Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm a Netflix Moron

I love Netflix. It's a bill I gladly pay every month. And I usually go through about 6 DVDs a month, so in my opinion it's money well spent.

So last night I grabbed my pretty red envelope out of my mailbox. After shedding my jacket and dropping my bags, I opened it to reveal my new DVD- Ally McBeal Season 2 Disc 1. Having just finished Season 1 I was excited to keep going.

I push the button to open the DVD player and out in the tray comes Ally McBeal Season 1 Disc 6. I stared at it: Didn't I just send this DVD to Netflix? I only get one at a time- how have I managed to fool these people and get two DVDs at once?

I realize- I sent them the wrong DVD. I had looked at the name on the envelope and slipped in the wrong DVD. I must have sent them one of my personal ones. I look around- nothing I have been watching of late seems to be missing.

Then I look over at my DVDs that I have from the library. Yep, one of them is missing.


So today I had to call Netflix and get it straightened out. Fortunately, because the DVD from the library has writing on it, it should not be too hard for them to find. Still, my pride is wounded.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The first week

So the first week of on-line dating has lead to the following conclusions:

1. People do not have friends who proof read their dating profiles. I have NEVER seen spelling like this from grown ups.

2. Do not put pictures with your ex cropped out. It's tacky.

3. If in your preferences you put do not want kids, don't put anything in your profile about the children you already have.

4. Don't be surprised if someone 20 years younger than you thinks that the age difference is an issue.

5. The questionaire at the beginning was incredibly long but very accurate. However I think they left out one vital question- cat or dog?

As far as the guys I have met, I have been matched with about 17 guys. Many of them had kids (which is a no for me), some of them were 15 years older than me and I also had to eliminate anyone who lives somewhere freezing cold. So that left 2 both of which I started communication with and then someone ended that after a series of questions were answered- one me and one him.

So after one week, I haven't found someone yet. But I look forward to seeing who the computer gods match me with tomorrow.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Day One

So today I set up my account with e-harmony. It was a REALLY long questionaire at the beginning- took about 20 minutes to fill out. But at the end of it, they give you a profile of yourself and the type of person you are looking for. They nailed both of them right on the head.

So I hit submit and 8 matches popped up from all over the country. There was a really wide range of guys, from a Native American black jack dealer in Wisconsin to a fox hunting, self-employed fisherman in New Bern, NC.

So I chose to try to open up lines of communication with two guys- one in South Carolina and one in Arizona. I eliminated everyone who lives somewhere cold and a few because of their age. They look like good guys on paper, so we will see what happens!