Fractured Flickers? Take a peek at these pix, please

 

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.

Charles Darwin

 

 

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Moving in together – across country. Really?

Once Upon a Time…not that long ago – two people – two goals

Myammy! Moving in together at 50...

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To move in or not to move in: that is the question

Sherry (admits to “over 50”) and Claude (62) met online. They exchanged four e-mails, enjoyed two lengthy phone calls, and on the first date, both were very carefully falling in love. They both like Woody Allen, Wine Tasting, Jazz concerts, old San Francisco, traveling to Santa Fe for the opera, Carmel, Wagner, and visiting National Parks.

She likes fiction. He likes nonfiction.  He loves butter, cream, and eggs.  She’s more of an advocate for quinoa, vegetables, and exploring the aisles of Whole Foods. They were roughly the same age, had been through painful divorces, had launched their kids, were finishing up careers and both were seriously thinking about retirement.

He has a condo in San Francisco on Nob Hill, a doorman, spectacular views of both bridges; rarely drives – walks everywhere, and knows San Francisco like the back…

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I love you so much – Vehicle of Love

Darling,

You make my life happier, more sane, and safe. I adore the way you take care of me and I am automatically grateful. You are a joy ride.

I know I drive you crazy -and I talk to you constantly –  urging your forward, however, today you can actually hear me. 

It is the miracle of WordPress – a lot like Lourdes – without the water.

The Genesis:

Oh, yes, you were once as wild and crazy as Mustang living in the Outback…you did Dodge the Swinger  Bullet… and you were never shiftless. Once, I thought you could be or a Viper – even a Cobra – and yet, you, charmed and sweet-talked me every time you, Rambler.

That hot and steamy day on the Keys…you were my hero- I was broken down, hopeless, and like an Impala you speedily rose to the occasion. Some dumb Barracudas called you a Maverick.  “A Two-wheel drive” indeed. Your high emissions are fine with me, old friend.

I shall forever drive you…

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Buckle up, it is going to be a rocky break up

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Blinded by love
Jill gathered her four best friends for a Martini Party to talk about the status of her one-year relationship with Dennis.  They hadn’t seen her in weeks and wondered what the heck was going on. She had been hook, line and sinker in love with this cowboy- and they wondered how long it would last.
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With his encouragement (read: to make him happy) she lost weight, changed her classic Nordstrom’s wardrobe to more risqué attire- involving boots, shorter skirts and tops that were very Va Va voom.
She changed her hair color- he liked brunettes. He also liked a mane of massive curls- she got a permanent. She thought she looked like Little Orphan Annie- he said she looked, “hot”
She even shocked herself when she took a Pole Dancing class in Hollywood. She gave up her tickets to the opera and the symphony and found herself attending to NASCAR events.

 

Her Ivy League credentials and her impressive resume-landed her a job as the VP of Finance for a small start up – in no time, it was taking off like a bat out of hell. Initially, she worked long hours- as the company steadied its course – she found herself slipping out earlier each week.

Her co-workers watched her morph from a conservative, tailored, corporate image to a faux Burning Man devotee.

Dennis had introduced her to “dive bars” and they had half-dozen sites they rotated in and out of. That afternoon, Jill arrived early at The Crazy Pelican  and saw a woman sitting on Dennis’ lap.
An empty beer pitcher and a package of Marlboro’s were on the table. She stopped dead in her tracks. He saw her and slurred, “Come on over, baby. I want to introduce you to Tiffany.”
C’est Fini

All it took was that one scenario for Jill to wake up and realize she had been bamboozled by love. It was though the gods had thrown a lightning bolt at her. Bam!

She walked out and never looked back.

He called twice. He texted her five times. And she never heard from him again.

She donated her “Dennis wardrobe” to Goodwill and pulled on her own life again.

 

You have power over your mind – not outside events.

Realize this, and you will find strength.

Marcus Aurelius

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Online Dating Success: First Step

             

Online dating 101: You must be present to win

Oh, no, you don’t!

You can’t sign up for an online dating site and just sit back and hope to deluged with emails, paeans, love letters and accolades.

You have to get in the game. There is only one rule

Rule #1. Put time and energy into the pursuit. That means – every day – you sit down at your computer and open all the emails the dating company inundates you with – scan, read, toss. Repeat. Do read the profiles, review the “perfect matches” and be open to meeting new people.

 Play Ball!

Think of a football stadium with thousands of cheering fans. It really is a blur of faces, right? Well, truth be told – your virgin voyage on the high seas of Suddenly Single Again and Dating is like a football stadium and your goal is to get noticed. There are hundreds of singles – just like you- online.

How do you stand out? Who does the TV cameraman zoom in on?

 At a televised football games – the cameraman is seeks out quirky, crazy, and cute people and “interesting photo ops.                                 .”

Yes, the Whack-a-delic guy-with no shirt and the colorful clown wig gets a lot of attention.

And, the guys who paint their bodies with Day-Glo paint get noticed. However, the friendly, animated, fan with the big smile, and the really enthusiastic, passionate fan get airtime, too. You want airtime.

 

Do not post a photo of you five, ten or 20 years ago. Skip the French Maid or Batman Halloween costume. What about the hilarious Christmas Sweater photo? Not so funny.   Yes, all of the above get attention but, it is the wrong kind of attention.

 Your goal in the Dating Game – is to follow Rule #1: Get in the game, reach out, be open to new people. Skip the kinky and bizarre and you will be in the game before you know it.

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Ready, Set, Done!

Bad Dating Profile Pic Abound

An Assortment of Trumped Up Photos on Tinder

Be careful out here, Binkie. There are a whole lot of fakes, frauds, and  a modicum of funny business going on…

“Little” Tommy of South Carolina needs a date, wants a date – however, he is the king of open mouth insert foot…Word has it: women run as fast as they can from this Neanderthal.

A picture is worth a thousand words…

The Dress Code in Florida – less is best?

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The Florida Dress Code – Va-va- voom!

IF you visit to Florida and turn on the Morning News don’t be shocked by the plethora of female newscasters sporting “the uniform”: tight, sleeveless, low-cut, cocktail dresses.

Morning news in Florida is Party Time: big hair, lip gloss, low-cut cocktail dresses at o’dark-thirty. Really?  Maybe it’s me, there’s something about veracity and news delivery and a woman dressed for cocktails at 6:00 AM.

 Turn on the Today Show, CBS Morning News, any major TV market and see their line up of professional female newscasters all covered up. Think: sleeves. Discreet. Business Attire.

Welcome to South Florida, Binkie.

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