Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dating Advice From Queenie

Yesterday I was fooling around on the Internet and ran across this little test that asked "Are you too picky when it comes to men"?. Well, I already knew the answer but was curious if the test agreed with me. I took the test and it came out pretty much like I expected it to, and I sent the test and my results to a bunch of my friends. Queenie was all over this. Below is the test results and her advice. I don’t agree with them all but they sure made me laugh and I am still laughting today when I read these.

Are You Too Picky When It Comes To Men?
You Are Picky When it Counts........
Like most sane women, you want a great guy who will treat you well.
But you're also willing to put up with a few flaws in your Mr. Right
You should congratulate yourself on having a realistic approach to dating.
You probably have quite a few great guys you can date!........

Queenie's Response:
Yep, so true. Your standards are way too high. I’ve taken the liberty of listing what you need to look for in a man.
  1. Male
  2. Full head of dark hair
  3. Smart, but dumber than you
  4. Tall
  5. Likes to travel
  6. Makes a lot of money
  7. Auburn Fan
  8. In shape, no beer gut
  9. No kids
  10. Will NOT insist on being a gentleman and walking you to the car on the first date.
  11. Can entertain himself, because after all he can’t expect you to keep him entertained when you can barely keep yourself entertained.
  12. Knows how to have a good time
  13. Speaks Carol
  14. Non-Liberal
  15. Can make you laugh
  16. Can watch a chick flick
  17. Prefers wine over beer
  18. Fords over Chevy’s
  19. Good Teeth
  20. Clean
  21. Clean feet, no nasty toe nails
  22. No back hair
  23. Can give good massages
  24. Has patience
  25. Many more but will stop here

Now see Mom, we live in Huntsville, AL. not all of these are possible.
Lower your standards cuz you’re not gonna live with me when you get old.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Brave or Weak?

Last week on Valentine’s day I took myself to dinner as I do so many times. I have become accustomed to dining alone. I go to the places that I can eat at the bar, that way I blend in with the rest of the people and don’t feel like I have a big neon sign on my head that say’s “She is alone”. On this particular occasion I ran into a friend who I had not seen in a while. She invited me to have dinner with her and her husband and I did. It wasn’t long before I noticed tension between the two of them. This tension surprised me because they have not been married that long. When he excused himself to go to the Men’s room, she confided in me something that really threw me for a loop. She said to me “I am such a horrible person”. I asked her why she thought she was a horrible person and she told me that she had married this man because she needed security for her children. I told her that I thought she was brave and meant it. When I told her this, I wasn’t just saying it to make her feel better. I really did see her as brave and I saw myself as weak. I have been divorced for almost 6 years and always seem to be attracted to the men who are what I consider safe. You know the one’s that live so far away that you can’t commit, or the one’s that you know from the beginning that are fun but don’t want a family. Those types seemed like the ideal boyfriends. I thought I could have a boyfriend every other week but I didn’t count on them not wanting ME every other week. I think I have turned down as many dates as I have gone on, just because I knew from the beginning that they were looking for a long term relationship.

I am not writing this because I plan to change anything. If anything, maybe I have decided that I am not weak, I am brave to protect my children and myself.

What is your idea of bravery?