Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Waltz for the Chance I Should Take

Life moves forward. Mira went to the vet on Monday and weighed in at 18 pounds at 9 weeks. I got her new food on Tuesday and started transitioning her over. She likes the new food a lot. I even use individual kibble bits as rewards for good behavior. Haha. Best “treats” ever. I am absolutely taking advantage of this for as long as it continues to work. After Mira, I don’t know if I will ever be able to own anything but a mastiff. She is a great puppy and she promises to be an awesome dog. So awesome that I am considering breeding her once she is old enough. Have to find another Newfoundland/English Mastiff mix for the sire though. That possibility is a long way off, however. I wouldn’t breed her until she was at least two. I won’t be spaying her until then either way, since it can cause stunted growth and incontinence in females if done earlier.

I have been browsing dating sites in my spare time. Meeting women in this area is a challenge anyway, particularly since I don’t really enjoy spending time at church or bars. The activities I enjoy (dancing, acting), have yielded acquaintance with very few women between 21 and 30, sadly. It’s just not a common age group for singles in my town. There’s a wider pool in the more populated area 45 minutes to an hour and a half south of me, which doesn’t excite me, but is probably my best bet for a decent romance.

Online dating doesn’t really excite me. I would rather meet someone the old fashioned way. I am considering e-harmony once I am in a better position to afford it, but we’ll see. I have a profile on match and well, that’s why I am really talking about this today.

I ran across a woman’s profile on earlier this week that I am really excited about. It was well and extensively written with a lot of personality. If more women had profiles like hers, I would be a much bigger fan of online dating. But, as I said in an email to her, I think it’s better this way. I want someone special, and I imagine she wants to be someone special. (Who doesn’t?) If I wanted just anyone, I’d chase any pretty face.

Initially I sent her a wink and modified my profile for a personal note to her. However, I was so inspired and excited by her words, (and pictures, I admit that I want both), that I went ahead and approached her through the email system. The giddy feeling of hope and the inspiration it brings is enough for me. I love feeling this way and should she never respond, I will still be happy to have even a momentary muse.

I want to share the email I wrote her. You know me. I like sharing. Since her profile encouraged a little persistence, I’ll probably wait a week and write again if she doesn’t respond.

Mademoiselle Spunkyhook,

It is always with some trepidation that I actually subscribe to Match. I am rarely inspired enough to make the first move online, largely because I have what I like to call high standards, but others might just say I am picky and leave it at that. Or something less kind. What others say doesn't really matter in the end, right? How's that Dr. Suess quote go? "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." I think however, that you are worth the risk, whether you decide to keep your dresser or someday trust me enough to let me see this infamous piece of furniture.

Before I go on, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Morgan [Lastname]. If you read my profile you'll see that I actually wrote you a personal note for all and sundry to see. I think I made a glaring assumption about what This American Life is, but if you'll agree to find it somewhat endearing, I will happily be appropriately embarrassed. (Ok, I might be a little already, if my suspicions are correct.)

It is my hope, and I am a big fan of hope, that you will take my excitement with a grain of salt. Hope, after all, was the finest thing Pandora let out of her box and without it, what are we? I equally hope you will consider corresponding with me, and I am willing to jump through whatever hoops will make you comfortable enough to meet in the future. 

I have often wondered why stories don't end in morals anymore, and intend to pay attention to the moral in yours. I must admit though, my favorite moral is from Little Bunny Foo Foo: Hare today, Goon tomorrow. One of my more endearing traits, obviously, my taste for bad puns. . .

I say earnestly, because being earnest is important and I'm largely incapable of being otherwise, (almost to a fault), that I look forward to hearing from you. As I said in my profile-note, I have never encountered a profile I enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed yours. In a perfect world, everyone would have as much to say as you did, and be as charming doing so. But I am inclined to think it is better this way. I am looking for someone special and I would like to imagine, even at the risk of making another assumption, that you want to be someone special.

Sincerely Yours,

Morgan [LastName]

I realize that it may not all make sense, since I referred multiple times to information from her profile, but I think you can get the gist of what I said. To be honest, I am always a little worried about coming on too strong, but at the same time, I want to be myself, and being passionate and excited about people I find reason to admire is part of who I am. If someone can’t accept that about me early on without taking it too seriously, I will just continue with that forward movement. Life is a river, and it flows on.

But there’s hope. Always hope. The possibilities excite and inspire me. Even if she never gives me answer, she’ll still have given me a song. Some people want to fill the world will silly love songs, and what’s wrong with that, I’d like to know? Because here I go again. . .

And a thousand words, goodnight.


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