Sunday, January 5, 2014

Positive life tactic

I'm exercising a new life tactic. It's called never get excited about a male ever again. 

I sat next to a guy in Starbucks here, who was reading the Bible. 

Did I strike up a conversation? Nooooo.

I restrained myself, and instead dutifully paid library fines online, googled Dawson's Creek, checked out my bank statement. 

When I sneezed, he said "Bless you."

Did I bite? 

No. I said "Thank you" and went back to my Internet duties. 

Because if there's one thing I've learned in 10 years of (not) dating, it's that a meet and greet in a public place leads to nothing ever happening with that person ever again. 

Positivity* for the win here in 2014. How's your mood? 


*Spell check tells me this is not a word? Don't care. Leaving it. 


  1. I so very much get you on this. Even though I've been trained not to use the word "very."

    1. i very much appreciate that you very much get this. yesterday some friends and i went to this Chiefs watch party, met this adorable guy from missouri who talked to us several times. time to go after the game, i asked if he's on facebook, his answer: "i've never been on facebook. it's not really for me." bro, that was not me just making conversation - let's exchange the contact info. this is our opportunity.

      never gonna see him again.

  2. It's been years since I've been "out there." As you know, Mary and I married at a tender age. So, I'm living vicariously through you.

    1. Be happy you're living only vicariously, Johnny No. The freedom of being single is fun - not having to check in, making spontaneous plans - but the flipside - the never dating when you want to date, the aloof boys, the not having anyone to regularly check in with - sucks.