Diary of a Network Geek

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


Who’da thunk it?

Filed under: Bavarian Death Cake of Love,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Dog and Pony Shows,Fun,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Horse which is around lunchtime or 12:23 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

So, I’m about to call Match.com a bust, right?
I mean, I’m getting nothing, even with the rewritten profile. Zlich. Hardly even a returned e-mail for pity’s sake! Then, suddenly, I’ve spent hours on the phone with someone and I’m promising to call her back tonight, after my walk with Hilda and my weekly chat with the parental units. Never know, do you?
She’s nice. Has her own business making dog biscuits. Has three dogs, but no kids. Older than me by almost two years. Taller than me, not that it matters. Blonde, blue-eyed. Self-sufficient, self-sustaining and self-supporting. In short, nothing at all like my ex-wife. I’m waiting to find out what’s wrong with her, honestly. Must be something there that doesn’t add up, right? I mean, could I have hit a jackpot here?
She said she’s tired of the “players” on Match.com. I laughed. I’m about as un-player as they come. Tragically unhip, disturbingly upfront and with very little left to hide. (Hey, even a priest has a past, kids. Mine just involves two tattoos and an ex-wife.) So, we’ll take it slow and see what happens next.
I expect it not to work out, eventually, but, then, I’ve been a bit of a pessimist lately, haven’t I? Though, realistically, I expect this process of getting out into the dating world will involve a lot of failure before I start to get a little traction. Comes with the territory.


  1. Be cool, take it slowly and don’t do all of the talking. OK? 😉

    Comment by Deirdre — 3/27/2006 @ 5:30 pm

  2. Yes, ma’am. 😉
    I have to admit, I did a lot of the talking yesterday, but that was because she caught me by surprise and reacted quickly. Most of the girls were a couple of quick e-mails and done. But, we talked for a couple hours last night. And, actually, I’ll be calling her later tonight, by arrangement, and I’ve been thinking of questions all day.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 3/27/2006 @ 6:29 pm

  3. Hey, knock it off! If you expect to fail then you will, you will find a way to make that outcome. I signed up because you got my curiosity going, paid and within just a couple of weeks I find myself spending all my free time with a man I never would have guess I would ever find or deserve. But he is exactly what I was looking for, and instead of finding the ways to make this fail, I am finding the ways to make this work. Real love takes a leap of faith, in YOURSELF! Why not just believe for a while and have fun. If this doesn’t work, it is still worth the effort. Give love a chance.

    Comment by Cheri — 3/28/2006 @ 7:50 am

  4. p.s. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!……..

    Comment by Cheri — 3/28/2006 @ 7:51 am

  5. LOL! You’re welcome, Cheri. I’m glad it’s working for you. So far, this one is working for me. Still working up to actually going out, but, well, I haven’t frightened her off yet, so, it’s looking pretty good.
    Did I mention that she’s pretty damn cute in her pictures? 🙂

    Comment by the Network Geek — 3/28/2006 @ 8:30 am

  6. That is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by cheri — 3/28/2006 @ 11:26 am

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