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Looking to find someone to be happy with

That line came from Billy. He just came out of a bad Relationship He loves camping quading dirt bike ing the outdoors. (*All captialization and punctuation is his and his alone and I do not endorse his profile.) He also has twin nefews and what appears to be a dog the size of a downtown rat. Thanks For Reading happy fishing.

Now, I don’t want to promote lying in ones profile, but there are some truths that could (should) be omitted for certain reasons. Guys, don’t let a girl know that you just got out of a bad relationship. My first thought: it takes two and, if you were a part of the relationship, you were half the problem. That’s not really something you should be advertising followed by “looking for a girl or my future wife”.

And I feel as though I should say this once more: spelling and punctuation really do matter! When a persons first introduction to you is what you have typed out (on a computer that has multiple spell checking options) it really is a poor reflection when you can’t even spell the basics. My eight-year-old nephew can spell out his relationship to me. I expect at least that from any future significant other.

Thanks For Reading happy fishing.

 

The Drained Pond

Meet the snakehead fish. This ugly bugger caused a lot of trouble in nearby Burnaby, BC a short while ago. These things are not native to British Columbia or even North America and they cause a lot of trouble when they’re brought over from their African or Asian homes. They have a tendency to wipe out native fish varieties and are even known to leave their watery homes for land if food sources are low.

Recently, one of these was spotted in a Burnaby pond. Immediately efforts began to find and destroy the invader. When attempts at fishing for it failed, they tried nets. When the nets failed, they drained the whole pond.

This draws a perfect parallel to Plenty of Fish: the pond has been drained and all that’s left are the ugly buggers no one wants.

Not A Chance (Dirty Filthy Pervert Part III)

So if you got a message from a cute guy, would you answer?

If you got a message from a “really cute guy who had been just girl deprived for months working up north would you maybe help him out and trade a couple body pics with him?”

Again, I just have to wonder, at what point in humanity’s evolution did a proposition like this become appropriate or socially acceptable? And who are the girls that actually say yes to encourage guys like this to keep making propositions like this?

Ladies, here’s a hint, if you don’t want to be treated like a piece of meat, don’t act like one! When you go out dressed like you walk the streets at night for a living, you can’t be surprised if you get cat calls and whistles and really, you have no right to get mad,either. What you’re doing it making it worse for the rest of us girls who actually value who and what we are by letting men get away with crude, rude behaviour.

To Mr. deal2233, my response to his proposition was “not a chance”. I’m sorry. No, I’m not sorry. I’m worth way more than a couple of dirty pictures just so you can deal with your deprivation (there’s another post waiting there).

Gee, I hope it wasn’t me…

I’ve had my profile up on Plenty of Fish longer than I’d like to admit. Actually, I don’t even know how long I’ve had a Plenty of Fish profile. Too long if I can’t even remember. But there are those who are not lifetime members and actually delete their profile when the site has come to the end of its usefulness. 

Several of those people happened to have messaged me recently. I noticed as I was filtering through my inbox today. Seeing more than one deleted profile there makes me hope I’m not the common denominator there.

On a side note, that guy that sent me that fabulous message yesterday morning has sent me several since. Apparently it was not a joke and he was quite serious (insert blush here).

What Every Girl Should Wake Up To

There are some things that every girl deserves, married or single, short or tall, big or small.

This morning I had a message in my Plenty of Fish inbox:

“Sometimes you open your eyes and see pure beauty, and you don’t know what to say. That’s what’s happening right now for me.”

Wouldn’t it be great if every girl everywhere could wake up to that?

Strength for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

This is one of my favourite hymns (sung by one of my favourite Gospel artists). It came to my mind as I was listening to a sermon last night. I’ve heard the song many times and I’ve heard the sermon more than once, but something new came to me as I pondered this one line of “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”.

I’ve been asked no small number of times how I do it. How on earth am I still a virgin at age 29? People express how they can’t understand how I can live without sex. It’s the same for me as alcohol – kind of hard to miss something you’ve never had. But that doesn’t mean I’m a prude and it doesn’t mean I’ve never thought about sex. I’m 29, let’s be realistic here.

But as I played through and was singing this song this morning with these thoughts in mind, I realise that it is the grace of God that has kept me pure through my life. “Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine and ten thousand beside.” I have no doubt that as I live my life faithful to the God that put me here, that He will be faithful to me and those blessings really will be all mine when the time comes.

Isn’t it true that the longer you wait for something you really want, the better it is when you finally get it? When you’ve been craving something for so long that it’s better than you remembered it to be? For all of you girls (and maybe guys) who have been waiting whether you’re fresh out of high school or pushing 30, like me, God is faithful. He wouldn’t ask us to do the impossible if it weren’t possible (remember Luke 1:37, “For nothing is impossible with God.”).

I find that the more I stick with and to God, the easier the wait is. I’m not saying it’s easy at all, but the burden is not my own to bear and I’m trusting in my faithful God that, when the time is right, all this waiting will be worth it. God’s strength for me today will become my bright hope tomorrow.

That Awkward Moment

We all have those awkward moments, especially when it comes to the search for that certain someone.

Today, my awkward moment came when I looked at who Plenty of Fish matched me with. I usually don’t put much stock in who they offer me. Just because we both like music and live near Vancouver doesn’t mean we’ll be able to live in sweet bliss together for the rest of our lives. Today is no exception. On the my list of matches for the week was none other than my brother-in-law.

What’s your brother-in-law doing on Plenty of Fish? you may ask. Well, he’s only still technically my brother-in-law. He won’t be for long, but still. For 10 years, he’s been my brother. Soon, he won’t be (for reasons we won’t discuss here, but they’re good ones). And now, Plenty of Fish thinks we’d be good together? I think not. My nephews would then be my step kids and my sister would be my husband’s ex and he’d be her brother-in-law and things would just get messier than they already are.

Plenty of Fish, please, please work on your matching system. It doesn’t work. Thanks.