I must rejoice in the fact that two and a half years later I now have a new toilet in my apartment! It's so nice to not have to prime the toilet before using it...like a normal person!
I'm in a period of my life where self improvement is very important. One of the areas I am working on/need to work on is the cleanliness of my surroundings. I don't want anyone to pick up after me, just encourage the maintenance aspect of cleaning. I really let my place go after I started my job in July because of the stress of change and now is the perfect time to rectify the situation.
I've lived in Portland for ten years...and dating here is basically ridiculous no matter how you meet someone. I think the rerun of "How I Met Your Mother" put it perfectly: "What's the word single people use for 'selfish'?" "Independent." It's why we're all single. I think the selfishness also lends itself to people being complete control freaks, but I don't think too many people are aware of this. It's just so easy to nickel and dime someone's potential to death and then go to Costa Rica for two weeks instead. Or buy a nice bass. I'm not knocking world travel or buying nice things, but consumption is consumption and it's much easier than getting to know another person.
From the outside looking in, men and women are both ridiculous when it comes to dating. I'm totally emotionally available and vulnerable. I've been metaphorically stabbed in the chest countless times and I get up and dust myself off every time. There is no perfect fit for anyone. I'm looking forward to being part of a team and growing. I don't have to think about any of this. Why are people so scared shitless in this town to become romantically involved? Scratch that...why are people so scared shitless to go out more than once on a real date?
When will shitless be considered a spell-check-friendly word?