The Perfect Husband?

Here’s a little but wise story from Nasruddin about this dance I’m doing; Once there were two friends who would meet every New Year’s Eve and discuss their future plans. The first one asked the second, “What are you going to do this year?” “I’m going to find myself the perfect wife,” the first friend […]

Patience, a virtue?

In 2009 about five million people watched the ‘My Finale’ episode of Scrubs when John Dorian left Scared Heart Teaching Hospital. It was a hour long special and the last few minutes of the episode was taken up playing the above song. You can view the actual scene here. This song has haunted me ever […]

Irishmen vs The Rest of the World

I got this in an email a few years ago, thought it was amusing (but still had a large element of truth) and added my own slant to it. The Rest of the World 1) You spy a woman you’d like to sleep with and think of something witty to say. 2) You go up […]

A rush of blood to the head?

I keep rewriting this because it just doesn’t feel finished. It’s interesting how my priorities have changed as I’ve got older. When I was younger (for younger –  read in my 40’s) and browsing dating profiles the main criteria was did I fancy them, did I have that rush of blood from my head down […]

Cupid Stunts

Today is the 29th of February and the one day every 1,460 days (aka four years) when I am a bit wary of unexpected surprises and watch my back. In this country at least it’s the one day when woman are meant to propose to their man, not like there’s anything stopping woman from proposing […]

Valentines Day 2012

I was walking back home this evening at about 7pm and my path was blocked by a gang of blokes all gathered outside a shop.. I was slightly irritated because there’s never anyone around these streets at night and suddenly they were blocking my way…grrrrr.  But then the penny dropped and I realised why they […]

Modern Dilemmas; Singlehood

1,607,904,000 seconds 26,798,400 minutes 446,640 hours 2658 weeks 50 years and counting. That’s how long I have been stomping my size 11’s all over this planet. ALL that time and I’ve never heard of the word ‘singlehood’ before. It seems I am missing out on my education; I really need to start watching daytime tv […]

The Sixth Sense

Malcolm Gladwell wrote in ‘Blink’ that sometimes we make decisions just based on a hunch, on instinct and we can’t figure out why, we just have an intuitive sense of something being right or wrong. He goes on to propose that it’s our subconscious talking to us, picking up little clues that our conscious mind […]

The Gucci Coochie

So, I’ve mentioned before that I’m glad I’m not a woman, after spending an evening feeling really bloated after a dodgy risotto I now know I can never get pregnant…yes, pathetic man I know, however, it’s come to my attention that there are other reasons to be grateful that I’m a man and one of […]

The Accidental Girlfriend

I had to go pick beasties up last night from Tooting Bec and on the way there I passed Tooting Broadway tube station and saw a sight I haven’t seen for a while, it was blokes standing outside the tube awaiting their dates, each obviously made some effort and each looking up at the station […]