Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Instant Gratification

Filed under: Bavarian Death Cake of Love,Deep Thoughts,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal,The Network Geek at Home — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Snake which is just before lunchtime or 11:49 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

Okay, so, a lot of people have been telling me “Go use Match.com”, but my therapist has been telling me “Go meet people in person”. Well, I finally broke his spirit last night and he admited that meeting people via Match.com was better than not meeting people at all. Which meant that he gave me the greenlight to go forth and cast my bread upon the waters, so to speak. Always showing patience and restraint, I waited a full hour after getting home from therapy last night before setting up a profile and uploading pictures.
This morning, before I could even do any details, really, on my profile, I’d already gotten an e-mail from someone. Wow, talk about instant gratification!
Now, look, most of you regular readers know I have a few issues. One of them is that I have no sense whatsoever of how physically attractive I am, or am not, to the opposite sex. Sadly, I know just how attractive I am to the same sex, which has done little to boost my confidence, frankly. (That was funny. You may laugh. Thank you.) So, getting a “hit” on little more than my picture almost as soon as I put up a picture had me on cloud nine this morning. Though, I do try to keep that in perspective, since she’s in Austin which is sort of a long drive for coffee. And, there was another post on another blog this morning that made me think, too. I’m not quite willing to surrender, but, I’m doing my best not to fight or play games, either. We’ll just see how it goes, though I do think the advice I got from a friend to keep the blog on the down-low until they get to know me really well is a great idea.
And, I haven’t quite given up on the Bookstore Method, either. Though, I think I need to change stores and days, and, possibly, times, too. We’ll see. Right now, I’m just playing it by ear. But, I promise, ladies, I won’t hit on any more of you who come to the blog. Honest. Really, you can trust me on this. I wouldn’t lie about something so important as that. Of course, if one of you hit on me…



  1. Yeah! WooHoo! We’re free to read and post comments without fearing the flirt! WooHoo!

    You go Jim! Work that Match.com. Really work it!

    Comment by Deirdre — 2/24/2006 @ 12:22 pm

  2. Well, I wouldn’t go *that* far…. 😉

    Hey, we’ll see how it goes. There’s still the Bookstore Method and a friend keeps reccomending eHarmony, so…

    Comment by the Network Geek — 2/24/2006 @ 1:39 pm

  3. Good luck on Match.com. I’ve done it. That’s how i met John.

    Comment by Sass — 2/27/2006 @ 2:50 pm

  4. Uh, yeah, right, Sass? Can’t tell the players without a program, Babe.
    He was the one I thought was short, but was tall?

    Comment by the Network Geek — 2/27/2006 @ 5:22 pm

  5. Hey, you there? What’s going on? How the Match going?

    Comment by Deirdre — 2/27/2006 @ 7:03 pm

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