Why No Posts?

Contrary to popular belief I am, in fact, alive and kicking.

I’ve just lacked motivation and/or inspiration to write lately, along with a generous dollop of laziness. (Okay, that might be an understatement.)

I will try and rectify that sooner, rather than later. I can’t guarantee my upcoming posts will be interesting or entertaining, but I will certainly try.

If any regular visitors are still dropping by, please be patient.

And, yes – I owe you a TONNE of travel posts and pictures. Plus one post that may require some unique suggestions, if you’re game.

Back soon.

P.S. Thanks for dropping by on my birthday last week – it was appreciated!

The Monthly Date Quota

black-book.jpgSo, while out last night with friends, two of my friends declared that this year would be the one in which they were going to date more – or just go out on dates, period.

And then they turned on me.

One of my friends – a blonde who, in my opinion, doesn’ t have a problem with guys, period – said, “I challenge you to go on ONE date a month.”

She extended her hand as if to seal a bet.

“What?” I replied, half-laughing. “You DO know that I’m lucky if I fill my one-date quota for the year, right? That’s impossible.”

“Oh, you’ll do it!” my dark-haired friend chimed in. “Just get online!”

“Pssssssp!” I scoffed.  

“Just think of them as practice dates,” she replied.

I still wasn’t convinced, but I ended up shaking hands with them anyway.

“All riii-iight,” I said in a sing-song voice. “But I still say it’s not gonna happen.”

After a moment, I asked, “So what happens if I don’t fill my date quota for the month?”

My friends looked at each other, and then Friend #2 replied with a grin, “Then we find a date for you.”

Honestly, I’m tempted NOT to even try this month. Chances are who they cough up would probably end up being way better than whomever I end up choosing – or not choosing, as might be more likely.

Meh. Maybe I’ll sign up with Lavalife in March.

Or not.