Post details: BlogTalkers: Someone read my "Blog Your Blessing Sunday"!

08/05/07

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BlogTalkers: Someone read my "Blog Your Blessing Sunday"!

BlogTalkers!

This week's question/request...

What do you most enjoy, or miss, about being single?

Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! A Bachelor's Life For Me!

woo hoo.

Ahhhh... single-hood! How do I miss thee, let me count the ways...

Oh, the life I had as a merry bachelor... the not caring about money so blowing it constantly on stupidity and therefore going from feast to famine constantly and spending most of my time broke... the "not being sure what I'm doing the next day" so ending up with Vampire hours as a living arrangement making waking up for work difficult at best... the loud music and parties which felt great when they happened, not-so-great the day after and probably reduced my life expectancy by many years... the menu of a man who, although able to cook, hated buying groceries that would go bad so thoughts like Is left over Kentucky Fried Chicken okay after ten days of refrigeration? were not uncommon... the constant worry that anyone gives a sweet damn about me... the pressure from family, friends, and hormones to find a mate...

What's not to love?

Now, I admit... reading the above, if you were a psychiatrist, you might be concerned with me being attached as an "act" to avoid these things... but it isn't. Sue and I were friends and colleagues first and instead of a "spark" right away, it grew and continues to grow...

...that said...

I know too many people that are trying to recapture their supposed "happy youth" and doing things they ASSUME will make this happen. The most common of which is divorcing or splitting with people to become a "happy single".

Ah yes, FREEDOM! (they think...)

Y'know what... there ARE bad marriages... there are people that need to be apart... and then there's people that ASSUME their lives will be infinitely better if they're "free" and "single" despite their marriage probably being very sound... save their now Forever Seventeen thought process.

...and of the people that "took the plunge" to single-hood for thrills and "freedom" that I know, how many are happy when they became single...? (...not counting those who left a marriage for genuine reasons as opposed to simply "fond memories" of their single-life...)

NONE.

In fact, the greener pastures they set out for often turn to a tangle of swamps. Women who were fending off suitors as a teen and have "flirty-friends" as an adult often find life as a legitimate single not what they expected and the characture of the cougar is pretty much the usual destination for their new journey... and men that believe that being single will open the doors to those "hot babes" they see wandering around are just sad and pathetic... does the words "aging hipster" mean anything to you?

I don't mean to depress anyone out there, but honestly, MOST people over the age of thirty who are single are single for a reason... and it ain't good... and rare is the exception.

Now, if ANYONE is wondering, I love Sue VERY much... see my "Blog You Blessing" below if you doubt this... but do I miss anything about being without her?

NO!

Not a bit!

I wouldn't trade my life now to go back to ANY point in my life... REGARDLESS!

So, what do I miss about being single? NOT A BLOODY THING!

...and as a witness to those who make the stupid assumption that there WAS something to miss, if I became a bachelor at this stage in life through a tragedy (GOD FORBID) or the like, I would become a hermit.

About the only benefit I see to being single at my age and at this time is the ability to sleep sprawled all over the bed...

Other than that, you can keep the bachelor life, thank you very much!

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Comments:

Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email · http://incoherent-ish.blogspot.com
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.... where'd you hide that insulin and pepto bismol? ;)

That post is *SO* gonna get you some. LOL

I've never been single. Ever. I've been in relationships since I was 14. Don't tell the shrinks. :)
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 21:05
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Trish... Get some what? :)
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 21:17
Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email · http://incoherent-ish.blogspot.com
Hey.. I was tryin' to be nice. You have any idea how difficult that is for me??

I thought I was bein' pretty good.. with this bein' a family-type blog n' all. ;)
PermalinkPermalink 08/06/07 @ 03:01
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Heya Trish... Now, we're NOT that family oriented! I've said my share of "darn"s and "gosh"s here-diddly-iddly!
PermalinkPermalink 08/06/07 @ 10:51
Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email · http://incoherent-ish.blogspot.com
LMAO - Careful Flanders, you're scaring me. :D

K.. let's just say that compared to MY blog, this one is WAY rated G. :)
PermalinkPermalink 08/06/07 @ 23:25
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Trish... Not to tip my hat TOO much, this blog is entirely "G" rated compared to what I sound like in person!!! :)
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