After more than 50 bridal showers, 30 bachelorette parties, 80 weddings and 15 baby showers, it's not about you, my friends, any more. It's all about me. Check my blog for clues on whom I'd like to live happily ever after with. Each day, you need to think -- "Hmmm...would he be right for Lisa?" Then, when the right guy comes to mind, set me up! But, let's keep the contest between us girls (and select boys that are allowed to view my desperation).

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

I'm a dating machine this week!

HA – I'm kidding. But seriously, I went on a date Monday, Tuesday and then came to work on Wednesday to find this email waiting for me. Don't be discouraged if you want to win my contest, I still need to fulfill the quantity portion of the contest. Remember what I said, lots of frogs need to be kissed before I find the right guy!
Below is a pretty interesting email ask out that I thought I'd share from a boy that my friend Katie met at a bar...

My name is (had to remove real name)...the guy who was out with your friend Katie the other night.She gave me your e-mail and thought we should meet for a drink such as coffee, tea or a shot of whiskey. I know you must be skeptical about some random person e-mailing you but what I can tell you about me is that I am 5-11, brown hair, blue eyes, good physical shape and grew up in Northbrook which is a suburb of Chicago. I am nice according to my mom, I don't own a Speedo bathing suite and I know 2 magic tricks. You may not find me to be your type or vice versa but I figure It never hurts to meet new people.
If you are interested in getting together you can e-mail me or text your
number or you can give me a call at (no real numbers, duh!).

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Date #2 is tonight!

So, I'm going on my second date with the police officer tonight. I'm actually looking forward to it -- which hasn't been the case much lately. Oh, did I mention that I went on a date last night too? He was a set-up from Erin, another co-worker, that had a good looking friend, that is over 25, has more than 2 pairs of shoes and hates camping! And, a bonus with last night's date is that he's a huge Hawkeye fan! It really doesn't get much better that that. Oh wait, he has to call me first...

More later, have to get ready for my dinner date!

Monday, September 18, 2006

I don't mean to brag...

...but I have another date!

But, let's talk about Officer Friendly first. Yesterday, was my date with the Chicago cop. Very "normal" -- if there is such a thing. Blind dates are tough and he was one of the better ones for sure. He was fun, talkative, cute and I didn't have to "deal" with any of those weird situations in which I am fully prepared for (how to save a date from choking, bad kisser, too drunk, etc). Wow, all that reading really has me paranoid that something completely bizaare-o is going to happen on my dates. I feel like I could have listened to arrest stories all day, but thankfully, he didn't only talk about work. Now, cross your fingers and hope that he thought I was interesting and cute.

My next more than a week away, but I'm getting ready. It's on a Thursday night, which I'm a big fan of because as many of you already know since, I'M BRINGING THURSDAYS BACK (yes, JT was my inspriation). If you don't know who "JT" is you probably want to stay in on Thursdays anyway.

Must Have #10: This isn't a must-have, but more of a consideration. I love red heads! So, as you flip through your rolodexes, check out boys at the gym or on the bus and you see a red head, pay special attention. Check if he's married and then ask if he'd like to meet me! My favorite red head, Matt Murton, plays left field for the Cubs -- if you can get me a date with him, you automatically win the contest!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

This could be a big week!

First, I have a Noon date today (Sunday) with one of Chicago's finest. That's right - a man in uniform! He's a set-up from Donna, a co-worker that's been looking to family and friends for an eligible bachelor. She found one, gave him my number, he called and now we're going to watch the Bears game.

The work girls are taking the contest pretty seriously -- Erin has a date for me this Friday -- a casual, Happy Hour set-up. Like it. I mean, he won't be in uniform with a gun and handcuffs, but I already have a visual (saw him at German Fest) and he's cute! Good hair!

And then, Katie is out one night and decides the boy that she's chatting up may be someone that I'd like more than her. So...there's another potential set up -- he has my email so I may be hearing from this new lad soon!

And to make for a perfect dating week, I'm going to a Red Light/Green Light party on Saturday night. Party goers wearing red lights are spoken for (married, engaged or seeing someone) and any one sporting a green light is fair game! It's a single person's dream come true. May make for an awkward party -- a bunch of green lights running around ignoring all the red lights. Red lights sitting in the corner all comfortable with their red light status cheering on the green lights -- "Go on, there's lots of single people hear, don't be shy!"

You get the idea...

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Dating stinks!

Sorry, I haven't been keeping you up to date on my "dating life," but...I needed some time to read all of the books that I've either been given or I bought as a part of my search to find THE ONE!

So, in case you had doubts on whether I knew how to handle myself on a date or you thought I might not know how to dress for a first date, I am completely educated! A few other things I learned include:
- How to deal with a drunken date
- How to deal with a bad kisser
- How to deal with a date that's choking

I'm ready for anything so even if you are unsure as to whether it'll be a love connection, I know how to "deal" with almost any dating situation. Try me.

A few of you have mentioned some potentials. Amy & Scott? Donna? Kelly? Anne? Erin? Dena? Post something about this boy on my blog if for no other reason but to get my other friends busy finding me a date!