Monday, August 14, 2006

Kicking it off with an IM chat

Deirdre: So here we are, our first blog together. And it’s about relationships, one of my favorite topics. I’m STOKED.
Alisha: Bring it on! You know, I bet people are wondering what makes us qualified to write about relationships.
Deirdre: I bet you’re right! Well, for starters, we’ve both been in them. Relationships. And not just romantic ones, but friendships, our parents, our archenemies ...
And I’m fascinated by relationships of all kinds. I study people. If I weren’t a journalist, I’d probably be a psychologist. I read a lot about relationships -- books, magazine articles, online stuff. I’m obsessed with celeb hookups and breakups. I even watch those stupid dating reality shows on TV -- I cried when Trista chose Ryan on “The Bachelorette”!
Alisha: We’ve got some stories to share, that much is true. And as journalists, we tend to observe everything around us -- from the married couples who seem to have something missing in their lives, to our best girlfriends who have little black books, er, make that Blackberry, brimming with digits. Oh, girl -- who needs “The Bachelorette” when you can watch “Flavor of Love” and learn all you need to know about how NOT to have a healthy relationship?
Deirdre: Did you HAVE to bring up “Flavor of Love”? Some crazy chick lost control of her bowels in the first episode this season!
Alisha: Bowels? Get some Depends! I miss Hoopz. She was legit.
Deirdre: Hoopz wasn’t legit! She dumped Flav as soon as the show was over. But we digress. We were talking about how observant we are and we have stories to share. We also aren’t afraid to share our opinions, are we? I know I’m not afraid to say I think online dating is a badbadbad idea.
Alisha: I just hope my Mom and Dad won’t read too closely. Though, my parents know I met one of my ex-boyfriends online. You can weed out men through the Internet and not ever have to worry about them having your cell phone number. Jump in to 2006 with me, Deirdre!
Deirdre: I’m firmly in 2006, thank you! I have the gray hairs to show it. I just have a problem with online dating ... and people who break up via e-mail. That’s just tacky and cowardly.
Alisha: It’s not tacky if you haven’t been with a guy long enough to even know his middle name.
Sounds like there’s quite a few topics we don’t see eye-to-eye on and a few we do. Hey, why don’t we start a relationships blog? [smile]
Deirdre: Gee, what a great idea, Alisha! And questions and comments from readers are welcome, right?
Alisha: More than welcome. Please give us advice and ideas.
Alisha: OK, that sounds way too desperate. But you get the idea.
Deirdre: Also, anyone and everyone is fair game -- especially us! I still haven’t decided if I’ll tell my Mom about this blog, so you know I’m gonna spill some good stuff. I’m just glad none of my exes live around here.
Alisha: They’re always available via e-mail, in case you want to break up with them again?
Deirdre: SO not funny. I’m done with you today.
Alisha: Fine, be that way. Who needs to sit and discuss the merits of online dating when you obviously don’t appreciate the value of flirting while sitting at home on your laptop, in your robe and eating bon-bons? Looking forward to more discussion!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

good lord! another lame blog by fat observer women. all of you "ladies" who work there need to get up from your computers, put down the twinkies and go to the gym.

Anonymous said...

whateva. i think its cool. you go gurls.

Anonymous said...

Um, neither of them is fat. What are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

36 and never been married...sounds more like you might need a "help me get my groove back", than a relationship blog, keep watching those reality relationship shows and you might just make it to 46 and never been married. good luck!

Anonymous said...

As someone who has been in a marriage relationship of 30 + years and then suddenly out there just trying to find a friendly voice and someone to enjoy sharing a movie with and dinner out, on line relationships can be positive, fun and certainly educational for those of us who have been out of the "dating" environment for a long time. Can't wait to see what transpires. I'll be reading!

PopCultman said...

Deirdre, you actually cried when Trista chose Ryan on The Bachelorette? Well, I'll admit it. I almost cried when Somethin lost control of her bowels on Flavor of Love. Cried from laughter and sheer shock.

Anonymous said...

Who would have though you could have mixed IM chat, relationships and bowel movements in the same blog. That's impressive.

Anonymous said...

Don't listen to the rude comments. They are the types of people that never have anything nice to say unless it's something that personally interests them. Writing anything for the public is brave, you have to put up with people like this! Don't let it affect either of you. Keep writing, you will have readers (some nice, some not so nice. Atleast people are reading!)

molly said...

Dear Anonymous:
36 and never married sounds like an educated woman to me. Women today don't need to be "justified" by being married by someone's idea of an ideal age. You must be an out-of-touch, old fashioned person. I hope they both keep their sense of humor, size, and ideas the same- regardless of backwards opinions.

Crystal Dempsey said...

Welcome to the blog-o-sphere, gals! Y'all will rock. Can't wait to read more.

Anonymous said...

Skinny or fat, married or single, I hope this thing doesn't always read like a corny outgoing answering machine message.

Anonymous said...

In response to the earlier post, I don't know why anyone would think these two women are fat...unless they think only bony women are not fat. That's just ignorant. Anyway, I'm 36 and never been married. There's nothing wrong with that...I'd rather be never-married than twice-divorced, which I'm sure I would be if I had married a couple of guys from my past. I believe the blogger who doesn't believe in Internet dating needs to get with it, though. And since her bio says that "He's Just Not That Into You" should be required reading, she needs to put that book down because that author is an idiot! Believing that crap is going to have her alone for a long time, breaking up with every guy that crosses her path just because he doesn't kiss her feet!