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March 2017



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And while you're at it, I want a pony.

February 29th would have been my second wedding anniversary, if I were still married. (The alert among you will have already figured out that this means I got married in 2000.) I've been separated for over two years now, and divorced for six months, and I have realized something recently.

I am ready to start dating again.

Of course, I have no idea how a self-employed artist would meet people. A friend of mine has been exploring the wilds of Craig's list for similar purposes, but her results have been mixed enough that I'm totally hesitant to try that. On the other hand, I'm also enough at a loss that on the way home from Fall River (it's about a two hour drive) tonight I started composing a personal ad.

Let's see.

Self-employed, financially independent artist seeks person(s) for acquaintanceship, flirtation, possible escalation. I am: divorced, female, 36, eclectic, geeky, mercurial, empathic, intellectual, opinionated, radical, insecure, overscheduled, tactile, energetic, intimidating, picky, prickly, defensive, spontaneous, amusing, tough, devoid of ownership issues, bad at communicating needs strongly, moderately traumatized but so over the glamour of my own tragic past, and can cook. I am looking for someone(s) who is/are: 25-55, single or in an open relationship, solvent, outdoorsy, creative, adventurous, ethical, ambitious, geeky, competent, active, curious, friendly, funny, and not a picky eater.

Anybody not within a reasonable commute of Hartford, CT, need not apply.

And then it occurred to me... I could ask my Internets!  So there you go.

Internets, set me up with your friends!


Re: OT

I think my sexual orientation is spinster librarian.

I would be questioning if that were possible if I didn't have a friend with the same sexual orientation. It must come with the MLS.

Re: OT

I think the MLS is just truth in advertising.

I haven't actually worked as a librarian since I left CT in 81 -- software geekage pays better -- but my house contains 3 or 4 times as many books as I have room for.

Re: OT

That's how my librarian friend is, too. Her living room is wall-to-wall books. Not that my book collection is small or anything, but dear husband doesn't like to move them all...

Re: OT

Bumper sticker: Friends help you move. Real Friends help you move books.

Sometimes I wonder about the genetics of trait clusters that hang together enough to produce stereotypes...