October 31st, 2006

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Oh THAT again...

Well, tonight's attempt to go to a haunted corn maze went bust and we (Enrique, Daniel, Caleb and I) wound up going to Waffle House instead. Where there was a long, intense discussion about a lot of things, including dating and relationships. And during which I got the sort of probing, emotionally flaying analysis and criticism I need every so often. Not that it's every changed me much but still, I need to get upset about that stuff at least once a year. Sigh. I was crying at one point but not because I was being ganged up on or anything, just because it was all too true and depressingly messed up. I can't say I don't know what's wrong, because I do. I just am not prepared to change anything, both in terms of not knowing what to do and not being ready or willing to do anything.

The Huntress

Anybody else have a cat who attacks her food -- her dry food? Luckie does this thing sometimes, like this morning, where she runs at high speed, jumps on the armchair, attacks it aggressively ("I'll teach you a lesson!"), then runs back to the food bowl and eats the food like she's killing it. She'll take a few bites, then stalk around under the table casting predator eyes at the bowl. I'm glad she's not an outdoor cat because obviously in that case I'd have "presents" brought through the cat door every day.
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eHarmony disHarmony

I've said before how eHarmony commercials drive me up the freakin' wall, how the founder creeps me out (strikes me as some sort of ex-gay relationship counselor), and above all how much their in-your-throat heterosexual bias just gets my goat. Anyway, yesterday, after having seen one too many of those commercials, I got up and emailed them asking WTF is up with no same-sex matches, the marriage tool, and turning away millions of potential users.

Here's their response:
eHarmony provides an Internet relationship service with a patented matching system designed to match highly compatible men and women who are seeking a long-term relationship. eHarmony's patented matching system is premised on over 35 years of clinical practice and empirical study with opposite-sex couples about the similarities and differences between men and women and what leads to a successful opposite-sex relationship. eHarmony has not developed the same long-term research on the most successful same-sex unions. For that reason, eHarmony does not provide online matching services to persons seeking only same-sex matches. It does not, however, prevent anyone from accessing the website, filling out the Relationship Questionnaire, and receiving the free Personality Profile.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Methinks they need to start some research then!!!!!!