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... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Listen Up Fellas! Don’t Have A Late Lunch!

The video below is beyond timely! Last week, I had catch up time with a few of my single girlfriends.

It is epidemic, suddenly, I have a barrage of the most amazing available girlfriends going through “transition.” Most have divorced, one lost her husband to cancer, and some are just separated trying to figure it all out. They are beautiful, self supportive (i.e. got their own bank account), witty, accomplished, generous, talented and fun loving. I am not exaggerating, there are not enough adjectives to describe these treasures.

I teasingly say, I’m like “dog s#!t,” I’m everywhere. That being said, I know ALOT of people. Through my contacts, I have made some love connections. A month ago, a couple I introduced, Karen Lindsay and Tom Jagielo got married! It’s so rewarding when you know you helped bring together two kindred spirits. But I don’t believe in making an introduction if it’s not a good fit and when I’m asked for a “hook up”, I ask the man or woman one simple question, WOULD YOU DATE YOURSELF?

Oh, this topic could be a novel and not a blog post, so let me get back to my catch up over drinks at The Capital Grille. My friend, my beautiful, athletic, career girlfriend was lamenting that fact that the holidays were fast approaching and this would be her 7th Christmas ALONE. Her marriage ended 8 years ago, and she is childless, and her work does not afford the opportunity to meet men. So she decided to join a dating agency. The fella’s credentials looked good on the computer, so they agreed to meet at an upscale restaurant in downtown Seattle. After she spent the afternoon dolling up, he showed up looking like he’d been shoveling manure at the zoo all day. They sat, engaged in conversation and after two drinks, my friend asked, “So are you hungry?” His response, “Oh no, I had a late lunch.”

My friend left the restaurant hungry… And as we chalked it up to another hysterical moment in our history, I reminded her of what Lord Byron said, “

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

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Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.”

Enjoy!

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

Read more at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXgvsiMjCwc