Montana Jones

Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.

Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.

Monday, March 21, 2005


I was tempted to title this post: "Bloggers I would go out to dinner with if I ever had the opportunity." It would be more of an attempt at being clever than actual fishing for a date. I decided that it might be too stalkerish and perhaps desperate. I don't want to frighten these nice people that I really don't know so well. Besides, I don't want to come across as the lonely single guy that can't get a date. It may be true, hard to tell really, but appearances are important.

I actually enjoy dating. I haven't fallen into the trap of 'where are all the good ones' yet. I enjoy the 'getting to know you' conversations with people; even people I can tell are not 'the one'. I am entertained by the variety of different personalities out there. Every date I have been on has shown me new insight into human nature, life, and this crazy culture we live in. I don't think I have ever had a bad date. Interesting ones for sure. Plenty that had no follow-up. But nothing so bad as to make me want to flee and quit dating.

I never date with any expectations. About all I ever expect from a date is that I will be picking up the tab. I don't expect to ever see her again or get a phone number or a second date or a good night smooch. It's when you start crossing the line into the smooch or the second date that socializing gets complicated. Some people think these things are important and meaningful and others do not. I have had meaningful smooches and lesser ones, it is important at this point to understand the other person enough to know what they think of it. So long as everyone is on the same page I think pretty much anything goes. But if I sense that a smooch is meaningful to someone, or just playful or spiteful or whatever, then I won't go along unless I feel the same way. Dating gets really uncomfortable when one person is smitten and the other is not. I've been on both sides of that equation and both are awkward.

Anyway, I hope you appreciate how I took a blog post about adding new people to my blogroll and turned it off topic and all about me. On to the links.

Revolving Duck
Not only is it a cooler than cool blog name, but the girl behind it is cute, smart and Montanan. I am a sucker for cute and smart. She just scored a sweet job in the big wide world so wish her luck.

The Inmates are Running the Asylum
Rachel caught my eye by saying nice things in my comments. I had a bad experience dating a crazy girl once, insanity usually puts me off. But I would still go to dinner with her on the chance that it is simply an exotic blogger persona fronting for a creative personality.

Opening Peaches
I met this girl last summer and ever since we have been flirting mercilessly over IM. I am worried that should we meet again in real life the digital fantasy and cool flirty tension we have built will be destroyed by the hard cold light of reality. Anyway, welcome to my links.

Someday I may sort my links by Montanans and non-Montanans. But for now I just wanted to find the various blogs I have been reading without having to tear through my bookmarks.

Awwww, I'm flattered. You just let me know when you want to go and you're on.

Oh, and sometimes a little crazy but only in appropriate settings, such as the bedroom, the shower, the hot tub.

Stop, you're making me blush! :P

Seriously, thanks for the link and the kind words. That made my day much less annoying. And more blush-y.

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