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  1. My Dream Valentine’s Day (As Played Out for Someone Else)

    February 14, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

    Think of the Valentine’s Day you always dream of.

    For me, it probably consists of something along the lines of my hot Fireman boyfriend showing up in his firetruck to deliver me flowers in front of the entire company.

    No, not all men can pull off big romantic gestures like this, but you know? This type of Valentine’s Day would be my dream come true.

    And guess what?

    It happened today.

    For some other woman in my office.

    Happy Singles Awareness Day Everyone!

  2. “How Many Camels for Her?” (And the Guy from Turkey Who Hit On Me)

    August 24, 2013 by Lady Unemployed

    A couple of nights ago, I was out to dinner with my mom and we were walking through the mall afterwards. Well, at the mall they have these squishy stick balls that they’re selling. Every time I walk past, I’m dying to use them to juggle (yes, I do know how).

    Finally this carnival barker sales guy calls out to us as we were walking past and my mom stops and says to me, “Do it! You’ve been wanting to try!”

    So we stop and we go up to the carnival barker sales guy and I explain that I want to try to juggle with the toys they’re selling (I’ll preface this by saying I had a Long Island Iced Tea just a moment ago).

    Well he gives me this big huge goofy smile and gives me three to use.

    Then off I go! I actually juggled pretty good, you know, all things considered.

    When I give it back to him, he’s really giddy acting and tells my mom, “She’s sweet!”

    Then the same ol’ charmer statement, “Are you both sisters?”

    “No, mother and daughter,” my mom says.

    “She’s sweet!” he says again. “How many camels for her?” We both laugh. “I am from Turkey! How many camels for her?”

    And as we parted ways, my mom replies, “1,000!”

    While he wasn’t exactly my type, I was charmed by the guy from Turkey. And you know what?

    I’ll never look at this commercial the same way again –

  3. Ahhh! Help! I’m Still Single!!!

    July 17, 2012 by Lady Unemployed

    Why is it when you have one problem going on in your life, other problems arise and seem to shine just a bit brighter?


    The brightening problem of singlehood.

    Like I’ve said before, I’m single. And at the ripe age of 25, this means that I get to see a ton of Facebook status updates on marriages, engagements, weddings and new babies from the people I went to high school with. And lately, I find this slightly depressing.

    Over the past few years, I’ve dated and had sort-of-getting-off-the-ground relationships, but nothing that went anywhere.  Although I would love to be dating a great guy right now, so far that doesn’t seem to be in the stars.And since I am not employed right now, I don’t feel like it’s a very good selling point to say, “Hi, I’m Evelyn (my name isn’t really Evelyn, but for my blog’s anonymity sake, I’m Evelyn). Hi, I’m Evelyn, and I’m unemployed. This means you get to pay for dinner, movie, and anything else that we decide to go out and do together.”

    Although that is a general expectation even if I was working right now, I have been out with cheap guys and I like to know I have extra cash in case I come across this type.


    Back to the single thing.

    Don't Panic Badge

    My reminder.

    Right now when I wake up to the panic of seeing my left hand sans wedding ring, I keep telling myself that my priority right now is finding a job. Worry about the other stuff later. Find a job first. Man later. Job. Man. Job. Man.


    My actual left hand. Without a wedding ring.

    Or unless you are anything like my assh*le friend from last week, the man should come first. And then the job. But no, right now, for me, it’s the reverse. Job. Then a man (and not just any man either. I’m not the desperate type. Which may or may not be my problem. But let’s focus. Job first, people).

    Until one or the other gets fixed for me, I plan on staying away from Facebook.