The Year of Yes.

A friend of mine had a link on her facebook to this NYT series called Modern Love ( So I started reading and ended up reading until 2:30 in the morning. I have a reading problem, and once I start, I can’t stop. Anyway, one of the contributors recently wrote a book called THE YEAR OF YES, a memoir about a year when she said yes to every guy who asked her out. It sounds fun.

The inspiration for my new dating philosophy.

So I started thinking maybe I should do that. Of course, I would have to make “No” exceptions for homeless guys, obviously emotionally/mentally disturbed guys and those who’ve just gotten out of prison or seem like they might end up there soon. Unfortunately, those seem to be the guys most interested in me. Or maybe their situation just makes them braver than the rest.

It’s always my first instinct to say no to everything. Someone invites me out on the weekend? I start thinking of way to get out of it. Coffee? Same thing. Get togethers? Too many people. I don’t know why. I guess shyness or not wanting to deal with making the effort to be social. But all that’s about to change! Maybe…

Perhaps that will be what I give up for lent. I know is a problematic statement because Lent started a while ago and you’re supposed to sacrifice during lent, not look for ways to make life more fun. But technically, I’m giving up shyness. Also, there is the problem that I am not particularly religious. Oh well. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll blog if there’s anything interesting to report.

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