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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Required reading for all guys

This is step one!


At 3/04/2006 04:40:00 PM, Blogger elengil said...

That must be why I'm still single.. I don't go to bars.

who knew?

At 3/04/2006 04:56:00 PM, Blogger Prup (aka Jim Benton) said...

I have a different problem. I don't mind an occasional drink,, but I don't like either being drunk or being around most people when they are drunk. On the other hand, for me to look good to anyone, they have to be SO drunk that they'll pass out before I can get them anywhere where I can take advantage of the situation.
(There are always cabs, of course, but with the price of drinks in most bars, I usually can't afford a cab TOO.)

At 3/04/2006 07:28:00 PM, Blogger pamela said...

people always say you can meet people at bookstores.

seems like a nice idea, but i've never known anyone who's met someone at a bookstore.

or grocery stores.

actually, i did meet someone at a grocery store once. but it didn't go anywhere, so i'm not sure it counts.

i've heard there's a wal-mart in austin, tx that has singles night. how awesome is that? bargain shopping for toilet paper and boyfriends/girlfriends all in the same place?


At 3/04/2006 07:51:00 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

I bet it's a dude.

At 3/04/2006 08:07:00 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

Sandmonkey, this is off topic but, you were complaining about bird flu a couple of days ago and it turns out there is nothing to worry about. Go to watchingamerica.com and check out the Frontier Post, it turns out Rumsfeld was behind the whole thing:)

At 3/05/2006 06:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys, this advice works with stupid women, but it is a good way for a girl to wind up like Natalie. If you are selecting for stupid (and maybe diseased), then there you go.

I had moved out of my home with my infant son (preparing for divorce) and no more than two days later, met this quiet, soft-spoken, cute-as-hell guy in the apartment complex parking lot. It wasn't long until he confided that he had spent the last year in prison. That's the penalty for a felony, folks, typically drugs or something violent.

Going to bars in a large city is not like visiting the local pub in college. I'd walk in with a group of people, and some total stranger would move in and try to scoop me up. As for the walk-up-and-ask-for-your-phone number routine, AFTER some conversation, I might be willing to accept a guy's card, and I've been known to call back and give him my number, after I'd found out where he worked and gotten some feedback about his character from some reliable sources. There were times when I really appreciated some pleasant, calm intervention by an onlooker.

And, no mere date ever got a look at my kid.

I also learned how to wear a women's business suit that was "all business". In retrospect, it served pretty much the same function as a hijab, but much subtler. Funny, those suits never ran off anybody I liked.

Sorry to be a "wet blanket" about this, but there is no way in hell I would have ever given my phone number to someone I did not know, except in college, where I knew the other person was a student at the same school.


At 3/05/2006 03:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Valerie but this is the way it goes in smaller cities. Besides, you aren't exactly "single" you are unmarried. Single refers to "one", not 2 as in with a child! Most men who are "single" wouldn't seriously date a women who already has a kid. :)


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