Things seem to be trending my way. Anyone who knows my recent history knows that that is a milestone all by itself. I have been too isolated for a long time and have been trying to arrange a relocation to the Denver/Boulder area, but that’s a process that will take some time. Meanwhile, I wanted to have a social life again. So I placed an ad on Craig’s List. Now, if someone had told me this before, I would have done Craigslist instead of the 40 other dating sites. Hands down, I have had more luck meeting women because of that ad than with all the other ads combined. I have made some really great new friends. There are EIGHT new women in my life.
There is one exception to the Craigslist thing: A teacher from Joplin with a really cool name, which I regrettably will have to omit for reasons of privacy, etc. But i met her on Yahoo. I had to make it a paid membership just to talk to her–and told her that this, in fact, meant she’d be obligated to go on a date with me. LOL. But it looks promising, in that I am a little excited about her. She’s cute, and we texted (OMG, i hate texting…she’s one of those people who send you three text messages while you’re still typing in the answer to the first one. My phone started smoldering…I’m either going to have to avoid it altogether or get a Blackberry) Finally I called her and said “Oh my god!” We chatted for a few minutes, and she was on her way out of town, but hopefully I’ll be able to meet her soon. Might be able to talk on phone with her tonight after my date. (Yes. I have a date on Valentine’s day, for once.) Oh, and “Joplin” also plays racquetball, so hopefully I’ll have a partner for that soon, again. I miss it.
I’ve also signed on as an Independent Rep for NJOY, electronic cigarettes–about which I am extremely enthused. This product has allowed me to quit smoking tobacco for good. After 25 years of trying to quit. I am all about eCigs now.
I also have several new proofreaders for those 13 books I continue to jerk out of print and edit again and again. I needed fresh eyes. So soon i will have final versions of all 13 back on Amazon. And I am working on about 6 others, that I hope to finish this year.
I have some extra money nowadays as well, which has made a big difference too. I’m actually able to go and do and buy. That’s also a welcome change. (Now if I can just procure that lucrative contract with a mainstream publisher, I’ll be set. ).
I’ve met many of my major goals–the only big personal one i have now is to lose that extra lard I’ve gathered….I’ll have to finally put that DVD in the player and work out to the cardio-from-hell routine…i tried it a month ago, and after five minutes, i thought I would die. Unbelievable how strenuous it is. But it’s just what I need now.
Maybe I’ll even (finally) sell my land in Alamosa. (anyone?).
So anyway, this is more a journal entry than a blog, but I felt it was important for me to commemorate that my life seems to be going in a positive direction now. ’bout time.