Just wanted to pop in and put up a Holiday Themed Open Thread.
Obviously, this is the first Christmas without my Dad. It will be sad, I’m sure. I think I’ve felt his loss now more than ever. I’m sticking around the city this year. Just didn’t feel like making the trip home. I’ve been busying myself with re-decorating for the past couple months. Wall to wall carpeting installed, new furniture. Now I’m just settling on a couch and what art work I’d like hung. When I first moved to NYC, I found a great framed poster of Times Square in the basement of my building. I can’t part with it as it reminds me of being 22, fearless and new to Manhattan. I just had it re-framed and will be hanging it along with a couple other pieces this week.
My workouts were derailed a couple of weeks ago while running on the track near my apartment. I slipped and my leg twisted under me and I fell right on the inside of my left knee. The first couple days after were scary because I wasn’t sure if I had done serious damage to my ACL. Turns out it was just a minor sprain. The doctor told me to stay off it, blah blah, and watch for signs that I wasn’t get my range of motion back. The last thing I needed was to end this year on crutches. My birthday is New Year’s Eve and I didn’t want to be hobbling around for that, either. I ended up buying a used treadmill and have been doing some light walking for the past couple weeks just to keep the knee from freezing up too much.
Business-wise, this is our busiest time of year. Everybody either wants someone for the holidays or has a resolution to date more in 2013. I’ve booked about 20 profile review sessions for this week and next. People seem to have a thing about being alone at the holidays. How do you guys feel about spending a holiday solo, as in single?
Speaking of online dating, how’s everybody faring with it? Any luck? Disasters? Is it me or are there an alarming number of profiles on OKC now that basically read like, “Eff you. I’m an asshole. Take me or leave me?” More and more I’m reading bits from men about how frustrated they are with the online dating scene. Or I’m coming across profiles of men who almost dare women to try and change them. Which, as we all know, works. Guys can be total assholes in their profiles and still get laid. Women see them as a project or are impressed with the guy’s “refreshing honesty.” Total pantie dropper.
So…how about you? What’s going on in your lives?
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Thanks so much for your continued feedback and support. Hope you all have safe and wonderful holiday season.