Monday, March 26, 2012

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

So I know that it's been forever since I posted...but I've actually been busy. I've been dating!! I know..why did I give that exclamation points? It's not that great...more crazy than anything...and of course, work got super busy.

But I have been doing it and I'll back up and tell you all about them. But in the meantime, I'm trying to come up with a good story as to why I don't want to go out on another date with this guy. He called while I was at yoga and I need to call him back. He's persistent.

Oh I so wish I was still on vacation...yes I took a little vacation last Thursday and came home last night. It was so relaxing. I'm so good at unplugging.

Maybe I reconnected with someone? On my trip???

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Back in the Saddle Again...J

Yes kids, I went on a date. Somebody had to break the dry spell. And the first guy that asked me to coffee got to be Mr. J.

Mr. J. What do I say? He was nice. He was polite. He was foreign - a former Communist. And that's about it. There were no sparks. No flirting. No fun conversation. It wasn't bad conversation. There was just none of that special something that made me excited for more.

I wore a cute but casual date outfit to coffee. We spent just over an hour together and then I had to go but I think he was ready to go too. Like end this on a good note.

Will there be a second date? Probably not. I just don't have the time. There are other letters to add to my list.

Oh one thing I have to note: As we were talking he often crossed his arms over his chest, which was fine because I could tell that he was satisfied and fine, but I think any body language expert would say it's definitely a closed-off body expression. It's just a weird thing you notice as you are pretending to listen ( I swear I listen - I can just multi-task).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day?

Sorry I've not been consistently posting, but surprisingly in the last week, I've been super popular on I'm trying to stay on top of it. The hour and half commute tonight didn't really help.

Anyway, I have a story from yesterday. Yes, the day before the infamous holiday of love. I don't hate Valentine's Day. I exchange gifts with my parents and send a few Valentines to some of my single girlfriends. Love isn't always romantic.

So I had an appointment to see my dermatologist yesterday. I had run out of a prescription and needed a new one. He wouldn't just call it in to the pharmacy so I had to spend 10 minutes with him and get my little piece of paper.

So as he finished up writing in my chart, he says to me, "How old are you?" I tell him, "33." And he says, "Well, do you have any..." Before he could finish his sentence, I say to him, "Don't worry I'm not planning on getting pregnant or on the Pill." It was a legit answer - the medication interferes with the Pill and you shouldn't take it while pregnant. He's asked it before.

And then he says, "Well that wasn't what I was going to ask. I was going to ask if you had any valentines tomorrow." Huh? I stuttered, looking for an answer, "Well not really. I mean my parents are my Valentine, I guess". So awkward. I wasn't even sure what he was asking me. I was so confused. He made his exit shortly after my faux pas.

After I ran out of his office, I was thinking why did he ask my age before he strangely asked me about my valentines? What does my age have to do with it? Do old women not have valentines or young girls? I didn't think it was a age-specific day.

Or was he trying to hit on me? Awkward. I've been going to him since I was in high school. He's not ancient, but he's not a young buck either.

Oh well, I don't have a follow-up appointment to see where this is headed.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

News flash

Today I was reading The Washington Post online (as usual) and an article popped up. Well, not exactly this article, but this one links to the article that I read.

It's an article reporting on a new study about online dating and the success of it. Here's the link. Basically, it says what anyone who has online dated knows. It's a total crapshoot. It's all luck.

So look at it what it is just another way for people to meet each other. Be open to everyone. Well, not everyone, but it makes me wonder if you don't have to have everything in common then am I missing out on the guys I should be dating?

I planned on writing about something else, but I just had to share this article and I got distracted reading profiles. Wish me luck. No takers yet.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Mixing it up...

So I just cancelled my eHarmony subscription. Woo Hoo! Last minute game change.

Of course, it doesn't turn off right away. I still have a month. So I sent out a bunch of smiles (whatever that is...)

I just waste so much money with it. Instead of using the same old same old profile, I'm cancelling and starting over. New year, new profile. Right?

I promise it's not the tequila I'm drinking. It's not that strong...I swear! I think it's the haircut. I don't get it cut very often.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Songwriters are my heros

Sunday night, I went wild and drove to the city an hour away to see a show at the local music club. My friend J came with and we had a fabulous dinner with plenty of alcohol ahead of time. And rocked the tunes up loud in the car on the way home in the late night hours.

Love being crazy and staying out late on a school night!

So Matt Nathanson was the headliner and he sang the title track off his current album, Modern Love.

He told us that he wrote this song after talking to a single lady friend about her dating life and after hearing that and really listening to the lyrics (instead of skipping over like usual). It's now my new favorite song. He got it so right...songwriters are my heros.

Check it out...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

What have I been up to???

I've been up to this before noon today.

It was delicious and potent. Thank you Jenna at Eat, Live, Run

I ate it with her guacamole. And then I took the weirdest nap. It was that stupid Spinning with the Oldies and the tequila.

It was a party for 1!

Last week was kind of crazy. Work has been really busy. But I've had some bright spots. Last night, I had people over to my house for a get-together. It was just my siblings and cousins. But it was a step. My friend Amy wants me to add to my life list that I need to have a party at my house. It was a big step.

Another big step was that I started to free up my schedule. I used to have two volunteer gigs. I volunteer twice a week coaching adults in distance running. This winter/spring, it's half marathon/marathon. Well, I resigned from the other one. That was volunteering for the USO. It was a good gig and it's a great organization. It was just too much. Too much on the schedule. The funny thing was I was at the USO working when I read an article by Bethenny Frankel about how women overschedule themselves and then don't have time to go out.

And you know what? She's right! So that was the icing on the cake. I resigned. And then work got busy and my sister needed IT help at her house.

Sometimes you just can't win.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Let me Re-Introduce Myself

My name is Miss Scarlett. And I am an unsuccessful blogger. Well I used to be successful. And I mean successful in the fact that I was having fun, writing posts, going on dates, and tallying up material.

And then I got busy. Busy with other things. With friends and family. My job and running. You see I don't get paid for this and I have other interests. I'm actually a certified distance running coach. I completed three half marathons and a 5K in the span of 3 months from September to December. I also was a bridesmaid in 2 weddings during that same period.

You see, busy. I kept saying I'd get back into, but I never did. But here I am. I need to do this. I need to get back into dating. He's not going to come knocking on my doorstep.

But there is a difference this time. I'm not as concerned about if it ever happens. I mean, don't get me wrong. I want it to happen, but if I never meet the one and I never get married, I'm ok with it. It's not meant to be. And I will be ok.

So let's go. Let's start again.