Tuesday, February 9, 2010

a wee little post

A quickie....

  • Work is busy, home is busy and I've been spending inordinate amounts of time with my pen and notebook. This is a good thing. I've submitted three short stories for consideration in various places. I have three short stories in second draft, and about three more that I am still editing. Work, work, work and I love it. The job I get paid to do is not so bad, either. 
  • I thought I would just ignore Valentine's Day altogether, but I think I'm just going to treat myself very well that day.
  • My oldest got accepted for college in September!!! I am so happy for her! 
  • I am really tired of personal ads and singles websites. Argh!
  • Further to that, I am almost convinced that there are no single lesbians over the age of 35 in my city. I whined about this on Facebook a bit and got a lot of positive, supportive comments. It was great - but the real problem is that if there are single lesbians anywhere close to my age in this town, they are not using internet dating sites. Which makes it awfully hard to meet people, because I don't know any real, live lesbians who live here, in this city. Toronto - well Toronto seems to have all the lesbians, except the ones who live in Guelph (who also don't advertise)....and even though I'd drive to London, or Hamilton, or even places farther away to meet someone, driving in Toronto is not my thing. At all.
  • Not that I need to worry about any of that, because I had maybe three meagre responses from both ads I put out...from places like Australia, and England and Western Canada. While I find it a lot of fun to write to people in other places, I'd like to chat with someone that I have a hope in hell of meeting in the next year.
  • So, tell me, what the hell is wrong with me? I even have a tattoo now, for goddess' sake.
  • Ontario is cold in February and I'm really looking forward to June, July and August.
  • I'm thinking about going to Michfest again this summer, but I'm hesitating. It would be nice to know a few more people who are going....my friend M and her partner might be there, which would make it a better experience than last year.
  • I'm totally going for the music. No other expectations this time.
  • I think it's time to hang my pictures. I've been living here for a year. Clearly, no one is going to do it for me.
  • Darn those kids in my after-school program. They're forcing me to watch American Idol. I cringe when someone goes flat, and tells such a beautiful story that they get to the next round anyways. That being said, there are some good singers out there.
  • It saddens me that I watch at all. But it's fun to ride the cross-trainer to bad music.
  • Can someone tell me why there is such a fuss about repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell?  Twenty NATO countries allow gays to serve in the military, including Canada, Great Britain and France. Why is the U.S so backwards in that respect? It should just happen. Done.
  • Facebook is really pissing me off today and I am almost embarrassed that I'm so upset. I think I'm on Facebook more than I should be.
  • The snow has totally bypassed Ontario this year. All of my readers who live in Virginia and parts nearby? You are getting a typical Ontario winter. We have about three inches of snow on the ground, and I was hoping that we would score at least one snow day this year. Day off with pay. I need one of those - but then again, Monday is a paid holiday in Ontario. Family Day.
  • I hope everyone is having a good week! Lots of love to everyone!


m.m.sugar said...

Right back at ya! And thanks for the 'wee' post!

Jude said...

Lots of love right back at you AND there is absolutely nothing wrong with you! Now don't be a knucklehead about it, there is someone out there for you. Don't look so hard but don't go blind either. ;)

For Valentine's day think about going for a pedi or a massage or what the hell, both.

Sounds like you're on a role with your writing too. That is wonderful to have such an artistic outlet.

Rock on Sweets and keep smiling.

small town dyke said...

I second jude on the massage, I just went for one and am still floating from it. You sooo desserve to pamper yourself.

as for dont ask dont tell I think it's all about little men with big egos and even smaller brains, it will go but not soon enough.

SquirtyB said...

We have had alot of snow here in virginia and you can have it back!

There has got be some single lesbians there for ya. Who isn't on the internet these days? They need to step up their game. You are doing your part!

Have a great day!

Earth Muffin said...

Little men with big egos and small brains that are in cahoots with the religious right...that's why "don't ask, don't tell" is such a big (stupid) deal here. I could go on and on, but I won't.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your daughter!

Really? Family Day? Very nice.

Maria said...

My sister was always telling me that I just HAD to watch American Idol. I was always telling her that she just HAD to watch Glee. So, we agreed that we would both try. She loves Glee now and I am limping through Idol. I just don't get the hoopla.

Camlin said...

Glee is so much better than Idol! But things really started looking up after Ellen was on the judging panel...