Monday, Oct. 24, 2005
No Rocky Mountain High Enough
You know, this is getting old. Err... young.
I have a page on MySpace.com, set up specifically to play with templates for my kids, figure out how to create backgrounds, etc etc. I posted my picture and a handful of things because my children got a kick out of it. I much prefer Diaryland. MySpace definitely isn't my cuppa.
Now all of a sudden I'm getting hit on by 20-somethings there, when I don't even want to BE there.
You hear that thud? That's the sound of me pounding my head against the wall.
Don't get me wrong. It's immensely flattering. But these kids (sorry, but twenty-something qualifies as a kid to me) are just TOO YOUNG to be hitting on a woman who's pushing fifty. I mean, come on... Whatever happened to boys' ick factor of kissing grandma? I AM a grandmother, for crying out loud. And I still don't do babies!!!
Oh, and there's the omnipresent married-man contingent. I've just thrown up my hands and accepted that part doesn't go away. Thank goodness I know that not all married men are on the prowl. (Thank you to the men here whose entries show there's life after marriage - without the need to cheat - and that it can even be good.) I know that there can be extenuating circumstances. I'm not heartless enough to ignore that fact. Still... I just cannot and will not go there.
I did actually talk to someone interesting yesterday. Not the first time we'd talked, but it's apparently all in the timing. I was just so fed up with all of the crap that when this guy asked me if I ever wanted things to go beyond chat, I kind of threw everything out rapid-fire, figuring he'd just back away slowly, hands in the air. Instead, without missing a beat, he came right back with, "That's EXACTLY what I'm looking for!"
I dunno what I was expecting - but that wasn't it. Very rarely am I left totally speechless, but that did it, hehehe.
Gotta get back to work... Looking for a requested John Denver song and having to dig through a mountain of CD's...
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )