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  1. #271
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    I wish you lived closer Paul. I would totally drag you to yoga with me . I still don't think you should rule it out where you live either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winneythepooh7 View Post
    I wish you lived closer Paul. I would totally drag you to yoga with me .

    I truly wish somebody would. None of my friends know anybody single, or even where to meet anybody. I'm still waiting for someone to explain that one to me.

    Paul
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

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    The good news: The online Dallas Fanzine (the geek-out place for fans of the TV show Dallas like myself) friended me on Facebook yesterday. Yeah, I seriously need to get out more!

    The bad news: I indiscreetly referred to the upcoming new Dallas series as a "living abortion." To which Dallas Fanzine replied: "Your optimism is overwhelming!"

    The good news: The new series FINALLY premiers in June. It's going to be just awful, but I'm going to enjoy it nonetheless.

    Paul
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

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    The good news: Made some new friends at the library conference this week, including a couple of people at a library near me and a girl from my department I had never met.

    The bad news: My friends claimed not to know how to look for a job today. Also, the girl from my department was engaged.

    Dear God, if I meet one more engaged woman, I am going to FUCKING SCREAM!!

    Paul
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

  5. #275
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    The good news: I am getting no end of mileage off of Rick Santorum jokes right now. Sometimes satire just writes itself.

    The bad news: Santorum is a very angry man. Make the bad man go away!!

    Paul
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

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    The bad news: An article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer had a list of cities with the biggest losses of young people--Cleveland ranked 3rd and Youngstown ranked 4th. Both cities lost literally one-quarter of all residents under 45 in the last 10 years.

    The worse news: How is that not St. Louis? Everybody I know in St. Louis wants to get the hell out.

    Paul
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenforPrez View Post
    The worse news: How is that not St. Louis? Everybody I know in St. Louis wants to get the hell out.
    My sister not only went to college in St. Louis, but rather than expand her job search to include other cities, she confined it to ONLY St. Louis. She's now lived there for six years. When she got laid off from her first job, she found ANOTHER job in St. Louis.

    Why she did that, beats me.
    "Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard, take me back to the start"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    My sister not only went to college in St. Louis, but rather than expand her job search to include other cities, she confined it to ONLY St. Louis. She's now lived there for six years. When she got laid off from her first job, she found ANOTHER job in St. Louis.

    Why she did that, beats me.
    I'd like to know how. St. Louis is like Cleveland--they didn't have any jobs before the recession.
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenforPrez View Post
    I'd like to know how. St. Louis is like Cleveland--they didn't have any jobs before the recession.
    That was the part that caused the most tears-induced phone calls to her dear brother. It was insanely difficult to find that first job, let alone the second one. I think she was unemployed for about 3 months.

    My suggestions to her were the same as mine to similar posters here: expand your job search to other cities... other better cities. But nope, she loves St. Louis.
    "Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard, take me back to the start"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenforPrez View Post
    I truly wish somebody would. None of my friends know anybody single, or even where to meet anybody. I'm still waiting for someone to explain that one to me.

    Paul
    Just go!! Seriously, every yoga class I have ever been to has been at least 95% female.. some of them have GOT to be single, right?

  11. #281
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    Just go!! Seriously, every yoga class I have ever been to has been at least 95% female.. some of them have GOT to be single, right?
    Yup. My experience with Yoga is the same. 95% female. the problem is, no one wants that guy hanging around class when you are trying to relax and breathe deeply. Hang around after class, while people are putting their mats away and gathering supplies. There is usually a small socializing session going on...don't be creepy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Telemachus View Post
    That was the part that caused the most tears-induced phone calls to her dear brother. It was insanely difficult to find that first job, let alone the second one. I think she was unemployed for about 3 months.

    My suggestions to her were the same as mine to similar posters here: expand your job search to other cities... other better cities. But nope, she loves St. Louis.
    It is an open secret in St. Louis that most of the college grads move away because St. Louis is just not an entry-level town. So all the young singles move away, and until maybe three years ago, city leaders didn't even see the problem with this. St. Louis has always prided itself on being a family-oriented corporate HQ town. Now all the corporate HQs have been bought out and dismantled, and they're starting to realize that sacrificing the single crowd is an incredibly stupid idea. St. Louis is ranked the second-worst dating scene in the country for several reasons (#1 was Santa Fe, and that shouldn't count).

    I'll give you an example of how out of touch STL is; I've told this story before. In 2009, the mayor of STL was running for re-election, and as a campaign event, he did a singles party on Valentine's Day. At a gay ftbar. In a neighborhood with a long string of gay bars. The only single person I saw betuwe en 23 and 40 was me. Furthermore, the only reason anybody was there was to get face time with the mayor. I met the mayor, and I felt like I needed a long shower. I have never liked the guy, but in all fairness, he does a decent job.

    But if this was a singles party in any other city, single people might actually show up. St. Louis is the Twilight Zone. Everything is completely ass-backward and nobody sees a problem with it.

    Paul
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ugarachel82 View Post
    Yup. My experience with Yoga is the same. 95% female. the problem is, no one wants that guy hanging around class when you are trying to relax and breathe deeply. Hang around after class, while people are putting their mats away and gathering supplies. There is usually a small socializing session going on...don't be creepy.
    Yep, and get there a bit early as well so you can make small talk while you're waiting to go in to the class.
    Sitting near the front (if it's a beginner's class, i.e. so it doesn't matter where anyone sits) is a good idea too, that way none of the girls will feel like there's a guy watching them, but they can watch the guy Completely removes any creepy factor.
    In my experience the teachers are usually female as well, and will often be very excited to have a guy in their class! It also seems that guys will often find yoga a bit harder than females when they start (less naturally flexible?? I'm not sure) but this is actually a good thing.. all the males I've seen in my classes seem to get a lot of respect just for being there and showing that they're willing to try something a little different, and persevere with it until they get it. If you're lucky, helpful female students might offer their assistance during the class... instant conversation starter!!

    So there you go Paul, what are you waiting for???!!
    Last edited by Mini14; 03-28-2012 at 12:24 PM. Reason: spelling

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    The good news: The apartment office sent a guy out to look at my patio door. The lock on the door was stuck and wouldn't open, so I figured it was something as simple as WD-40.

    The bad news: I was right.

    Paul
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

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    The good news: One of my favorite singers, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis, just got married again. For the seventh time! You'd think he'd learn!

    The bad news: His new wife is the ex-wife of the brother of his first wife--his 13-year-old first cousin that he married in 1958! Leave it to The Killer to keep it in the family! This is the way they do things in the South!

    http://communityvoices.sites.post-ga...wis-marriage-7

    The article is wrong about one thing--marrying his underage cousin actually did kill the Killer's career for about 10 years until he reemerged as a country singer in the late 60s with his own wild style. But that's why I love those old singers. They could sing about life because they actually, you know, lived it!

    I've had my share of women
    But they always sang the lead
    I'll put me another quarter
    In an ol' pinball machine

    Well, I know the oldies couldn't have been wrong
    But the change that came over me took too long
    My life would make a damn good country song
    Jerry Lee Lewis' life would make a damn good country song

    "A Damn Good Country Song," Jerry Lee Lewis (1975)

    Paul
    Last edited by PenforPrez; 04-03-2012 at 11:37 PM.
    I've always been different, with one foot over the line
    Winding up somewhere one step ahead or behind
    It ain't been so easy, but I guess I shouldn't complain
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane
    Nobody knows if it's something to bless or to blame
    So far, I ain't found a rhyme or a reason to change
    I've always been crazy, but it's kept me from going insane

    I've Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings (1978)

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