Monday, June 21, 2010

The A to Zs of Cleveland Boys

This past weekend, some friends and I embarked upon a little game that we called The A to Z of Cleveland Boys. And let me tell you what... it was ridiculously fun!

The premise: Try to meet as many boys as possible in one nite using the alphabet as our guide. The goal was to meet at least 26 different guys -- one for every letter of the alphabet. Why? Just for fun. (And because we had concepted it late one nite at the Flying Monkey, where everything sounds better than it actually is before a good nite's rest.)

The specifics: My friend bought letter stickers from a craft store, which were promptly placed on each boy's shirt when we found a new "letter" guy. In order to make the whole outing less creepy, we embellished a recent(ish) break-up story for one of the girls in our group, and pulled the boys over to meet her to "help her get over her ex." BONUS footage: Those of us without the letter stickers had drink stickers that we could hand out as warranted to guys for any reason we wanted (which they could then "cash in" for a drink). For example, I awarded one to a guy who took his shirt off in the middle of the bar, redefining the term "beer belly."

The results: There are obviously a lot of men whose names start with J and B in this town!! However, it was a great way to meet new people, and it also gave us a good excuse to walk away whenever we wanted (e.g., "Sorry, we have to go find a V now!").

The take-away: A hilariously fun and totally random way to spend a weekend meeting new people. If you try this, I'd suggest having one of the wingwomen on standby to push for digit exchanges if/when the object of everyone's affection seems interested. (Alas, we failed our fine damsel in that regard this past weekend.)

The take-away part 2: I wasn't really at all interested in meeting someone for myself. Hmmm...

So, anyway... if you have a GNO in your future... or if you're trying to help a friend get over an ex... or if you're planning a bachelorette party and want an activity... I'd highly recommend it!

Who's in?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A blogging crossroads

So I'm sure you've noticed by now... I haven't been blogging much.

I'm at a blogging crossroads, peeps. A blogsroads, if you will.

If you were here way back when I did my first-ever post (and had NO idea WHAT the hell I was doing), you may remember that I initially started this blog simply because I had grown tired of giving the same dating updates to all of my friends and family over and over and over again. Seriously... I would cut and paste the same email to different groups of friends because everyone wanted to know what was going on (or not going on, as the case may be) with my dating life.

Never in a million years did I dream other people would start reading the blog too. Other really awesome, really amazing peeps who I now lovingly call my readers. You guys! :)

So here I am. At my blogsroads.

As you know, I've stopped writing about any current love interests for fear of bad karma. Which takes me right back to where I was before I started this blog: copying and pasting the same effing love life email updates to my friends.

Because I want them to know about new potentials in my dating pool. But I don't necessarily want to jinx things by telling all of you.

So I've been thinking a lot about what to do next:

  • OPTION 1: Keep blogging as I have been... not about the particular events in MY life, but about dating/being single in general. I'd keep getting guest posts from you, writing about ridic dating shows, updating on past guys who didn't make the cut, etc. But doesn't that defeat the whole premise of this blog? It's supposed to follow MY dating adventures. (Look up there! It even says so in the masthead.)
  • OPTION 2: Stop blogging altogether. Maybe I'm over blogging. Maybe I would have FOUND things to write about for the past several weeks if my heart were really still in it. Maybe it's time to hang up the AAB moniker and get back to just being little ol' me. (Or, big ol' me... man, I need to start working out again, peeps.)
  • OPTION 3: Start a new blog. A blog not about dating or being single or getting asked, "How are you still single?" a dozen times a week. Because I still really love writing. And Lord KNOWS I've got plenty to say. But who would read a new blog? And what would it be about?
  • OPTION 4: Break if off with any current boy toys and get back to biznasss as usual (e.g., writing about my horrific real-time dating stories). ;)
So, there you have it. I haven't decided what to do. (Though I think I've ruled out Option 4.) And I promise I'm not going to make any rash decisions. But I thought you guys deserved to know why I've been MIB (missing in blogging) for the past couple of months.

I just wish the blogging gods would tell me what to do!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I've been a bad, bad blogger

Forgive me, readers. For I have sinned. It has been a looooong time since my last real juicy post.

That's somewhat by coincidence. And somewhat by design.

COINCIDENCE: I've been amazingly busy with what some would call their "real life." You know, that thing that happens outside of this little ol' computer screen.

DESIGN: And, I've got a bit of a confession to make about why I've been MIA from the bloggy world. But I'm too busy to tell you about it now...

Guess you'll have to stay tuned! (I'll be back early next week, I promise!)

(dum dum dummmmmmm)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer of Sin -- Take 5

First off, I can not believe this is Summer of Sin Take 5. FIVE?!? REALLY? Five summers of S.O.S.? I must be really bad at math. Or really bad at dating.

(Or both.)

(BTW, if you're wondering what the hell Summer of Sin is, click here.)

Anyhow, since Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer, I suppose that means it's also the unofficial kick-off to S.O.S. Take 5.

Wonder if I'll have a "spoiled" or "legit" S.O.S. this year. (Again, that link up there will help you figure out which is which.)

Any bets? (Truth be told, I'm really hoping for a "spoiled" one.)

So, as I say every year... Summer of Sin... let it begin! (And this year... who's in?!?)

P.S. on a related, yet unrelated, note... I am a huge fan of Take 5 candy bars. Just sayin'...