Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Taking It As It Comes

While I was unemployed, of course I thought about dating.  But, in the back of my mind I knew that until I got a job and back on my feet, I wouldn't be ready for a relationship.  Not to mention, I was embarrassed to be unemployed.  I really didn't want to meet anyone new because what am I going to say when they ask what I do for a living?  Not to mention, it's just not appealing.  It'd be different if I was unemployed and started dating a friend of mine.  Because that friend would know truly why I was unemployed and it wouldn't affect that "first impression."  

While I appreciate the honesty of what some of these guys have told me, I just want to say to them "why are you dating?  You're in no position to be dating."  I was having a conversation with a guy who said that he was laid-off.  OK, that's fine.  That's life.  That happens to all kinds of people.  But, when you're dating, and unfortunately for the guys, you are the one that should at least be paying for the first date.  How can you pay when you're not working?

Over the course of the years that I've been dating, it's always been a joke that I needed to find a guy with a car because that seems to be rare these days.  I'm finding now that hell that would be a luxury.  There are so many people driving around without driver's license which means they're also driving around without insurance.  It just blows my mind.  

I've also found out lately from guys, friends, and clients of mine that filing taxes is also something people don't do.  Don't get me wrong, I know there are people out there that don't do these things.  I'm not naive.  I just didn't think I would need to add that to my what is becoming a laundry list of things I want in a man.  i.e. a. files taxes; b. has car insurance; c. has a driver's license; d. has a car.  

It's just silly to me.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Henry the Heron

Yesterday, after my sister, my brother-in-law, and I took my dad to dinner for Father's Day, we went back to his house.  He said he wanted to show us the Heron that's at the pond.  So, we walk down to the pond,  and my dad doesn't even get to the shore and all of a sudden this Heron is flying across the pond towards my dad.  We couldn't believe it.  That Heron knows my dad and that when he comes down to the pond, he's going to throw food out and then the Blue Gill will come to top and he can hunt.

Here's the pond so you can see how big it is.  
At first, the Heron is off to the side and really hesitant to get close to us.  My dad says, "he doesn't know you guys." My sister and  I laughed and were like, "oh, OK, dad!" I mean seriously.  It's a freaking bird!  We back up though to see if he'll get closer.  I kid you not, as soon as we backed away, this Heron walked right over to my dad.

Look how close he is!

Even the not-so baby ducks came right up to the shore and were eating the food my dad was throwing out.  It was hilarious.  We couldn't believe it.  Once the Blue Gill started coming to the top, the Heron was ready to hunt.  It was the coolest thing.  He would stand really still and tilt his beak to the side because when he goes in to the kill the fish, he goes in at an angle.  He got three flipping fish while we were standing there.

I know it sounds ridiculous, but it was definitely one of the coolest things ever.