Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Misadventure in Online Dating - The Meet

Honestly, what the FUCK was I thinking meeting this guy??? So here goes, a play by play of my time with "A", the only guy I've met through eharmony.

Sunday went well, with two notable exceptiions - He told me he was at the bus station, so I went to go get him at the one I thought we had both agreed upon going to - however, he wasn't there. I called him to ask him where he was, and he was actually at the Greyhound stop. No big deal, so I went there instead, and he apologized for not telling me which one he was at. He also took paint off my (admittedly cheap) bumper by putting his heavier than hell suitcase in my car. We had a nice dinner and nice conversation, but he just Talking about some things where I was thinking to myself "...dude...I don't really care..." and just being overly...unemotional with things he could have shown more emotion about. Must have been the meds.

Monday went very well. We went out for breakfast, napped, watched the Olympics. I got my offical job offer from a position I start next week, and we went for a hike. He met my father and that went ok, met my mom's boyfriend, which also went fine, and then we went out to eat dinner....which ended up being a clusterfuck of epic proportions. He was like hitting on the waitress- Like...WTF man...obviously I didn't have a claim to him, but lets be real...we met on EHARMONY, a dating website, and here he is HITTING on our waitress. But I digress.
So we finish our meal, and go out to the car, where all of a sudden he opens his mouth and decides it would be a great idea to ask me this - "Have you ever been with women before?"
"Uh, no! Why the hell would you even ask me that?"
"Well, I'm just getting this masculine vibe from you, and I think you'd have a very good chance of hooking up with, I get this vibe that you like the waitress, and I think you two would be a good match."
So I was in shock for the rest of the night, trying to rein in my emotions, as we went mini-golfing that night. When I returned home, he and I talked on Facebook, where I told him how I was feeling (kind of).

Tuesday didn't start well. I went to his hotel, and we had a nice liittle chat about what happened the night before. I basically told him that he'd hurt me quite a bit by saying what he'd said, and I told him that if he had been with anyone else, they would have left his ass in the restaurant parking lot. He didn't really seem to get what I was saying, and offered free diving lessons, as well as a half-hearted apology, and asked if my father would still be willing to cook fish on the grill if he caught them. Uh, NO. 
So I canceled my part of the kayaking/camping trip (which in turn, canceled HIS trip as well) and he went fishing. Upon my return back to where he was staying from a town thirty minutes away (had to drop off paperwork) we went to lunch, where I made it clear in no uncertain turns that if he wanted to hang out here in my state for the rest of the week, he was more than welcome to do so, but that I wouldn't be hanging out with him anymore. Long story short, he left Tuesday afternoon, and I've been much happier since.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Music Review for Turntable Rock Stars (1)

(This is my first shot doing a review for them, so if anyone has any suggestions to make it better, feel free to respond in the comments. Thanks.)


ARTIST- TITLE: Pink Floyd – The Wall

As one of those albums that actively tells a story throughout, this story (to me) is about the life of a man from childhood to adulthood, dealing with the loss of his father during World War II, as well as dealing with the fallout of that from his mother, whose authoritarian and domineering personality, not to mention the teachers at the school he has to go to sets the stage for his later problems in life, which (again, guessing here) appear to be drug usage and delusions, as well as being used by people he trusts, and others he barely knows. Finally being forced to confront his inner demons (The Trial) he is made to destroy the wall he has built up over the years to protect himself from others.

                For as long as I can remember (and from what some of you know, based on conversations in Rock Stars), “Comfortably Numb” has been the first (if not THE) first classic rock song I can recall listening to on the radio. One of my sisters grew up liking them immensely, and I’m happy to say I agree with her. “Comfortably Numb”, and the album in general, resonates with me in a way that VERY FEW albums do, by any artist. If you even remotely consider yourself a classic rock fan or aficionado, and you DON’T have this album, then you are seriously missing out on one of the defining albums of the genre.

(Disc 1) - “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2”; “Young Lust”
(Disc 2) – “Hey You”, “Comfortably Numb”, “The Trial”      
                Artists that I would compare them to…probably Yes, as well as Red Rider. This section is arguable, so feel free to make your own comparisons.

Saturday, April 28, 2012, part 2

yes, yet another post about the addiction known as This site has recently spawned a competitor, and has been able to secure support from record companies, as well as go worldwide (recent reports state that this worldwide takeover will take approximately two years), and yet there are many out there in the interwebs that has no idea a site like this exists (a recent visitor to a room I frequent stated that he'd only found out about turntable after searching for coding jobs on Google). The site has made some improvements and changes since I last talked about it - they've introduced "laptop stickers", added more songs to their library, changed their graphical look (slighlty), especially when checking out someone else's profile, and has supposedly decreased the loading time they have been struggling to deal with for the past year or so. Here's hoping for more improvements in the future :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Adventures of Online Dating

So, it is the 15th, and as of yet with my profile I have yet to receive any communication from anybody, haha. So, with that said, I began to cull those who had been on my list for over a month and hadn't written back to me if I'd communicated to them, people who'd been on my list for a month, period, and others who for some reason or another just didn't seem to fly with me. However, I did communicate with some over the new "questions" feature they have, as well as sending some email about relatively safe topics, so we shall see if any write me back.

So last year I found myself begging a friend for an invite into the beta, and I'm going to be honest - is addictive as Hell. While in beta there may have only been one or two extensions for use (and most of those for Chrome,) there are now extensions for Firefox as well.

If you haven't checked it out yet, definitely give it a try. You'll be glad you did. :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Adventures of Online Dating, Part - You know what? Forget it

So once again, I decided to take the initiative and sent out another message to a potential date talking about a professional team we both like. While he did check out my profile almost immediately after I sent it, he didn't write me back. I am such a sad panda right now. Really. No joke.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Online Dating: Day 3

So yeah. Nothing really new to report, other than in some of the profiles that I've viewed, the person in them is just trying too hard. Look man, I know you're trying to show all the activities you take part in  with your full-body photos - that's nice. What I don't want to see is that you...erm...'lean' to the left. I don't need to know that shit, and neither does anyone else at this point. Day-um.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Online Dating, Day 1: Danger, Danger!

So, I checked my profile today on my site and have gotten six views so far. I don't know whether or not I mentioned this yesterday, but I checked out this guys profile and sent him a message saying "hey man, what's up?" LOL, according to a friend of mine, that isn't the best way to message someone when looking at potentially starting a relationship (hey all, I'm new at this shit guys - haven't really been in an "actual" relationship, so...yeah.) Should be interesting to see how this works out...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Happenings...

2012 has started out with a bang for me so far. One of my jobs dropped me to a measly six hours a week; however, I have some promising interviews lined up so hopefully one of them pans out. I also have (LMAO) joined a dating site, which I'm sure will provide me with many laughs.

I have also made a couple of New Years' resolutions to myself; the first one is to work out at least once a day. While that one has been broken, I have been working out more in order to better myself physically. The other one was to cut soda and energy drinks out of my daily life ENTIRELY, and I am happy to say that so far I have succeeded - drank the rest of my caffinated stash on New Year's Eve and quit cold turkey afterwords. So that's what's going on with me. Hopefully this year will be everything 2011 wasn't for me - better.