It was the kind of day you'd soon forget, it was that perfect. You marvel at it in the moment, but it soon slips from your memory because nothing lingers in your mind more consistently than the imperfections that life throws your way. There is little room for the flawless to take root.
Because that horse isn't dead, and I need to beat the poor sucker a little more before it finally passes onto that derby track in the sky-I've noticed that pretty much every single dating profile proclaims this to be true about each Romeo and every Juliet out there looking for love in all the wrong cyber places:
Dear Every Man On Every Single Blasted Dating Website Known to Mankind:
Don’t worry. This isn’t a diatribe about the inherent unseemliness of dating websites. I’m not here to judge your desire to find a mate, be it an illicit weekend fling or a forever partner. I get that life is so hectic nowadays that it’s easy to sign up for a dating website. You can reach out even while you’re plugging away at yet another ten hour shift at the workplace from hell. Take a pic, share some thoughts about your hopes, your dreams, the lovely lady you hope to meet to accompany you on this life journey—it’s cool, daddio. I’m in the same boat.
I get it.
I also get being a little unsure of how to handle the experience. Maybe you’re a lousy speller. Perhaps you express yourself better vocally than you do in print. Who knows what really works when it comes to the nefarious profile and the heart-stopping first email you send to a gal?
Can I give you some tips on how to make a good impression on us womenfolk? It sure seems like a lot of you are really, really, really, really struggling with the concept. Having tiptoed into the dating minefield again, I have a sneaking suspicion I speak for a lot of women when I say…Dudes. Come on. You can do better. Here’s how to handle opening the lines of communications with a woman who is also online in hopes of finding a love match:
This Friday, we are welcoming Sylvia May to the blog as our final Featured Author, for the time being. I just wanted to take a moment to thank every author who took the time to answer my manic little list of questions, and sharing their thoughts about writing. It was a fun few months, and I hope to do another burst of features in the near future. Now, back to Miss Sylvia, who I am hoping will let me crash on her couch for a month or two or ten as I escape from reality and hit the beautiful beaches she is lucky enough to live near!
Joan Leacott is on the blog today, and she already knows the key to my heart lies on a crumb covered cake platter. Let's fill a plate and welcome Joan to the blog!
Another Friday, another Featured Author! It's always nice to have a break from the estrogen parade that is my blog with a visit from a male author. Let's welcome Michael Walsh to the blog, and find out more about his writing:
These Fridays come around so fast, don't they? Time is flying, even if winter refuses to relinquish its hold on us, and the Friday Features are coming to a close at the end of March (at least for the time being.) Let's kick off our final month with the lovely Maryann Miller who is responsible for my current craving for a cheeseburger. Read on to find out why!
It's the final Friday of February, and this week, we welcome Capri Montgomery to the blog. Feeling cooped up as the never-ending winter keeps on lobbing its Arctic blasts at us? Distract yourself with some of Miss Montgomery's offerings....
Happy Friday, everyone! This week's featured author is Rosa Sophia, author of a novel with the truest title around. Retail really is murder, especially within the pages of her book. Welcome to the blog, Sophia!
One of my favorite parts of this crazy writing gig has to be, hands down, crossing virtual paths with today's featured author, Pamela DuMond. Always entertaining and supportive, she's the gal who makes your writing circle super cool. On top of that, she gives good book. Really, really good book. It's my absolute pleasure to introduce you to Pamela today!