As sung to the tune of Cookie Monster's "C is for Cookie, that's good enough for me!" (Thanks Sesame Street) For those not in the know, Cookie Monster is a character or Muppet, if you will, on the long running PBS program, Sesame Street. He also happens to be one of my favorites, next to Bert and Ernie of course. But anyway, where was I? I did have a point to this. Ah yes, the heat. Good god man, the heat here in Houston has been brutal the past few days. In fact, I got a sun tan walking from my car to the movie theater this afternoon, no joke. It's so bad that people are using the "less is more" mentality when it comes to dressing these days. Seriously, if I could get away with it I'd ditch the garments all together. Heh. But I can't, so I won't. Moving on. (thankfully, as I'm sure some of you are saying amiright?)
Aside from the scorching weather being the hot topic lately (see what I did there?) It occurs to me that I have been almost silent on the matters of wait for it, big pause for effect, DATING. (cue the music) Well, there really hasn't been much to write about in that regard for me lately. I date here and there, no one special currently. Which to me is just fine. I really think I need to work some more on myself and a few things that linger from my last relationship. Honestly, I feel that if I don't work on those issues then I'll never be in the type of relationship that I long for and seek. Know what I mean? Besides, being single is not so bad. Trust me I'm an expert at it. The thing is, now that I am creeping near that monumental age of shh... (fifty) -not until next year but still. At this point of my life, I feel more centered. I know what I want and I don't have time for anymore bullshit or games from anyone. Men love to play games. Just not the kind of games I like to play -heh. Yes I know that women can be players too. Some of my good friends are champion players, however I seek something more meaningful. A few of my married friends, ok ALL of my married friends, tell me that I am too picky and need to lower my standards. I just roll my eyes at them and laugh. If by lowering my standards that means that I date the first man that looks at me or asks me out, just for the sake of "going out" or having someone in my life and totally disregarding my self-worth then no thank you. I'm good. Really. That was a really long and incoherent sentence wasn't it? Too bad I'm too sleepy and tired to fix it. Sorry bloggies.
But getting back to what I was talking about, I'd like to be attracted to that person or at least, have something in common with them other than being single. Why can't my friends get that? My single friends get it. It's my married ones that are full of advice -mostly unsolicited. Their concern is appreciated but damn let me breathe! And while all of their concerns and advice and potential suitors are appreciated, I truly believe that I am single because I am still working on myself. No that's not an excuse, it's a fact. I really want to find someone and be a part of their life and live this great love story that I can write poetry and stories about but for whatever reason, it hasn't happened yet. I'm holding on to hope that it does happen for me one day. Hell, my entire family is hoping for that as well, they have prayed to every saint known to mankind and lit more candles than I care to tell you about. Hope springs eternal and all that. Right?
I'd like to hear from any other fellow single person over 40 who is in this holding pattern Tell me why you think you are still single or why you haven't met that man or that woman to woo you from "party of one"? Do you think you're a great catch? I do. In fact, I know I am. And yes I'm bragging a little, ok maybe a lot. But I know what I bring to the table. Do you?
Ok that's enough for a Sunday night. Thanks for indulging my rambling and I hope I make some sense, I know I was all over the place tonight.
It's the start of a new week kids, make it a great one.