Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Its A Small World

I live in Cache Valley. We are famous for our cheese, LDS Temple and poor air quality during the winter. "The Valley" as those who live here call it, has approximately 112,616 people. Plus Utah State Universities student population 23,000 during the school year. Yes its not a great buzzing metropolitain area but for having a small town life its a pretty big place. Keep this in mind as I continue our dialouge.

I will admit to dabbling in online dating every now and then, no I do not think I'm going to meet my true love online -been there done that- but its a good way to meet new and interesting, granted sometimes scary people but follow common sense rules and your good.

The online "dating" has been pretty hit or miss this go round. A few messages here or there but nothing very consistent or noteworthy (okay there may have been ONE that was noteworthy but after the first real date and him not having contacted me since... his 3 day limit is up tomorrow... there really has been nothing else to report.) The one bright spot that has been pretty consistent for a couple of weeks has been a younger gentleman I have been corresponding with.

Our banter always entertaining and fun it was a "just friends" relationship which I am totally okay with but when we decided to take our friendship to the next level -Facebook- I noticed we had a friend in common. And ladies and gentlemen THIS is when I knew that my new friendship would no longer be. My heart sank as I realized that this online rapport was doomed.

This young gentleman is my ex husband's roommate!

When he realized who I was he sent me a very nice email stating that its against guy code to go out with a current friends ex, have a nice life.

Nice huh?

Add two midterm exams, two inches of snow, being over drawn, a sliver, the beginnings of a migraine and a child that does not want to go to bed and I have had an excellent day.

Curse this small valley I live in!

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Count of Monte Cristo

Sorry for being absent folks I have had swine flu and midterms. I will finish up midterms on Tuesday afternoon, after that you can expect an awesome post on the current goings on, excitement and insights from this rambling mama.

I took some time out of studying tonight to enjoy a movie with a friend, the movie is one I haven't watched in a while but I remembered why I enjoyed it so much. It's full of intrigue, deception, love, lust, courage, adventure and the quest for revenge!

If you have not watched this. You should rush out right now buy it, because lets face it if you rent it your just wishy washy and you know that buying this movie will be worth it in the end its just that good. And after you have seen this I ask you, is revenge something that you strive for? or is forgiveness more of what you are willing to give?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Second Star To the Right?

When was the last time you had blissfully been going along through life and then all the sudden WHAM everything you thought you knew was right seems to be all wrong? You know that awful feeling you got when you were a child and you discovered that Peter Pan is not real, to find out that the second start to the right, and straight on till morning doesn’t really get you anywhere, there is no place called Neverland, and that Fairies do not in fact exist? (Well maybe the fairies not existing part may be a little harsh but you catch my drift… Right? I will clap and say I do believe in fairies as soon as I am finished writing my blog, promise.)

This feeling is NOT a fun one to experience and as we grow older we become wearier of the world and this feeling happens less and less for many of us. Right? I guess there are those few people that are eternal optimists and will believe anything you tell them but for the most part as we grow older there are fewer and fewer things we know, as unbelievable as they are, give us faith that there is hope for those things that seem so unbelievable.

I am a person that desperately strives to believe in people and really, with all my heart, wishes to believe that people as a whole are -for the most part- good and are not out to deceive you but, every once in a while I am afraid that certain things hit me hard and I find it difficult to have little or any faith in humanity.

As many of you may or may not know I am divorced and I admittedly feel a little cheated in the hand I have been dealt but that is a TOTALLY different post, back to the topic at hand, as a divorcee I find I look at most relationships from the outside looking in with the glass half empty kind of view. I am a cynic when it comes to a relationship who isn’t? There is NO way that those people could possibly be that happy but I had ONE couple that I honestly and truthfully believed that they could be “the perfect couple” they were my ideal. Beautiful together, wholesome, loving, compassionate, and the list goes on and on. As hard as I looked I could not find anything wrong with their relationship. They of course did not know that they were my ONE hope for the happy ending kind of love you see in the movies. They, in my mind, had it all. They talked nicely to one another, they were passionate about similar things, and they really honest and truthfully LOVED one another in every essence of the word.

Well like the child that has just found out that they are never going to have the chance to visit Neverland or battle with captain hook, my delusional world of a perfect love/marriage has come crashing down when I discovered that my power couple is getting a divorce.

My heart breaks for them but secretly and selfishly my heart breaks for me too because what now do I have to believe in?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I Laughed Till I Cried

I was up way too late tonight perusing the internet and I noticed a friend posted a link to funnyexamanswers.com and this one struck me. The professor is a genius!

His professor sent him an e-mail the following day:

Dear Michael,

Every year I attempt to boost my students’ final grades by giving them
this relatively simple exam consisting of 100 True/False questions from only 3 chapters of material. For the past 20 years that I have taught Intro Communications 101 at this institution I have never once seen someone score below a 65 on this exam. Consequently, your score of a zero is the first in history and ultimately brought the entire class average down a whole 8 points.

There were two possible answer choices: A (True) and B (False). You chose C for all 100 questions in an obvious attempt to get lucky with a least a quarter of the answers. It’s as if you didn’t look at a single question. Unfortunately, this brings your final grade in this class to failing. See you next year!

May God have mercy on your soul.

Professor William Turner

P.S. If all else fails, go with B from now on.
B is the new C