Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Women of a Certain Age

January 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Just me

I had to laugh yesterday, I saw a trailer for that new series on TV “Men of a Certain Age” – Scot Bakula is just as hot as he ever was, and even Ray Romano seems more normal than the crazies he’s played.

What struck home was when Ray’s character goes on his first date in 20 years! At one point he is playing ‘horse’ at his date’s driveway (which I guess has something to do with matching shot for shot at a BB hoop – its a cultural gap@!)  to decide whether he is going to kiss her or not!  Pretty funny and all too true.. what are the social norms when you return to dating after a couple or three decades?  How the H E double hockey sticks do you get out there again? and once you are what do you do?

My dating experience in the last couple of years has been nothing short of pathetic, actually pathetic doesn’t even come close! Those who ask me out either look like Father Christmas/Santa Claus (nothing against the big guy, but sitting on his lap doesn’t do it for me – primarily because I don’t want to feel like I’m consigned to be chubby little Mrs Claus) or the closest they’ve ever come to a good book had a superhero on the cover. Not that I want to have discussions on Proust and Dostoevsky but it would be nice to talk to someone who didn’t think they were the next draft pick for some hockey minor league team.

My sister assures me that if I was in the UK I would be up to my elbows in men, meanwhile American men have the cheerleader complex ~ they still want to date the cheerleader who wouldn’t date them in High School.

Where do you go to meet the opposite sex? I bumped into a cute guy at the supermarket, beautiful blue eyes! seemed intelligent, said he was an engineer … all was going well and my girls (bless them) retired to the other end of the aisle, and didn’t start to fight for a change.   Fortunately,  my daughter interrupted and asked about a garden snake, (we were in the magazine aisle),  I was in mid reply saying “I think you mean a Garter snake” when Mr Wonderful piped up.. “Oh no! (he says)  she’s right,  I saw the angel tell her”. Sigh.. can you say land speed record, that’s what I broke finishing the shopping.

My plan is just to be me and go to the places that I go and (yeah! right .. not hold my breath)………….

Any one got a better idea?



3 Responses to “Women of a Certain Age”
  1. Cathy says:

    ‘the odds are good but the goods are odd.’ Does that fit here?

  2. Laine says:

    Hey Cathy,
    You calling me odd? LOL sigh I’m waiting for Mark Harmon, or Shemar Moore.

    Thanks for checking us out .
    Laine D.

  3. Laine says:

    Have we been dating the same guys?


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