AnneElicious


Alone
March 23, 2009, 12:54 pm
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I’m returning to blogging by thieving someone else’s post:

“I’m alone because you’re more alone in an unhappy relationship than you really ever are without a relationship at all.”

It’s a post very worthwhile thieving though, by a Huffington post writer on why she’s still single after her husband died ten years ago. I’m admirable of her strength, independence, and laid back attitude. And she’s funneh to boot.

PS. Thanks all for the well wishes below; I luff you!



The 8 phases of dating
November 14, 2008, 9:10 pm
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Forget my last post about relationships – it’s all summed up nicely here:

The 8 phases of dating

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why it would rule to date a unicorn as featured on Andrew’s lair
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Random acts of kindness
September 30, 2008, 2:27 pm
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I decided to tidy my room the other day (it doesn’t happen often).  Then whilst tidying it, I decided to go all out and completely rearrange the furniture. My bed now rests against the window so that when I look up I can gaze out at the night sky which is so very rosemantic.

Whilst I was moving the furniture, I came across an old bus ticket which I immediately proceeded to throw into the bin. Fortunately, I was struck by the memory of something I meant to post about a long time ago….

A few months back, myself and the boyfriend (let’s call him J for the purposes of this post) were out in town having dinner followed by a few drinks in the Porterhouse. I was a bit tired and cranky and not giving him the easiest time of it. We waited at the bus stop in the rain and chit-chatted to an elderly man about the miserable weather and lack of summer and all the usual things you chat to strangers about. J had moved aside to let him sit down out of said rain, only a minor gesture, but he seemed to really appreciate it.  A bus pulled up and it turned out he was getting on it too. We went the the front of the bus upstairs and the man sat a few seats behind.

Me and J started chatting about our day and, fueled by a few drinks, got into a minor debate about some trivial matter that is long gone from my memory. Me, being me, got into a huff and moved to the seat beside us so I could sulk properly.  I got a great sulk going for a good two minutes before looking back at my other half and feeling like an evil cow. I had just moved back in beside him when the elderly man from earlier came up to me and said ‘you dropped this’. I thanked him before I even looked at what it was – a bus ticket. Feeling puzzled, as I used a bus pass to get on, I was about to throw the ticket in my bag and forget about it when something stopped me. I turned the ticket over and on the back was written – ‘Don’t be mad at him, he’s a good man and loves you’.

We were stunned into silence and genuinely touched by this man’s intervention. It’s not something I would normally recommend as many people would probably be annoyed by strangers or even friends commenting on their relationships. But I think in this case, it was the surprise that someone who had only seen us together for 20 minutes could make such a nice judgement of us.

But maybe I’m just a sentimental old fool 🙂