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You Must Be This Tall to Ride This Ride

Hey people!

We’re back!  Both Class and I decided to take the long weekend and just relax a bit.  That doesn’t mean that we’ve forgotten about you.  As a brief update, I went out a bit this weekend, had a cookout at my new place, and ate all my lost weight in food.

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But let’s get back into the dating scene.  I’m currently on the hunt for a boo-thing to spend time with.  I’m not even ashamed to admit that.  I was inspired to sit down and really come up with a list of qualities that I’m looking for.  I thought that I’d share them with you as a means of thinking my way through this process.  So let’s break this down:

Required

1) Nice Teeth

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So seriously, you have to have your teeth in check.  A nice smile is so warm and inviting.  It just makes me want to talk to you and work hard to make someone smile.  Also, the attention to detail paid to teeth is a sign that you pay attention to the things that matter.  At least to me.

2) Positive Attitude

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So, I love sarcasm. I love being lazy.  But the truth of the matter is that whenever I do find someone, I really want someone who is willing to help me be better.  Like tell me to go to the gym or go work out with me.  Someone to tell me to study and get up from watching my 20th episode of Fairly Oddparents in a row.  It’s not that I won’t do it by myself, but it’s always nice to feel like you have someone’s support.  Especially as I continue to try and improve myself.

3) Rhythm

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I don’t think it’s a secret that I love to dance like Nathaniel. And I need my boo to keep up.  I also love a random dance party which involves me putting on a playlist and getting Janet Jackson around my house.  I need you to join me without even blinking.

4) Intelligence

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I’m not saying that you have to be a rocket scientist, but I do want to discuss real issues occasionally.  I want to feel like I can learn something from you and that you can do the same.  Silliness is way more fun when you know there’s some brain power behind it.

5) Sense of Humor

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I need to laugh, boo!  I want to go joke for joke.  I want to be in stitches when you tell me stories.  Please don’t take yourself so seriously.

This is a non-negotiable.  But honestly, if you can’t laugh together what kind of relationship do you have?

Would Likes

1) My Height or Taller

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I’m not a tall man.  I’m average height.  What’s wrong with being close to my height?  This used to be a hard and fast rule for me, but I’m working on being less superficial and therefore, have softened my stance.  It’s still a preference though.

2) Facial Hair

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Tee Hee, his name is Ambrose Burnside.  Who doesn’t love historical humor??

But seriously, I like a little bit of hair on a dude.  It’s not necessary, but it seriously improves some people’s looks.

3) Independent

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Let me be clear.  This is still a requirement, but I’ve moved it down to this section because I’ve loosened a bit on what independent means.  Independent means self-sufficient with a plan for the future.  I want you to have a car and a home, but I understand staying with a relative to save up money for a specific reason.  I understand cost cutting, especially while working on second degrees.

Essentially, I want an adult who is making reasonable adult decisions in order to live a better life.  I don’t have time to be childish.

So I think that this is my list.  I’m sure there are other traits that will come to light later.  What about you all?  What are the non-negotiables for you? What can you live without even if you prefer it.

Lazy Days

Good Afternoon Loved Ones!

It’s Sunday  so you know that I’ve accomplished a grand total of nothing today.  Just how I like it.  As Class said this morning, I’d rather spend more time in my bed than around people.  It’s true.  I just like to be alone and comfortable.  What’s the crime in that?

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After a long week of pretending to enjoy working, why should I have to do things I hate on the two days of the week I don’t have to respond to emails?

But that’s enough negativity.  I’ll share some of my favorite lazy day routines.

1) Coffee

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During the week, coffee is the only thing that keeps me awake as I check the financial reporting of your favorite companies.  But on the weekends, it is just a warm reminder that I don’t hate everything.  It’s like a warm, chocolate companion while I watch tv and wait for Broderick Hunter to call me.

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I will trade my coffee for you.

2) Tumblr

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Now if you don’t know what Tumblr is, it’s a way to blog without actually putting up any content of your own.  It’s both the greatest and worst thing.  But on Sundays, I just like scroll through, laugh at the gifs, discover some music I may not have heard, and just let the time fly by.

3) Napping

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Girl, Naps are the best.  Just everything.  It’s like I don’t want to be a part of this planet right now.  And then you go to sleep and no one can bother you.  I’m typing this post from my bed and I can assure you that a nap will be in order tonight.

4) Classic Movies

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If I manage to stay awake for longer than an hour or so, I will catch up on my favorite classic movies.  The gif above is from All About Eve i.e. The greatest movie.  Last night, I caught the end of Some Like It Hot and cackled.  While I’m not someone wishing to go back to the 1930’s (I’ll keep my rights thank you very much!) I do love the films from this era.  And they make for a great way to just relax and smile on these days.

So what are your favorite Lazy Day traditions?  Do you spend all day on Netflix?  Cook up something delicious?  Let us know in the comments or over on Twitter at @ClassNTrashShow.