Hello People!! This forum needs something current that might appeal to the majority of readers to partake in. You're welcomed to post. It's interesting how this thread subject on another site is extremely popular with members posting multiple times but not here!
Today (it's Sunday) is my 3rd garage/moving sale. I thought it was bad having one on Saturday, today is a joke!! Not a single person bothered to get out of their vehicle to even walk to my driveway and garage. Geez, you drove to my house and now you aren't going to bother to get a look? I have plenty pulled out of the driveway to see that there is clearly some stuff for sale.
The 2 people who said they would come back today did not :( One was suppose to buy a standing lamp and the other my patio table w/chairs.
Since I live in southern California what I typically get is Mexicans with thier trucks full of stuff, stacked to dangerous heights wanting my stuff for virtually free. I would rather give it to charity!! These are the same people who are driving illegally and lose their stuff on the freeway. I once had to dodge a mattress, it was scary for a minute, thankfully I was okay that time.
Anyhow, waiting for a friend who is over 2 hours late again!! I want to get in my van to take down my signs but nooo, I can't again because of him. He was suppose to come yesterday, never shown up and then finally came at the end of the day, I waited 4 hours for him and then he bought nothing, no one bought anything. He did take pics. , he might have a friend who wants my sofas and/or daybed set. Keeping my fingers crossed!!
Even though I'm dreading the homework involved, the only way to sell is online. I have to take photos and give descriptions and deal with posting individually, what a pain!!
Warning, I am in a lousy mood. What you are about to read may affect you...or not.
I am so sick of the endless single bulls***!! I need to throw in the freakin towel and give up!! First of all, I have a friends site I'm on, u know that popular one like a "book". I keep it very simple and have a small group of friends on there. So I make a post about a new dating site I joined (not this one) and how I was unexpectedly popular those first few hours but then I commented later that within 24 hours I had the site figured out and it was not good.
Almost every single "man" that contacted me was a scammer or even worse, they were what I call "plants". Plants are male (and female) false profiles set up for only one purpose, to lure in new members and get them to subscribe. Right off the bat I knew there were a lot of lies happening. A lot of these so-called members claimed to be from a nearby town that would never have one, let alone many of these more desirable men living there. Wow, their marketing staff must be full of complete idiots to not even check out the town on Google first and then pick a city more realistic for their false profiles.
So back to my friends book site, my friends are idiots. lol, I don't know what teed me off more, the new singles site or my friend's stupid comments. One of them who should know better actually had the guts to type " Throw it out into the universe". For anyone who even slightly knows me should know I detest New Ageism and will NEVER be throwing anything EVER into the universe!! lol, so,.. so bad.
Then I got the bullshit "Love yourself" garbage and the "He will find you" and the "Don't waste your time on websites", etc.,etc. Is the steam coming out of me ears right now?!
There is more to say on this but I will just defend myself now and say, I rarely date, I don't "hang out" in bars or grocery stores or wherever the freak they think I am magically going to come across someone. Now some punk gas boy came to my front porch to ask to install a new meter, was it suppose to be him? LMAO, I don't think so!
Now there were quite a few nice looking firemen that were next door for my neighbors 911 call, I was tempted to somehow cause an accident so they would all come running to me but nah, I just couldn't. As much as my number 1 fantasy crush may be the Sauza Tequila fireman, the reality hits home. The reality is I want my man to be with me very night, not sleeping/working at the station sometimes gone for days. Fire season is about here, they're busy and it is dangerous too so really, not my choice to "do it with a fireman" , as the commercial goes.
Update: The site that I just joined the other day was so bad that I canceled mysubscription even though I had a money back guaranty for a whole month. What was the final straw was the last guy who must have been real since he was so gross,lol. He was married and online to have an affair and went into detail about oral sex on his profile. Clearly the guy is scum of the earth. So that's it. I am about done!!
There is a site i'm on for the forum, there are political threads I am usually interested in on there but I really limit my time on it. A guy sends me the rare friend request on there, I don't accept them cuz it would take time,etc.,ect.. I honestly don't know what he was thinking, I make it clear what I am on there, he seems to be more of the opposite. I can have (and do have) different kinds of friends and it's fine, I'm happy to have real friends BUT to be realistic, I would only want to date someone who shares my views and beliiefs.
Why do they make it so difficult to know where they stand? For all our sakes, whatever your views and beliefs are..POST THEM!!! Do not make me guess and/or ask you! When I have politely asked I have had many varying replies, you just never know what they will answer with. Some have gotten downright nasty just because I asked them a simple question. Isn't the point of being online to find someone compatible? It is for me. I asked someone how old his kids were and not only did he not tell me but he acted like I was some psycho stalker. He needed to "protect" his kids. Uggh, I didn't ask you what school they went to and what their safe words were, lighten up!
The one thing that bugs me the most. What they have chosen as their religion or spiritual views, however it appears on that site. It is a box, all u have to do is check off the right word that is for you! How difficult can this be? lol, I have had a lot who have denied their faith then conveniently later claim they're a Christian. I have had Jews post they're a Christian cuz they want a Christian girl. I've had Muslims deny they're Muslim, it goes on and on. Just post the truth, it saves us all so much time & effort.
I got a notice that I had a wink today from this site and for the umpteenth time, it was a scammer with his profile already removed. Very few winks I get are from real men, very few of those real men would I ever be interested in.
I got one wink from a supposed real man about 5 weeks ago, we have been communicating. The first man on here that I have ever spoken to in 2 years of being on here!! I will say I have not been very proactive and I feel this is the worse site for me as far as meeting any local Californians, other sites are better for real outcomes.With the typical Cali guy on here, I'm not 25, not a dumb blonde who has no values, morals or standards,lol. I also don't have the inflatable puffs sitting on my chest. I could go on but I think u get the point. Anyway, back to the guy I have been communicating with.. he is busy, or "swamped" as he puts it. My gut feeling is he is definitely too busy for anyone including me.
I have seen this plenty of times before, men make it seem like they want a relationship but the truth is they are too busy. Good women come and go, they try to give them a shot and end up disappointed and walk away. These busy men will stay single forever. It's sad for eveyone involved.
I have to talk about politics and religion when I'm trying to get to know someone. They are two very important aspects of my life. It doesn't mean that he has to agree with me on everything but we have to have share some similar views.
Yesterday I had my first yahoo instant messaging with someone. After exchanging some niceties, I started talking about my president. This guy is Canadian while I'm a U.S. citizen and, what I like to call myself..a patriot. I love my country but don't like my government too much, I definitely don't trust the president or anyone in his administration. For the record, I am neither Republican or a Democrat.|
So I ask this Canadian what he thinks about my president. He fails to tell me but the nutshell version is this. One of the first red flags he typed was "You idiots", we are not all idiots and that was just nasty. Instead of throwing something back at him (cuz I happen to be mature), I just typed that I hope he isn't putting me into the category of idiots, then it got worse. When I mentioned Obama has helped Mexico's cartel (Fast & Furious, open border,etc.), he asked me if I was on crack. lol. Huge red flag!
Okay..I got the point. He clearly doesn't follow Obama's disastrous actions and also has no decorum when instant messaging which I'm sure he must be the same in person too. Being naive about current events is one thing, being immature and not having the manners to act like a decent human being is another. Needless to say, he's deleted.
My theory is why waste time? I'm serious about finding the right person so yeah, I am going to bring up religion and/or politics asap. I'm just thankful I didn't waste too much time communicating with someone that I don't care for. Moving on!
So my girlfriend an I were going out Saturday night to listen to some live music. She had told me that this guy she met online may come and join us. It was their first Meet n Greet and Michael seemed to really like Cindy and appeared to be a nice guy. He hung out with us the rest of the night or should I say I hung out with them the rest of the night. I let them have their space and I had run into some people I know so it wasn't weird.
I know Cindy was excited cuz the guy seemed normal,etc.,etc. The next night she messages me to tell me that Michael said his ex-girlfriend came back and that was it. In less than a day, everything had changed. She went from hopeful to questioning what was wrong with her because she was rejected. By the way, Cindy is gorgeous and was nice to this guy and he was awfully "nice" right back! That night he was, the next day he was not nice.
For myself, I am still waiting to meet David. If/when I finally meet him, I will know whether we will just be friends or something more. Until we meet I really don't have a clue.
PS In case you are wondering why I typed David was not nice the next day is because he told my girlfriend Cindy that he ex-girlfriend came back and he was confused. The way I think about exes is thet are your ex for at least one reason, if not many reasons.
Update on David: He seems to be a flake, we didn't meet while he was here in California but he is suppose to be back in about a week. At this point I would just like to meet him to solve the mystery. We may only stay friends at the most,who knows?!
Well tonight will be a night for some Christmas Cheer but right now I am gonna bitch. I usually allow myself about two minutes of bitching then move on to being my sweet self,lol.
So a few months ago I decided I should start saying yes instead of no and do some dating. Has it been positive? No, it hasn't. Has it been all bad? No. I would rather kill time with friends then get disappointed with dates though. Sigh. I guess I will continue this "yes" garbage for a while more. I do have some Mistletoe hanging in my foyer and I am determined to use it on someone worthy!! Let's see if I reach my goal, the finding someone worthy.
Nutshell version: David from the UK. He's suppose to be here, he claims he's here. He's close by for business and to take a vacation. Who in their right mind would not take a vacation in southern California when they are already here? Anyway, it's been a few days and we had some legit communication problems. Now it's Saturday and the weather is nice and where is david? I am starting to get teed off. He is a major mystery at this point and I just need to solve it. I hate mysteries.
To get my mind off of David, I called a new guy, James,from online. He is a NO. I did say I was trying to say yes but no, not this one. Too bad he can't speak English better. He lived in Turkey as a kid, yeap that's what he said. He's a widower with 3 kids, no thank-you.
Recently Terry called me and left me a nice message. Terry in our last phonecall said he was gonna be busy at work for the next 6 months,he was dating someone he had chemistry with,and was trying to quit smoking which his smoking was a complete surprise. I cannot be around smokers, not only is it absolutely disgusting but I have asthma so being around smoke is a huge no.
So after I said good-bye (forever), then he calls me. Wonder what happened to the chemistry woman? lol. I also thought he was too busy? Is this what "GAMES" are ? Yeah,..I am not one to play games although I do have a stack of board games that I haven't played in a while.
I did say yes to Bill though, he grew up in Michigan too. We have something major in common and he's Catholic. He was a decent date but no, the sparks werren't there. I was also taller than him when wearing heels. I dated someone that was short before. Something about my arm resting on his shoulder is not appealing. Had Bill and I really hit it off I would try to overcome his height.
I think tonight will probably be spent listening to some great live music with a friend. Sangria please :)
It's Monday, hmmm. I had an unsatisfying weekend except for the limited edition, caramel/salted and chocolate coated biscotti I bought, they were very satisfying,lol. It may be a good thing they're a limited edition since I can't resist them. The fact they come in bulk form (Costco) also doesn't help. Bulk quantities of anything that taste good should not be sold to single women who live alone, just sayin'.
Costco is just one more reason why I want a man in my life, someone who could split my Costco purchases with me and also split my membership fee.
You know there was this local guy that I was briefly communicating with, I found out early that I didn't want to know him. He lied in his message to me, lied again later then got teed off when I rejected him. I think the males who turn nasty after you politely reject them are at least on the verge of being psychos. This is why we all need to be careful about what information we give out when you are getting to know a stranger.
Anyway, at one point he called me, he was at Costco and he thought I could just quickly drive there and meet him in Costco as our first meeting. Lol, unbelievable. Well I said no!! I am not going to rush over to Costco just because you're there and meet you in aisle no. 19,.. not gonna happen.
The Costco guy brings to mind the gas station guy. In a short time of communicating ( I cut it off as soon as I read this part-),he told me he likes to meet at the gas station. While he and the female he is meeting, they can fill up their gas tanks and if sparks don't happen, he can get in his vehicle and just drive off. Lol, yeah...this is a true story. I am not making this up for the sake of entertainment purposes.
Ya know, my Costco has a gas station and free food samples. Some of these men would love the idea that while doing some shopping, they could have a date while eating free food then take their date to an even deeper level by lining up their vehicles next to each other while pumping gas. Having some small talk while shouting over the car motors while also inhaling gas fumes. Maybe the fumes would create some euphoric feelings,lol.
One could say they went on a date, ate and talked enough that they were experiencing some lighheadedness. I remembering a certain housewife from Orange County who was often saying that her love tank wasn't full, well this guy would fill up her gas tank, after she swiped her card of course. Is that love? It is a sad, very odd way of meeting someone, that's for sure.
The other date I went on recently was pretty much the exact opposite of the previous date I had the week before. This one was fantastic!!! And the guy didn't even ask for my phone number,lol. It was a double date, my girlfriend just started dating this guy, I'll call him "Ben", then his friend "John" was coming. Ben had 4 tickets to see my now favorite comedian Brian Regan so I was the lucky 4th person.
I only knew one thing about John and that was his age which is close to mine. First we met in a casino, everything was there so we spent the whole night there. We ate dinner at a restaurant first, I didn't have to go Dutch and the meal was good, yay!! After eating I thought we were going to the Comedy Club, it's reasonably priced and you get to see a few comedians, some of them may even be good. Much to my surprise, we were not going to the Comedy Club, we were going to the main room with reserved seats to see a headliner-Brian Regan, he was hilarious!! The best comedy show I have ever seen. This is going well I thought-, dinner, drinks, a show, what's next?
We decided to go to a nightclub for some music and some drinks & dancing. John & I got to talk while the other couple were dancing. John was the opposite of Ben. John was one of the nicest, outgoing, ready to have some fun, type guys. John was more reserved, would barely dance and was from Orange County which means he only wants to date "perfect" females. Since I am far from perfect, we were not a match. Besides, having a conversation with him was like pulling teeth and he smokes cigars,etc.. so fine, I still had a riot!! I offered to pay for my drink and he wouldn't accept my money, he was fine sitting next to me during the show and he did dance once. Unfortunitely I don't think I will get a repeat and get to be the fourth person again but I would say yes in a heartbeat!
I finally got home at 3:30 in the morning from a great night with friends. I didn't even have to have an awkward kiss or handshake at the end. Loved it!!!
Think about how you give someone a compliment. There was a friend of mine, she is very skinny,probably a size zero. She is unhealthy, I seriously don't know where she gets her energy from, it definitely isn't from eating a healthy amount of food.
She has Crohn's disease and add to that something equally as serious, I am pretty sure she's bulimic. So the question is, when I would see her, I wouldn't want to compliment her by saying something like, "You're so skinny, you look good." instead I may ask how she has been and/or ask her about her family,etc. Remember when you compliment someone in a certain way you may be propagating the problem.
A few months ago, my neighbor friend passed away. I felt so sorry for her and her family. The last time I saw her, her clothes were falling off of her because she had lost a huge amount of weight, very unfortunitely it was due to having a hyperactive thyroid and lost the weight that way. She was down to skin & bones, got her cancer back and passed on :(
What if an old friend or a stranger saw her (before she was in her last stage) and complimented her on her skinny frame. I'm sure she would have been very happy to be considered an average weight instead of skinny.
I have focused on the skinny aspect here, I could post a lot about the opposite, being overweight but I need to get some stuff done so you will have to surmise for yourself what I'm thinking, maybe I can get back to it later.
I went on two dates recently, they were both very different from anything I am used to. I told myself that I need to start saying yes more often so I did. Well...I should have stuck to saying no to the first guy. I had to say no quite a few times in person since he was such a sleazeball.
We can't help who we are attracted to and I am just not attracted to a large majority of men. This is not all about looks, it's about how you speak, what you say, what your personality traits are,etc.,etc.
It is way too much to type about but I was already out of my comfort zone with the fact that he spent part of his childhood (from 9-14) living in Iran and then moved to Egypt and went to school there. Ihad talked to him a few times on the phone,he had pretty much planned out our lives together before we had even met. One part of it I liked was that he was in need of a new office manager for his new location and since I am in need of a job, it sounded good to me.
I didn't lead him on but did say I would make a good office manager, discussing the new location,etc. While he was going on & on about all his feelings and plans, I said let's just enjoy the afternoon. I bought these discount cards I had told him about for some free wine tastings because that is what we were going to do, go wine-tasting for the afternoon at the nearby wineries. He said "Go ahead and buy them, not only will I reimburse you for mine but I will pay you for yours. I got a deal, instead of paying $80 online, I went through the trouble and met the seller in person and paid $40 for 2 cards.
This was something I would have never done on my own, buy cards for wine tastings...no. Even though the wineries are only minutes away, I virtually have never paid for a wine tasting for a few reasons, one of them being that I had a couple of friends who were members which means I received a few free wine-tastings,etc,etc.. Not a big fan of wine either, just saying.
I better finish this story up with the nutshell version. He drives out here, his one photo really didn't catch his unattractiveness enough. Sorry, gotta tell the truth. Okay, so I am not attracted to him, I will still give him a chance. In getting to know someone, I can become more attracted based on their personality and maybe there could be some chemistry....I said maybe.
He tells me about his business plans, he brags, he seemed to be especially proud about his latest model Rolex that I didn't even notice. The date went okay, I was polite and entertaining, I kept composed through his sleazier moments. I am not going to mention them now. Anyway, he was time for him to leave (thank-you God,lol) and I had to ask for him to pay me for the discount cards. I said "Do you think you could pay me for at least your card?" Remember he owes me $40.00. Hesitant but he managed to pull out a $20 from his wallet then he did it...this is so bad.. he said "This is my only cash I have in my wallet, can I have a ten back?" I gave it to him to get him out of my house. Yes, he was in my house. Leaving out a few details.
So yesterday, I texted him about the job at first, he hired someone. Then I told him he owed me 30 bucks and he can mail it to me. This guy sent me several texts stating he only owed me ten,etc,etc. I had to remind him of what happened and quoted him of how he will pay me back.My last words were "I found your questioning disgusting. Enjoy your rolex!!"
We will see if he pays me. For once, I will be watching my mail.
My second date was a double-date and really a nice surprise. I will type about it later. The most important part and the ONLY disappointing part was that the "date" would only be a buddy at the most. I highly doubt we will ever hang out again but I would definitely say yes. No pressure, no nerves, he's a buddy and a generous buddy and his friend is dating my girlfriend. By the way, Brian (my girlfriend's date) is one of the nicest, funnest (is that a word) guys I have met in California and I've lived here for decades. More on this later.
This site is a royal pain in the behind! I very rarely have posted my own blog in the BLOGS section. Since MM recently stated they would allow some website information here as long as it wasn't a solictation,etc.etc., I decided to put them through the test! I had to edit my opening post and couldn't do it, I made a new post to explain a correction that was needed and my first, initial post had dissappeared :(
I have requested more than once for the site to create a new headline of Current Events and/or Politics and they have not, so what is a concerned U.S. citizen to do? Visit other forums where I am not censored , I get to post in real time and there are many readers to educate, or not educate since their minds are not capable of comprehending facts while the truth is happening right in front of them. Sorry guys but you will have to find your own way of getting information elsewhere.
I will continue some personal thoughts & happenings to a degree on here.
Hello..anybody out there! MM is really getting ignored, at least in the forum and blogs,.. for the most part. I find myself not wanting to contribute too much but not today!
Today is Labor Day and for me and a few friends, it is Maui Monday, usually it's just Taco Tuesday (on Tuesday of course) but I'm not complainin'! It will be the last event of the summer for Canyon lake :( Canyon lake is a nice, gated community with a man-made lake, it has a beachfront and clubhouse with some good food and drinks. The tacos are good and only a buck!!
I will be meeting some friends, the only friend who likes to talk abut politics won't be there, too bad cuz there is a lot going on that I would like to talk about, at least a little. Talk, bitch then laugh..you gotta laugh and enjoy the good moments you get to have, right?
Now about any more socializing and making a new friend there? One I would consider meeting again? Nope, not gonna happen :( It will be family filled with a few volleyball players that will not be interested in socializing because it's California..the land of people with no communication skills. Nobody gives a **** about socializing, unless they are too young, too old, too drunk, too something :(
This ability of conversing with others and making new friends,etc. doesn't hardly exist here. People are too wrapped up in their own little worlds, unaware of what is going on outside of theirs to care. I manage to pull it out of a few or one or two but get kinda tired of being the one who has to do it, or wants to do it. I suppose I don't HAVE to do it, in my world, it's called being polite. It's also just inbred in me to want to relate to others for so many reasons.
I suppose this blog has taken a turn,lol, oh well, I am going to finish with it. When my mom (I followed soon after) and I were new to living in California (except a stint way earlier), we noticed the palpable difference in the people here socially from the people back in Michigan and didn't like it but always made the best we could out of it. I miss her, it's been 17 years. Anyway, I thank God that I am not a native Californian!! There are some exceptions of course but that difference I mentioned never changed. 27 years now that Ihave been living here and I still feel it.
Hope you had a fantastic long weekend!! Mine isn't over yet :)
Update: Maui Monday was really nice..much better than expected. They had island dancers for various islands, Hawaii, Tahiti, etc., they put on a whole show with drummers. It makes me want to go back to Hawaii. It was hot & humid enough to feel like I was in Hawaii, ha! The roasting of the pig and rum drink also helped ;)