A Dateless Wonder

The life and times of a great Dateless Wonder.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Hmm...What to say in the realm of updates to my loyal base of readers. :p

I've moved out of the ol'homestead. That's okay. I can now walk to work. I have a chair and a table and a bed. It's most rockin'. I have a TV now, too, but no cable. I'm enjoying that though...It limits my TV watching. No internets either. No computer. Oh, I'm so Amish. I've been reading. It's remarkable. Pablo Medina is good. So are all the graphic novels I'm catching up on.

I've been eating very poorly. I had chips for dinner on Saturday.

The romantic world...Thou art but a desert. I wish you were a dessert. But then that would make me stressed. Oh, how clever I've become.

The j-o-b is most assy most times. I feel like my brain is in hibernation. Packing boxes and stuffing envelopes will do that.

I think that my virginity has provided me with an amazing amount of mental clarity.

I stil have a sense of humour.

Only assholes (or the chronically depressed) like to complain when they have their [physical] health and [relative] happiness and a ticket to Paris for December.

I signed up for a creative writing course that starts in January.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I wish, I wish...I knew what to do.


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Long time, no nothing

Hello, hello...

Since the last time I blogged which was long, long ago...So long ago that I could not for the life of me remember my userid or password for Blogger!

Some things have changed...Some things are changing...Somethings changed and then went back to the status quo! Oh, the humanity. I don't know if anyone still reads this thing...junky? a*c? And then all the random people who are in a similar situation and Google "dateless wonder" and hope they find some kind of support group...There's not one, but we should seriously consider creating one. I'd be all over that. Just let me know.

Anyways, I was going to create a list of events so that I remember stuff...

I met someone online and we seemed to hit it off...And there was an odd on again off again start even at the beginning...But then it fizzled...I got dismissed by email (EMAIL!). I got my first kiss out of all of it. Oh! First kiss at 24! Ay! There's hope for all of us isn't there...?

I got full time, permanent employment in a job in the right field. My boss is an unfortunate turd burglar, but what can you do?

I turned 25.

I'm moving out in November. I'm leaving mommy. I am weeping inside. Weeping.

The Internet Boy who dismissed me suggested that we go to an event together last weekend.... if I wanted company...This was 2 months after said dismissal ...So we went together...And it was fine...Not too awkward...Maybe we can be friends? Admittedly I am still holding a torch for him and hoping for more. I think I'm screwed! SCREWED!!!!!!! We're going to another event next week. I don't know what I'm doing.

Maybe you have insight?



Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Open Letter #2

Dear DW,

Another job-related open letter. You need to quit job #2. You are bored there. You're not learning anything new. BTW, you are bored. Remember, DW, if the only way you can get through a particular task at work is by thinking that you are doing someone a favour...The job is not for you.



Thursday, March 23, 2006

Open Letter #1

I was talking with Junky yesterday about how I have to write a few letters to myself regarding things I don't want to do...This is the #1.

Dear DW,

This is just a note to let you know that you do not want work in a library. EVER. You hate your job. You don't look forward to going in...And you're really, really bored.

Most of the questions you get are in fact that same question disguising itself in a different format over and over and, perhaps, requiring the use of a different database and/or different keywords. But in essence, these questions are are the same question--"How can I find journals and books on my topic?"

Sometimes, you're greeted with invovled patrons who actually care about learning how to find these things on their own. Other times, you're greeted by patrons that don't care how to find the resources--They want YOU to find the resources. And they're rude and impatient about it, too.

Either way, regardless of who comes to the desk, you always think the same thing--I DON'T CARE. GO AWAY. These are not good thoughts. They are not happy thoughts. You like happy thoughts.

If you're wondering whether you have more to write on this topic--You don't. Because that is ALL you do in your job. There are no alternative activities.

You are very frustrated, very bored and very unhappy at your current job. Remember that. And don't wax nostalgic once you leave.

Best wishes and I hope you're doing well.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Tag you're it...

Four jobs I have had

Bakery employee at a Supermarket
Cashier at an outdoors equiptment store
Contract researcher for a newspaper
Tutor for a fourth grader

Four movies I can watch over and over

16 Candles
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Better Off Dead
Coming to America

Four places I have lived

Sussex, England for four weeks...does that count?
C'est tout

Four TV shows I love

Everybody Hates Chris
The Office (American)
The Cosby Show

Four places I’ve vacationed


Four of my favorite dishes

French Fries & Gravy
Prime Rib & Mashed Potatos from The Keg (Nice, Jan!)
Thai Green Curry
Chocolate...That's not a dish, is it?

Four sites I visit daily


Four places I would rather be right now

At home.
At home.
New York City

Five people I am tagging

Five?!...I'll try for Junky and a*c...I don't think they've filled this out already.


Monday, March 13, 2006


So, following up the last post re: how people find this blog..someone searched for "ugly dateless men."

This is a remarkable search, I must say! I really wonder what he or she was looking for. Do you think it's a "he" and he considers himself ugly? And he just happens to be dateless... And is looking for some kind of support group? (UDM searcher: I'm sure you're not ugly by the way!)

Or do you think it is someone who is indeed searching for ugly dateless men because he or she prefers them...Maybe they have better personalities, maybe the searcher is so vain he/she figures he/she will look even more beautiful when standing next to an ugly person! The possibilities are endless!

Oh, and in case you're wondering, I'm still dateless.