applied for graduate school was U of M and UC Berkeley (accepted to both). Does it go without saying that I am a vegetarian? 🙂
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Thanks for the note, and Happy Halloween! –D**
**Name omitted to protect the pompous
Several things: I realize we’re in the 21st century or whatever (centuries confuse me), but I cannot get on board with men doing yoga. It’s just not manly. Chicks are supposed to contort their bodies. Guys doing it is, well, weird. So there’s that.
Sorry. Had to.
Then, there’s that second paragraph. Wow. Someone who describes themselves as “eccentric, well-educated, liberal, and idealistic???” Strike 2, 3, 4, and 5. And congratulations on your acceptance to grad school? (This guy is 42 . . . ) So you’re kind of a hippie/liberal type is what you’re telling me, right? Oh, and you don’t eat meat, either. And you follow that up with a smiley face emoticon. No, sir. Just no. That simply won’t do.
The best part, though, is that this guy sent me his “VIP” email of the week—that’s “Very Interested Person.” Really? Who is it you’re “very interested” in? Someone who wants to worship you? ‘Cuz it ain’t me, buddy!
Anyway. Still not giving up, but I’m certainly not dripping with enthusiasm for match. I’m pretty sure it works better if you’re in a big city, and there’s a bigger pool to draw from, but I’ll deal for the duration of my membership. At least I’m getting out there!
In an effort to not be depressed about my dating life, I’m focusing on an area today that I do feel good about: work! Yesterday, I realized that I’ve really learned a ton in the last few months, and I’m actually good at my job! How exciting is that???
Since we’re talking anniversaries and dating this morning, I’d love to know . . .
How did you meet your significant other?