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, April 25, 2007

Looking for a nice country boy

I'm headed to Nashville for the weekend but not to look for love. I'm running the country music 1/2 marathon. So, if you are out and about this weekend in Chicago (weather is supposed to be real nice), check out the guys for me. I promise to keep an open mind about country music lovin' boys in Nashville, but...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I gained a little insight last night

What do guys talk about? Doesn't every girl want to know? When two good guy friends hangout (at a Cubs game) for a couple of hours, what could they possibly talk about?

Assumptions I'd made:
- Fantasy baseball
- Hot chicks (as they walk by)
- Fantasy football
- The a-hole at work
- Fantasy baseball

Turns out, their conversations are a lot more like girl conversations than I thought! I sat next to two 30 somethings that allowed me to eavesdrop the entire night. I was cracking up. They sounded like two chicks, but with longer breaks of silence between topics!

Reality check -- this is what they actually talked about:
- Working out
After 7 innings of looking at Derek Lee, one guys said, "I bet D Lee does a lot of lunges. I should do more lunges" His friend's reply, "No, you should do more squats. D Lee definitely does squats"

- Food
After getting their second helping of nachos, one guy said to the other, "I went to this great place the other night, where they serve small plates. I thought it would be gay, but it was really good and I wasn't too full when I was done so I could drink more." His friend said, "Did you drink wine too?"

- Making plans
One guy said, "You should come over with your girlfriend next weekend, we could grill out." His response, "Can I bring her parents? They always make me pay when we all go out."

- Exes
"Remember Suzie? Well, I heard she got married. Good for her." His friend, "Poor guy."

- Gaining weight
"Do you really think squats would work to help me drop a few? The friend said, "Yah, look at D Lee!"

- Girls
"We hired two new chicks at work." The friends expected response, "Are they hot?"
"Not bad, one has a boyfriend, the other is really young."

I did learn from these same two guys that if they had even one more friend with them that the conversation would be totally be different -- it's only acceptable two guys by themselves to talk about that stuff, but in a group, no way.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Doubt I'll meet anyone tonight...

...since I'm going to a Divorce Party!
No one is going to introduce me to any of the eligible bachelors since the guest of honor is newly single.
Why am I going then? For inspiration.
Not to settle for the wrong guy only to have a "Divorce Party" later. (sorry, friend hosting the party, nothing personal, I'm just sayin' that this'll help me to be on the lookout for the creeps and not to jump in too quickly). As if any of you were really worried about that since I don't like any body for more than 3 dates, it hasn't been too much of a concern, I'm sure.

Looking forward I'm relying on baseball and summer street fests for cute boy potential. I'm also signed up for the marathon so maybe they'll be some cuties on the running path. I've been known to fake an injury before to get attention.

Your homework this weekend: think of some guys for me to date! I know there are more out there, I'm counting on you all.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

My mom always said...

...if you have nothing nice to say, then sit there and be quiet.

I am full of mean things.

The Decemberists show was pretty cool. There, that's something nice.

Marty is nice, but not the guy for me -- confirmed last night.

Stay tuned for when I have nice things to say...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I'm the worst

I canceled on Marty again. I hung out with my parent's instead on Sunday. I wanted my Dad to do the utility stuff I needed done at my house rather than Marty. Think that was a good decision! I feel bad, but if I really liked him, I would want to hang out, right?

Today, I'm going to a Cubs game with a bunch of co-workers. And, we're a part of a 350-person group sitting in the left field bleachers. You never know who you might meet. I mean there has to be at least one eligible bachelors in that group. Oh wait, I was introduced to one of them more than 5 years ago when I started going to Cubs Fest with my client, Jen. Hmmm...if he's still single?

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I'm no hoochie mama

So, I canceled on Marty on Thursday night. I was on deadline at work and needed to work late. Wait, that's what I told him, but really, this is what was going on.

Usually when I go on multiple dates in one week, it's just a bunch of first dates and mostly they've all been flops. But, now that there are two boys in the "past the first date" range, I felt kind of dirty. Must be the "good Catholic girl" in me that is making me feel guilty. And, the problem is the wrong one likes me. I like the red head and while he appears to be interested, he certainly isn't making the move like Marty, the one that I only sort of like.


I know poor me, right? You don't feel bad for me because I asked for this. I asked for dates and now I'm whining. That's not really it. I'm just sayin, I never thought it would be so weird to date a couple of guys. So, I can't "date like a guy" after all and I'd make a terrible slut!

Now, I'm going to brunch with Marty on Sunday -- safer date, more time has passed since the red head date, feel less guilty and so on.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

One good date deserves another

I still have not returned a phone call to over-the-top Marty after putting on the brakes, but I'm giving him one last chance to woo me on Thursday. He sends texts, IMs, emails and leaves voicemails so I had plenty of channels to choose from to get back to him. His first idea for a date was "hanging out" while he makes me dinner. Shot that down. No way. The new plan is he's picking me up at 7 pm and he's made all the plans. He likes cliche dates (his word choice not mine) so I'm guessing "dinner and a movie!"

As for Sean, I'm trying (hard as it is for me) to let him do the asking. The Cubs game was my idea. His turn now. Stay tuned.

And, don't forget Jack Wilcox! I have to give him a call too. Maybe I'll have another date this weekend with a newbie.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Finally, a makeout!
Promise that's as x-rated as this post will get. I know that you are not supposed to kiss and tell, but...

Sean was a great baseball date! It was also the longest date that I had ever been on (even longer than the marathon date with Angry Brent Bunker a few years ago, remember that?). He met me at Murphy's Bleachers at 10 am and drank beers with me all day and evening with some late night dancing at Casey Moran's. And, I hate dancing. So does he, which is good because it wasn't pretty.

I'm not saying that wedding bells are gonna chime, but I at least think they'll be another date (and makeout)!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Cubs opening day & I have a date!

Remember Sean? The needle in the haystack?

Check back tomorrow to hear how the date at Wrigley Field goes. If he doesn't like me after I take him to a Cubs home opener game, then there isn't much I can do! :)

Go Cubs! (and, Lisa)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Putting the brakes on Marty

Ok, so I got the utility date out of him, but there was something about "hanging out" that wasn't doing it for me. Think it was too much too soon -- having him at my house -- checking out all my stuff, commenting on everything and fixing my TV. Now, he feels like he's "in." And, when he left he said something that really annoyed me, like "so, now I'm your boyfriend?" I almost barfed.

Not a good sign.

It was so awkward and creepy that I didn't return any of his phone calls for a few days -- you know my motto, "when in doubt, ignore."
Thankfully, he was out of town all weekend. Now, he's back. And, wants to hang out. See, what happens when you "hang out" too soon -- it becomes an excuse to not go on dates any more. No thanks. Need some more dates before we start "watching movies" and making one another dinner!

Anyway, there is still a redhead in the picture that I'm hoping to see again soon.