I had thought that trying to see the good in people was a positive trait, but it turns out I’m only seeing the 75% friend and not the 25% enemy. The online dating site OKCupid has many interesting characteristics. It has quizzes to take, questions to answer, and […]
A woman recently mentioned to me that she had a copy of the Beatles’ white album in mint condition. I speculated that it was probably worth a lot of money now. It took only forty years for the Beatles’ white album to change its meaning from being a […]
I took part in this conversation today in downtown San Jose. I was looking for the pharmacy and saw a young couple having coffee outside a Starbucks. Me: I’m sorry to disturb you, but I’m looking for Walgreen’s. Young man: Oh yes. (Pointing) It’s first on your left. Young […]
In an email with only occasional punctuation, but with frequent capitalization, came this: “I am self employed Engineer,Studied the course Metro-Chemical Engineering with a Degree.” Metro-chemical engineering must be for men of ambiguous sexuality who have excellent fashion sense. I’m picturing David Beckham in Fort McMurray. Or, maybe metro-chemical engineering is for studying […]
We met for the first date lunch at a truck stop on Highway 2. When we met, I almost didn’t recognise him because he looked about ten years older than his dating site profile picture. How long did he think it would take me to figure that out? Over lunch, […]
Conversation after a long “get to know you” walk: He: You don’t always agree with everything I say. That’s refreshing. Me: Surely other people in your life disagree with you sometimes. What about the people you work with? He: No. They don’t argue. Me: Why not? He: Because […]
I just got an email from a man who said he worked in the “arrow space” industry for 30 years. That must be inside the quiver, I guess.