Hi There!

Dear loyal readers (and new friends),

Here is yet another attempt by me at brevity.  My friend Christine, who has been enjoying these letters, mentioned that the consistent theme of them all so far seem to be that they are hard to respond to by nature, and I don’t ask a lot of questions.  She may be right.  Usually I try to point out something in the woman’s profile and then run with it.  You know, try to find something we’re both into and talk about it (usually typing too many words, and I imagine that some of these letters just make the intended’s eyes glaze over until the head hits the keyboard and the message gets deleted).  I can’t remember anything about this girl or why I told her about my awesome karaoke stylings, but seriously, who wouldn’t want to at least hang out with a dude who can belt out “Against All Odds” without being totally hammered?  I mean, I would at least hang out with a guy just to see it.

NOTE:  Unlike the previous recipients, this young lady’s profile is still active and the link works.  It appears she is seeing someone, is 5′ 10″, lives in Queens and likes to run.  I don’t know why I messaged her.  Also, she’s on a healthy lifestyle kick, so that would explain not writing me back, since I am on a moderately-paced train to mildly overweight middle-age and would be surprised if I lived past 70.

So enjoy!  And please, tell your friends and start following me.  My twitter is up above.

Happy Hannukah!

Hi there!
Sent to itsbelinda
13% Enemy 79% Friend 85% Match
Mar. 29, 2008 – 6:41pm

Hi, I just saw you on here and I have to say you seem really cool. I’m definitely intrigued. I’m just gonna keep this short and simple and not give in to my propensity for babbling.

i will tell you this about myself: last night after my friend’s band played a show, the bar had karaoke and I got up and sang “Against All Odds” and I wasn’t even drunk. I mean, I had had several drinks, but, not drunk. Oh, and it was awesome.

take care,

[it should be noted that this was a long time before OkCupid implemented their new “Icebreakers” thingy, which basically finds random words/phrases in both profiles, and then uses these to prompt lazier lurkers to write a note to someone whose profile hasn’t been thoroughly read yet based on this “Cliff’s Notes” approach — I recently received a message from a young lady whom OkCupid had mislead to think that I was a fan of ice-skating, when in actuality my profile says:

“I am afraid to go ice-skating because I’m a clutz, and I fear that if I were to fall down (a very likely prospect), my fingers might get sliced off by a rogue skater. However, the idea of ice-skating looks like it could be a romantic couple activity, so if I met the right girl, I would like to learn to ice skate. Maybe I will wait until she and I are engaged or otherwise inextricably entangled so that if I did lose a finger or more, she couldn’t leave me so I wouldn’t have to try to pick up girls with a hook for a hand (a la Buster Bluth).

So you can see that it is not exactly foolproof.  Anyhow, according to this program, we should bone each other because “I think you both like cooking, spaceballs, assassination vacation, modest mouse, and ween.”  And that’s good enough for me!]

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