Blogging Ex Husbands

Boyfriend or Blog?

March 10, 2010
Fremont Troll in Seattle

Since Lola jumped back into the dating world I have been thinking about finding a mate for myself. It’s been a fleeting thought, here and there, throughout the years since my divorce. I have dated but no one seriously. There seemed to be all kinds of good reasons not to get involved with anyone. My divorce took two years and it brought out the worst in me. I was angry and when angry I tend to attract the wrong kind of guy.

After my divorce was finally settled I moved, was job hopping and busy finding my way. Dating just seemed like one more burden that I didn’t want to take on. Last year I decided to give it another try but then life interrupted that plan and I never made it a priority. It didn’t help that the few dates I did go on were somewhat( okay, horribly) disappointing.

Fear is another reason I haven’t jumped back into the dating pool. You don’t go down in flames twice and think to yourself, oh, this is a breeze, I’ll just get back on the horse again. While it might be easy to blame my choice in mates for going down in flames the truth is it takes two to tango and I contributed to the death of both of my marriages. About 2% is my fault. That might be a conservative estimate. Regardless, I don’t trust anyone to get too close anymore.

For the most part this hasn’t bothered me. Being a single mom I don’t have a lot of free time so when I do I like to spend it with a book or watching a show from start to finish. I used to be fun. I used to do things. Now, I have to raise to kids and that can sap a lot of energy from anyone and I am not the most energetic person to begin with. The holidays are the worst but even they are getting better. I don’t feel as if I need a man to complete me. I am complete on my own and am happy with myself.

Which means I am no longer angry, in fact I am at peace, and it is probably time to go out and meet someone.

Except.

Now I blog. Unless I meet a man who blogs, who also happens to live in my hometown, it isn’t going to work. There is no room in my life for a boyfriend and a blog, let alone four.

How will I explain to him that I have to visit a million sites a day? How will he understand that everything he does is very likely going to be published on my blog and then commented on by virtual strangers. Strangers to him, not to me, you guys are family. But how is he going to understand that? Will he understand that when he tells me a secret I will keep it to myself, never to mention it to anyone, except all of you? I don’t think so.

I should have found a mate before I started blogging. I am sure that when a spouse becomes a blogger it is covered under that for better or worse part of the vows. If I became a blogger after I met and married him he would have no choice but to accept it, begrudgingly maybe, but accept it he would.

Who wants to get involved with someone who eats almost every meal in front of the computer? Who wants to get involved with someone who is constantly checking email to see if anyone commented? Who wants to get involved with someone who looks at stats all day long, even though she really doesn’t understand them. Who wants to get involved with someone who runs around the house mumbling things like keywords and bounce rate under her breath? Who would understand that when Google publishes their page ranks it’s the same thing as having tickets to the Super Bowl when your team is in it?

No one, unless he is another blogger and then there would be competition.

Who has the better theme? Who has more followers? Who has more feed readers (he would)? Who has more comments? I’d have to double my bandwidth.

Another blogger wouldn’t work for those reasons and because no one would go out and get things like groceries. We’d both never wear anything but sweats and showers would become optional. Two bloggers don’t make a right.

I’ve decided if I am going to get involved with anyone he is going to have to be a computer geek, but not one who blogs. A geek who spends his days in forums about databases, MySQL, PHP, CGI and scripts ( I have no idea what these things are, I just looked at my cpanel). He will have to be a guy who can lose hours of his life online learning things that will ultimately benefit me.

My first ex husband is a real estate agent. Yeah, I dodged a bullet there, though I completely missed his successful rise for nearly a decade. He had no tech skills and even worse no mechanical skills. If anything broke I had to fix it, or make the call if I couldn’t. My second ex husband is an electrician. He could fix things, anything. It was great having him around because if something broke I wasn’t allowed to fix it. He could also cook and enjoyed doing so. But he didn’t understand my attachment to the internet and I wasn’t blogging then. Even though he could fix anything he rarely did. He started considerably more projects than he ever finished, our marriage included.

No, the kind of guy I need to find is someone who has not seen the sun in decades. Someone so pasty white I will look tropical standing next to him. Someone who can explain things to me when I announce “I don’t get it”. Right now I am covered, my son is that kind of geek. However, he leaves for college in a year and a half so I don’t have a lot of time to meet a geek. And it isn’t as if they are easy to find. You don’t meet them at the bars or coffee shops. I’d have to find them online and sadly I don’t speak their language. I need someone to set me up.

Guys and gals, I need you to find me a geek. The only requirement I have is that he not live in the basement of his mother’s house.

Instead of turning into that crazy cat lady, if I don’t find a mate, I will be that crazy blog lady.

*Hat tip to Mrsblogalot for inspiring this post.

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    .-= Kristina P.´s last blog ..Search, Ponder, and Buffet =-.

  • Jen

    Kristina: Did you meet him before or after you started blogging?

  • since youre my friend i spent some time online to help you and found this, looks like theres lots and lots of greeks on this site so you should have no problem find one for you!

    http://eligiblegreeks.com/

  • I could have written this post back in the late 80s early 90s. I never looked for a mate, but he just showed up one day and he’s been here ever since. Lucky me. I really mean that.

    Thanks for the laughs and have a terrific day. 🙂
    .-= Comedy Plus´s last blog ..Thank You =-.

  • So if you had seizures and you had to take medicine several times a day what would be the difference? He’d just have to live with it right?

    Love me, love my blog (-:

    Thanks for the hat tip!
    .-= Mrsblogalot´s last blog ..Blog Junkie =-.

  • I hear that hanging around Best Buy is like the new geek meat market…
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  • Okay, here’s the thing. Your blog will never ask, “Was it good for you?” That, in and of itself, is reason to choose blogging over dating.
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  • Great plan! My hat is off to you. Geeks can usually fix other stuff too, like ceiling fans and heaters and whatnot. Man, I wish I had a geek in my house. I know a couple but 1 is married and the other is only 18. I’ll keep my eyes open.
    .-= Buggys´s last blog ..Nike Shaky on Roethlisberger =-.

  • I just posted an alternative to traditional dating for women on my blog. I hope it is something that you will never need nor want, Jen.

    I’m as big a computer addict as anyone else, but when I’m with my fiancee I completely for get about it (unfortunately we do not get to see each other as often as we would like). I’m sure when you meet the right guy, blogging will lose a lot of it’s importance.
    .-= Paul´s last blog ..High Class Male Escort =-.

  • This post just completely cracked me up! Blogging doesn’t cause extra laundry, and you don’t have to clean up after it. But…if you decide to go on the geek search, Mrsblogalot is right….go to Best Buy!

  • That sounds just like me!
    If I ever get divorced and move to your home town, I will look you up.
    .-= Joe Cap´s last blog ..All a Matter of Technology =-.

  • Jen, I could give you Alex because he’s just what you are looking for. (Since I’m his wife, I don’t let him wear goofy clothes though.) He is a total geek. We have stuff I don’t even know what the names of them are, much less how to use them. We have computers networked in the basement. We have laptops, iphones, cameras on top of computers, all this stuff that I don’t know how to use or understand for that matter. I got a virus on my computer and he fixed it. He’s a brain. (Except when he’s being dumb and that happens a lot.) Okay, I’m keeping this one but you can get one just like him. Go to internet cafe’s. Go hand out in the parking lot of high tech companies. Enroll in the Masters Program for Computer Science. Geeks are everywhere! Good luck.
    .-= Linda Medrano´s last blog ..Guest Blogger (but under pressure) =-.

  • Hmmm, if I find you a geek will you find me someone to actually finish my house?

    I’m not gonna marry ’em I just want my house.
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  • I need me one of those geeks too!
    You’re so funny. I often think the same thing: now that I have a blog, there’s no time for a guy…
    .-= Maureen@IslandRoar´s last blog ..Trusting My Gut =-.

  • Girlfriend! You are too funny. I’m keeping my blogs on the downlow and am not blogging about dates and if I find ‘the one’ I’ll probably mention it on my blog, but that’s about it. Heck, I hardly mentioned Anastasia and she was with me the entire time I blogged. And yes, she was a bit jealous of the time I spent blogging. Not really the blog writing, but the dropping and visiting other blogs, because that was the time consuming part. At first she was happy because it kept me busy and it was a social outlet for me.

    Give me a holler when you’re online.
    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Questions to ask pre-date or on a date… =-.

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  • Jen

    Nooter: Thank you for taking the time to look for me. I said Geeks not Greeks. However, Greeks are okay too. Don’t they all have yachts?

    Comedy Plus: All of mine just show up one day too, but I don’t want the kind that land on my doorstep, unless it has big floppy ears and a tail. I want to find one that is good to have around and not one that I regret showing up. He’s out there, probably in a basement somewhere, waiting for me.

    Mrsblogalot: If I were seizing as much as I blog I don’t think he would want to get involved with me. Of course if I were seizing that much I’d probably be dead and certainly wouldn’t be able to type.

    Jayne: I don’t think I ever had a guy ask if it was good for me.

    Buggys: 18? Hmmmm. Cougars are the new black. Keep me posted.

    Paul: I don’t think it will. Maybe initially but after the excitement wears off I’ll be back to the blog.

    Nicole: You are right about that, no extra laundry, it doesn’t leave the toilet seat up, it doesn’t fart and hold the covers over my face…What was I thinking!

    Joe: I’ll be here.

    Linda: You keep trying to give me Alex, what’s wrong with him? I’m kidding of course, he is a sweetheart and you should hang on to him. You could always give me a five star hotel in Paris.

    Pricilla: It’s a deal. I could send my ex husband out there but that might not actually help you. He could stand there holding a shovel thinking about what he would do if her were inclined to do it.

    Maureen: We need to plan a weekend trip to Best Buy.

  • Just a thought…I am and married to a nerd, a close cousin of the geek family, who has recently found the benefits of non-traditional marketing for his business. So he gets this whole blogging thing (most of the time)…

    So perhaps the Nerdy-Business-Man-with-Outrageous-Marketing-Ideas could be a candidate. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog…I’m so glad you did, ‘cuz now I get to read you fun stories…which, by the way I loved the toothfairy story!
    .-= Kim – In Search of Me in Mommy´s last blog ..Released. =-.

  • Jen

    Lola: I can’t keep mine on the downlow. I try not to tell casual dates about it because then it’s too easy to stalk me and I tend to get a lot of those kinds of guys. Also, if I know they know I have a blog I can’t make fun of them. However, once a relationship has been established it is only fair they know I will be “reporting” everything on the blog. It’s only fair to let them know.

    Kim: Nerd/Geek I consider them the same thing. They know computers and that is all I need. Thank you for stopping by. I really enjoyed reading your blog, I can so relate.

  • http://youaredumb.net

    The guy lives in Minneapolis.
    .-= GDad´s last blog ..Open Letter to Parents =-.

  • How about Glenn Beck? I can set you up.

  • Jen

    Gdad: But is he single? Does he live with his mother?

    Doctor Faustroll: I don’t do married, but thanks.

  • You are too funny! I wish we had an available geek over here at The Guy’s Perspective. We’ll keep you in mind for sure.

    I was thinking, you know who would be perfect for you? And this is a different angle on what you mentioned.

    Someone who just loves to comment on blogs. He’d be in the other room on his laptop and he’d just comment on your blog taking on all these different personas. Then you’d check your email, write responses, and then he’d see it and write his responses. I could see it turning into this kind of blogging foreplay, where you’d decide which persona was the flavor of the day.

    We should do something like that as a post or something? The Guys and the redhead. Interesting idea.
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  • Jen

    One of the Guys: That’s a great idea but how many guys do you know who like, I mean really like, to comment on blogs?
    “The Guys and the Redhead” sounds like a dirty movie. I’m in.

  • OMG – the comments on this one are nearly as funny as the post itself! I wish I had some suggestions for you but I really don’t have much to offer. I met my geek when I jammed the paper tray in the printer at a new job working for an a$$ attorney many years ago. He was my knight in shining armor – the hero of the day. We’ll be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this May. So, maybe you need to take your computer in for some work? Hit on the geeks and see where it leads.
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  • Are you willing to consider geographically undesirable? My husband is a geek and he works with a bunch of other geeks, but they are all here on the east coast. I don’t know if that would help you. If so, let me know. You are gorgeous so any geek would be thrilled to have you.

  • disagree – another blogger would work for you – you could team blog. Place an ad on craigslist.
    Start visiting XKCD.com often you’ll find one there.
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  • Lets see, my ex was a builder and could fix most things outside of computers. He didn’t build me a house.

    My guy now (for 7 years this month) is a gamer – which means he’s just a little bit geek, but he doesn’t own that word. sigh.

    So, he’s great with my being on the computer all the time. If only I could get him into blogging. He’d be great at it, he’s a smart ass by nature and practices daily. We did start a blog for his business, but so far, I do the most writing.
    I digress, don’t I? Sorry.

    Relationships are overrated. ours works great for what we need. We don’t live together – yet. I stay with him on the weekends while my kids are at their dad’s. We work together.

    He buys me computers and fixes them when they break. If only he could buy me a car and a bigger house…….. Oh, he cooks too.

    Speaking of cooks, don’t Greek men cook too? It’s an option.
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  • I totally get this post! Its exactly where I am in life, divorced and no longer angry but blogging. Plus I live WAY out in the country and have no clue how to meet a man, let alone a geek! Send ideas my way!
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  • Aren’t I the lucky one, he’s a blogger and a geek too. LOL… all the best dear.

  • Yep, get you a nerd girl. I am marrying for the third time. I was a hater. I was most definitely angry. Then I got happy with me, then BOOM out of the sky drops a nerd. The greatest man in the world. In fact he was separated about 4 months when I met him. He wasn’t even on the market! I snatched him up before someone else found him real quick. Two years later and we are marrying in October. WOOT! He doesn’t mind I blog because he plays EVE online. HA.
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  • How about a gamer. Gamers spend endless hours in front of the machine, oblivious to anything going on around them. They are computer savvy and many are good hackers too! So, you could probably get some technical help if you needed it and a key gen for software you own but failed to write the number down… Plus you would have as much time in front of your machine as they would!

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  • Well, my boyfriend/fiance is a musician (a successful one, not one of those guys who sits around all day fiddling with his guitar while the chick pays the bills). He’s out of town a lot doing shows and touring, so it doesn’t matter how much time I spend on the computer. What about when he’s home? A few years ago, I gave him my castoff laptop and got him addicted to MySpace, and then Facebook.

    We hardly ever see each other. Apparently it makes for a successful relationship because we’ve been together 14 years!

    So maybe you could find a guy, just any guy who happens to appeal to you, and get him addicted to social networking. It helps if all his colleagues are busy social networking too. Then he won’t notice how much time you spend at the computer.
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  • Well, this post pulled in some interesting thoughts! I seem to be one of the lucky ones whose husband (obtained before blogging) could care less of my fairly new blogging addiction.

    Truth be told, I think he would been okay with it had I started before we met, but then again, the internet had barely been available then…
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  • OMG – you just described my husband. It’s great having someone who can do everything computer and make a good living while they do it – they also roll out of bed in the morning and wake up in front of their first love – Ms. Monitor – When I met my geek he had a sexy voice that came on his computer when he started it up “Tell me what you want me to do” (now he wants me to say it) The only problem with having a geek as a husband is the outrageous fees you pay to get any computer work done (and I aint talking $$)

    I’m on my third marriage so I know where you’re coming from, but if I were where I am right now mentally the last time I was divorced, I probably wouldn’t have been in any hurry to get in a relationship.

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  • Jen

    Brenda: That might be an expensive way to meet someone, especially when I don’t need to fix my computer. Now that I have said I don’t need to fix it, it will break. Who knows maybe it’s serendipity?

    Anne: I’m not against a long distance romance but I don’t really want to move. On the other hand if he was hot, hung and rich I might reconsider.

    lisleman: I’ll have to check that out. I don’t want to tag team blog however.

    Jenn: Gamer is another word for geek in my book. A gamer would work just fine, they never come out of their man caves either.

    Amy: I’ll keep you posted.

    Myne: hang onto him, he’s in demand.

    Angelia: It sounds like you lucked out. That gives me hope to hear that nerds are falling from the sky.

  • The key is to find a man who has an equally time consuming hobby…trust me it works!!!!! Then he’s not afraid to ask for time to do his stuff which in turn goves you time. Or is his hobby is computer related (as my hubby’s is) we can actully be in the same room and converse as we are both somewhat immersed in other worlds!
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  • No married, eh? How about dead? Corey Haim is available.

  • Perhaps you should lurk around Best Buy (Geek Squad) or go to a blogging conference that is not for women only?

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  • Another great post Jen. I think all you need to do is go to E-Harmony. Have them put this post into their incredibly accurate or your money back computer and with their 32.5 area’s of mutual matching criteria and poof there you go.

    Actually though how does one very busy mom like yourself find, first a date, then the time to actually go on a date and the rest of the courting rituals.

    I do think though you said you had 4 blogs to tend to, you might want to cut back to maybe one or two.

    Just to let you know though I did start a self help group called bloggers anonymous we meet every other Tuesday via Skype 🙂
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  • Ha haaaa! That guy is so “me” at home, with the exception of pajama bottoms in place of “good pants”. I tend to leave the geek me at home though.
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  • Jay

    Or, if you’re like me, the time you aren’t spending on blogs is spent on Twitter. That’s even more difficult to explain to people who aren’t already on there.
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  • I found one so there is hope for you 🙂
    I found mine here in my home town – he was my friend in jr high (the REALLY geeky guy who would NEVER ask a girl out). We bumped into each other on plenty of fish – seriously.

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  • I’m with Kristy. Go for the gamer. They will understand when it’s 3AM and you’re in front of your computer, cuz they will be playing Halo with their other gamer buddies. Anyway, I think you shouldn’t rule anyone out at this point…many people blog, so I think everyone is aware that anything they say could be put on the InterWebs.
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  • Jen

    I need to switch to Disqus, this method of scrolling up and responding is not working for me.

    I am so checking out that Geek to Geek dating site.

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    Though he does take an interest in my blogging. But doesn’t know the inner workings of it, and is probably glad I don’t blog about personal things.

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    Hubby doesn’t blog, nor is he a computer geek. However, he’s always wanting to be the subject of my blog and will actually read it when I’m not looking.

    So, you can marry a non-blogger. He just has to want to blog, but be too lazy to keep one of his own. 🙂

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  • Ha that is a funny post! My husband doesn’t get blogging or any of the online things I do but he watches TV all day so it works, I guess.
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  • Start having lots of computer problems… pronto
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  • Jen,

    I’m not sure if he’s an above-ground dweller, or if he’s a onesy. Good luck, though!
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  • That crazy blog lady instead of that crazy cat lady–you are too funny. If you end up with a geek, you should make sure that “must have own server” is on your list of requirements.
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  • Start playing a MMORPG. Seriously! 🙂
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  • You can have my husband for a while. That will free me up for more blogging. (The kids go with him. They are a package deal.)
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  • But a real man has a penis. Your computer doesn’t. 😉

  • Jen

    I’m going to watch the house episode on demand.
    What is MMORPG?
    What is a onesy besides the little outfit babies wear?

    Real men have penises.

    Dilemma is solved.

  • LOL…well I guess you could try some of those ‘Guaranteed Dating Sites’…that way you can just copy and paste this post in your profile 🙂

    Seriously…you have defined more reasons that you should not get involved than that you should.
    Perhaps your world is just fine the way it is. Who ever said that we had to have a mate.
    OR….
    You can get one of those pay as you go guys 🙂
    They come(no pun there) with absolutely no strings….only the ones that you supply at the time:)

    I totally hear you though…gosh my life is totally full right now and I live more life than I ever have…so in my thoughts…why change a good thing.

  • Redhead–Your going to give me the bends again! I’m 71 deep in here, but the water is fine!

    I gotta say–I agree with MOB’ster Glenn! e-harmony just may be the way to go!

    Unless that is– you want to move where it’s warm….:)

    Peace, Love, and Understanding–Elvis Costello
    .-= Don E.Chute´s last blog ..WORDLESS WENDSDAY 3.10.2K10 =-.

  • Oh. My. Gosh. You are HYSTERICAL!!!!! This post is genius. I don’t even know where to start! =) I’m so glad you found me…I would definitely be missing out!! Consider me a new follower!!!! =)

    …And about the Britney Spears thing (on my blog) yeah, I’m not too proud of that…
    .-= MandyP´s last blog ..What the Heck? Wednesday =-.

  • Holy crap! Is 72 comments a new record?

    I was going to mention the fine line between nerds and geeks but I think I saw them mentioned up there in commentland. Either way, nerds and geeks somehow merged over the years. I think they’re called neeks.

    I was actually joking, and then I looked on urban dictionary. Neek is indeed defined as a cross between the two. Damn it’s hard to be original.
    .-= mike´s last blog ..Cheese In The News =-.

  • My husband loves that I blog! He even helps me with it sometimes! And I didn’t really get into blogging until after I met him!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! My sister and I had SO much fun!
    .-= Sarah Ruth´s last blog ..Sister Day! =-.

  • I wouldn’t switch to another comment system, they all have some type of flaw. You just need to write crappier posts. As Mr Chute would say, this post has ass prints all over it. OH and by the looks of this post, you definitely don’t have time to even think about dating. Hell girl, you can’t even keep up with your comments 😉
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..Hit the Vegas Strip with 3 Friends and $1500 Cash!! =-.

  • BK

    LOL! Sorry, I shouldn’t be laughing but you just made me laugh. Geek … what is the definition of Geek. I need to check out the meaning in a dictionary first or ask the Great Google. Then I’ll see if there is anyone I can set you up. 😀
    .-= BK´s last blog ..Are We Trying to Fix Our Partner’s Problem? =-.

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  • Hi – It’s good to read such interesting stuff on the Internet as I have been able to discover here. I agree with most of what is written here and I’ll be returning to this site again. Thanks again for posting such great reading material!!

  • I love this post! Geeks rule the school, I’ve always had a soft spot for ’em. God bless geeks (the cool geeks that is).

  • I am in the same position. Sitting. At the computer.

    Yeah, I date no man before his time. Or something like that. I just don’t have time for men these days. At least not the men I’ve met. Apparently all of them are Mr. Wrong.

    Hang in there.
    .-= Fragrant Liar´s last blog ..Whack-a-Mole =-.

  • I totally missed the cat in that photo. Excellent find!

  • Well Jen, I am a geek, and I would be willing to watch you blog for hours. I would help you with your technical issues and support your marathon internet sessions with timely massages and homemade Chinese food.
    I can carry a conversation outside of the blogsphere and am also able to maintain and healthy interpersonal relationship that revolves around games, reading, movies and the occasional sporting event.
    Finally, I have been intrigued with your writing and would love to encourage something in someone that reaches out and makes some many people think and laugh.
    Your turn.

  • Well I guess I fail. I just posted a comment with at least two major errors in it.
    .-= seejames´s last blog ..About The Creative Commons License =-.

  • Hey come down there seejames. Anyone wanting to date “Our” Jen has to go through the “Ranting Redhead” board of bloggers and we are a tough lot. For all those wanting a date with Jen, please make sure you bring the following for your interview:

    1. Bank Statements
    2. Sign off on an extensive background check (we use the same one that the FBI uses for new recruits)
    3. Pictures of your home on the ocean (sorry apartments or non ocean views won’t cut it)
    4. Your ten year plan and all past accomplishments, verified.
    5. Chocolates, good ones, not for Jen, but the board to eat while going over your app
    6. Finally a 5 page single spaced, essay titled “Why I am worthy to be in the same room as Jen and how much I enjoy “that time of month”. ”

    The winner will be announced on national TV by Dick Clark and his side kick Ryan Seacrest.
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..Click Me And Win Free Pizza!! =-.

  • Damn you, Glenn! Quit making me wet my pants! Do you know the price of Depends these days?!

    And Seejames: Bring a good bottle of wine, too. A Pinot or a nice Cab. None of that wine-in-a-box shit.
    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..injaynesworld we ponder "Paths Not Taken…" =-.

  • Wow, well I guess that I have my work cut out for me and a lot of work to do. The biggest problem will be coming up with enough money to bribe everyone off, including the board, because although I think that I am a pretty good guy, I am sure that the standards you set are pretty high.

    1. Bank Statements: You are of, course assuming that I have enough money to even consider a bank.
    2. Background Check: All they will find is my 3 felonies, 3 ex wives and my mountain of debt…but every one should get fourth chances, right?
    3. We my home on the ocean is great, but the rain is horrible for the cardboard.
    4. 10 year plan? How about my 10 day extravaganza? And past accomplishments? How about my birth? Oh, wait, my mother did all of the work on that one…umm guess I got nothing.
    5. Chocolates? Good Ones? Do you mean that Hershey’s Special Dark? Heard that was good.
    6. And I do not need 5 pages, I can use one sentence: I am worthy of being in the same room as Jen, because I never have a problem buying Midol, Chocolate and Tampons.

    See, now that was not so hard!

    As far as wine is concerned, a good Cab would be the choice for me, but I will take any suggestions that others may provide.

    To be perfectly honest, while I have some subtle charms, I am quite sure that our resident Redhead will easily see through them all and move on to more suitable individuals, but a guy has got to try.

    By the way, I was not kidding about the Chinese food! I make an awesome spread and would love the opportunity to prove it.

  • Just got the dossier back from my good friends at the bureau and except for the missing two months back in 2001, everything checks out. To be honest it was quite boring, James seems to be, well in law enforcement talk a sleeper. Nothing really exciting, except for those two missing months. ( notice the word sleeper now a days is connected to “sleeper cells” we use another term for them, sorry it’s classified)

    So before the board can recommend Jen take the next step, please fill us in as to what you were up to back in 2001 and why no records?

    We even sent the bloggers sub group, on blogs with potential to check out your blog and the conclusion is why you have an interesting imagination, we all agree that color is needed in the theme. Black and white do not go well with flaming redheads. So get on that will you James.

    Once you have satisfied the groups need to know on the 2001 disappearance, we do have your house under 24/7 surveillance, with our T-74z satellite along with 17 bugs in and around your home(box). Don’t try to find them, they are highly sensitive and are set to explode if touched, and of course if you are missing appendages, that might put the kabash on a date.

    We have even decided to give the OK on your living arrangements, as the box you stay in, is made with triple corrugated cardboard and housed a side by side refrigerator for Generous Electric. Although you will have to reinforced the plastic trash bags on the roof, the tears in them are not up to code. While we’re on the subject, we also find that your lie in regards of an ocean view is actually a view of the Mississippi River. I hope you don’t think your playing us for fools James. Also the area under the Mendota Bridge is growing seedier by the day. May we suggest instead, of moving your home to the closest Walmart parking lot instead.

    So in conclusion we are 95% there for a call from our precious Jen to you once we have the final missing info. One last thing, while you state you live in Minneapolis your cell phone has a St Paul’s number. So just which is it James? What twin city are you really in?

    Lastly Hershey chocolate will simply not do. Our women members of the blogger crew, will not compromise on this part and it must be the freshest Godiva, or forget about it. This came specifically from Jayne and a word of advice mano to mano, don’t f**k with Jayne.

    You have exactly 72 hours to respond or this message will self destruct. Kindest regards Glenn,cpa, lld, md, phd, and 2 months shy of my foot massage certification.
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..My Beautiful Ferrari Was Stolen Today =-.

  • PS: Please send an assortment of your Chinese cuisine to Glenn of MOB, PO BOX 420, Huntington Station, NY 11746
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..My Beautiful Ferrari Was Stolen Today =-.

  • Many things have been said about romance, most of them relevant to circumstances when people were not given the love and attention by someone most important to them.

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  • If you wear sexy lingerie to turn your partner on, it is all well and good, but to just wear sexy lingerie without any jewellery, sexy shoes or make-up is blasphemous. If you have just spent a big wad of money on some slinky, sexy lingerie item that will knock your partner into the next millennium, then you should also be thinking about other aspects of blowing their mind.

  • What a great story… it’s true that most dates end in failure, especially when you meet somebody online. You can read about more such horror stories on Plenty Of Fish Tales.

  • Maria the greek geek

    I met my Geek on Nicegreeks.com and i could not be happier.We are in love and we getting married soon.

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