Monthly Archives: March 2012

Keeping It Real

I make no secret that I’m single, and with being a single gal at the end of my twenties means joining the ranks of online dating.   I get messages from guys I respond to, and messages I ignore.  I’ve received some weird messages before, and some are just dumb, like 2 weeks ago when a guy wrote to me and said nothing but “Respectfully, I would date the hell out of you”.   Really guy?  Putting “respectfully” at the beginning of that sentence doesn’t make it any less tacky and stupid.  Delete!   With all the crazy messages I get today’s has got to be the weirdest of them all,  this is no joke, I actually received this in my inbox….

Hello, Washington…. do you copy? We seem to have a communication failure. Interference,perhaps sunspots. An attractive alien has appeared on my radar screen. She is unlike most that I have encountered. She has an out-of-this-world smile, and says she knows the difference between your and you’re. I will try to make contact. Please advise.

Is that not the funniest thing you’ve ever read?  Hilarious.  Needless to say I will not be responding to that one.  Thanks online dating for keeping it real and giving me something to laugh about every now and then.  

a 4-letter word

DoubleYou.Oh.Are.Kay…work, work work.   That’s all I’ve been doing recently.  Sure I’ve had times when work has been busy and I’ve worked late hours, etc, but the past month has just been insane.  I’ve worked overtime every week since the end of January, and over the past 3 weeks I’ve worked 7-days a week and even pulled two true all-nighters while averaging a whopping 3 hours of sleep ont he nights when I was lucky enough to sleep.  All I’ve longed for was a work day where my email was pinging every 20 seconds, where my phone wasn’t ringing every 5 mins, and where I knew that at 5pm I could shut down my laptop and relax.  Today was finally that day and all I could think was “I’m bored” and “I really wish I had more emails to respond to and my phone would ring”.  I’m afraid that my worse fear has finally come true…I have finally become a work-a-holic.  Longing to be busy and feel important by being so busy.  I was sooo bored today that I even organized my filing cabinet at the office and did some mega file archiving on my laptop. 

I should count my blessings though…next week may be boring, but April and May are looking to be crazy as ever…travel and more travel which comes with work work work and more work.   

Has anyone else been working like a mad-person lately or is it just me??