Thursday, April 30, 2009

Be All You Can Be...on MDC!

Thanks to Wendy from Wendy's Adventures in Lalaland, I've FINALLY figured out how to take full advantage of all that MDC has to offer. She is always referencing these services she has utilized, and I'm always writing her little notes asking "what's that?" or "hey, where is that button?". I'm pretty sure by this point she thinks I'm "touched", but darnit....I finally figured it out!

I have spent a large part of this afternoon winking at anyone and everyone that I think is cute. Let me tell you something friends...there are no small amount of handsome men in North Carolina. I mentioned that previously, but after using the "Mutual Matches" function it has been confirmed. WOWSERS!

I can't even give you a run down of who I have winked at though. Why you ask? Well, it's because I've winked at so many men today my eye is sore, and I can't even remember who is who!

I hope I have some interesting e-mails/return winks to share with you tomorrow. AND...I'm still trying to figure out how to tell you a story. I've written it twice, but both times it comes out all wrong. MK is helping me. Perhaps tomorrow I will get it together?

Off to get a mani & pedi!


Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Hi friends. Sorry that my updates have been so sporadic as of late. I've actually been working! WHAT? Yes...working :) I've been a busy bee, and have plans most every night...and lots to update you on! I'm going to try very hard to make some time tomorrow to catch you up!

Until then,


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Foxfield In Pictures:

The weekend was lovely. I don't have any magnificently quirky stories to share, but sometimes it's nice to have a weekend without anything dramatic happening. Agreed?

Here are some pictures of the event:

(Our "somewhat grown up" spot)


(It was this guy's birthday. We wore this sweater all day in celebration.)


And Then There Were None...

Remember the fireman? We learned about him HERE (he's Match #4). Well...apparently he's a real estate agent. WHAT?!?!? you ask. That's okay....I asked the same thing. Apparently he dresses up in fireman outfits for fun? OR...perhaps he figures that if he is on site when someone's house burns down, he will have first dibbs for selling them a new one? I'm not sure.

However, the lesson to be learned here my friends is to READ SOMEONE'S PROFILE CAREFULLY! Had I followed this little lesson, I would have noticed the following immediately:

"I like animals, but the horses and cows are not allowed in the TV room. They block the tv and eat my popcorn."

Huh? What horses and cows?

"favorite things:
Being affectionate and slow wet passionate kisses with the right women! "


I can't even bring myself to tell you about the other "people" in my inbox. One guy professes that he is so well known in Smalltown, VA that he can't really go anywhere without being noticed. Funny thing is...I've never seen him before. Or, heard of him for that matter! Overinflated ego anyone?

The other guy....he's 50.

So, for the first time MDC inbox is empty. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Kindove relieved. Kindove sad. Maybe it's time for me to start the search?? My girlfriend Efficient With Glasses (EWG) informed me that I was really missing the boat with this MDC thing. She says that letting THEM contact ME is fine, but certainly not the only way MDC works. She says that I need to do a search, and I need to start winking like a wild woman. I know my friend Daisy has done this, so maybe EWG is on to something??

Step #1...I take a gander at those who have "viewed my profile". Perhaps that's where all the good ones are?? Perhaps they just aren't winking/e-mailing me? The first guy has one picture. He's driving his little Toyota truck, with his kitty cat on his lap. He's clutching her like she's attempting to escape from said Toyota truck. (I don't blame her!). He professes that he loves Wal-mart. The End. I don't think we need to read any more from this pile.

Step #2....I'm going to check out my Daily 5. I know, I's a joke. Let's just give it the ol' college try though...shall we? Well...I don't know a lot about football, but I'm pretty sure my first Daily 5 match isn't making a lot of sense here: "I'm a big Redskins fan, go Tarheels". Isn't that two different teams? Aren't the Redskins in Washington? AND....the Tarheels....I'm pretty sure that's UNC? My second Daily 5 match is hot. Pure and simple truth my friends. He's hot. He's blunt, and a bit witty, and I've checked the YES button. The down side is...he lives in NC somewhere. Oh well...if he's interested he can drive up here:) My third Daily 5 match is pretty cute too! He sounds trés intellectual, which I kindove find sexy. I checked the YES button for him as well, but he also lives in NC. Seeing a trend here? Perhaps DSS needs to move to NC eh? My fourth Daily 5 doesn't have a picture. NEXT! Oh. Wait. My Daily 5 only has 4 people. Now that can't be a good thing. A sign perhaps? Hmmmm....

Step #3....I'm doing a search. I'm just going to go for it friends. Why take things one step at a time? I say just jump in with both feet. I'm taking control of this little experiment and I'm going to see what's what. STOP. The search. It wasn't very productive. I got through 3 pages. They were worse than the matches in my inbox. I'm taking a break for today.

Perhaps tomorrow will be better?


Friday, April 24, 2009

How Does YOUR Blog Rate? I think I'm Still an SC :)

I just noticed that I have a few new followers! Hi there! Thanks for stopping by, and also for your kind words and support :)

One of my new followers is Beth Dunn, the author of Social Climbers. I have heard many things about this book, and actually think I first stumbled across it on someone's blog. At the time it hadn't been released, but now it has!! Beth also has a blog called Social Climbers, and I was perusing it today and came across her abbreviated "Dictionary". I LOVE IT. Beth uses her dictionary to label the Real Housewives of NYC and it's hysterical. So.....I thought I would try to figure out how I would be described. The terms certainly aren't all very nice, and unfortunately I probably fall in some of the less lovely categories at times. However, overall I think I am a mixture of quite a few of them.

Smalltown, VA is certainly no Philadelphia, but we do have a bit of a social order here. Mostly everyone knows everyone, but we don't all "interact" if you will. I kindove come from a snooty background, and when I moved here I decided to try just being myself. Not being "the child of such and such". I think that has landed me right where I want to be:)

That's in "real life". In "blog life" I think my Social Standing (SS) is still Social Climber(SC), and probably a bit Middle Class (MC). At times, when I'm rehashing my dates, I'm probably a bit of an Uber Bitch (UB). I am definitely a Daddy's Little Girl (DLG) at heart, but have tried not to show it since I've moved to Smalltown, VA. I'm still striving to be Having it All (IT), and hope that one day my little blog will be Already There (AT).

Anyway, there's a little fun for you on this Friday afternoon, and I do hope you will visit Beth's Blog Social Climbers, and even purchase THE BOOK!

Happy Reading,


A Very Different Kind of Giveaway

Prep in the Big Apple has posted a very different kind of giveaway. She is offering to donate $18 to the CHARITY OF YOUR CHOICE, if you are the winner. Just visit her at MRM to enter. It's painless, and a charity that you support will benefit by receiving a donation! So, why wouldn't you do it? Seriously.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Another One Bites The Dust!

And this time....IT'S ME! Yep, you got it folks. I've been ditched. Well....perhaps that's too strong of a word, but whatever.

So, J...the one that DID count. Not so much. He sent me a text Saturday after he got home from the event where we met. Said he enjoyed meeting me. Asked if he could call me. I said I enjoyed meeting him too, and yes...I would very much like him to call. THE END.

I got home from work today and my fabulous "The Tide Will Turn" necklace arrived in the mail. There is nothing better than arriving home to find a little present for yourself, is there? It's almost like Christmas...except you paid. Anyway, I was putting it on (because I am going to wear it nonstop until the tide DOES indeed turn) and it hit me. OMG. J never called. I've been ditched. I've been blown off. He doesn't like me. Ouch!

I've been so busy this week that I hadn't really thought about it. Until now. Until I was tying the precious little charm around my neck, thinking that perhaps the tide has turned for me and SLAM! It hits me that the tide is still flowing the exact same direction, and the necklace could not have arrived at a better time.

It's also kindove cool. That someone didn't like me. I know that sounds ridiculous, but when most of your dates come from's really not surprising. I feel a bit like the playing field has now been leveled. It sucks, but you know what.....



TAG! You're It...

Well then, here is another little something to keep me occupied and NOT working today. Oops! So, Prep In The Big Apple from MRM tagged me today with a little questionnaire. Thanks PITBA :)

1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.

2. tag other un-tagged people.

The Questions:
What is your current obsession? Blogging...apparently...

What do you think your name says about you? That I was supposed to be a boy.

Who was the last person you hugged? Hmmmm......probably TEN? I'm not a big hugger. (good thing TEN came along though...or my last hug may have been Lehrer. Yikes!)

What’s your favorite dinner? Filet Oskar with a side of asparagus. Yummmmmm....

What was the last thing you bought? A spray tan

What are you listening to right now? Smalltown, VA's local radio station

What is your favorite weather? The time right after Spring, but right before Summer. It's like 2 days long and the weather is perfect. You can wear a sundress, but not get too hot...even in the middle of the afternoon. It's the perfect time to sit on patios and enjoy mint juleps, or mohitos, or some such cocktail.

What is your least favorite season? Winter. I don't understand how to accessorize properly with winter clothes.

What's in your bathroom cabinet? The regular. Lotions and potions and band-aids and q-tips and ACE bandages, and such.

Say something to the person/s who tagged you. PITBA...I'm so glad we've found each other! (hahaha..that sounded corny). Anyway, our love of pink and green, our search for a deserving man, our love of nutcrackers, our addiction to blogging...what can I say?

What is your favorite tea flavor? Sweet-Iced. Is that a flavor?

What did you want to become as a child? A veterinarian

What do you miss? My dad

What's your favorite brand of jeans? I'm still a Seven girl. Have lots of others, but Seven A-pockets were made for me.

What designer piece of clothing would you most like to own (new or vintage)? Does a purse count? If so...a Classic Chanel Black Quilted Lambskin Double Flap 2.55 bag :)

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Back to the Cinque Terre. Vernazza specifically. It would be a beautiful day to sit under the castle on the wall and watch the fishermen :)

Who do you want to meet in person? Can they be dead? If so...F. Scott Fitzgerald. If Seersucker?

What is your most challenging goal right now? To not quit my job by just walking out the

What’s your 5 year plan? To be doing something different in 5 years. Sorry. That's about all I've got at the moment.

Bonanno's or Jack Rogers? Bonanno's!

What is my favourite sport to watch? Virginia Tech Football!

To play? Tennis

What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own? My Cartier Love Bracelet. I didn't even take if off for my spray tan :)

Now it's my turn to tag people. If I've tagged you and you've already been tagged in the recent past, please forgive me :) I tried to do a little research, but I may have missed it. I tag:

All Things Melia
An American Girl in London
Bonanno's or barefoot!
Burlap Condoms
Living Under the Big Star
My Blog (Doesn't Suck!)
my flip flopz
The Pure and Simple Truth
Where is my Purse?

As a side note...I'm not really sure why I've even tagged All Things Melia & Where is my Purse?, as they never play along! Please be sure to click over to their blog and cyber smack them for me, won't you?


I Don't Have Anyone TO Leave Me....

...but if I did. I would sing them this song.

I love it. Have loved it for a long time. Now it's on the radio all day long. They are killing it, and I'm sad :( Oh well....


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Six-Alarm Fire Anyone?

Let's jump right in then, shall we?
Match #1
His "tag line" reads:

"only thoes who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. T.S. Elliott"

So, do we really think that T.S. Elliott was quoted saying "thoes"? I wasn't sure, so I googled it. Turns out ol' T.S. knows how to spell. Match #1, on the other hand, doesn't. For those of you who may not know me well....this is a problem. However, we've all been know to misspell something before, right? Perhaps not on our MDC profile, but whatever. I kept reading, and probably shouldn't have:

"I an outgoing and friendly person but sometimes shy.I have a little bit of a smart ass mouth and I can be blunt at times but I mean well and I'm not tring to hurt any one. I would love to find someone who is out going and enjoys life, some one who tells my how they are feeling and does not make my try to guess whats going on with them. If your upset with me let me know at the time not two months later."

Bless his little heart. If he was dating me, and I was mad....I can assure you he would know it. He wouldn't need to wait 2 months. I wonder if that's what happened with his last relationship? Must be. Why else would you list that in your profile? Thanks for the wink, but I don't think we are a match. NEXT.

Match #2
Geeezzzz...this must be the month for repeat offenders! This story is a bit different than The Bang Flipper, but still....just as funny. Do you remember Nathaniel Alexander Sinclair III? If not, you can read about him HERE and HERE. One of my girlfriends thought Nathaniel Alexander Sinclair III sounded like a great catch, and couldn't understand what was SO WRONG with his face. I asked her if she wanted me to give him her e-mail. She said sure. So, I did. I did this in my "sorry, I don't think we are going to work out" e-mail, thinking that it would soften the blow a bit. He never responded. He also never e-mailed my girlfriend. I'm pretty sure that was a good thing for her :)

Fast forward to today when I find him sitting in my MDC inbox. What in the world? Well, guess what! He now wants to e-mail said girlfriend, and would like to know if he could have her e-mail address again. WHAT?!??! That was like TWO MONTHS AGO. She is so in a relationship with a great guy now, and so not interested in meeting Nathaniel Alexander Sinclair III.

What gives? Do guys really think there are that many great girls out there that they can just sit around for 2 months, and then consider e-mailing them? Uggggh! So, I replied to him and told him, nicely of course, that said girlfriend was in a great relationship now and would not be interested in hearing from him. I also wished him the best of luck in his search, and said goodbye. Good riddance!

(Isn't this THE BEST pic for No Repeat Offenders? It cracks me up!)

Match #3
I'm not sure what to make of this one. His stats are good, but he opens with the following:

"About me: far from perfect. Who I’m looking for: perfect."

That's a bit annoying, wouldn't you say? Then, he's sent an e-mail:

"I know I have seen you here before, but I don't know why I haven't written to you before now. I can definately relate to much of what you have to say in your profile, and I apprerciate a well-spoken woman with a nice smile! I would like to know more..."

Well, that's nice enough. He's divorced, but no kids. He's only 5'10", which is a major downer, and will probably end up being the deciding factor. His pictures are......well....hard to judge, I'd say. In 2 he looks lovely. In 2 he looks OK. In one he looks like a full on redneck with a HUGE tattoo on his chest, no shirt, wearing khakis and boots and tilting his head back while (I believe) shotgunning a beer? He used to be a construction worker. He's now gone back to school and earned his masters, and is doing something medical. I just don't know. He's obviously very smart....well, then again from some things he says I'm under the impression that he earned that medical degree in the Caribbean. That's never a good sign. Hmph. I don't know. Let me think on this one.

(This is my NEW question mark! Isn't it precious? Thanks MK!)

Match #4
Okay, so he didn't graduate from college. AND....he doesn't make much money. BUT...he's a fireman for heaven's sake! AND...he's 6'0". That counts for something, right? He's also a few years older than me AND...has never been married.

Here's the deal. Again. Conflicting pictures. He's posted about 20 of them. In about six of them I want to do nothing but look at him, and smile at him, and date him and....... you get the point. In the rest he appears to be varying ages from THE HOT SIX to OLD. So, if he can look that old in some pics he can't look like the hot guy, right? Or, maybe that's his dad? I'm being completely serious here people. It just doesn't add up! In one pic he's at the firehouse wearing his little fireproof pants and boots, or whatever, with those yellow suspenders that hold those pants up. He has on a red t-shirt, and he looks absolutely adorable! Next picture....sitting in a rocking chair of sorts with a beer gut and grey hair. Same person? You tell me.

Here is his e-mail:

"Check out my profile and let me know if you would like to start a converstation."

Well, that's short and to the point isn't it? Hmmmmm.....I wonder if this is another case of The Bang Flipper not posting all current pictures? Is it awful to reply to his e-mail saying "Pardon me. I'm just wondering...which of your pictures do you most currently resemble?". Seriously. Is that bad? Because it will be a deal breaker if he's the grey haired guy with the beer gut. BUT....if he's the hot fireman with dark brown hair, a flat belly, big brown eyes, etc......I want to meet him for drinks.

Advice Please,


****Disclaimer - I am so tired right now that my head is about to fall on my keyboard. Please excuse any poor grammar, misspellings, etc. I almost didn't post this tonight b/c I suspect it is riddled with horrible errors, but I'm doing it anyway. This whole MDC thing can be tiresome :(

There is No "S" in Foxfield

Sorry to have not updated you on my MDC adventures as of late, but as you can see I've been a little preoccupied :) Also, I'm going out of town to a steeplechase this weekend:

and I've been busy planning, packing, etc. I also went tanning tonight. Not regular tanning, mind you, but I tried the Versa Spa tan. I'm not really sure what to do with myself at the moment. I'm drying. Yes, I'm drying. Apparently this process takes place for 4-6 hours. I'm kindove a motivated person, and "drying" for 4-6 hours doesn't really work for me. Then again, I'm paranoid that if I move I will probably smear it or something? I also got swindled into buying some product that the woman told me would make me "glow". I just read the bottle. It says: "Look Great Naked". I'm pretty sure I just threw my money away.

Back to the steeplechase. Good times! It's in Charlottesville, VA and I go every year. It is called The Foxfield Races or Foxfield for short. So...why do so many people call it Foxfields? It bugs me. Like really, really bugs me. It's like when the rednecks living on the outskirts of Smalltown, VA say "hey now, I was over at the Walmarts today and such and such". Wal-mart isn't plural. Neither is Foxfield. You may think I'm being petty, but can I help it if my skin crawls when people say "hey T...are you going to Foxfields?". This has bothered me for years, as I've been attending this event since college.

I used to think that being in the infield at Foxfield was the best thing ever. Now I think it's too crowded. Nice to visit, but not where I want to land if you will. We've relocated our spot to the "somewhat grown up" section. Not so much the "really grown up section", where they supply you with tents and tables and servers and such. I'm saving that for when Mr. Seersucker and I make our first million. For now we are somewhere in the middle, and we bring our own tent and try to act grown up....but we still play flip cup :)

Anyway, I'm super excited about this weekend and haven't even logged onto MDC because I've so much other stuff going on, AND THEN.......I check my e-mail and there is a little note from a VERY cute face. So now I'm going to log in and see what this chap is all about and I'll be back to let you know :)


I Digress...

Remember when I said that I might veer away from the topic of dating every now and again on this blog (but not talk about work)? Well, this is one of the those times. I just received an e-mail from Aspinal of London (one of my very favorite stores in London) informing me that the spring "Brit Bag" can be mine for only $550. Now, I realize that some people may think $550 is quite a bit for a bag...but I personally believe that spending that much on a good quality bag is more of an investment than an expense.

I love this bag. It's white, navy & gold, which in my book is as classic as you can get. Hmmmmm.....Oh god! They have it in red patent as well. Uggghhh....


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Here Comes The Bride...

CALM DOWN! I'm not speaking of myself :)

I'm speaking of the fact that I have 4 weddings to attend (3 of which I am in) in 3 months. I was reading Wendy's blog Wendy's Adventures in Lalaland and today's post got me thinking. Who was it that originally said "weddings are a wonderful place to meet someone"? Do you know? I think that whoever they are....they are full of crap. I would welcome a sit down with said person if they can be located. I do not know one single person that is happily married to someone that they met at a wedding. I know there are all types of cutesy movies where that happens, but let's focus on reality...shall we?

Anyway, I continue to hear from the people in my life that I will undoubtedly meet Mr. Seersucker at one of the upcoming weddings I will be attending in the near future. Here's the thing. Have you ever been in a wedding? It's not like you stroll into the wedding, put your feet up, sip a cocktail and survey the potentials. You are ON! By ON I mean that you are there to assist the bride, look lovely, make sure everyone is where they are supposed to be, gossip about the tacky dress someone's Aunt Gloria is wearing, keep the flower girl from taking her dress off, etc.

Then, once the wedding is over you stay at the church (or whatever the location is where the wedding is taking place) for an hour of pictures with the bride and groom. Then, you head to the reception where all of the wedding attendees are already getting tipsy, and you have no hope of catching up. Then, you have to dance around the bride for pictures, pose with friends for pictures, say hello to people everyone wants you to meet, etc.'s over and you head to the closest bar to hang out with the people you know, and you are able to take your heels off for the first time that day.

Now, now...please do not misunderstand me. It is a HUGE honor to be a bridesmaid, and I wouldn't give up the chance to stand by my friends on their special day for anything in the world. The day is a whirlwind, and being a part of that is great fun! It's just....when exactly was I supposed to meet a potential boyfriend? You get my point.

So, do me a favor friends. If you have a single girlfriend who happens to be attending an upcoming wedding...please don't tell her it's a wonderful place to meet a man. Even if she's not a bridesmaid. It usually ends up turning a wonderfully festive and joyous occasion into a complete let down.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Movie Mania

I'm not sure why I'm all about movies lately. They are not a usual part of my life, but once again I found myself wanting to watch one last night. Besides Twilight, another movie I have heard endless things about is Fireproof.

Fireproof is about a couple having terrible marital issues. He's a fireman. Hence the name. I didn't really have any desire to watch this movie because let's face it....I haven't even gotten married yet. The last thing I want to worry about is marital problems!

Anyway, there it was...listed under New Releases on On Demand. I previewed it. It looked okay. I thought it was pretty cool that a bunch of guys lifted a crashed car off of the train tracks right before the train came whizzing by. I bought it. I was prepared to be a little bored, and perhaps irritated that these people were probably having some silly marital problems that would be ridiculous.

WRONG! Loved it! Nothing like Twilight, of course. I don't have a new crush or anything. Fireproof was very sad at times, but very redeeming too. It made me wonder...if I had put that much effort into any of my past relationships would I have stayed rather than jumped ship? Have I ever put that much effort into a relationship? I don't think I have.

This might sound silly, but I had an interesting thought yesterday right after I finished watching Fireproof. What if I was supposed to watch that movie because I was supposed to realize I had never really put much effort into my relationships? What if I was supposed to watch that movie because it is TIME for me to be ready to put effort into a relationship? What if I was supposed to watch that movie because Mr. Seersucker is on the horizon. Hmmmmmm.......


So Then I Met a Guy....And He DOES Count :)

Saturday I was uber hung over, and didn't get out of bed until 2pm. I felt terrible, and had to talk myself out of the bed even then to make it to my good friend's birthday celebration!

I purchased the cutest dress (or so I thought) to wear to said birthday party. Once I got myself together Saturday and donned what I thought was the cutest dress..........I had a realization. I looked like a retiree living in Naples, FL named Gladys. Uggghh! (How could I not have tried this dress on before the day of the event?!??!!) I didn't have any time to put together another outfit, so I took off feeling frumpy AND hungover.

The party was lovely, and I had the chance to catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones too! Birthday Girl's boyfriend had mentioned a few weeks ago that he had invited a guy to come to the party, and he thought this guy and I would hit it off. I had completely forgotten this conversation. So, when BG's boyfriend says "T, what do you think of J?" I'm a bit taken aback. You see....J is also TEN's real name.

I explained that I thought he was precious, but a bit young for me. BG's boyfriend doesn't understand. I don't understand why he doesn't understand. Eventually I come to the realization that the guy I have been talking to all afternoon is in fact the guy BG's boyfriend had been telling me about weeks ago, AND....that he is called J, and that he is my age. Did I lose you???

BG's boyfriend takes me aside a bit later and says "So....J really thinks you are cute. What do you think"? Well, J was quite cute and rather my type so I told BG's boyfriend this. J and I continue to talk, and guess who shows up? TEN. Oh yes he did. This shouldn't really be a problem for me because he is so young, and we will just be friends. However, for some reason I felt like a loser. I have TEN on one side and J on the other, and I just wanted to take a Valium and go home.

TEN leaves, and J and I continue chatting. When the party is over J asks for my phone number, and says he would very much like to get together in the near future. I say that I would like that as well. We both head home, and I get a text later Saturday evening from J saying that he most enjoyed meeting me.......and looks forward to talking to me soon. Excellent! Who needs MDC anyway!


So I Met a Guy....But He Doesn't Count

He's TEN. Well, not technically TEN...but basically. Friday night I had a lovely time, and had the full intention of going home directly after the get together I attended. A good friend was having a birthday party on Saturday, with lots of sun and fun involved, and I didn't want to be hung over. Oops!

While mingling with friends Friday night, the guy that invited me to the club (and insisted on the fact that Mr. Seersucker could be found there) brings up a guy to introduce me to. He was absolutely adorable, but obviously quite young. We struck up a conversation and I start giving him relationship advice (hysterical coming from me...I know!). Anyway we chatted for most of the evening, and then a group of us headed downtown for more drinks.

We ran into more friends who had been at another party, and what was supposed to be a subdued night turned into quite the opposite. Sometime during the evening TEN and I apparently had a photo shoot. I didn't realize this until I woke up the next morning and looked at my camera. The pictures were hysterical, and were TEN not TEN I would definitely like him in a boyfriend/girlfriend kind of way. As he is TEN...I'm making it my goal to find a lovely young girl for him to date because he really is something :)


Friday, April 17, 2009

Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. Geezzz...This Rift is Much More Serious Than I Realized.

I was Twilight obsessing again this afternoon, and found a "Team Jacob" bracelet. Not kidding. Personally, I think that is taking it a bit far....but in case you are in search of something to express your love for Jacob (who I do now remember...he's that sissy American Indian boy that lurks in the forest and such) Kat...I think it should be this:
Those of us who have some sense will most likely need to purchase this bracelet:
Perhaps I need to purchase the books to understand what a "crystal" heart and a silver apple have to do with Edward?

May the best team win (and by win I mean resist purchasing these ridiculous bracelets)!


Skull & Crossbones...Here I come!

I'm going to a get together at a private club tonight. I was invited by a good friend (male) who is convinced that I will find Mr. Seersucker at said private club. I've been to the club before, and know quite a few of it's members. I've never dated any of them, but for some reason I am never really "looking" for a potential Mr. Seersucker when I'm out with my friends. I'm told that this is probably part of the problem. So...I've put together a cute little outfit and I'm ready to check out the membership.

I wanted to share my outfit for tonight, and I tried that thing to put it together. The thing is....they don't so much have anything that I am wearing, or anything that resembles it. So excuse the hodge podge pasty paste I've tried to assemble below :)

In MY WORLD this is an Elizabeth Halter DRESS from J. Crew. I got it at an outlet store a few weeks ago, and apparently it was there because it's old school? I can't find it anywhere online. It also is not red. It's a floral print with royal blue, black and a natural color. This was the best I could do!
It's supposed to get chilly tonight, so I'm throwing this J.Crew cardigan in my bag just in case!
This fun little ring is ALMOST exactly like mine. I, however, got mine at Charlotte Russe for $4. I couldn't find my ring anywhere, so this will suffice.

And ears will be adorned with my extra-large faux pearls.

So...that's it! I realize I am going to look a bit like a crayola crayon box threw up all over me, but that's nothing unusual for me. Perhaps I am rushing the season a tad, but I just can't wait to break out all of my bright colorful things!

Wish me luck tonight friends!


Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Tide Will Turn...

I was perusing some new blogs I've found, and I came across MRM's blog. She has an Etsy fetish (I do too, but I've never bought a thing!) and found the most adorably perfect thing for me to buy:

(click on the picture for the link)

I think this little purchase is most appropriate for me, and I shall wear it daily until the tide does indeed turn.....OR...until I meet a vampire :)


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I Want to Date a Vampire

Everyone keeps telling me about these Twilight books, and how I absolutely HAVE to read them. Everyone keeps telling me about this Twilight movie, and how I absolutely HAVE to see it. I don't do vampires. I don't do girly flicks. I don't buy all that hokie pokie lovey dovey stuff. I'm never the girl on the couch with her tissues boo hooing at the sweetest love story.

I watched Twilight tonight. I don't think I took a breath throughout the entire movie. I am in love with Edward Cullen. I want to date a vampire. I'm wrecked for life :(


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Ladies Man

I was hoping today's matches might provide a bit more promising than yesterday's. Granted I'm only on my lunch break, so there is still hope for the afternoon crowd, but....

I have one new match. Let me just tell you about him. He is wearing a do rag in his picture, and has the following tag line:

"looking for the woman with the Heart of Gold and that don't mind sharing it ! "

Oh lordy. Why is it that these people just don't have any grammar skills? Do you think they really speak this way in real life? Or, do they just write that way?

He has another picture posted. It's of a very large house with a fancy boat in the front that is right on the water. I'm guessing we are to believe this is his house? Along with the fact that he has a college education and makes $150,000+. Now, as a side note...I do not fill in my income. I have a very good salary, but someone doesn't need to know that to date me. I don't need to know theirs either. Those things come with time. But, this guy is spewing double negatives left and right and is raking in $150K+ with his Bachelor's Degree and living the high life?

Here's another clue that perhaps things aren't as they appear:

"Ethnicity: I was raised by my grandmother"

"About me: well, let me start by saying that I am probably the one that your Moma has warned you about for so long..I am a real ladies man"

I don't have a "Moma". The only MOMA I know of is the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. I do, however, have a mother. mother has never warned me about ladies men. She didn't need to. I usually see right through them, and consider them tacky and poorly mannered. What she did warn me of was people with poor grammar skills. It usually means they have terrible table manners, and most likely will embarrass you throughout your relationship. Ooohhh...that was snarky wasn't it? Oh well. It's true.

Here's the thing. I almost kindove want to go out with The Ladies Man so that I will have a fabulous story to tell you about. Is that awful? That I want to go out with people to have funny stories? Geezzz...that makes my life sound so boring :(

On a positive's wine club night. Yippee! MK has just told us on her blog what wine she is bringing for us to taste. I'm really excited to try it, and to hear what our guest wine expert has to teach us!

I'm still debating on whether or not I'll wink back at The Ladies Man. It could be good for a laugh?


Monday, April 13, 2009

The Bang Flipper & My Inbox

I promised you I would let you know what my response was to The Bang Flipper. Here it is:

"Bang Flipper,

I'm not sure if you remember, but we have had extensive conversation in the past. Just as we were planning to meet, I realized that my friend The Real Housewife of Delaware had gone out with you while living in _________. I then shared with you that I had actually seen you in person on one of my trips to visit The Real Housewife of Delaware in ____________.

I feel sure that at this point you probably remember who I am. If not, let me further state that you look nothing like your photos. Not that it's any of my business at this point, but might I suggest posting some pictures of yourself from the last year or two? From a dater's really is a let down when you meet someone and they do not resemble their photos at all.

Best of luck in your search,


I think the e-mail was rather nice, and I've yet to receive a response. Quite frankly, I don't expect one. That's long as he stays out of my inbox!

Today's Inbox has 5 potential matches. Let's see what's what:

Match #1
This guy's photo shows him in a suit hopping out of a fancy helicopter with a briefcase. Well, I think that's him anyway? I guess he wants us to know that he's rich and important? Or, perhaps he's a high ranking FBI agent? Let's see....nope. He's in sales/marketing. That's interesting. He also drives a fancy Porsche. Why do I get a creepy feeling about him? Well, he's just I will wink back. We can decide what to do with him later....

Match #2
Hmmmmm.....(yes, I'm starting out with a hmmmm....). Here's the thing. He doesn't say much on his profile. He's just winked, but I'm wondering what he's all about. There is a lovely picture of him at a dinner table or something. He looks quite handsome. Then, there he is on his dirt bike. Hmmmm..... He also lives in some place I've not heard of, and he hasn't graduated from college. I'm not going to wink back.

Match #3
Oh lordy. It's an e-mail, and it's a doozy:

"i a generaly a good person i like to spend time alone with the ones that i love . I have been a romantic in the past and got my heart broke several times . Now my world is about my children wich are 11,10&9. I try to be the best parent that i can though sometimes it is very hard. I have a son and 2 daughters. please write"

Sorry buddy, I don't think we are a good match. Bye!

Match #4
Well, this is the e-mail I received:

"I'm funny and charming."

I'm not sure if he hit send before he was through? Or, if he thinks this is enough to win me over? I replied with the following:

"I'm not sure how to respond to that statement."

Let's see if we hear back from him!

Match #5
He doesn't show his picture. I deleted him.

I'm afraid my matches are getting less and less interesting. Boo hiss to that! I've winked back at Match #1, and I've sent Match #4 a response. Let's see what happens. Maybe I will be writing you tomorrow from a fancy helicopter, as my boyfriend flies around with his briefcase selling and marketing things :)


I am Laid Back and Easygoing....

****Side Note - Why do men think this is an attractive quality? Why do they all describe themselves as "laid back and easygoing"? This might be terrible of me, but when I read this the following equation comes to mind:

laid back and easygoing = lazy and unmotivated

I could be completely wrong. I realize that. However, in my past dating experience the guys that I would describe as laid back and easygoing have also been lazy and going nowhere. Aren't we all laid back at times? Aren't we all easygoing at times? But to describe yourself completely in this manner is probably not a good thing. AND....85% of the guys on describe themselves this way. Blech!


Bacon and Big Wheels: Happy Easter!

Easter has fast become one of my favorite holidays. This is because I spend it with my friends in Smalltown, VA. Not that I don't love the fam...don't get me wrong...but it's just sooooo convenient and relaxing to celebrate here, with friends :)

Every year a bunch of us get together for brunch at a local restaurant. My girlfriend Barbie is the best organizer ever, and starts rounding up the group a few weeks before the big day. Barbie and I share a great love for bacon, and last year bacon was not served at our brunch. We complained, of course, but arrived to find that again it was not being served! When our server came to the table we inquired as to why the best bacon ever (Applewood Smoked Bacon) was not being served again this year? Our server didn't know, but said she would check to see what the situation was. 10 minutes later our server arrived at our table with a HUGE plate of bacon for us!!! You have no idea how excited we were. Wasn't that lovely of her? I was so touched that I left her a $10 tip. Because seriously....that was some good service!

We usually have brunch about 11:30, and then head downtown. What is there to do downtown on Easter Sunday you ask? Well, in Smalltown, VA we have the most fabulous Easter tradition. It has to do with adults on big wheels racing round and round down the parking garage exit ramp. People dress is crazy costumes, mount their big wheels and take off. It is quite honestly the funniest thing I have seen. Ever. (see picture below) I would like to say congratulations to Mr. Barbie for winning the Big Wheel Race for the second year running. Cheers to grown-ups who still like to have fun!


Martinis and Rednecks...What a Night!

Friday night my BFF had a free pass. She is a wife and mother of two. When she gets a "free pass" that means she gets the night out with girlfriends, and even gets to spend the night at my house so she can sleep off a bit of the hangover that she usually wakes up with before facing the kids.

BFF decided that for this particular Friday night she wanted to go to a certain bar and listen to a certain band. The bar is awful AND the band is awful. Well, the band is actually talented and all that...but it's the crowd they bring. Blech! Anyway, I begged and pleaded....but alas....she won. I was able to convince her to go to a downtown happy hour for some martinis and such before we entered the land of the redneck (ie. mullets, jorts, etc.). She signed on, and we headed out for martinis. Two of our friends, Stevie and Pixie, joined us for happy hour. I love time with my girlfriends, and we all had stories to share and much to catch up on.

Fast forward to the awful bar. When we arrived we were told there was a $10 cover charge to see the awful band. Booooo..... I was digging in my purse to find $10 when the largest man I have ever seen in my life (who also happens to be the bouncer at the awful bar) states that if we all sit on his lap and take pictures, we can get in for free. Seriously? Yes, seriously. I looked at BFF and said "I believe I would rather pay $10". By this time she had a good buzz and says "No way! We are so sitting on his lap and getting in for free." She proceeds to drag me over to the largest man I have ever seen in my life and shove me onto his lap. Try smiling pretty for that one!

We got inside and huddled together. Almost immediately creepy people try to interact with us. We commence doing shots, and try not to have eye contact with anyone. After the shots have kicked in the band plays a few good songs. We made our way to the dance floor and tried to make the best of it. At one point I looked around and realized that I was surrounded by bra straps, chest hair, jorts and gold chains. I couldn't deal. I bolted. I'm a bad friend. I know. I just couldn't do it.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Clarisonic Give Away - Fingers Crossed!

I have been DYING to try this little guy out! The system retails at $195, and I've been putting off buying it. Every time I turn around I hear how wonderful it is. I really, really, really want it. Shasta from Bergdorf Blondes is giving one away and I am waiting with baited breath to see if I win. You too can enter to win on Shasta's blog, as long as you enter by 9PM EST on Tuesday, April 14th.

Oooooohhhhhhh...I'm so excited :)


Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Bang Flipper Strikes AGAIN!!!!

Creepy guy that misrepresents his looks has struck again!!! You know...the bang flipper? 2 days in a row. Doesn't he remember that I'm the girl that called him out and said "You look nothing like your pictures. I have seen you. You are unattractive. Leave me alone."

He has just e-mailed me the following:

"what are you up to this weekend?"

I have to address this. I really do. I have to put an end to this. I will send him another e-mail, and I will figure out if there is a way to block someone from contacting you ever again. This is out of control. He hasn't changed a single one of his pictures, and he is still pretending to be cute. Why would someone do that? Don't they realize that if they put up pictures of themselves from 15 years ago, actually meeting them is going to be a let down? I try to make my pictures very realistic. Me with a pony tail. Me in a dress. Me in pants. Me with a beer. I mean THIS is who I am. I want you to be pleasantly surprised when you meet me. Not let down :(

I'm going to go craft a snarky response. I will let you know what I say!


What is a seersucker?

I couldn't wait to share my latest e-mail. I am going to break a little rule I have here, and post this guy's name. I just have to. I have never heard of such a thing...EVER. Okay.......he's called "Mykul". WTF you ask? Sound it out. It's Michael, but different. What in the world?

Perhaps I would think this was somewhat cool and different (but probably not), if the following e-mail did not accompany his name:

"You are totally cute and you seem very nice and honest. What is a seersucker? If you consider yourself to be a seer, then that would be really cool. I don't know much about astrology but I do know how to listen, and I love to. I also like to be around positive people. particularly people who get excited about everything. Bored people are boring! I like conversation whether it's going out to eat or relaxing at home, but I can be an outdoor cat too! ;p Write me back if you want to talk =)"

How do I respond to this? What in the world does he mean by "if you consider yourself to be a seer, then that would be really cool". Perhaps I should reply and say...."what is a seer"?

So I Googled it, and a seer is:

Seer (unit), a customary unit of mass and capacity in Asia

I'm pretty sure he realizes that I am not a single unit of mass, and that I don't live in Asia. The only other choices were something to do with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and being on the show Charmed where a "Seer" is a deamoness that can see the future. Maybe that's what he thinks? Maybe he thinks I can "See" the future? And that I'm a deamoness. Ha! Wouldn't that be something! Hmmmmm....Perhaps I should e-mail him back and tell him that I "See" no future for us? No, that would be mean. I will just reply and tell him I'm not interested and to go away.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Profile Make-Over Time!

I've made a decision. My MDC profile needs a make over! I'm going to change out all of the pictures, and overhaul my "about me". Any thoughts? Some of you know me personally, of course, and others probably have a fabulous opinion of me after reading my blog (I JEST! SERIOUSLY I JEST!).

So, I'm opening up the floor for suggestions. Have you ever MDC dated before? Have any of your friends? If so, what worked? What didn't? Help me please :)

In case you need a reference point, here is my current profile "about me":

(P.S. Obviously the part about having a job that I love needs to be deleted!)

I am a true Gemini in every sense of the word! There are days when I stay busy from morning until night, and others when I want to just kick back and enjoy time with friends. Most important is that I surrounded myself with people who are positive and outgoing and enjoy life as much as I do.

I enjoy pretty much anything that brings me outdoors when the weather is nice. Spending the day at the lake is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. I 'm not one that you will routinely find in a gym...but I run and play tennis whenever I get the chance.

I have a job that I love and the best friends that anyone could ask for. I can honestly say that I am happy with who I am, and have accomplished the things that I have hoped to at this point in my life. There are still places in the world that I would like to see, and I would love to find someone to do this with. I would like to find someone who is first and foremost comfortable with who they are. Someone who I can fish from the bank of a river with, but who will also have fun at a black tie affair. Being a Hokie fan is definitely a plus. I love snuggling up in a blanket at fall football games! Motivation and ambition are key, but there needs to be a healthy mix of work and play. Someone who enjoys friends and is open to meeting new people is important as well. Most of all I enjoy someone who loves to laugh. I believe that a good sense of humor is one of most valuable characteristics someone can have.

Here is my favorite hot spots answer:
Depending on my mood I enjoy relaxing at ___________with friends, or dancing the night away downtown. I jump at the chance to travel to new destinations, but am always happy to come home to Smalltown, VA.

Here is my favorite things answer:
My favorite thing to do is laugh so hard I cry. You know...when you can't even catch your breath. It's the best feeling in the world! International travel is another fav. I went to Italy a few months!! I'm ready for my next adventure:)

Not that this is the GREATEST profile ever, but it doesn't suck that bad. Does it? Yikes, maybe it does. HELP!!!


My Inbox!

It's been a few days since I've checked my inbox, and I've just now gotten around to logging in. There are quite a few messages, so let's see what's what!

Match #1
Well, this guy is actually a repeat offender. He's the one that told us a while ago that he is a "work in progress". Remember him? (If not click HERE. He is match #3 in this post). I questioned why anyone would point out that they were a work in progress at the time, and still wonder about that. Anyway, he's not a college graduate and acknowledges this in his e-mail to me. He asks me to give him a break on the higher education qualification. I'm not sure I can do that. Don't get me wrong! I certainly think that people can be very intelligent and successful whether they attended college or not. It's just that I know what college did for me, and how valuable that experience was for me.

This guy is from Smalltown, VA. Lived here his whole life. Travels within the US, and that's about it. Again...doesn't mean there is anything wrong with him, but I find that men I've dated with this M.O. usually disappoint me. They don't really grasp the concept that the world is a HUGE place, with many different cultures, and that Smalltown, VA is a pleasant enough place....but in the scheme of's just a pin prick on the map. Perhaps I should meet him anyway? He's not bad looking, and states that he is 6'0". However, I'm beginning to realize that a guy's perception of 6'0" and the reality of 6'0" are really quite different! Anyway, he is 8 years older than me. Divorced, but no children.

He also notes in his e-mail that "I had thought I had sent you a "hello" message before, but I guess I've just had one too many of those drinks like you're holding in your pic...:)" That drink would be a beer, and I'm thinking he's trying to be funny? I didn't laugh, but that's okay.

Hmmmmm....I really don't know about this one. I'm torn. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Match #2
This guy lives somewhere that I've never heard of. I think it must be smaller than Smalltown, VA. He is divorced, 4 years older than me and has 2 kids. Girls. 10 and 12. He is sure to say "Ladies, you must be willing to accept my kids. If you can, then we are at good starting point :)". I think that's lovely. He apparently loves his children very much. I'm just not sure I want to be a step mom. I know I should probably change my profile to reflect that (currently it says "Not Sure" next to the Kids question).

He's a teacher (YIKES! We've just gotten rid of one and here comes another...just kidding!), and likes to travel to "new and different places". I guess that means that he would go back to Italy with me?

****Side Note - I've just asked MK where this place that he lives is and it's icky! Icky as in dirty and depressing. I don't really like that very's like 1.5 hours away. Boooo.

Okay, I'm not going to wink back at him. I just get this feeling when I look at his picture, and know that he has 2 daughters, and that he lives in icky town and .......well, that's enough.

Goodbye Match #2.
Match #3
Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Hysterical. This is truly hysterical. Okay...background. This guy winked at me and e-mailed me and all this other stuff back when I first started as Wendy from Wendy's Adventures in Lalaland refers to our lovely dating site. Anyway, he was really cute and even though he lives about 3 hours away, I winked right back. His tagline at the time was something like "Have tux, will travel". Pretty cute, huh? I thought so. Anyway, I'm e-mailing with him and liking him and considering inviting him to come to Smalltown, VA (to stay in a hotel of course!) for a visit, when I get the REAL story.

So, my friend Real Housewife of Delaware was on MDC back in the day. She lived in the city where this guy lives, and seriously went out with pretty much a guy a night while she was MDCing. (Real Housewife of Delaware is also the girlfriend who went out with Guitar Hero too!) I should have known to check with her. Thank God it came up in conversation before I gave him my phone number!!

So.......this guy's pictures are from like 15 years ago. He now looks about 50. AND...he has this weird tick where he flips his bangs every few seconds, but here is the kicker. He doesn't have any bangs! HA! Real Housewife of Delaware said it was so distracting she couldn't even concentrate on what he was saying. Not that she wanted to, of course, because he was absolutely terrible and self centered and thought he was the bee's knees...and certainly WAS NOT! The best part is that I remember her telling me about this guy and laughing about it. Then, when I saw her next I proceeded to flip my bangs non-stop until we burst into a fit of giggles. THEN...I went to visit her in the city where they both lived and saw him! I thought he was very unattractive, and we giggled some more. Never in a million years would I have guessed that he was this cutie that was winking and e-mailing me :(

So, I e-mailed him. I was honest. I told him that I had actually seen him while visiting his city, and that his pictures were not a true representation of what he looked like. I also told him that I was friends with the Real Housewife of Delaware and that I was no longer interested in meeting him. He didn't respond. I was pleased. I moved on. Never in a million years did I ever think I would log in to MDC to find he has winked at me again!!!! What do I do? Shall I click "Not Interested"? Or, should I just ignore him? Or, should I e-mail him and say "Are you serious, man? Are you really serious?" Hmmmm....I think I will click "Not Interested". I fear if I don't he will just keep winking :(
Match #4
Oh goodness. Oh goodness. He's cross eyed. Really. He has one picture, and it looks like it's from Olan Mills and he's cross eyed. I'm sure he is a lovely person, but I don't do cross eyed. It makes me nervous :(

I'm not sure that there is any reason to go on, but I will....he shares the following information with me in rather abrupt spurts. (maybe it's hard for him to focus?):

"I am an old-fashion guy. I like the quiet life. I am not good with fixing things around the house and I don't know a thing about fixing cars. My whole opinion is if they don't teach at a university, I won't do it. (WAIT...WHAT?!?!?!) Shopping - I really don't like shopping. Favorite color - toss up between red and blue."

Wow. That's rather odd. It's like he's answering questions, but it's in an e-mail? Hmmmm....

Oh gosh. This is the best part. He's 44 and he lives with his parents. Wow. I think I'll just click the little "x" now.
How depressing!!! I guess I will e-mail Match #1 back, but I really don't think it is going to amount to much. Ho Hum. Perhaps I need to shake thinks up a bit? Change my profile a bit? My friend Daisy keeps getting all of these lovely matches! What gives?



Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sorry for Being Such a Whiney Pants :(

Sorry about my rant yesterday. This blog has nothing to do with how much I despise my boss, how much I despise the idiot....or my wanting to quit my job. This blog has everything to do with my crazy, dysfunctional dating life :) Although I will probably take some minor detours on this blog, I will most definitely refrain from ranting about my crappy job again. After re-reading that post it made me feel sorry for myself. Boo hiss to that!

However, you may find a post in the near future entitled "I QUIT MY JOB". Until are spared :)


P.S. I may even log on to today for a little inspiration....

Monday, April 6, 2009

I meant to call you...but then I got busy.....

I forgot to mention that while I was in Delaware I received a call from Lehrer. I screened the call, and waited 48 hours to listen to the voice mail. Part of me wondered if he had found my blog. I secretly hoped he had :)

I hadn't heard from him since our date at the Mexican restaurant. You know, the one where he proceeded to take my hand captive and attempt to rub it all over his face? still makes me shudder. Anyway, I was thinking that perhaps somehow he had stumbled across my blog and realized I wasn't interested and that would save me from another "break up" phone call. No such luck!

Lehrer calls Friday afternoon and states that he meant to call me, but got busy. This statement sent me into a fit of giggles, and I had to rewind the message because I was laughing so hard I missed part of it. I wonder what he got busy doing? Playing his online peanuckle games, and studying WWII and math or something??? hahahahaha....that still makes me laugh.

Of course I don't like Lehrer in the least....but....what if I did? I'm assuming he thinks I like him, or he wouldn't be calling. Right? I'm here to tell you that if I did like him, and he waited a full week to call me after our date, I would no longer like him. That's terrible :( If you really like someone you call them to tell them you had a lovely time and would like to get together again.

Anyway, he then proceeds to ask me out for that night. It was 5:00 when he called, and he's asking me out for that night?!??!?! He says that his German friend is in town, and wouldn't I love to come out with them and show them a good time? It might be fun, he says. Whatever.

I didn't return the call, and don't plan to. I am going to hope he doesn't call again. I'm going to wish upon the stars every night that he doesn't call again. But, if he does...I'm going to tell him the truth. I'm going to try to help him understand where he went so terribly wrong. I have absolutely no idea how it will go over, because I really think he is under the impression that he is the bee's knees, but I'm going to do it. It will be my good deed for the year :)


"you will be amazing wherever you go. I believe in you."

Today I'm on my own little private strike from work. I doubt anyone realizes it, but it makes me feel a little better due to my recent pissed-off-ed-ness at my boss & the idiot.

While catching up on blogs I like to read, I came across something that made me smile. Maybe smile isn't the right word. It made me feel warm inside and out. I needed that today:)

Do you ever read Post Secret? Sometimes it's really sad. Sometimes it's really funny. And speaks to me. That's what happened today.

Someone wrote in to say:

"I work in a college admissions office at a preppy private college as a student worker. Whenever I stuff the rejection letter envelopes, I slip in a piece of paper while my co-workers aren't looking that says, "you will be amazing wherever you go. I believe in you." I hope that the people who get them know I mean it."

I'm not applying to colleges...but it's the idea that sometimes a perceived failure isn't really a failure at all. I'm going to mull this over for the rest of the afternoon. Perhaps quitting doesn't mean you really gave up? Perhaps it means you have just outgrown what you are currently doing, and are ready for another challenge?


Ba Humbug!

Hello friends! I'm back. I went to Delaware to visit one of my best girlfriends, and had a splendid time :) Lots of shopping and eating and laughing. No while I was away, and I've yet to log in for today. Quite frankly, I'm not sure I will do that today. Or this week. I'm in a terrible mood, and I like to attempt to be open minded and positive when I read my messages and such.

Isn't it always hard to have a lovely out of town visit, and then to come back to something not so nice? My job is the not so nice of which I speak. I've been with this company for 4 years. I've been a stellar performer, and have always been told I'm doing a good job. The person over my department is an idiot. Everyone knows it. Recently, the idiot brought 2 more people on board to my department...and conveniently inserted one of them between he and I on the organizational chart. So, I now report to her. She then reports to him. She drives me nuts, and isn't having much success in her role when it comes to selling. I think she resents that I am. That's all that makes sense. She just forwarded me my evaluation and it's terrible. Basically, I am an awful employee according to her. Hmmmm....very interesting.

I'm not opposed to constructive criticism. I never have been. None of us are perfect. We all need coaching and goals. I'm fine with that. However, this is is something entirely different. I also found out from my co-worker in London that the idiot was asking questions about me while over there recently. Even more interesting.

I've never been a paranoid person, but something is going on. I haven't done a bit of work today, as I've been stewing all morning. I think I want to quit my job. I know that probably sounds ridiculous in the current economy, but I think that is the best option for me right now. I will not allow myself to be beaten down by someone for no reason. Life is hard enough. I don't need some person (or persons) who aren't successful telling me I'm a crappy employee because I am. The thought of quitting makes me very sad because I have truly LOVED working for this company. I have loved what this company stands for. I have loved the vision of the company, and the company values. However, the idiot and my new boss are intolerable and I can't seem to make them like me.

An example of how ridiculous the idiot is - the year before last at Christmas he had a party for the department at his house. He wanted us to have superlatives for the team. Yep. That's what I said. in high school. I won best dressed. Who cares, right? It was a stupid idea to begin with, and no one really cared. EXCEPT FOR HIM. He has continued to bring this up for the last year, and has said to other people within our department that he spends lots of money on his clothes and can't understand how he didn't even get one vote. It's stupid stuff like this that causes him to hold grudges against me.'s getting out of control. He is now asking other department members about me. What do I say about him? What do I think about this and that? He even wrote on my last evaluation that I need to be friendly with everyone in the office...not just the people I like. WHAT?!?!?! It's not like I am mean to anyone.'s not like I really socialize with work people outside of work. I think he just has an issue with me and it isn't going to go away.

When the idiot hired two new people for our department he promised an increase in sales as a result. This makes sense, right? Well, one of the people he hired (my equivalent) was a good friend of his. She can't sell anything. I'm not sure why...but she's failing miserably. She's a really nice person, and I do hope she has success soon. The funny thing is...I had to give her some of my clients when she came on board. They were pretty good clients, but she's having trouble even selling to them. Hmmmmm....

So, I'm the only person selling anything right now. I ended the quarter at 97% of quota. Not great. Not 100%. the current economy this is considered really quite good. I expected a good eval because of this. WRONG.

I have enough money saved up to live for quite a while unemployed. I don't particularly want to be unemployed for a long time, but right now I think it beats the alternative. Am I crazy? Or, is my mental health worth more than feeling like a puppy who has been backed into a corner, told it was bad and beaten with a stick?