It was a moment of weakness, right after the holidays. It might have had something to do with spending New Year’s Eve with the guy I’ve had a major crush on for 10 years, and his girlfriend (who actually kind of looked like me). Long story short, I ended up ringing in the new year with close friends, great neighbors, and the love of my life along with his girlfriend. My standby date for the last few years had a date of his own this year. Shortly after, I ended up with two online dating profiles. And very shortly after, remembered how much I loathe online dating. (more…)
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I love entertainment. I love movies, music, television, reality TV on Bravo. But I have to say this is one egotistic industry. Is there any other industry that awards itself as much? The pretty people get the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the various Critics Choice and Guild awards. The MTV popcorn awards. The VH1 awards. The Grammys and the American Music Awards. The ugly-but-smart people get the Nobel Prize. I guess that balances it out.
I wasn’t planning on watching the Globes, but it’s raining and there’s nothing better to watch. And these are the thoughts going through my head as I watch the Golden Globes. (more…)
I grew up with making a new year’s wish. That’s an Armenian tradition. The whole resolution thing is a foreign concept to me. Which probably explains why my success rate with these resolutions is barely 50%. But another year and another chance to try again.
Here are my resolutions for the new year.
- Stop flirting with guys I have no interest in. Sometimes I do this because it comes naturally. Sometimes I just can’t stop myself. Sometimes I give the false impression that I’m actually interested in the guy just because I can be a shameless flirt. Then they ask for my number. At this point I feel awkward about not giving my number because five seconds earlier I was shamelessly flirting — or maybe even making out — with the guy. Then I give my number. Then they want to go on a date. Then after a few texts/phone calls I start avoiding the person. I’m getting exhausted just typing this.The point is… stop flirting with guys that I know don’t have a chance, especially guys from the gym. That was a mistake. Now I have to deal with the puppy dog eyes staring at from the front desk and I have to come up with a good reason (fast) why I can’t go out with him that night (or any other night).Then there as the awkward conversation Friday night when I picked up the phone from a 949 area code. It went something like this:Me: “Hello”
Him: “Hey! You picked up”
Me: “Who is this?”
Him: “It’s Eric. We met a while ago. You haven’t returned my phone calls.”
Me: “It’s probably because of the 949 area code. I don’t call back 949. Was I drunk when we met?” (At this point, it’s slowly coming back to me. I think it’s someone I gave my number to a few months back at the Prince vs. Michael Jackson dance-off.)
Him: “I don’t know if you were drunk. But we had a moment.” (Yes, he actually said we had a moment, which probably means there was massive amounts of vodka involved)
Me: Right about now I’m starting to feel like I have way too much testasterone for a woman, and have to find a gentle way to let him know why there won’t be any more moments… so I tell him I have a boyfriend, and it’s better that we don’t stay in touch. Which means I don’t want to get any more grammatically incorrect text messages. That really bothers me. (more…)
Last year I was feeling very ambitious and came up with 6 resolutions to accomplish throughout the year. At the end of the year, I had accomplished 3 out of 6.
Here are my accomplishments…
- Paid off credit cards. After putting myself on a financial diet for the first 6 months of the year, I finally paid off all my credit card debt.
- Traveled someplace new. I actually forgot about this resolution until I revisited my New Year’s Resolutions blog post from 2009 and realized that I had fulfilled this resolution by traveling to Paris, Houston and Kohler, Wisconsin!
- Was a tiny bit more patient. I had initially put this on my list of failed resolutions, but my therapist pointed out that traveling to a foreign country, and navigating the unknown, requires a certain amount of patience. I’m sure that some people would disagree. Like my best friend who’s always running late and I’m always calling her within 5 minutes of the time of arrival to see where she’s at. I’m sure she thinks I’m still very impatient. I’ve also been very patient in my personal life. In fact, I have been patiently kissing many, many frogs in search of prince charming. So there…
Now the miserable failures… (more…)