Showing posts from January, 2012

One Step Closer

There was a point in time when I thought I might like to work in the family business.  Instead, I decided to join a tennis league.  Now, my ex's new wife has her own office right next to my ex, (Well, if I would have known I would have my own office...) and I feel totally at ease knowing she is watching over our finances and my personal well being.  Nothing to worry about there.

Since that avenue is now closed to me (you snooze you lose,) I am continuing my hunt for the perfect career.  From what I have read there is a definite process one needs to follow in seeking employment. I spend a lot of time on GOOGLE researching the step by step approach to finding a job.  It appears the next step would be to actually apply for one, but I'm not there yet.  This is going to require more research and a lot of careful thought.  This process can not be rushed.

One article suggests writing down your strengths and weaknesses and going from there.  Here is what I have come up with so far.


Let's Do This Thing!

Exciting news!  With the encouragement of my college professor, and lack of anything else to do, I have decided to write a book.  I am working on a compilation of online dating stories.  I will offer bad date stories, (such as you have seen here, ) good date stories, and dates that have led to long term relationships and marriages.  I will of course include data from psychologists that I hope will back up my belief that online dating works.

I have been so honored to see that over 5,000 people read my blog.  You know who you are!  If you have a story to share with me or know someone who does, please contact me at
No names will be used, don't worry, I mean I own my bad dates, but that's just me.  I like the world to know how I have suffered.

For all who contribute, after publication the Martinis are on me!!  Help a girl out.


Cat's Out of the Bag

Being a divorced, 50ish woman, you have to be super careful not to appear lonely or weird, when dating.  There are some things that men find appealing, and other things we need to stay away from.  For instance, taking your black lab running in the park, or joining a wine tasting club is definitely cool.  Going out and buying, let's say a ferret, probably won't go over so well, it may sound eclectic and fun, but trust me, it's weird. Showing him pictures of your peekapoo, Mitzi dressed in a rain coat, not so cool, and the one big red flag that men run from?  Cats.  This is why I hesitate to publish this post.

 Awhile back, my son said to me in passing, "Hey mom, this is weird but I thought I saw H carrying a cage to her room."  "Hmmm," I thought, "That IS weird."  When I went to investigate I found a black kitten with emerald green eyes, lying on her bed.
"What is this?" I asked.  She looked at me, eyes squinted,  like,  "What …

Too Cool for School

During my divorce and days on end with Real Housewives (how I love Jill Z and Countess D, ) and Hoarders, it became clear to me that I really had to do something.  What to do...what to do...I tried volunteer work.  I volunteered at a local television station taking calls for the "Problem Solver." People would call in with complaints about local businesses in hopes of getting the "Problem Solver" to give them a hand. You would listen to the person, take down all their information and hand it in.    The goal was to get it to the on air personality and onto the news.  The other volunteers took their work very seriously and seemed to receive calls dealing with important issues.  Here is what I got:
"Hello this is XYZ News Problem Solver, how may I assist you today?"
"Uh yeah, I got the cable company out today, cos my tv wasn't working, and now the guy is out there bare ass naked in my bushes."
"I'm sorry, are you saying that the cable w…

He's Got it Maid

OMG, I just read that Maria Shriver is reconsidering her divorce to Arnold, aka, LUNKHEAD, Schwarzenegger. Are you serious? Apparantly he has been wooing her with gifts and is back to wearing his wedding ring. I'm sure that makes her feel better. I guess he didn't wear it around the family maid that he impregnated who was taking care of his wife's laundry and cooking for his kids. He sure had Mildred fooled!

I just need to sit down with Maria for a minute. I have to ask her "Why would you take him back? You're part Kennedy for God's sakes? Your uncles, cousins, or stepbrothers, whatever the relationship is, changed the course of history. You're on TV! You're rich! You have great hair. You have those big teeth and weird sort of Dudley Dooright jaw that most women would kill for, so WTF?"

I understand that she is Catholic and they have this thing against divorce. Um, just wondering, is there anything written in the bible about what you s…