Wednesday, February 14, 2007

This is the way it all began (not with a bang, but a whimper)

So apparently today is some sort of holiday? A fake one, of course, but clearly a widely acknowledged holiday nonetheless. Honestly, Valentine's Day is barely a blip on my radar, so I'm not even sure why I'd mention it. The guys on the radio this morning, however, mentioned it no less than 27 times, so I'm guessing the day actually is important to some people. Bear in mind this was Public radio. Yeah, I'm as suprised as you are.

Anyway, in light of it being the 14th of February (and in light of so many of my posts being date-centered of late), I thought today's reruns should be date-related as well. Perhaps you weren't around last winter. Perhaps you didn't catch just how the whole meMarmony saga started way back then. No? Well OK then; allow me to fill you in...

The story of my very first meMarmony date

That date led me to the brilliant idea of post-date performance reviews, which later led to a few other bits of supporting evidence that dating is an awful lot like work. As such, letters of recommendation and formal rejection letters seemed like fine ideas as well.

Are any of you actually wondering by this point why I'm still single? Um, yeah. I thought not. Carry on.

10 comments:

lizgwiz said...

The only good thing about this being Valentine's Day is I always get a big box of chocolates from my boss, a tradition he's carried over from his father, who founded the company. Yummy, yummy chocolates...where is he already?

I'm enjoying the "flashback" posts!

-R- said...

In reference to the stoic guy (Judd? Really?), I had lunch with a guy once (whose last name was Hand, which I thought was funny because I am a dork) in which he didn't respond to anything I said, change his facial expression, or participate in the conversation at all. So I ate really quickly and got up to leave. He said, "You're done already? Don't you want to stay and chat a little bit longer?" I said, "No," and left. Which was pretty awkward considering that we worked together.

don't call me MA'AM said...

I met my husband by accident. I was in the middle of a divorce and had NO plans to start dating again.

After being initially dazzled by his looks, my next impression was that he was a total asshole. With zero personality. Luckily, I got to know him a little better and realized that he was just extremely nervous and didn't know how to react around me at first. So glad I gave him another shot!

L Sass said...

Hehe. The thing I miss most about going on lots of dates was the post-date writeup. One time, I got out pad and paper in the cab on the way home to make bullet points to email my friends in the morning!

One of the bullet points was "he used the word 'pandemonium!' twice!"

stefanie said...

Liz--Mmm... chocolates. Hurrah for your good fortune.

R--Yes, Judd. Really. His profile said "James," so the whole time we were going through the meMarmony-sanctioned hoops, I thought I was communicating with a James. Then we got to the first free-form email, and he signed his message Judd. I was totally thrown off and confused. More important, I LOVE that you just got up and left! I have SOOOOO wanted to do that more than once, but I've never had the nerve.

DCCM--Wait. Are you saying I should have given Judd a second chance? I hope that's not what you're saying...

L Sass--Having a blog now definitely makes dating more interesting. Even if it's a bad, bad date, at least I get some material from it. (Though I've often thought it's counterproductive to the relationship process to be thinking, mid-date, "I must remember to write about that...")

3carnations said...

That was a cute story. I've been around the poker face people. You never know if they have no sense of humor, or just literally, as he said, have trouble showing apparently any type of emotion. In contrast to Index Card guy, I've got to give this guy points for snatching up the check, at least.

Um...Just in case you're thinking of calling him a year later (I know - You're not), I would suggest picking on him a bit with the poker face..."Did you not find that joke funny?" forcing him into making a comment, or possibly even causing him to smile because you called him out...

Some of these old posts are "New to me", so I'm having fun with it...But simply because you referred to them as reruns, I think I'll ask: "When does the new season of Stefanie start?" ;)

Anniina said...

In Finland, Valentine's day is called "Friend's Day" and you send your friends and family good wishes. So happy Friend's Day, Stefanie! Your blog always brings me joy.

nabbalicious said...

Mm, chocolate. Can I have Lizgwiz's boss? I love when Valentine's Day (or any candy-centric holiday, really) lands around PMS time, because then I can just go to town and have perfectly good excuse. My stomach becomes a chocolate-demanding bottomless pit, while I am fat and happy. Then, later, kind of sick.

Alas, it's not the case this year. Dagnubbit.

stefanie said...

3Cs--Hee. You're cute. I presume new episodes will start up again next week, but as I'm kind of enjoying this little holiday, who knows.

Anniina--Aw, thanks! And happy friend's day to you, too. :-)

Nabb--Wait. You need an excuse to go to town on chocolate? I'm not sure I follow...

nabbalicious said...

Sure, otherwise I just feel guilty! Well, only for a little while...