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One Year Monk
Single, but not available, for 2010.
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OK, if it wasn't totally obvious, this project failed. Which is, to say, there have been other successes, but this project was a bust. Sorry if you were hoping to learn something from it. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at One Year Monk
Things are getting weird for the One Year Monk... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at One Year Monk
One Year Monk is now following Blabbermouse
Feb 15, 2010
One Year Monk is now following Agnes
Feb 15, 2010
I would love to. I can't figure out how to search Typepad for blogs, tho. There's no directory, as far as I can tell. the featured blogs page has like 20 blogs on it, but there's no place, as far as I can tell, to do keyword searches to search typepad for blogs similar to your own. I have searched and searched for this. I am probably an idiot, but it really feels like that sort of function should be here: http://featured.typepad.com/ After all, when you click on the "Find more" page next to the "Great Bloggers to Follow" list on your Typepad Dashboard, that's where the links goes. Shouldn't it lead to a way where you actually can find more rather than looking at Typepads (static) list of recommendations???
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2010 on Show Some Blogger Love at Everything Typepad
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If you aren't reading xkcd regularly, you should be. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2010 at One Year Monk
I think Valentine's Day is kind of good precisely because of all the break-ups it causes. Everyone says it's so mean to break-up with someone just before Valentine's Day, but what do they expect? If it's going to end, do you really want to waste an expensive evening on someone that you're not going to stay with? Furthermore, the truth is: lots of relationships need to end. Many people are not that reflective and also just often don't have the motivation to really go through with something they need to END. Break-ups are hard. People put them off like the laundry. Valentine's Day, I think, performs its greatest public service not in renewing love or underscoring it, but by stimulating the overdue breakup business. It provides the right social motivation to thin the herd of lovers that should let it end.
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So far this weekend, the One Year Monk has had one woman announce that she can't sleep because she hasn't gotten laid in too long and another go on and on about how sad she is not to get laid on V-Day. No doubt, these were God's little jokes. If he would have tried it would have been fruitless. But the point is this: the One Year Monk did not try. He didn't. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2010 at One Year Monk
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The One Year Monk is not that crazy about Valentine's Day, but he honestly doesn't really care. It's so totally never had the slightest impact on his life, that he kind of forgets it's happening. Whatever. have fun, I guess, if you're into that stuff. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at One Year Monk
One Year Monk is now following Emotion Detection
Feb 11, 2010
One Year Monk is now following Ginevra
Feb 11, 2010
One Year Monk is now following Catherine Toyooka & Catherine Coaches
Feb 11, 2010
One Year Monk is now following Metric
Feb 11, 2010
One Year Monk is now following Account Deleted
Feb 11, 2010
The One Year Monk cannot figure out how the hell you browse Typepad blogs. I see that there are a bunch of featured blogs, but I can't find a search feature. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2010 at One Year Monk
One Year Monk is now following .tiff
Feb 10, 2010
The truth is that we live in a world in which we see people coupling up happily all around us. There's this very sad minority who can't make it happen. The message they receive from the media is that there is someone out there for them. For some folks, that just isn't true. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at One Year Monk
The proposition that the One Year Monk has set before himself is this: The One Year Monk will find that he has done more fulfilling work and had more fun at the end of a year in which he has not devoted his best energy to pursuing women. In other words, no dating. No sex. No Hollywood love. Just because that sounds crazy, though, does not mean you aren't One Year Monk material. This blog is for you, if... -If you just can't buy the notion that there is someone out there for everyone. -If you suspect you might have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at One Year Monk
The proposition that the One Year Monk has set before himself is this: The One Year Monk will find that he has done more fulfilling work and had more fun at the end of a year in which he has not devoted his best energy to pursuing women. In other words, no dating. No sex. No Hollywood love. Just because that sounds crazy, though, does not mean you aren't One Year Monk material. This blog is for you, if... -If you just can't buy the notion that there is someone out there for everyone. -If you suspect you might have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at One Year Monk
Dr. Fisher says that the One Year Monk is an Explorer/Negotiator. This means that my personality is dominated by dopamine, but that Estrogen plays a pretty big role too. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at One Year Monk
I don't think it helps if you are one person in this sea. You're not a statistic. You're lonely. You want to be married. Again, The One Year Monk argues that you'd be more content if you didn't fall back on love for your fulfillment. You don't have to live that way. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at One Year Monk
The problem of all romantic advice columns, from Dear Abby to Carolyn Hax's "Tell me about it" to Savage Love, The One Year Monk contends, is this: they assume we all have the means to succeed in love. The One Year Monk spent the last few hours writing in the Project's book. The book is so much different than this blog. The book is personal; the blog is a crusade. The crusade I'm waging on here is for the ugly folks, the awkward folks, the self-conscious folks, the non-sexy. I'm crusading for those who are doomed at Love. There is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at One Year Monk
Read-dating. Speed-dating with a bibliophilic bent. As silly as any other dating idea, but not bad. Manly advice on putting a guy in the friendzone. It's true: the only clueless person in this story is the woman who believes a guy she keeps hanging out with ought to "just know" she isn't into him. Women. I was an abstinence only guinea pig. Curse you, George W., and your silly penchant for fear-mongering. Teens all think they are going to die. OK, that's an overstatement, but there is evidence that they have a severe morbidity. Yet they keep screwing. Why? Talk... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2010 at One Year Monk
In case you are a human being who feels like love is really hard, it may make you feel better to know that some robots have trouble finding girlfriends, too. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2010 at One Year Monk
It's as good a way to meet people as anything, I suppose. I guess it would make the book'ish a bit more comfortable. I wonder just how many of the participants feigned interest in books that made them recoil, tho?
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2010 on Read Dating at Buzz, Balls & Hype