OK, so after displaying such good taste in music why quote from the Baha men? Well please read to the end! I couldn’t help myself. As a side note, you know the Baha men are not just a “one hit wonder” they also sang the theme song to “My Man Stanley” a kids show my daughter’s use to watch from the early 2000’s.
Did you ever save projects you did in school that at the time you thought were ingenious and so well written? Do you look at them now and say “wow that really stunk.” It has been fun recalling some of my early experiences even though only a few months ago. On my second round of searching I came across a picture of a beautiful woman in sun glasses looking out toward the ocean (perhaps at
Ocean City, MD or ). Below is what I wrote Virginia Beach
I was struck by your beautiful yet somewhat melancholy profile picture and thought a lot about what you may have been feeling at that moment. The photo evokes such an image of one looking out to the ocean for solace or an answer. But do tell me if you were just watching someone swim?
Overall my life is great; I have a wonderful career and am fulfilled as a father. Personally though, I feel that I am drifting and need to turn to something meaningful soon.
But finally, CometoMe2010 did say:
“am intrigued by your profile, my husband and I are big fans of ***** also (I noted where I graduated in my message) how often could you travel to meet with distance.”
CometoMe2010 and I wrote a few times over the next few weeks and she sent me a private key and told me her name, Miranda. She has beautiful long
Auburn hair, blue eyes, and a very infectious smile. She said she was looking for someone humorous so I sent a joke with the second message about *****’s state rival. Something like:
“Did you hear about the fire at *****’s library? Yeah, it destroyed all five books; the bad part was that two were not even colored in yet!
And, “Do you know why *****’s football team does not have a website? Because they can’t string 3 w’s together!”
Miranda sent me some jokes back; one was about sex in a car during an earthquake. So we are getting some good vibes here. Additionally, Miranda’s other challenge and what I have found to be why a lot of 30/40-something women are on Ashley Madison is a little challenge for their husbands called ED, yes erectile dysfunction for you Viagra fans. You see women like good sex as much as us guys and when the well runs dry they are just as prone to go foraging for another source. Thankfully, I have no problems in this area! Actually men and women are not exactly alike. I think we can be satisfied with mediocre sex. Men are prone to choose quantity over quality where women are aiming much more for quality.
Miranda and I ended up trading jokes for about two weeks. Miranda finally wrote back and said she had met someone local. I picked up communication with her about a month later when things with that guy turned sour. We had a tentative date set up but she finally wrote and said she was filing for divorce and deleted her profile. An interesting side note is that she had 4 private pictures with two being from her wedding, go figure. Hey but I’m not judgmental. I really enjoyed and appreciated Miranda’s thoughtfulness and candor and in those early days she kept my confidence up.
So to recap we have the following notes: 1) as they say in business location, location, location (and mine is a disadvantage), 2) honesty isn’t getting me very far, 3) like I have always heard, women really like guys who make them laugh often even above looks and money. Oh, and let’s make sure we keep the emphasis here on fun and stay confident! In my mind I am hearing Mr. Rourke saying “smiles everyone! Smiles! Smiles!”
So with this in mind I continue to research and that is where experience and knowledge intersect with inspiration. We are now in early May and one day as I continue seeking information about Ashley Madison I come across a little blog called “Ashley and Me” by some guy named Riff Dog out in LA. And I have another one of those “ah ha” moments or, to go all biblical, “and on the seventh day he readith of Riff Dog.” Who let the dog out! Riff! Riff!