Monday, January 23, 2006


I was having a hard time writing a post introducing myself. I don't know why it's so hard. Then I realized that I had already done that, when I had to post an introduction on an lDS singles site. So, I decided to cheat and copy it here. The profile only allows 2500 characters, so that's why the numbers references. Enjoy!

2500 characters is a lot, but my goal today is to use all 2500 of them, and to finish this thing using only complete sentences.

So, I guess you want to know some things about me. To begin with, I'm a substitute teacher. I love my job, but the pay is terrible. So, I'm looking for a new day job. I also work evenings down at the Delta Center. You know, the basketball arena where the Jazz play? I have to clear that up for people, because when I tell people where I work, they sometimes ask me who much a flight costs to Los Angeles or why we don?t serve peanuts anymore. One time, some of my coworkers and I went to dinner before an event. The waitress just couldn't get the fact that we were not airline employees, so I eventually told her that a flight to Orlando cost $149.

In the small amount of time that you could call "free time," I like to read, watch movies, and write things. I have three blogs. I even occasionally write bad poetry. I make a point not to share the bad poetry on a first date. But, if that first date goes well enough, I'll maybe share some on date number two. I also enjoy taking pictures of things and making videos.

Oh, and a prerequisite of working at the Delta Center is that you have to be a sports fan. And I like to laugh. I also have this knack for rambling off random trivia. I'm a good person to have on your team if we're playing Trivial Pursuit.

Many people ask me what I look for in a girl. Other than engaging eyes, not much. Most guys have a "type" but I do not.

However, I do know what I do not want. If you are not someone who can take a joke, or dish out a good joke, stop now. Go on to the next guy. Trust me; you will be saving yourself some time. Also, if your profile is in all caps, move on, because I really hate it when people start YELLING AT ME. (Deep breaths, baby steps through the profile?.OK, I'm fine now.)

Including spaces, I'm at 1989 characters as of the end of this paragraph. Only 511 characters to go.

However, I have run out of things to say. So, drop me a line, ask me a question, and I'll get back to you.

OK, so there it is. The things I left out were that I'm 26, adn the locations of my three blogs. You are reading one of them (I hope you figured that out already), and my other two are The World, According to Me, which is all about politics, and Bob on Sports, all about, well, sports.

Oh, and if you want to contact me, it's bobiscookiemonster AT yahoo DOT com.


Saturday, January 21, 2006

Shaun aka Super Nerd

I talked to Bob today about whether I should just jump in and do my introduction post. His attitude was that of "eh... Why not?". Besides, what better time than a quarter to midnight to describe myself?

I would dare say I am fully qualified to post to this blog as I find women to be a mystery which I partly blame on the fact that I never had sisters and my poor mom had three of us boys. I am however less qualified in that I can't say I know how to really clarify the mysteries of man.

I have had some women ask me what my "type" is. Of which I would prefer the type be a boolean value signifying male or female, to which I can happily respond that I am type male. The more frustrating thing has been when someone has tried to really probe into my mind and question me as to what I find attractive only to find circular reasoning and contradiction which always reflects badly on myself. I do not have a grand unified theory of attraction.

The moral of this? The Mysteries of Man and Woman are an art. If they were understood well enough to be a science the programmers would have figured it out and we'd all be happily married (the programmers at least).

Here I am, Shaun, 23, Nerd (in a good way), and particularly untalented at being single. If you ever want to get a better sense of who I am and what I do and think about, take a look at my personal blog, Life of a Hacker.

Perhaps next time I can share the theories of not-veto and its application to my dating life. It should be interesting.


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Some Rules

I was all set to give this blog a big push-off on January 1, get the ball rolling with a flurry of posts. As it is, we aren't starting off with much of a bang. I have found a second poster, my friend Shaun. However, I wanted this to be from the perspective of both genders, so if you are a lady (or could even be accused of being one), drop me an e-mail at bobiscookiemonster AT yahoo DOT com.

At a later point, Shaun and I will introduce ourselves. For the time being, I'll post some ground rules for regular posters and commenters.

1. All posts and comments will be rated PG at the worst. Remember, this is a (future) family blog.

2. All ad revenue will be spent on advertising for this blog. All posters will have a free link to any other blogs they contribute to.

3. All posters will be fully honest with the readers. All experiences and feelings will be true.

4. To respect the identity of anyone whom we might date, all names and other identification will be changed.

Any others you can think of?


Sunday, January 01, 2006


Welcome to "Mysteries of Man (and Woman)." This is a blog for single members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. If you are not single or Mormon, you are welcome to visit, read, and post, but you may not feel this site is the best for you.

My goal for this blog is to unravel the myteries of man and woman. To gain knowledge about women, and to share knowledge about men.

I want this to be a "group blog." If you are a blogger, or would like to become one, please e-mail me at bobiscookiemonster AT Yahoo DOT com.

Welcome, and Enjoy!