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).

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Research and rate before you date!

Did you know that you can search a database to see if the guy you are dating is a "known cheat?"

Neither did I.

But the google ad on my blog is advertising this free service. And, there is added value -- the same site offers you a searchable database of sex offenders by zip code! What a resource -- cheats and sex offenders all in one.

They also have fun "celebrity cheat polls," like:

Which celebrity is the worst cheater?
- Jude Law
- Brad Pitt
- Kobe Bryant
- Woody Allen
- Charlie Sheen

The good news is that none of my potential dates are cheaters or sex offenders! So, I'm not going to lie, I put in a few names of some previous boyfriends, but they aren't cheats or sex offenders either. So maybe you'll have more fun than I did, visit

So, let me know which celeb you'd vote for and if you know any "cheats."

Thursday, February 22, 2007

My Mardi Gras Date

Well, it was definitely an improvement from the Auto Show (although, it wouldn't take much to improve upon that), but it still was not an instant love connection, which is why there will most likely not be a second date.

If you are just catching up, here's how I met Marty.

Karyn, a new mom to Austen, has been spending her maternity leave searching the neighborhoods for dates for me. Since she's not working, she's not taking the 65 bus down Grand so she had to look elsewhere on Grand. Enter Roots @ Grand and Racine.

While getting her haircut at Roots, she noticed many a good-looking guys also getting groomed. Got her thinking...

Next thing I know, I'm going on a date with the hair stylist's brother-in-law!

What I knew going in:
- He's a probation officer for bad kids
- He's 30
- He's a non-smoker
- Has more than 2 pairs of shoes
- Lives d'town
- Has good hair!

What I know now that I've been on one date:
- He's funny (he has some good stories)
- He's a self-proclaimed music snob (we may have 2 of the same CDs, but that's it)
- He's a little cheap (he missed the bus and instead of taking a cab and being on time for our first meeting, he walked)
- He's social (he met a bunch of people that were also out celebrating Fat Tuesday that I knew)
- He loves Guinness (I had one waiting for him when arrived)
- He's smart (he said I didn't look anywhere near 30!)

So maybe I'll go out with him again and see if a real date (dinner or something besides a few cocktails) that he plans yields a good time!

Monday, February 19, 2007

February is heating up

Not only is it above 20 degrees today, but I potentially have (my digits have been handed out) six new dates. And, none of them have anything to do with the stalking texter from the auto show!

Date #1 - Tomorrow night! A Fat Tuesday date. I will not be posting his picture for you all to ridicule, but I will let you know how it goes.

Date #2 - In the works with a cute, redhead! (Reminder: I LOVE red heads)

Date #3 - Fun guy that works in advertising also with red hair.

Date #4 - Six degrees set-up: my sister's friend's boyfriend's boss' boss! He's over 30! (Reminder: Ideally, I'd like to date guys over 30)

Date #5 - Another friend of a friend's husband. (Also with red hair and over 30!)

Date #6 - Co-worker Katie B has been working on a guy for me for a couple of months and he is finally game for the set-up.

Date #7 - This doesn't count as "new" because it would be my 4th date with a guy that I was set-up with in December.

Just so you all know, it is NOT the intention of the blog to ask my friends to set me up so that I can go on dates and then turnaround and make fun of the guy. Unless of course, he deserves it. And, I think you will all agree, the auto show guy deserved it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

If you see this man, hurt him

This is a picture of my friend, Chris. He set me up on the blind date (see previous post) for the Charity event at the Chicago Auto Show. He is also a 30+ single person looking for love in Chicago so if you know someone that really, really sucks, let me know because I'd like to set him up.

The bad blind date from last week is still haunting me. The guy (affectionately referenced as "porno man" in my last post) gave my phone number to another guy after our date! So, I've been getting random text messages from a guy named, David, that I have no intention on going out with. I mean, after all, he's friends with porno man!

How many unanswered texts will it take before he stops? Today's text, "Happy Valentine's Day!"

Is he kidding?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

There will not be a second date

Many of you have been asking me to share more details about the dates and, if possible, to share some photos. Hope you're happy. Here he is, my blind date.

Many things were wrong with this date, starting with him picking me up and not even getting out of the car to meet me. Instead, he put down the window and said, "Hop in" to the girl (me) standing in 4-inch heels and a black tie dress. Classy. Some may think this is petty, but it's not. Besides, his lack of manners only gets worse.

Once inside the Auto Show , he continued to walk about 15 feet in front of me, never looking back. He did; however, find the champagne right away (the one positive) and handed me one, but only after he began chugging his own. Again, classy. He was on his phone a lot trying to meet up with some of his friends, which I looked forward to talking to since he didn't have anything interesting to say. (I did plan ahead and had a backup plan in place – my friends, Shannon and Perry, were at the event and on standby to rescue me). I was feeling a 911 situation coming on as this date was not getting any better. At one point, I stepped away to take a picture of a beautiful, chocolate brown Bentley and when I turned back around, he was gone. Lucky for me (read: sarcasm), I found him, amongst a huddle of his friends. You will probably need to read this next part several times because you will not believe what he was doing when I finally found him. Like a 14-year-old looking at his first Playboy he was showing off to his friends with a porno movie on his phone.
Again, class act.

Am I serious? Yes.

My date was looking at porn on his phone, in public, on a date!

What happened next? I went to the champagne table.

Then, I executed my emergency plan and met up with Shannon and Perry. Never saw porno man (my date) again. Left him at the Auto Show.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

It's date time!

Well, there's a first for everything. I'm going on a black tie blind date! No pressure.
His name is Alex and well, that's all I know. A guy friend of mine that started a job less than 2 weeks ago set me up with his new co-worker! And, we're going to the Chicago Auto Show First Look Charity event. So, he's charitable, that's got to be good, right?

It just so happens that my car is dead too, so I may be in the market for one of those bright, shiny new cars.

Come back tomorrow and I'll tell you all about my date.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The COLTS ruined everything.

So, there were a ton of cute, appeared-to-be-single guys at the Superbowl party that I attended on Sunday; however, the party was more like a funeral in the second half.

Thanks, Colts.

All the boys that were actively chatting up my table of girls were crying in their beers for the last hour or so.

Moving college basketball. Have to get ready to meet boys during "March Madness."

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Refilling my prescription

In case you are wondering...I'm still single.
Volunteering at the Cubs Convention didn't work out. Skiing didn't yield any hotties. So, I'm back asking you all to help me! It's been a slow start to 2007, which is unlike me. Usually, I have a great first quarter, but not this year -- I am O for 31 on dates in January.

I'm beyond worrying about a Valentine's Day date and am now just looking to get a date during the month of February!

New things that I'm doing to try and meet boys include...bowling on a Chicago
Sport & Social team on Tuesday nights and signing up to run many a
races in the next few months. Shamrock Shuffle, Race to Wrigley, etc.
I'm doing my part, now, I need you all to do yours -- find me a

I appreciate all your hard work and thank you in advance!