Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Random Thoughts

  • It is difficult to take out contact lenses when you have fingernails.  I haven’t worn contacts in a while, and I also haven’t had nails of any real length since probably my wedding in 1999 or shortly thereafter when I had fake nails.  Now I’ve grown mine out and kept them a bit longer than normal for a few weeks now and I’m not sure how to handle it.
  • I wonder if I should worry about my blog – if I am anonymous enough.  I do self-censor quite a bit because I know of a few people that I know in real life that read my blog and I think I don’t want to shock them too badly.  I wonder though, if I’ve ever said anything about my job or work in general that is bad enough to be of concern to any higher ups in my school district.  Lately, I’ve tried to avoid mentioning specifics of my workplace, but I know I’ve talked about it before.  Part of the appeal of blogging in the beginning was in much of the anonymity.  I think I still have that to some degree – I have very few readers, most of whom live far away.  Just something I’ve thought about after Andrew’s post. 
  • Though I haven’t blogged with any regularity for a while, I still love reading other people’s blogs.  I think I wouldn’t know what to do with my day if I didn’t have regular updates from my favorite people. 
  • I’m wondering if dating at the age of 40 is supposed to be different than in your 20’s.  Part of me wants to be very cautious and take things really slow (which is probably good).  Another part of me wants to just kiss already!  After so much drama in dating Marty and then not dating anyone for years and then the total flakiness of Thomas, I guess I’m just wary about it altogether.  I wonder if really it’s something about me – or if I’ve just managed to meet all the wrong people all my life.  It’s hard to just be yourself without worrying that the other person will go running when they find out one of your quirks. 
  • I’m on my own for the next week again.  Josh is in Orlando at a convention-something-or-other for his fraternity.  My roommate won’t be back until the end of August, so I have the house to myself.  I’m thinking of going all out and doing a deep cleaning the weekend.  I’d like to be able to invite my “interest” over, but I really need to get rid of the cobwebs first, I think. 


Jonathon said...

I really enjoyed this post as I am firmly hooked on this bulleted style writings these days. You can put so much into one post for your readers to read!

I am so glad you are dating again. I can honesly say I got so excited reading about it! You will have to describe how he looks in a post. I've said Stacey looks a lot like a chubby Drew Barrymore. It is uncanny. I will have to get a picture of us on the blog soon! Love your blog as always. You're the first blog I read when I open Google Reader!

Annabel said...

Jonathon - You're the inspiration for the bullet style of this post. I guess we mutually favor each other's blogs. Yours is the first I read as well.
I will see if I can offer a description at some point... though I'm not nearly as good of a writer as you are.

63mago said...

- You know how it works: You pull the eyelid and with the fingercherry you take the lense; you just have to watch the angle.
- The anonymity is important for me too. Install a counter and see where your readers come from. I follow your blog for some time now and can not remember one post that could be interpreted as offending, dealing with your job in a "disturbing" way.
- We are all voyeurs.
- I think it is different, simply because we know now what we can do with our bodies, what we like and dislike. I think it is no mistake to be intrepid, your date surely not fell from the sky ... What is wrong with articulating one's wishes?
- I think both things are good, invitation and cobweb-eradication first.

You seem to like him. Good - and fingers crossed.

Patti said...

I found your blog from "Andrew's" blog. :) Good thing I saved the link before he put the password on ... I may not have found it again.

I don't even try for anonymity. Most of my commenters actually know me in real life. It got too hard to write in the code of anonymity, so I gave up.

Which means on days that are really cruddy ... I don't blog. :)

Gulf Coast said...

I totally do not want someone I know reading my blog. I still have privacy issues and get paranoid that maybe my husband's ex-wife is lurking. I know crazy huh?