Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Single

Those of you who know me personally (are there strangers out there reading this? how on earth did you find it?), I have recently become single for the first time in a long time.

Now, relax, this is not going to be a long whine about how being single sucks and how I'm so lonely and how depressed I am about never finding someone again -- none of that applies to me. I'm doing just fine in my single life, thank you very much.

But being a single adult is not entirely what I expected it to be based on my TV and movie experiences.

For one thing, no one is trying to set me up. I was under the impression that people are always trying to set up single people with other people they know. I'm not sure I particularly want to be set up, but it is a bit unnerving to think that nobody has been sitting around and saying, "have I got a guy for you!"

Which brings me to the second thing that has surprised me about being single. Nobody cares. In the movies and TV, it's somehow the defining characteristic of any single person. It's like there's a ringing alarm bell going off the whole time. It's all anyone can talk about. But here I am going on with my life.

Different than it was, and different than I thought it would be.

Anybody free next Friday night?

3 comments:

Jessi said...

Wow a post! And not just one but two! I thought you'd given up on this blogging thing. Which would have been truely tragic as its part of my morning routine.

Sorry about the marriage thing not working out though. Thats too bad....but glad to hear your still a happy guy for the most part.

In other news TODD ONTARIO IS FREAKING HOT! And I mean that in the literal sense. I got a sunburn in october! Can you believe that! And I pull all nighters again! I haven't done that since I took your class in first year!

Anyway program is wonderful! I love my placement and classes and am excited for my life.....but miss cbu still.

Just wanted to say hello

Jessi

Steph said...

You know, nobody's been trying to set me up either. But I don't resent this. I simply assume that everybody I know has decided I'm perfectly capable of finding dates on my own. Which, overall, I think has been a successful endeavour without any outside help.

Jehy said...

You're probably better off not living in a Jane Austin world where you have someone like Mrs. Jennings who, having married all her daughters off and having nothing else to do with her time, attempts to set up everyone else.
Leave yourself to your own devices. After all, you're the only one who knows what you want and need.

Hang in there Champ.