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Outdoor Girl

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Re: Spinsters' Club Support Thread
« Reply #630 on: December 06, 2012, 10:09:37 AM »
I was reading a magazine in a waiting room last night.  Someone sent in a quip that never fails to make her laugh:

The worst thing about starting a new relationship is remembering to fart silently.
After cleaning out my Dad's house, I have this advice:  If you haven't used it in a year, throw it out!!!!.
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Re: Spinsters' Club Support Thread
« Reply #631 on: December 07, 2012, 03:52:33 PM »
My friend A used to tell me that quip when she was first dating her husband.

Managed to watch about an hour off tv last night after work and I had to get up for water, etc., or switch the channel over 5 times because of the sheer volume of the enagement and happy couple jewerly commericals. 

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« Reply #632 on: December 07, 2012, 06:43:26 PM »
So, I was wondering if this club is accepting new members?  ;)

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« Reply #633 on: December 07, 2012, 07:34:45 PM »
Always! 

*Hands Diesel the customary chocolates and wine*

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Re: Spinsters' Club Support Thread
« Reply #634 on: December 07, 2012, 08:13:59 PM »
Wine and chocolate. WOOT!  8)

Im technically married, but the separation/divorce is in the works. Looking forward to living the spinster life for a while.  ;)

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« Reply #635 on: December 07, 2012, 10:07:40 PM »
Welcome to our ledge. Cookies are to your right, booze to the left. Straight ahead are the pillows and afghans.
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Re: Spinsters' Club Support Thread
« Reply #636 on: December 07, 2012, 10:11:21 PM »
I'm back from my work Christmas party and I have Christmas cookies and rum specials on offer.  I'm almost always the only single there.
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Re: Spinsters' Club Support Thread
« Reply #637 on: December 08, 2012, 01:40:08 PM »
I'm back from my work Christmas party and I have Christmas cookies and rum specials on offer.  I'm almost always the only single there.

(((hugs))), Outdoor Girl. That is a particularly unfun thing about spinsterdom. For me, especially, it's the annual celebrations. I see the same people every year, happily coupled, and each year I show up alone (and self-conscious about it).

I've been thinking about giving internet dating another try. My track record with it is dismal, but I'm just not in a situation to meet new prospects in real life. But I feel like I need to lose a lot of weight first... for my own self-confidence if nothing else.

But that would mean denying myself the consolation of spinster cookies and wine. :)

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« Reply #638 on: December 18, 2012, 11:53:02 PM »
I'm with you guys.  For the past decade or so, I've gone to office Christmas parties alone or with a friend.  It's still fun, but there's always that "aren't you bringing 'someone'?" factor. 

I'm still apprehensive about online dating, though it's pretty clear that's the next/only step.  Aside from the concrete challenges of the photo, profile, etc., I am just still so private-minded, it's hard for me to consider putting myself "out there" on the web, and, also, I really don't have a thick skin, so I'm not sure how well I'd handle the craziness and crudity I hear and read so much about.  Maybe I'm just hearing all the bad stuff, but still ... it's off-putting.  :(

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« Reply #639 on: December 19, 2012, 12:00:23 AM »
Uh.... is there an age cap for this spinster thing?

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Re: Spinsters' Club Support Thread
« Reply #640 on: December 19, 2012, 12:11:16 AM »
Gosh, I hope not!  :)

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Re: Spinsters' Club Support Thread
« Reply #641 on: December 19, 2012, 12:15:10 AM »
If you'll let someone as young as I am in I would like to be a part of this club... I have a feeling I won't get married. Heh.

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« Reply #642 on: December 19, 2012, 09:51:54 AM »
I'm with you guys.  For the past decade or so, I've gone to office Christmas parties alone or with a friend.  It's still fun, but there's always that "aren't you bringing 'someone'?" factor. 

I'm still apprehensive about online dating, though it's pretty clear that's the next/only step.  Aside from the concrete challenges of the photo, profile, etc., I am just still so private-minded, it's hard for me to consider putting myself "out there" on the web, and, also, I really don't have a thick skin, so I'm not sure how well I'd handle the craziness and crudity I hear and read so much about.  Maybe I'm just hearing all the bad stuff, but still ... it's off-putting.  :(

I'm thinking seriously about venturing back into internet dating. Maybe I'm lucky, or chose the right sites, but I never really encountered nastiness, and the weirdness level was pretty low. But that was with paid sites. I've been looking at OK Cupid and I get the impression that it has a lot more of a hookup culture than Match.com or eHarmony. And I know I'm truly in a bad place when I start looking at the Craigslist personals. Those can get downright skin-crawly.

Of course, I only ever had one online match progress to the point of actually meeting in person, so it wasn't particularly useful. <sigh>

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« Reply #643 on: December 19, 2012, 12:18:48 PM »
Uh.... is there an age cap for this spinster thing?

Welcome to our ledge. Cookies are to your right, booze to the left. Straight ahead are the pillows and afghans. Since the holidays are in full swing, we're banning commercials- especially jewelry ones.
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Re: Spinsters' Club Support Thread
« Reply #644 on: December 19, 2012, 01:37:09 PM »
Uh.... is there an age cap for this spinster thing?

Welcome to our ledge. Cookies are to your right, booze to the left. Straight ahead are the pillows and afghans. Since the holidays are in full swing, we're banning commercials- especially jewelry ones.

I totally agree! 

For me the second worst is going out to events (like the Christmas Tree exhibit at our local museum, which I still haven't done yet) that are also big attractions for families all together on the holiday.