Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Spell check is your friend

Ok, had a match.com date last Friday. We met at a local coffee shop and talked for a bit and then walked around downtown Royal Oak. Details: 33, lives downtown RO, going to OU for an accounting degree, works in facility management at a GM plant, has a motorcycle, former auto mechanic. He was a nice guy, easy to talk to, not pretentious. He called me on Saturday to say he had a good time. Will definitely go out again after he finishes final exams.

On another note, I got an email on match from a guy I am pretty sure has contacted me before but now has a new profile name and some new photos (but still old ones up). Now here is where I get bitchy... his profile was full of misspellings and weird sentence structure. Also, his email spelled "favorite" wrong... twice... (actually, it was the same question in the subject line and body: "Do you have a favorit place up north?")

I didn't get the impression that he is an English as a second language candidate so I am not sure why his profile says things like this: "I looking for a sweet girl that knows how to care"

I know, I know... I am too picky and not everyone can be a good speller but CLICK THE SPELL CHECK button to keep it under wraps until after I meet you.

Off soapbox now.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

This and That

GAH, where does the time go?! Sorry for neglecting you my fair readers!

So... what is new in the "super exciting" dating life of BBR?! Well, not much but I will recap some fun adventures that I have engaged in so I can say "see, I DO stuff!"

  • J and I signed up for a Belle Isle clean up with REI a few weeks ago. We thought when it said "help weed some invasive species" we would be like raking flowerbeds or something. WRONG.... we spent 4 hours in 90 degree heat chopping/dragging honeysuckle out of a poison ivy infested patch. That shit is hard! Bonus: The REI guy was hot. Unbonus: Hot people intimidate me... especially skinny, fit looking ones. Plus, I am pretty sure he could call my bluff on liking the outdoors. Anyway, no dating prospects there but I counted it as exercise for the next 4 days though....

  • Last Friday we intended the Ferndale Bar Crawl. We figured we could meet some people and drink for a cause (woo charity drinking). We discovered when we got there, however, that we were in the younger spectrum of attendees. WTF! Where do all these 40-50 year olds live?! Why are there no young, single people in a BAR CRAWL. I mean, the night wasn't a total loss... we got smashed, went to some new spots, met a lesbian couple and I got hit on by a married dude... the search continues.

  • The cute waiter (ok, he used to be cute and now he has a full hipster beard) recognized me and gave me a high five at the Pig and Whiskey fest. I see him EVERYWHERE but it is nice to "know" people around town :)

Ok, I guess that list is shorter than I thought...

Oh, in online dating world, I have been corresponding with 3 dudes. I am supposed to meet one guy tomorrow for coffee and plans are in the works with another. They seem normal enough and ALL three live in Royal Oak so I don't have to travel far :)

Tomorrow is FRIDAY!