I almost forgot about this! The best songs, movies, and books of 2011 will have to wait until tomorrow. Conversation comes first on this blog, and these awesome comments are the heart of that conversation.
The Best Blind Date story award goes to Brad for this winner on my entry about a blind date:
I once had a blind date call me the day before the date and cancel, saying she had been in a car wreck and was going to recuperate at her parent’s house, which was an hour away. (This was not true.)
She would call me every month or so afterward just to “catch up”. How you catch up with someone you’ve never met, I don’t know. At the end of the first call, I suggested we meet up. She brushed that off, so I never bothered to ask again. Nevertheless, she continued calling. On about the fourth call, she told me she wanted to set me up with a friend of hers. Keep in mind, I HAD NEVER MET THIS WOMAN IN PERSON. I told her that I was seeing someone (I wasn’t), but that her friend sounded nice and I would like to set the friend up with a friend of mine in what would have easily been the weirdest blind date ever. She did not seem enthused by this idea, and we never spoke again – which actually disappointed me, because our relationship was so strange that I was fascinated by it. It was like I had seen the Loch Ness Monster. I knew I would never see it again, and I wanted to stare at it as long as possible so I could tell future generations.
On that same blog entry, Trev and Lorena split the award for Best List of Random Caving Magazines with these titles:
The Best Advice from My Mom award goes to…my mom! For this snippet on my entry about having good friends who are not your spouse:
Whenever I decide to do something outside of my marriage, the question I ask and expect an affirmative before acting: Will this ____ enhance my marriage? Will I be better person having another relationship or an outside interest — and bring that better person I have become in to my marriage.
After Trev challenged me to create an accompanying list to Mindy Kaling’s list of guy rules from the perspective of “a woman who lives on a ranch in Wyoming and climbs mountains or rides horses for fun,” Katie replied with the Funniest Comment of the Month:
“After a long day herding cattle and baling hay, make sure to moisturize your hands before touching your gal. There’s nothing worse than having your sensitive lady parts being caressed by hands that feel like they should be part of your favorite worn-in saddle.”
“Don’t use her grandma’s antique kettle as your spitoon.”
“Remember that chaps and lassos are for outside the bedroom only. Splurge a little and make her feel like a lady by getting her some of them fancy underthings. I’ve seen some camo lingerie that would do the trick real nice.”
To see the best blog comments from last month, click here.