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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge




1.  When were you last facing an ocean? Using just ONE word, describe how you felt as you faced that ocean. 

I honestly cannot remember the last time I faced the ocean. It may have been when my BFF and I took a weekend trip to Monterey, but that was YEARS ago. I love just sitting there, watching the ocean. I suddenly feel so small, realizing just how big the world is and that there's a other world on the other side of that ocean. I also tend to feel relaxed, the sound of the waves is very relaxing to me.

2. What are three sounds you hate to hear?

Fighting. Crying. Anything that resembles nails on a chalkboard *shudders*

3. This question comes to you courtesy of some real life friends. Hi real life friends! When you shop for yourself, do you try everything on in the store before buying or do you buy, try on at home, and then return what you don't like or what doesn't fit?

Depends on how I'm feeling. Or how much I ate 20 minutes before at lunch. I tend to try it on in the store, think it looks great and then get home and try it on and think, Um, how on earth did it shrink between home and the store? That's so strange . . .

4. February 26th is National Pistachio Day...are you a fan of the little green nut? Do you use them in cooking and baking or prefer to eat them right out of the shell?

Nope. Not a fan of the little green nut. Mint chip ice cream is green, could that be used as a substitute? (please?)

5. When did you last have to compromise with someone?  Were you happy to reach the compromise or slightly irritated it was necessary? 

I usually compromise at work. If it's with the other techs, I'm usually happy about it. If it's a certain someone else, no, I'm not really ever happy about it. Irritated would be a nice way to put it. lol

6.  Have you ever written a letter to an elected official? Did you get a response?

I don't think so.

7. We 'March' into a new month at the end of this week...what's something on your March calendar guaranteed to make you smile?

My Dad's birthday. But I have to wait until the end of the month.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I've recently started trying online dating again. I came across this in a profile this evening. This was all he wrote in his "about me" area. And my mother wonders why it's so hard for me to find someone . . . lol

"Will I'm a guy who has a hard time expaning myself expselly whin comes to writting it out mainly I like to go out and have a good time with my friends and family and i'm tired of being a lone in my life and I wunt to shair with someone in my life."

It's great that he admits he's terrible at writing about himself (welcome to the club!), and that he enjoys being around friends and family. BUT. There's just too much wrong in the longest sentence ever. Good looks don't mean squat if you can't spell and have never heard of a punctuation mark. I realize and respect that spelling and grammar aren't everyone's strong point. I suck royally at math (ask anyone who knows me). But, I run into quite a bit of this in profiles. And if it's not this, these guys write stuff out like a text message. Pet peeve. 

32 comments:

  1. Oh goodness that grammar! I'm totally with you on that. Definitely a turnoff.

    I agree, waves are soothing and a day at the beach makes me calm and relaxed. Love it! :)

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    1. I mean, it was totally cringe-worthy. lol

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  2. I went to Monterey last year and thought it was SO cute and the weather was the best day for it too!

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    1. It is a cute town, isn't it? I have yet to be able to eat at Bubba Gump Shrimp because the wait is always like an hour or more. lol

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  3. Don't give up on the online dating (although I would have to eliminate the guy who wrote that description). My daughter met a great guy on match dot com, and now they are married. Good luck and God bless.

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    1. I haven't given up . . . yet. lol But the profiles are worse than they were when I first tried online dated 6 or 7 years ago. It's just so sad! But I'm glad to know your daughter was able to find someone!

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  4. Good luck with the online dating. I know people who have been met a great person via the computer. It does seem very "acceptable" these days. So, go for it!

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    1. I remember when there was a real bad stigma on online dating. Glad it's gone now!

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  5. Oh, my goodness...you might want to pass that one up. If he speaks like he writes, that could spell trouble! YIKES!

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    1. I know, right?! I seriously did a *facepalm* and shook my head. lol

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  6. I love, love, love the sound of waves crashing on the beach! And um, yeah... that guy really needed to have someone proof read his description! Good grief! I can't even imagine trying to meet someone these days... good luck!

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    1. Seriously. It just makes it that much more difficult. Otherwise we seemed to have stuff in common and he looked nice, but . . . no. lol

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  7. Oh dear. Bad grammar is a bit of a pet peeve of mine. You want to think someone is putting his best foot forward in a profile, and if this is it I'm with you...move along : )

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    1. Exactly, if that's his best foot forward, I'm not sure I want be with that. lol

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  8. I've never wrote a letter to an elected official either

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    1. I might if I knew I wasn't going to get just a reply form letter. Or nothing. lol

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  9. I love your substitute as well and they are both green

    come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  10. oh my the chalkboard aaack! ;o I am glad they switched to white boards. Anyway i think mint chip is an appropriate substitute, i too would prefer that. Pistachios aren't my favorite! I am a macadamia girl, i'd die for the chocolate covered ones my mom gets me from Hawaii. yum!!

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    1. The white boards sounded better but the markers smelled awful! lol I don't know how teachers don't get high on those every day. lol

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  11. OMG I'm laughing so hard at that dude's profile. And HE wonders why HE can't find anybody??????

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  12. Regarding the dude's profile- this could not only be a reflection of him, but also his former teachers. Sigh...

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    1. Yes, sadly, that could also be true.

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  13. yes, lol... That would be a hard one to overlook in a relationship. Just imagine your birthday cards and things like that.. Constant reminders that you're dating someone without a brain :)

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    1. HAHAHA! I'd probably be like, "oh no, honey, you don't have to get me a card!" And lucky for me, it would be the one guy who didn't forget birthdays or anniversaries. LOL

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  14. I stumbled on a profile once that said he loved hanging out at gas stations because it's "Where everyone goes to spend all their money lately."

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  15. I might not be the best with spelling either but if I was hunting for a potential mate, i think I would try to use spell check at the very least.

    Tuesday evening I sat and looked at the ocean. It was really beautiful.

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    1. Spell check is a wonderful invention, is it not? It's such a shame that more people do not use it.

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  16. Well, I completely forgot all your other answers once I read #8. Heaven forbid! I'm with you, that was pretty pitiful and there are certainly not enough good looks to make one overlook that spelling and grammer. Blessings for the remainder of your searching! :o)

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    1. LOL That's just sad! Thank you for the blessings. :o)

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