Tuesday, December 20, 2011


So I'm doing really well at this "blogging on a regular basis" thing, eh? Sorry about that. I know that you adoring readers...All one of you...Were really lost for a while there.

Anyway, I figured I should take a few moments to answer some frequently asked questions. And by "frequently," I mean "once."

Ummm...WHY are you doing this?

A few reasons. First, to amuse myself. For the past two years I've done Project 365 and while I've enjoyed it, my life just isn't exciting enough to chronicle on a daily basis. So this Project will be a good way to fill that void, I think.

More seriously, I'm sick of being single! I don't really think this is going to lead me anywhere, but it's a good start. My counselor (back when I thought I could afford to have a counselor) once said to me, "If you wanted a new job, you would probably spend at least an hour a day looking at ads, filling out applications, and interviewing. If you are serious about wanting a relationship, you need to put in the same amount of effort."

Wise words, albeit it challenging to accept. It seems like love just "happens" to people. When I think about the people I know who are married and/or in relationships, they all met through school, or church, or friends. They weren't looking for love. And people constantly say that when you stop looking for love, you'll find it. Well great, but I'm a little more proactive than that. So I feel like I need to put some effort into meeting more people if I'm going to find "the one."

Lastly, I'm not good at meeting people. I'm not terribly social and it's hard for me to go out all the time or strike up conversations with random people. I'm hoping this will help me to expand my horizons and not be terribly socially awkward all the time.

Are you willing to travel for a date?

Well sure, within reason! It would be a very expensive year if I went too far...Although that would be a pretty fantastic project. "52 Blind Dates in 50 States (and 2 territories)." It has a ring to it...

Anyway, distance isn't an issue for me, and I'm more than happy to have some of my dates be over Skype. :-)

What happens if you meet someone early in the year that you're serious about?

Great! Then I quit this project and see what happens with that person. That would be awesome.

Where are you going to find all of these guys?

That's where you come in! Almost everyone has that one guy friend that's just so "nice" - You know the type. The guy that's kind of awkward-looking, but really funny, and decently intelligent. The kind of guy that's always being passed up. That's basically the male version of me, so send him my way!

If I have to resort to more desperate measures, like hiring male escorts, I will. But let's try to avoid that until at least September.

So, what are you waiting for? Hook me up!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Beginning

It is currently December 6th. That means I have about 3 1/2 weeks to kick my plan into gear.

I warned some of you that this is coming. "WHY am I still single?" I whined to you over lunch, or in my office, or at the MOA. "I swear, if I'm still single at the end of the year, I'm going to do something CRAZY."

So let the craziness begin. In 2012, it is my goal to go on one blind date each week. And, probably more for my own entertainment than anyone else's, blog about each one.

A real post will come soon with the details. For now, dear readers (AKA my mother and anyone else who happens to see this link on Facebook), start lining up all of the single men in your life! I'll need all of your matchmaking skills to make this work...