Lovely Quotes

A closed mouth gathers no foot. - My Dad

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. - My Mom

I’ll lift you and you lift me and we'll both ascend together. - John Greenleaf Whittier

If you ever get lonely you just go to the record store and visit your friends. - Penny Lane

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. - Dalai Lama

When the student is ready, the master appears. - Buddhist Proverb

Whatever you look for in others tends to rise to the surface. - Unknown

If you’re smilin with the cosmos the motherfuckin cosmos is smiling back at ya. - Chris Robinson

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. - Buddha

December 10, 2013

Online Dating

I have decided that I am opening myself up to being romantically involved with someone again.  Fortunately, I am a person that is extremely happy whether I am in a relationship or not.  I know that this is not the case for everyone and to me that is a shame.  Feeling whole and fulfilled no matter what your relationship status is should be a top priority for everyone. Because I have the best family and friends ever, and because I thoroughly enjoy being in my own company, this is a truth for me, and I am grateful.

I've decided to use an online dating site.  I think online dating is one of the absolute best things that has ever happened to the world.  I can't think of anything better than smorgasboarding my way thru a bunch of men's photos and reading their witty little "about me" sections.  I'm shopping for wieners.  It's a beautiful thing. 
The downside to online dating is spending a butt load of my time filling out sections about myself...what I'm all about and what I'm looking for, just to get bombarded with messages from men that don't even come close to matching the specifications I have ever so carefully laid out there for all to see.  I have a pretty easy set of parameters...tall, Caucasian, older, don't have children, don't want children, loves animals and music, is spiritual, basically healthy, and local. It is a fact that most people don't even read your profile.  They just look at your picture and send you a wink or a hello.  The process does test your patience and kindness because if you are like me, you respond to all the messages you get and let them know that they are not a match for you because of one thing or another...and let me tell you it can be challenging to not be like "what the fuck is your deal man?" when some shirtless, half naked, hat on backwards, punk ass looking mother fucker sends you a run on sentence riddled with spelling errors and no punctuation.  

Anyway...I had a dream last night that I was meeting my new boyfriend's parents and we were up north somewhere and it was snowing outside and the cats were with me and they were excited and I was excited and everyone was happy and it was a really nice dream.  I'm ready to make that a reality, except the cats won't be traveling with me.  Unfortunately.