A beardly boy asks you "what's the undertone I'm sensing to your patchouli? " and really means it.
You go on a vinyl hunt with a smitten folkie girl and discover she's only interested in the french vinyl because she's doing research on her future boyfriend.
You haven't been particularly kind to the people in my life this year, you and your friend "end of September" have really been quite the bullies.
I'd like to propose a ceasefire. Cease-fire? Whatever.
Just stop making things so tough.
Thank you for the turkey, and that the people I love are breathing and give great hugs. I guess you've got that going for you October... those gatherings of people who are dear.
Ok. I guess you aren't all bad.
What did I do?
While I really wanted to do "J" -write a blog post and link to it on facebook, I figured that was kind of crazy... and just me wanting to have more hits to the blog (being honest here folks).
In the end I totally signed out to lurk his profile... debated heavily with myself the pros and cons of mentioning a crush, and ended up sending a kindly message stating my surprise at the couple's separation- and (in a nod to the knowledge that half the guys on the site are married trolls) said if I wasn't supposed to have seen his profile I could pretend like nothing happened.
There's more to the story, but really what it comes down to is there are a whole lot of lonely people out there... even in relationships.
What can we do as community to help eachother not feel so isolated?
Seriously. I'm asking for myself too.
So blogland, I've a question for you.
I already know what I'm going to do, and I'm headed to execute it... but I'd love to know how you'd respond.
A friend of yours is married, and until this moment you've no reason to doubt that he and his wife are anything but happily married. And yet, while browsing the ridiculous and entertaining free dating site, you discover your friend's photo.
A) send him a hilarious message so he knows you've seen him there?
B) send him a wtf message?
C) announce your long time crush?
D) ignore his profile?
E) sign out so you can lurk his profile without his knowledge?
F) ask him in person if he's enjoy fishing?
G) say something kind but show your concern?
H) sign in under a fake account and hit on him?
I) send him a txt letting him know someone's stolen his identity and created a profile on a dating site?
J) write a blog post about it then link to the post via Facebook?
There's no wrong answer here folks.
Updated to add:
And no, I didn't choose just one myself.
I haven't had to lose it on the demon dog in over 72 hours. I slept in till 7.
Some of my favourite people are home for the weekend.
Driving the same country road, the colours are amazing.
I look over and I see this man, again.
Painting in his garage, again.
My music is blaring, again.
My toes are cold, again.
There's the draughts pacing at their gate, again.
I haven't spoken anything other than a whispered "good boys" to the pooches yet today.
And I hear myself screaming "I'm stuck on groundhog day!"
Then madly laughing like a lunatic.
Sounds about right for a friday.