Remember when MySpace was cool and Facebook was lame?

Now it's embarrassing to even admit that you still have a MySpace page. Well, I'm going to step out on the ledge here and say...


I rarely use it and I have considered deleting it a few times but for some reason I've never gotten around to doing it. The only reason I even know it still exists is because I keep getting random "friend requests" from people whom I'm sure aren't really sitting in front of their computers anxiously waiting for me to accept their requests. Like, Matthew McConaughey has nothing better to do with his time than fawn over me on MySpace. 

Well tonight I have received my last message through MySpace. Tonight's the night I will finally delete my account, but first I would like to share my last message with you. I received it this evening and it comes from a man named Chris.

"Hey! I like your profile and would like to ask you something. 
I work a lot, and travel a lot, and have little time for dating in the usual sense. Would you consider having a physical relationship with a hard working, college educated guy? This isn't something cheap and dirty. I do want conversation, cuddling, tenderness, all the good parts of a physical relationship. It would be fulfilling to both of us, we would just fast forward the beginning of the relationship. It would start and end when you decide.
I don't expect you to decide now, just to be open to the idea. I would suggest a quick meeting, to see if there is chemistry, and then we can decide from there. But the first step is for you to be open to the idea, and to write back to me. So send me a message....

 Is this guy for real? Are there actual women that would read this and consider meeting him? I hope not. Who sends these kinds of messages? I bet The Craigslist Killer sent messages like this and apparently they worked for him. 

You'll be happy to know that I do not plan on responding. Ha ha ha!



The Circle of Life

Tonight, I am fascinated by the great circle of life.

In fact, I feel a need to bow in silence as I listen to Elton John sing about it in the background.

After listening to my daughter and her friend talk about all the different trials and and questions they are faced with as high school students today, I have realized that time has a quirky way of repeating itself. I've listened to all of their questions and concerns about the problems that the average teenager is faced with today and I've come to the conclusion that they are the same problems and concerns that I faced as a teenager myself...more or less.

Not only that, but have you seen some of the styles that are coming back? I mean...really?!?
Skinny jeans?...Off the shoulder shirts?...Neon colors?...I found these pictures in my daughter's picture folder. Can you honestly say that they wouldn't fit right into a John Hughes movie?

Except today they're made out of duct tape. point is...we are all connected. As a teenager I never understood this...more importantly I didn't want to.

All of the trials you're faced with at a young age, you can guarantee that you're Mom or your Aunt has been through them as well. And though you may think of us "old people" as incompetent and senile, there will come a day when you will look to us for wisdom.

What's worse...there will come a day when you're sitting on the couch, listening to your fifteen year old daughter and her friend talk about all the drama in their lives and you'll want to desperately chime in with a "when-I-was-your-age" story but when you do they'll just look at you as if you have just sprouted wings and then suddenly decide they're tired and need to go to bed...not that that just happened to me or anything. I'm just saying that it COULD happen.

♥ Jurney Eve