It's been a crazy year for many of us.
What preys on so many people's minds are finances, family, how to survive and for some how to not feel so alone.
While talking to one of my best friends the other day she mentioned having the holiday blues and not having someone to come home to, while she has a light heart and a great nature she's a formidable force of nature that many men will find daunting and I had to remind her that while that may be an issue for her at the moment, I also had to remind her how many people out there right now can't bear the meatsack they share their lives with and wish for something different.http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/20/i-hate-my-ex-vanity.html
This sparked a whole humorous debate about the blocking of douches and keeping them at bay but, a very real issue does come to mind.
How do you meet someone of substance, without looking desperate, or falling in with someone who might not be what they seem?
It's not easy.
Many use online dating services, some try social networking for casting their net but, how about in person?
What about joining clubs that might entice like minded people such as book clubs, or taking classes, volunteer for a good cause, seminars, wine tasting, there are numerous ways to meet other people.
While it seems painstaking, at least you'll be meeting people with a similar interest to your own.
Of course if this doesn't all work out we could always go the route the boys did in Weird Science http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl5KUY_Wl_M and build your own dream person.
I'm sure if that works out for any of you, you may want to patent that after you share it with your closest friends.
Finally, the holiday season a time for so much joy, annoyance, vast amounts of liquor and aleve for some and well for the minority of you out there a fun time.
So much family gathered in one space for whatever span you allot, make sure you have your gaming systems ready or your car gassed up because I guarantee you, at some point you will need a break!
These holiday musings will be continued.