Monthly Archives: March 2008

what are they thinking?

i scan craigslist on occasion because i find it interesting, amusing, informative.  on occasion, i will pick up a job as an extra; it’s fun to go on a set and make some money, then sit and watch later to see if they kept you in the background.

i’ve just visited a website from an ad on craigslist, that is so poorly written, so full of errors, i think to myself, “who would work for them?”, “who would hire them?”.

not me, that’s for sure.  you get what you pay for, and from the appearance they’ve put forth, you’d not get much.

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my goal

coming home on the train, i was surrounded by a number of people, all silent in their journey home.  i found myself wondering how easy or hard it would be to take an anonymous lover.   to make eye contact,  nod, smile, talk, and make the suggestion to go have quick, hot, mad sex.

i’m going to do it before the spring is out.

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look at me

there is a short story, “look at her”, that i read once, in a group of short stories by neil labute, one of the few i enjoyed in that book. about a young man, at a hollywood party, surrounded by a bevy of beautiful hollywood girls, young, firm, standard for the time and place, his attention is captured by the wife of the host, clad in a black dress and her own sense of who she is in life. “look at her” he states. she’s the one he focuses on, and follows into the kitchen, because you never know what will happen.

most men go after those young wombs, the lithe limbs, the high breasts (real or not) of the twenty year old, not knowing how they scoff in the bathrooms of these men, laughing, calling them names, or speculating how they will take advantage of the wealth or position. i always smile over the conversations, watching them adjust their dresses, apply the lipstick, eye themselves; predators stalking the predators. then, i go out to the man who has the rare good sense to date a woman his age, finding interest in a woman who can talk to him, as well as be a companion in all places. our sex life is as stimulating as theirs, i will wager. afterwards, we move on to a variety of other things, including more sex–interspaced with laughter, conversation and the knowledge we are well matched in life experience.

this makes for a comfortable relationship on both sides. we are lovers, friends, companions. i do not worry about a number of issues with him, nor does he concern himself with various things with me; we are at ease. there is no push to procreate, no hustle to marry, no pressure to meet parents–we are both orphans by now in life’s plan. we both are financially secure, so there is nothing to worry about there, either.

look at me. i am fortysomething, attractive, intelligent, droll, respected in my field, and, comfortable with who i am. this entire blog thing is a part of the journey.

annomoninity has it’s advantages.

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