Happy Feet Friday

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I am not currently wearing my slippers because I am at work, but these are my brand new knitted-by-mom felted wool mary jane slippers. My birthday never ends! Please ignore the weird ankles. I don't know what's up with that.

Okay, I read all your responses to my match profile. Apparently I need to do some major revision. It's frustrating to me because I try to sound all strong and sassy. Probably to convince myself that I AM strong and sassy. When really? I'm probably not all that. I'm probably more Susie Homemaker than I really want to be. This whole marketing yourself when you really just want to BE yourself is what bothers me. But like I said, the UPS man is not that hot and there's not that many men that I come across on a daily basis that are either available or appropriate. So, I'm diving back in. But I don't even know where to start. I did delete a comment that you all did not see - only because it highlighted some online safety things I probably should look at. Others of you mentioned it too. I heed your advice!

So, I'll work on it and get back to you. I'm feeling the apathy sink in now. Hrmph.


15 comments:

Sweetly Single said...

cute slippers.

Darling; you are strong and sassy! The whole... trying to sell others that is a little difficult for anyone.

saratogajean said...

I think you should work in that Lumberyard story.

Golden!

Dingo said...

So, where do you store all these socks? Do you have a whole room or shed just to store these socks?

Are you going to post your revised profile? I think you got some great suggestions yesterday. I can't wait to see your final version.

Kate said...

Oh yes, I'll post it and it's various incarnations. And no. No shed, just one VERY big drawer!

BrianAlt said...

Glad to help (assuming I did).

Summer said...

Those look unbelievably comfy!

Jules said...

Does your mother ever sell her creations? I LOVE socks and would mame someone in order to get my hands on a pair of those ADORABLE mary janes!

I tried internet dating a while back and I found the profile thing very difficult, too. My first thought when I read your draft was that you were trying a little too hard but wasn't sure if I should say that since I don't really know you and my take on things might not be valid because of that. I finally ended up asking a friend to write a profile for me just to use as a starting point because I knew she would express how I really am (not how I want to be). I ended up with something that sounded a little more relaxed and approachable. Good luck with it and I look forward to reading what you come up with. That is, if you trust us to give feedback again!

GreenCanary said...

My foray into online dating brought about mucho matches, but I wasn't so great with the ACTUAL meeting of the men that contacted me. But this is what I learned: BE YOURSELF. For example, under the "Things You Don't Know About Me" section, I referenced my irrational fear of pigeons. I called "pesky varmints." That one comment alone got me more responses than I can even tell you. The thing is? It's totally true! Ask Mr. Mystery... I'll cross a street to avoid a pigeon.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Let me know if you want any offline help with your profile. I'm a great editor and might be able to help you flush out spots where you're stuck.

BrianAlt said...

Isn't the correct term, "flesh out?"

LiLu said...

No no, no apathy! We'll help! Though it sounds purty damn good to me...

Megkathleen said...

Don't give up hope! I thought the ad was good.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for deleting my post regarding your profile. I should have e-mailed the comment to you rather than post it. My only defense is part of my brain was already asleep.

I mentioned that you should share your revised "advertisement." That was a poor suggestion. Most reading your blog, do so because they love your honest and open writing style. This is not the way to write your profile. When you first met someone, you do not tell your life story. You share your most positive and interesting characteristics and as the relationship progresses, you become more open.

Please share your revisions with a few close friends that know you better than most of us, whose acquaintance is only through your blog. It should not be a consensus process. That said, it was good you shared your profile, because it probably did not describe you in the best way and work well for you.

You have a talent for writing and I bet you could make some money with it.

Good luck.

Good luck.

melissalion said...

I have two thoughts about this dating online stuff. 1) I've never done it, so my advice is lame. 2) Anonymous is right about sharing it for a zillion people to read and critique. There's bound to be some misguided advice.

Here's how I met my first husband, who was and is a really great guy. We divorced mainly because he wanted to live someplace warm, and I did not. We were married a short enough time that sacrificing our dream of living in these places wasn't worth it. So, before I met him, I made a list of every single thing I was looking for in a guy. EVERYTHING. Including college degree, functioning car, wears Adidas, etc. No less than a month later, he sauntered into my life. Shoulda added to the list, live in Portland. But I hadn't been to Portland yet.

Here's my point: instead of filling out that questionaire for you, fill it out for the guy you want.

buffalodick said...

I thought hard about what to say here... Hi! Glass slippers out to the cobbler? :) Just kiddin' kid!