March 1, 2008 at 12:18 am (Attitude in Overdrive, Crazy Shit, Relationships)

Just to let ya’ll know, Chelsea Clinton had dinner at the restaurant night before last. She was meeting her mom in Parkersburg, WV for a campaign stop across the river in Pomeroy, OH. It was her 28th birthday. She dined on salad and veggies, and for dessert, our mango lemongrass sorbet. She immediately recognized one of our regular patrons as a gentleman who covered her father’s presidency and is an award winning retired newscaster from CBS and CNN. She was described by those who met her as beautiful, sweet, and the chick who paid the bill was a good tipper. I should know, I was the one who dug through the receipts to see. Your regularly scheduled post will now proceed.

After the insightful comments on my last post, I felt compelled, as I often am, to delve deeper into the Nanner Psyche, which can be a frightening thing. As I stated in my comments, sometimes I can’t figure me out.

I stumbled across a relationship quiz on a psychology website and decided it may be a good idea to see how I stacked up. It said if you scored 10 or higher, you may have commitment issues. My score was 35.

I had the same feeling while taking this quiz as I did when I took the ADD/ADHD quiz. You figure out real quick you probably shouldn’t be answering most of the questions as “often,” versus, “seldom.”

Now that I’ve figured out I’m admitting I have this problem, I decided some self-help books would be a good place to start. Of course, I also have another problem. Working on relationship issues takes having a relationship, at least at some point, to see if any of the self-help books were worth it.

Honestly, around here, the dating pool is more like a cesspool. I’ve come to believe, probably due to my commitment-phobia, that there is only one handsome, intelligent, successful, funny, single man left and his name is Michael and every woman in WV knows it and is vying for his attention.  I also know he brought one woman to lunch on Valentine’s Day and brought another woman to dinner… sucks working long shifts.

Anyway, this should be a real hoot. I’m at least committed to having bought the books. Yeah, this is gonna be real fun. I hope somewhere in those three books is some insight into WHY I’m this way, because I find it easier to deal with when I know why or someone tells me how to figure out why.

I said at some point that I didn’t think I would be blogging as much this year, but something tells me, I was wrong.



  1. Michael said,

    Those quizzes are nuts. Whoever writes ’em is probably a frustrated commitment-phobe themselves whose only thing they committed to is writing those stupid quizzes.

    That aside, some guys named Michael are pretty cool.

  2. Jammie J said,

    Hmmm, commitment issues usually reside in fear of some sort.
    Most often of being vulnerable. If you’re vulnerable, someone can use what they know to hurt you.
    When one feels that way, it’s a bit easier to find someone who’s willing to let you be in control of the relationship’s progression. It takes a “real” man to be able to do that.
    Just my $.02 from my commitophobia experiences.

  3. Seamus said,

    I really have to agree with Jeanette here.

    BTW – I’m really happy you are able to take Nate to the Grand Canyon. It’ll be a good memory and , who knows, it’s so awesome it may change you life. It was certainly a spiritual experience for me. 🙂

  4. blackpunkin said,

    Mikey, guys named Michael are awesome!

    Jammie, I should have just asked you. We were a lot alike in that way. I real issues with vulnerability.

    Seamus, that Jammie, she knows where its coming from. I’m really happy I went ahead and bought the tickets and booked the hotel. I’m all into the spirituality of the experience. Hopefully the vortexes will help too.

  5. Vince said,

    Is your issue fear of commitment or just poor choice in men? Granted, the choices are limited out there but you never know. Your a committed mom so I know it’s in there.

    So, for real, Chelsea Clinton ate at your resteraunt?

  6. blackpunkin said,

    For real, Vince. It even made the front page of our local paper. Granted, the choices ARE limited, however, they are even more limited when you make BAD choices.

  7. Zelda said,

    Try a science geek. You can help him dress, and he will love you unconditionally for giving him the sex.

  8. Zelda said,

    Er…uh…I meant help him dress as in picking out non-dork clothes, not chainging his diapers or anything.

  9. LisaBinDaCity said,

    I’m loving your celebrity moment – that’s a good one!

    Great minds, Missy 😉

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