Monday, August 30, 2010

Wedding Blunder

Weddings can be wonderful, right? Everyone's dressed to impress, you catch yourself checking out that hot groomsman or usher who not only walked you down the aisle and winked at you when you found your seat, but he also was so careful as he helped the 96 year old grandmother of the bride down the aisle as well - you just know that he knows how to treat a lady. You find yourself batting your eyelashes and daintily smiling in his direction while the preacher reads the nuptuals, and you can't wait for the reception to begin so he can ask you to dance. The bride & groom say I do and you jet over to the reception and start hitting the wine bar. You'd like to relax a little before that hottie in the tux decides to come over and talk to you.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Oops I missed 100

So yesterday was my 100th published blog-post and I completely didn't even realize it. Oops. I guess it's not that big of a deal but it's kind of cool. Been blogging since last November - I can't believe it's been that long! Well, congratulations to me for hitting 101 posts. I wish it had been more monumental. I wish I'd had something hilarious to share with everyone to commemorate this amazing occasion. Oh well. It's Friday. And I have lots to do before I skidaddle outta here into my fun-filled weekend. Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hope my Lay-dar is working this weekend

Welp, it's official. Almost. I have 2 dates this weekend. Hanging with Adam on Friday and just firming up details like where & when with Cameron for Saturday. Yikes! 2 dates in 2 days? And slap a wedding on the end of that and who knows, I might meet a potential 3rd date by the end of the weekend! I really need to give props to the girls over at WTF is up with my Love Life because they definitely got it right when they put a name to what most single ladies consider their dating life balancing act (the Gaggle). You might remember me referencing Jess & Becky back in June and their belief that we live in a post-dating world. Well they're also the inventors of the Gaggle. Yes, the gaggle is that group of guys that you constantly have circling your love life. You're not in full-fledged relationships with any of them because - hello slut - but they're all guys that you've entertained the idea of dating/sleeping with to some degree. And there are 10 different types of guys who make up this Gaggle:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

E-dating = Overwhelming

I feel like all anyone is talking about anymore is e-dating. 2 months ago, it wasn't anywhere NEAR my radar and now, it's everywhere. For example, I've found it with the good, the "interesting", the bad, and the fugly.

And I'm sure that I'm subconsciously stumbling upon these articles and websites because I'm part of that world right now, but it really seems odd that everywhere I turn, there they are. Something else I've realized recently is that online dating is all about how much of yourself you want to put into it - that's how much you'll get out of it. I find myself getting wrapped up into the emails and the winks when I've found a guy who suits my interests and is a good conversationalist. But when there's a week of lull from their end, there's a lack of effort and time spent on the site on my end. This week has been slightly overwhelming.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

At it again

So last week I decided that I was going to run another half marathon and I signed up for the Thanksgiving Day Half through the Atlanta Track Club. I probably should have touched on this last week but with the blog make-over and the dates I just had too many other things on my mind, but it didn't stop me from signing up for the low price of $48.48! So yeah, I've started running again (twice this week!). And you better believe I'm going at this with full force. Deep down, I really am a runner - and I love it! But dammit if my knee won't NOT cause me problems again. Seriously, it hurts to walk down stairs because when I step down with my right leg, my left knee bends kind of back and pain shoots up my left leg. It's not fun. Yesterday during my 3 mile run I could tell that it was giving me problems but I powered on because I really wanted to hit that 3 mile mark. I was wearing my jumpers knee strap but as soon as I slowed it down for my "cool down" my knee was in more pain than when I was running. Why oh why did I have to jack up my ankle last year and ultimately weaken my knee in the process!?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pleased to Announce, Ted Bundy is no Longer a Threat at this Time

Wouldn't you know that as soon as I begin to write someone off...they surprise me. I thought Adam might have been a serial killer, but apparently that's not the case. Yep...I have another date lined up with him. That's right...a SECOND date with the same guy. This looks somewhat promising. But I absolutely am NOT getting my hopes up just yet. See in this post-dating world we live in, right around the 3rd or 4th date is when I usually lose their interest or I lose interest in them. I guess because I've been out with them enough to realize that this is not someone I can see myself with long term and vice-versa. Which is simply part of the dating world and something I've come to accept. But in the past, these "dates" I speak of, were more like group hangs and meeting at bars with friends. There was a certain "comfort level" established by parties we already knew so that if we decided we weren't that fond of one another, we could play it off casually, or if we did hit it off, we could peel off from the group. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Think I Went Out With a Serial Killer

Quite possibly. It's still a little too early to tell, but Adam might be a serial killer. I'm sure you're wondering what led me to this conclusion. Last week I talked to you about how I had 3 different dates, with 3 different guys, and Adam seemed like the only normie of the group, right? Well I still think that might be the case but it might also mean that he's a serial killer.

Maybe I should back up. A serial killer, when related to online dating, means a few different things to me:

Monday, August 16, 2010

True Life: I'm a PC

Ok, it's time that I be 100% honest about case you haven't already guessed from the work of art that IS my blog header...I'm a PC. There, I said it. Wow, that feels like such a relief to get it out there! I don't have to hide anymore! Whew!

Yes I'm well aware that owning a PC automatically makes me lame to Mac users, and truthfully I whole-heartedly agree with you in most all cases. PC's were BUILT for programs like excel and access and word and power point. Macs were built for fun that just so happens to also coincide with hard work (primarily for designers of all kinds and "creative types"). I know that macs are so much cooler than PCs, but the truth is...I've operated on a PC for as long as I can remember, and thanks to my financial growing pains, I will remain a PC user until further notice. That being said...I am pretty damn proud of my finger-painting masterpiece at the top of the page.

Friday, August 13, 2010

3rd time's a charm

Welp, last night was date number 3 and in my was a success! My third date, who shall here-forth be known as Adam, is adorable and definitely fits the Andy Samberg/Adam Brody look in person, just as he does in his picture. Aside from the fact that we were sweating like whores in church during dinner (thanks to Atlanta's lovely 95% humidity streak and the grand idea to sit outside on the patio), the date was a lot of fun and he actually seemed NORMAL to me! I didn't have to fake a courtesy laugh, he legitimately humored me. And after dinner, the stand-up comedian was pretty entertaining and had me rolling at the end when he started talking about sex jokes.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Excess Baggage

So here we go - out with the old and in with the hotmess-ness. I've officially taken over this new URL so everyone take note! It seems to be a little more fitting than Always Sunny...because to be honest, we all know my life is a hot mess most of the time. And I plan to record my fun hot-mess-nightmares for all you lovely readers to enjoy at my expense.

In other news: today I received the following message from match:

And then there was One

So, as I mentioned the other day, I have acquired 3 dates so far from online dating - not bad for being a member for less than 3 weeks, right? And that's after sifting through some of the shadier emails and propositions I've received. But those are for another post, another day. Yep, I've found 3 eligible men who I've at least entertained the idea of meeting and going on a date with. And so far, I've followed through on two of the three. The third is tonight. And I have to say that while the experience has been an interesting one thus far, it hasn't been exactly what I expected it to be. The commercials make everyone look so happy! You see the pretty woman meet the handsome man and shake hands, both with huge smiles on their faces. You just know they instantly click! And then the shot cuts to them, present-day, with arms wrapped around each other, smiling and talking about how they've truly found the love of their lives. Welp, I'm here to let you in on a little secret: That's not how it works.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Blog Explanation?

Ok, I should probably provide an explanation on why my blog design is changing (yet again!) I started this blog last November and one might say that I've changed quite a bit over the last 9 months. No baby-daddy/pregnancy scares, just changed, personality-wise. I took on blogging originally as a creative outlet to get my thoughts out, maybe share a few laughs, make others feel better by my ridiculous antics and embarrassing stories and really just try my hand at writing. And so far, it's done all of those things for me, and more! But over the last nine months, I've turned 25, come to realize that the dating scene is a mess, gotten more joy out of writing than my actual job and unfortunately lost a number of friends to jobs/schools that are much further than an arm's length away.

Watch This! Wednesday - Bed Intruder Song

So by now a lot of you may have already seen this but since I've been MIA for a couple of weeks for WTW, thought I'd share it with anyone who HASN'T seen it yet. I was going to make some long convoluted connection between e-dating and rapists but for several reasons I don't think it's appropriate.
1) While I've been on 2 dates thus far, neither have resulted in so much as an uncomfortable sideways glance, much less made me feel violated in any way/shape/form.

Monday, August 9, 2010

E-Dating continued...

Ok - so last time I blogged I was just getting ready to try out the jungle of the online dating world. See what it's like first-hand. Because there's all this talk about "is there a stigma" when it comes to online dating? And what better way to find out than to experience it yourself. And what have I discovered over the last few weeks? Well...a LOT. When I was setting up my eharmony profile (which took over an hour), I sort of live-blogged. You see, I'm still somewhat of a skeptic when it comes to online dating because how well can these sites really match you up with the right person? So below, I'll share with you some of the thoughts that ran through my head when I was signing up for the free trial: