Friday, April 27, 2012


It's the end of April... Which means its time to start thinking about my garden. I have about 12 square feet to work with so I need to decide what I really want to grow. If I think about what my ideal garden would contain, it starts to resemble my failed rental garden experience. Maybe I need to think about this tiny little plot in terms of real estate. What will provide the most return for my money? (or my time?) Home grown carrots always look so appealing in pictures, but once you plant them, there's nothing to show for it until you harvest them. And melons always taste so much sweeter when they're grown at home. But they take up so much room. I need something that will produce veggies on a continuous basis. Stuff like tomatoes, cucumbers and beans would work. Herbs too. It was 48 degrees here today. Very un-garden-like. But warmer days are on their way. Thank goodness!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Confessional

I hate dating.  Always have, even when I was younger.  I hate that whole 'trying to figure the other person out' thing.  No one, when they're first starting to date, reveals their true character.  It can take several years for that to come out (trust me...I know this to be true...sometimes even up to 12 years or so.) People are usually on their best behavior during those first several months of dating and they seem ideal.  Pretty soon you're smitten and blind to their faults and quirks.  Sooner or later though, your vision returns and things start to bother you. 

Can you tell how much I dislike dating?  I do.  A lot. 

Imagine how much I liked being on  At first it was kind of fun, getting lots of winks and emails but then I noticed something:  every single profile is pretty much the same.  "I'm an easy going guy that likes to have a good time.  I treat a lady well and I'm honest and trustworthy."  Yadda yadda yadda.  Really?  Every single man on this site is honest and trustworthy?  Riiiiight.  I recognized several men on that site from my area and know that many of them are crooks and cheaters.  I've already had enough of that!

After going on a few dates, I decided that I don't need that.  I am NOT desperate, and I already have plenty of friends I go out with.  In fact, my schedule is so packed that many times, I'm arranging to meet friends a few nights a week. Last Saturday night, I went out with my best friend and we had THE BEST time!  I can't remember the last time I had that much fun! 

So for now, I'm done with dating.  I'm going to stick to the people I already know and trust, thank you very much.  : )

Someday, I'll tell you some stories about those dates....