Not Alone Anymore

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I got a lot of wonderful comments and emails from people regarding my status as a single 22-year-old. Everyone was encouraging and understanding and supportive, which made me remember that a lot of people have been here before. (Say what? The world doesn't revolve around me? No way.)

Thankfully, I'm generally fairly content with who I am, even if I do let the occasional wistful comment slip out. I love that I have nothing to regret and that I haven't given away my heart carelessly. I'm excited to one day find a guy who will appreciate the fact that I come to him with myself and my integrity mostly intact. This is, however, not through any real effort on my part. Mostly, it reflects the environment I was raised in — my home, my church, and my schools — and the friends and family members who lovingly protect me there. I don't think I would have fared as well as I have without the people in my life who keep me accountable.

All this to say, I really am quite happy to be single, although I'm now even more happy to be dating my fish. What would make me the happiest, however, is if you would continue to flood the comments with suggestions of names for my new boyfriend. I'll officially stop collecting ideas tomorrow (Friday, June 20, 2008*) at 5 p.m. CST, and a poll will be posted shortly thereafter.

*Yes, I am still a month behind in posting. Shush.

seven

seven

How about Abel? It means "breath," which is sort of interesting for a fish.
Or Emil... it means "rival."
Or if you want to go generic, anything from this list might be a good idea.

Justin

Justin

How about Funky Time for your fun funky time issue around here?

Michael

Michael

How 'bout naming your fish Michael? :D!! (Sorry, couldn't resist... I'm so vain. And yes that song is about me.)

Snorkyjr

Snorkyjr

Arr, me hearty

this great grand creature shall be known from here on as Captain Jack Sparrow, the best lil buccaneer thar ever was to set sail off the northern shores the isle of Rachel Skirts... aye..

Yeah ...I know...I know...lol

...or... maybe Johnny Depth (Depp)...

~Sjr

spufidoo

spufidoo

How about...
Frodo, Bilbo, Smeagol, Gollum, Samwise, Merry, Pippin, Tom Bombadil, or even better...

Bob

Which is how fish look when you say it.

blaez

blaez

water :-)

Snorkyjr

Snorkyjr


Okay so one more mame...Skeebo ?

okay two more Erin McFinn(y)...no wait..Skeebo McFinn haha.. which reminds me of this:

The Leprechaun's Riddle
by Catherine O'Neil

One fine day, Dinny O'Shaughnessey spies the Leprechaun Finn, in the bushes mending shoes. With the help of his wife Katie and their sons, Dinny captures Finn, and sets about trying to win his gold.

But a leprechaun's greatest defence is his riddle. So Finn posses this question to Dinny and his familly, “What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it, you will die?”

later,
~Sjr

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

"I love that I have nothing to regret and that I haven't given away my heart carelessly."

I'm not so sure any investment one makes in another human being should ever be regretted, even if things went further than you had intended or things didn't work out as you'd wished. Just because the future didn't pan out like you thought didn't make the past any less sincere or meaningful.

That's not to say that some things are regrettable. We often make mistakes, but sharing an intimate moment with another person, if an emotional connection exists and the act was not just entirely wanton (read: self-gratifying), isn't really ever a mistake. It can lead to hurt and disappointment sometimes, but regret? Methinks that shouldn't be so.

Just my .02.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Thursday's Child: I said exactly what I meant and nothing more. There are plenty of things that can happen between two people which could be cause for regret, and I've heard personal testimonies from people who wish they had guarded their hearts more carefully. My away message on AIM is often Proverbs 4:23 because I do honestly want to give myself wholly to someone some day. Not everyone lives that way, and I respect that, too.

Please don't infer that I have anything against intimacy or investing in other humans or whatever. I just don't feel like leaping without looking first. I have enough troubles to bring to a relationship without adding unnecessary emotional baggage to the mix.