A Right Bitch

January 28, 2014 § 135 Comments

Thank you for all your comments.

I am not depressed, although there is plenty out there that is profoundly depressing, quite apart from the situation in Syria and the obesity crisis and everything in between.  They go without saying.

The immediate in between, the in between that’s in my face this week, and has been for many a moon but is becoming more urgent by the day, is every other woman I know being left by their husbands for a younger cunt, and my still being a plankton a million years after my ex-husband fell upon his with such winning gusto.  There is a conspiracy theory I have, something which none of my friends have the heart to tell me.  The socking great herd of elephants trumpeting in the room, only I am not hearing them.  It is this: I have halitosis, stink of rotting fish, and am contributing, single-handedly, to the global obesity crisis, obv.  I must be.  Why else?

A friend told  me about a woman she knows who is very funny and has flashes of warmth but this woman’s default position according to my friend is prickly, chippy, difficult, charmless, defensive, shy,  rude, and a right bitch about everyone.   She embodies a whole smorgasbord of delightfulness, indeed!  She sounds a complete cow and profoundly off-putting.  She left her husband a few years ago, apparently; been alone since.  And there the story should end but, what do you know, doesn’t.   She has met a man who is kind, sophisticated, clever, funny, generous, adores her and they are in the vortex of Happily Ever After.

What can I say?

Prickly, chippy, difficult, charmless, defensive, shy and rude and a right bitch.

New Year’s Resolution.

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§ 135 Responses to A Right Bitch

  • AnonW says:

    I feel exactly the same about my predicament. It is now six years since my wife of forty years died and I am nowhere near finding another even special friend. I can’t be that unattractive to the opposite sex, as I still have a lot of women friends and they are honest enough to tell me my problems. The trouble is, that all these ladies are happily married to other men and have been for years, with the exception of a couple of widows. But they have been roped in as free babysitters by their children, so they are useless for a long term relationship.

    If it wasn’t for the reason that I am strongly self-reliant, I’d be going up the wall. But going to the cinema or theatre, shopping and travelling by yourself gets on your wick after a time.

    • Jill says:

      Don’t write off your widowed grandmotherly friends; like me (not widowed, but a (very youthful!) grandmother), they are probably only “treading water” by helping out their children with their children. Given half a chance I bet they would be up for any plans/excursions/ grown-up relationship you might be prepared to offer them. Go on, give it a go…..! Or show them how lovely a man you are by offering to keep them company while they babysit; women love a man who can show affection to babies/small children, and being a “single grandparent” can feel quite sad, especially when one is out and about alone with one’s grandchildren and all the other grandparents seem to be couples.

    • Lydia says:

      That seems so selfish. I went out for a few months with a grandfather who also worked full time but who did once a week have his grandchildren for half a day. I found that really good – a non sexist man who loves his family enough to spend time with them. Surely a woman committed to grandchildren is much nicer than someone within 24 hours a day to sit at your feet being bored? Also plenty of women work or have their own businesses well into their 60s and 70s I certainly will when I reach that age. They would also not be available to sit and worship you for 24 hours a day because they work. Import one from abroad who has no job or family and can just adore you in return for bed and board and sex. They are ten a penny.

    • Minnow says:

      Anon W, why on earth would a woman who babysits her grandchildren be “useless for a long term relationship”? Do you want a woman to be available for you and you alone 24 hours a day? That’s like saying a woman who has a job would be useless for a long term relationship, or a woman who volunteers, or studies, or does anything that would make her unavailable to give you her undivided attention for part of her week. Do you think women who babysit never go to the cinema, the theatre, go shopping or travel?

    • Elle says:

      AnonW did you and your wife have children? If so do you ever take care of your grandchildren?

      People who are married with children have long-term relationships all the time. Indeed, I thought that having children was one of the reasons people have long-term relationships.

      If I was dating a man with children or indeed grandchildren I would think it strange if he DIDN’T spend time with them.

      I’m sure the widowed ladies who care for their grandchildren could spare a few hours to go to the cinema with you if you asked nicely.

      Single women, particularly older ones, have to keep busy because there’s no point in sitting twiddling our thumbs waiting for Mr Right (or indeed Mr Anything) to come along. There’s a good chance he won’t.

      Any intelligent man worth his salt would respect a woman for doing something with her time – be that caring for grandchildren or running a business.

  • Kevin says:

    BUT.WHO.IS.BADASS?

    • The Plankton says:

      A friend without many benefits, of whom I am exceeding fond but who in every way is a disaster to be exceeding fond of. Having said that, he’s a wonderful companion. I should steer clear but won’t until a better alternative presents himself. I am not holding my breath. Pxx

      • Peggy says:

        Oh, I have one of those badass thingies, I call him shagger! Great friend, easy in the eye, intelligent, great company BUT seriously bad news, can’t / won’t keep his fly buttoned.

        As for poor Anon W. Apparently vitriol is easier swallowed with a large bourbon.

        And my darling Ms. P; so good to have you back – you have been missed. As for those younger ‘cunts’ we either mix in the same circles (unlikely) or it’s universal (more likely) or the third and most likely explanation is that it’s probably like being pregnant. Before succumming to beached whale status I had not noticed how many women were up the duff. The minute you put a bun in the oven it seems as though every other woman of fertile years is too! You’re just more sensitised to it. But really, good to have you back x

      • Elle says:

        There’s nothing wrong with a Badass. They might not promise happy ever after but they are often honest about that and provide other distractions. It is difficult not to get too fond of them, but life would be duller if they weren’t around.

      • Kevin says:

        companion or shagger? I must press the witness ;)

  • jil333 says:

    I suspect some men like a challenge; they don’t see our so called female friends the way we do obviously.
    I have several single friends who appear to have a much better social life than us married people…
    Who is this badass anyway. Everyone is wondering apparently!

  • Lydia says:

    These stories of others who find someone are not something to discourage but encourage. There is someone for everyone. If you are positive and like sex I don’t think it’s hard to find a man at all. There are lots of lonely men around and men need and want a live in partner much more than women do once women have had their children.

  • Can you ask some of those women whom you know whose husbands leave them if they want my email address?

    • Peggy says:

      Scott I’m tempted to correspond with you just to shut you up. You really can’t go asking every rebounding female if they want to be your geisha – you’re coming across as desperate. By the way how are you’re explosive plums?

      • Peggy says:

        Soz typo … You’re should be your

      • Fi says:

        Peggy, please do. :)

      • Peggy, if I come across as being desperate, there’s a reason for that, Peggy I AM desperate…

        If I were to graphically describe the answer to your question about “plums,” Ms. P. would have to moderate/ censor my comment and she’d basically have to remove it, but she DOES have my permission to give you my real email address if you request it from her…

      • maria says:

        Scott, why don’t you post your e-mail address once and for all? In case anybody is interested, they’ll let you know.

      • malcolm says:

        Sometimes my foot feels like corresponding with his bum.

  • Peggy- There DO exist some women who say to themselves something to the effect of “OooOOHH !!! That ±*¿¤@°# !!!!! After all of those years of marriage, and I’d thought all along that he was being faithful to me… and what’s worse, now he leaves me for someone so young and so vacuous… That DOES IT !!!” and then they decide that it’s time to get even… ….

    AND sometimes, they don’t want to be alone after discovering that their husbands were being less than honest and less than faithful with them….

    I was in a relationship once, PART of the reason that our relationship began is that a woman whom I knew had discovered that her husband was being less than faithful with her, and she’d decided that what was good for the gander…. …. …. …..

    REALISTICALLY, I’m NOT expecting that Ms. P. will be conversing with some of her friends, and she’ll say to some of them, “you know there’s this American from New York City who keeps writing into this blogsite which I know about, and …. …..”

    I’m just saying that IF she decides that the moment arises where it seems to her socially appropriate for her to say something along those lines to any of her friends, she DOES have my permission to do so…. I’ll leave the decision to her discretion, I trust her judgement on these matters even though I still have absolutely no idea who she actually is ….

    • Fi says:

      Scott if P says anything to her friends it’s probably along the lines of “there’s this weird American middle aged bloke who’s only ever had one girlfriend and he keeps propositioning me and every other single female on the site and writes about how sexually frustrated he is all the time.” And they will say something like “that’s the price you pay if you have a blog – it will always attract nut jobs. But at least he doesn’t have your address or know who you are thank god.”

  • “I have halitosis, stink of rotting fish, and am contributing, single-handedly, to the global obesity crisis….”

    Wouldn’t bother me, but that’s just me… ….

  • maria says:

    P is back! Horray!!

  • Scott, you live in NYC and you’re single? The male-to-female is in your favor. Get off the computer and go to a bar/museum/Barnes and Noble/Fairway/anywhere. Jeez.

    • *Male-to-female ratio. I hate you, autocorrect.

      • MissBates says:

        I think Scott has mentioned that he lives in the suburbs, not the city itself, and therefore I can only imagine that he would be an age-appropriate match for any number of fairly well-to-do middle-aged divorced women who still live in the former marital home with their children. Could you not start hanging out at the local coffee bar on weekday mornings or take a weekday Pilates class? Surely the odds are in your favor. But first things first: you will need to move out of your parents’ basement.

      • 2 can play this game- Miss B- Most of the people who write into Ms. P.’s blogsite appear to live either in the U.K. or in other areas in Europe, in Australia, or in other parts of the world- You however appear to be a fellow Knickerbocker, an environment which I’m quite familiar with- I have NEVER seen a woman unable to meet a man very quickly anywhere in the New York City metro area, from high school students in their teen years, up to octogenarians and nonagenarians who live in 65+ communities… They don’t necessarily meet “Mr. Right” riding on horseback donning his shining armor, who they immediately know quickly that they both want to marry each other and spend the rest of their lives together, that takes notably more time, but when women are looking to explore the “pool,” they always seem to be able to get at least a few phone #’s and email addresses within no more than 2 or three hours- Miss Bates, why have you not shed your planktonhood status?

      • Kevin says:

        I reckon Miss Bates and Scott should get it together.Both single, both in New York. Could be the Plankton blog’s first relationship?

      • MissBates says:

        Well, Scott, your description of the middle-aged dating scene in NY is not one which my fellow NYC-based plankton would recognize. To the contrary, middle-aged women seem to be pretty much “out of luck” in finding an age-appropriate man of similar interests with whom to spend time. (And yes, Lydia –hello there! — I include in that women who are quite happy — nay, would be thrilled — to have a sexual relationship.) The only overture made to me in the last year was from a guy in his 70s. (I’m 52.) Sorry, but no thanks. Yes, that is my choice — I’d rather be dateless than with someone my mother’s age to whom I’m not attracted.

        Might it be, Scott, that in your own forays into the dating world, you are aiming too “high” in the physical stakes– i.e., for the pneumatic, botoxed babes in your well-heeled suburb who are interested only in the hedge fund boys, whereas perhaps the less physically dazzling but still-pleasant looking young woman you see working on her laptop at the Starbucks each morning is more in your league? (And who I would argue is superior to the botoxed babes, but that’s another story for another day.)

        Hate to disappoint you, Kevin, but I suspect I’m about 20 years too old for Scott. Plus, as pointed out by Fi, he makes these occasionally creepy comments on these pages, and his sense of humor, if that’s what it is, does not appeal. And not for nothing, I’m still not convinced that he doesn’t live in his parents’ basement.

  • rosie says:

    And stop the leching. You sound like a decent enough guy but references to touching women’s bodies (or not touching them) is really not cool and would no doubt go down even less well in real life than it does online.

  • terracotta says:

    Mmmmm – well I think we can draw a red line through finding Mr Right now – you’ve given it a jolly good bash. My thoughts would be just enjoy your lovely children before they leave home – you still have great friends and you can still write beautifully – maybe you could put a different slant on your blog – I feel you have such a following now they are almost your responsibility – how lost they would be without you! You are chief stickleback in the Plankton Pool.

    I think its quite sweet scott Benowitz keep writing to the Times – Ive seen him write on other subjects in response to articles and he comes over as pretty intelligent when he’s not talking about jelly fish costumes etc. I wonder if there are equivalent Brits. corresponding endlessly with the New Yorker or something.

  • “I have NEVER seen a woman unable to meet a man very quickly anywhere in the New York City metro area.”

    Scott B, do you live in a different NYC metro area than the one I live in? It’s impossible to meet someone here. I’m actually sort of with someone, but that took a lot of work, and before that I met someone maybe once a year if I was lucky. I have a friend who hasn’t met anyone in five years. She’s not that picky.

    We aren’t ugly or even “right bitches.” New York just sucks. And I don’t live in the suburbs, unless you consider Brooklyn a suburb.

    I have actually seen Brits writing to The New Yorker, but I don’t think that’s what this is about. Planktonhood is an international condition that exists because of sexism and ageism.

    Are you implying that you’re a male plankton? Can such a thing exist?

    Over to you, P.

    • You were only meeting someone on average once per year? Did you try hanging out at the local coffee bar on weekday mornings or taking a weekday Pilates class?

      • Yes. All women there. I also took night classes and went to lectures. All women there too. And it was the other commenter whose name started with “Miss” who suggested Pilates and coffee bars.
        Perhaps I should have hung out at local beer tastings and sports bars. But I didn’t want to meet a guy who would force me to watch the Super Bowl. I wish we had football like in the UK. Instead we have this game in which men smash into each other and develop traumatic brain injury 10 years later.
        Ever try Makor? I went to one event once out of desperation: 50 women and two guys. You would have more phone numbers than you’d know what to do with.

    • Steve says:

      Do male plankton exist? One word; yes

  • rosie says:

    “I met someone maybe once a year if I was lucky.”

    Please tell me your secret (unless it’s online dating), once a year is a veritable smorgasbord from where I’m standing!

  • Kimmy says:

    Glad to see Miss P back – hope the blog keeps going.

    Thought about the discussion here when I read this
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2548386/Think-men-online-dating-sites-dodgy-Meet-sex-mad-women.html

    looks like for male plankton it’s not all rosy going either

    • Muriel says:

      I am currently doing the online thing. I have met three people. One of them I met three times. He’d had some fairly strange messages and encounters; women who were clearly 20 years older than their stated age & profile pic, women sending unsolicited pics of body parts, making crude comments etc. I think perhaps some imagine that’s the way to get someone’s attention, maybe it does sometimes work but I’m guessing only for the worst sort of blokes.
      Anyway no-ones yet set the heather on fire . Three dates guy I found attractive but I didn’t think we’d be compatible long term, and I’m not looking for a short or medium term fling.

      • “…women who were clearly 20 years older than their stated age & profile pic, women sending unsolicited pics of body parts, making crude comments etc. I think perhaps some imagine that’s the way to get someone’s attention, maybe it does sometimes work but I’m guessing only for the worst sort of blokes….”

        Even I know better than to try that ….

    • Muriel says:

      No Scott, no men have done any of these things, although I have only given my phone num. to the three I met. However, there was one bloke I was chatting to for about a week. He seemed a good prospect, amusing, flirty, pleasant, responsible job. I was looking forward to meeting him until he revealed that he wanted to spank me. Spanking , it seemed, would be the main, if not the only event. I tried to be broad minded, but having that kind of conversation with someone I’d never met was just too weird.

  • Rosie, it was mostly through this cafe that had personals. But my friend’s cousin got married to a guy she met on Match.com, so there’s hope for online.

  • PY says:

    Well, Ms P , I was seeking closure if you were not up to continuing with the blog but am pleased that you are alive and kicking – even if you still feel like kicking out at anything which comes within muddy boot range. Particularly if they are a younger, taughter, more lithe and fragrant female.

    As for the idea of turning into a right bitch in order to land your dreamboat man, please don’t or I fear it will just be a case of ‘plus ca change plus c’est la meme chose’ …. just with knobs on.

    You might end up securing a door mat of a man but I suspect you can do without a total knob in your life.

    Bon chance and I look forward to the next infrequent episode of planktonesque insight.

  • Muriel says:

    Welcome back P made my day seeing a new post from you! I had given up hope and was in full mourning.

  • Yes, dear Plankton, please keep your overseas fan base in mind. We miss you.

  • Peggy says:

    Also, TLover appears to have disappeared, where are you. Come back to the fold.

    • T Lover says:

      No, not quite.

      I felt a bit flattened by Jill’s comment on the 24th of January (to Alive, if not exactly kicking) and began to wonder what I got out of the blog/why I was still adding comments/do I have a personality defect?

      And these latest two posts have not done a lot for me.

      So, err um.

  • T, you’re the only one who actually defends me on Ms. P’s blog…

    Usually, women write in, they write about how ever since their divorce, they’re either unable to meet any men at all or they’re only able to meet astoundingly creepy men, men who frighten them away, etc. … Then I let them know that I’m quite available and then they find various ways to tell me to save it for someone who might be interested, and they let me know that they doubt that I’ll find anyone …

    • Peggy says:

      T Lover … You’re cryptic .. You’re dry .. You’re honest (warts n all variety) .. You’re loved and missed .. Just for being you .. Please rejoin the fold. I miss your slant on life and your much valued male perspective, sometimes shit stirring, take on life. x

      • Peggy says:

        Ahh. Just scrolled back. Don’t be so thin skinned (or at least don’t show yourself to be such). OS co-ordinates work as do cryptic clues – through it out there along with some available dates and warm the haggis, pour the scotch and see who responds to the treasure hunts of all treasure hunts. GO FOR IT.

      • T Lover says:

        Peggy, thank you. But the thing is I was shaken by what Jill said. I wondered why I was adding comments to a blog, interacting with people I had never met.

        Worse I was worrying about virtual people, people I didn’t know from Adam. Fi’s cancer, Rosie’s apparent loneliness, Jill’s marital break-up angst.

        That’s all. Add the fact I wasn’t taken by these two last posts. Add I have a lot on. Etc. Nothing to do with anything else.

      • Fi says:

        I think Jill is right and we shouldn’t try to lift it off the pages. However I would also say:
        1. It’s rather like working with people that you get on really well with and find yourself with nothing to talk about when you bump into them 6 months after leaving your job. Fundamentally your relationship with them exists in a particular time and space and context. The fact that it doesn’t continue beyond that doesn’t mean therefore it has no value. In fact, especially in relationship to work, it is what makes the difference between making your job enjoyable or not.
        2. Jane Austen exchanged letters with a woman for decades that she had met only once many years before. This space is like an updated penpal relationship and again just because we don’t meet it doesn’t mean therefore it has no value.
        3. Because it is difficult to keep up any sort of facade for any length of time, especially when the conversationalist nature of responding to blog posts encourages you to write without careful consideration, aspects of your personality are clear for others to see, and therefore they DO actually get to know you and they DO have a relationship with you.
        4. It is natural to wonder who these people that write here are and wonder what they look like. I bet everyone has formed an idea of what everyone else is like and whether they like them or not.
        5. It isn’t a case of we all meet face to face or else we haven’t got a relationship, we do. But it doesn’t have to go anywhere. Think of it as being like 2 friends who get on and vaguely find each other attractive but you both know that it won’t turn to romance and to try to make it would ruin the friendship :)

      • T Lover says:

        I think we need an explanation from James B, or as a stopgap, any one of Lydia’s five hundred psychiatrist siblings.

        We are all different personalities. True?

        I (me) cannot understand why thousands turn out for Royal weddings, anniversaries and funerals. For someone they have never met and never will meet who has no idea many of us even exist or how. Or, for example, why some men and women add comments on this blog of a personal nature about the blogger when she is an ethereal figure they are never going to even bump into by accident.

        When I read Jill’s comment I asked myself why I commented. Am I filling a sad gap in my life? Am I a sad person?

        That’s all. Why can’t I have personal relationships rather than something virtual? Which of my friends would do it?

        And I don’t like the recent posts which annoy me a bit. So, from this point of view I am not sure I agree with you.

      • Fi says:

        Maybe it’s like teenage girls thinking that they are the perfect girlfriend for Donny Osmond/David Cassidy/Harry Styles.
        Inn relation to the virtual relationship bit – it’s so much easier than doing it in real life isn’t it? We are more open because it’s anonymous but we don’t have the day to day realities of bad moods and unpleasant habits. In fact even if one of us has irritating qualities you can just switch the laptop off unlike real life. That’s why it works better than real life. It’s not just this site though – isn’t that how dating sites work too? And actually it’s why we believe we know Princess Diana. It’s all bollocks though – we only know one side of folk even if they are particularly candid in that one side.

      • T Lover says:

        Fi, I don’t know what to think any more.

        I don’t do Facebook, Twitter or anything like it.

        I know why I started commenting on this Blog – it was good for me – but don’t know why I have carried on.

        Nor do I know why I say some of the things I say.

        That’s what I am saying. When I read Jill’s comment I thought: What the hell am I doing.

        Must get some work done.

      • Fi says:

        Because you like engaging with people? That’s why we all do it really isn’t it. However maybe you do need to get out more in real life and meet up with more real people and then you won’t mind so much the limitations that this offers. The problem is really that you want it to fill more of a gap than it can do. Maybe.

      • T Lover says:

        Fi, my car has done 215k miles. I have been without it for eight of the last fourteen days because the fuel pump went. Now the clutch is slipping.

        I cannot get home by public transport. The nearest bus stops two miles away.

        I have promised to help a pal split logs tomorrow. Major exercise with tractor and hydraulic splitter. On Sunday I have a builder coming to do some tidying up work so I can get the house ready for sale.

        I promised myself I would petition for divorce last month.

        I have paper all over the desk.

        I have plenty to do, believe me.

        So when I read Jill’s comment I thought what am I doing? I also thought: Why do people make intimate but imaginary relationships with people they have never met. Am I in danger of going round the bend?

        I am repeating myself aren’t I?

        Here is a thought for you to mull over. Two weeks ago I was wandering through Richmond in the pouring down rain.

        Woman after woman clearing a swathe through fellow pedestrians by walking head down whilst talking on a mobile ‘phone whilst carrying a golf sized umbrella every one of which had scimitar sized spikes around the perimeter.

        Driving round the M25 a big woman in a tiny car was hogging the second lane, doing circa 45 miles an hour and causing mayhem.

        All these women had one thing in common. They were completely oblivious to their selfish stupidity.

        Before I get the you don’t like women treatment (I do, I love them) what does a bloke say to a woman who has just caught his face on her umbrella because she was not paying attention to what she was doing. And what do you say to the woman who plainly cannot drive and is causing high speed havoc on the motorway?

  • Muriel says:

    T lover
    I wouldn’t worry about the where’s and why’s.
    My friend used to participate in a guardian forum and it became quite friendly. Guardian shut them down and they set themselves up somewhere else on line. They did meet up in person – they have AGMs in Europe and he has slept on the couch of one or two. It’s possible, it does happen. If the idea had got off the ground I might well have turned up.
    But why do you always pick as examples of bad behaviour things women have done? This may come as a total shock to you but men can be c***s too!

    • T Lover says:

      Muriel,

      Why do I always pick on examples of bad female behaviour? Me? Do I do that?

      As I keep saying, Jill’s comment made me wonder about me. Why do I do this? Why do any of us do it?

      This meeting up thing.

      This Waitrose chestnut has been roasting for two years but would you travel 400 miles each way to stand in a supermarket? What a numpty if you were the only one there.

      It was looking at one stage as though you were going to make direct contact with Fi. Scott is coming over.

      I have fantasies about Miss Bates in this fantastic power suit lifting her skirt to warm her backside against the pub fire.

      EmGee in a diaphanous dress – smoking pot.

      Up the Caledonian with Muriel.

      Peggy popping my socks.

      Get the idea?

      Then I wake up.

      Fi standing over me wagging her finger. Rosie using me for target practice.

      And the worst of the lot. Scott’s trainers.

      Have a good weekend.

      • “Trainers” is a British word, in the Americas we call them “sneakers”- And just precisely what is wrong with mine, if you don’t mind me asking?

      • T Lover says:

        The smell, Scott.

      • Well EXCUSE me, I’ve been shoveling snow every day here for the past 3 weeks, and driveway salt has a way of penetrating through the synthetic materials that New Balance manufactures sneakers with- The small is nothing more than the chemicals from driveway salt- At least I own two identical pairs of sneakers, I alternate between them every day although it will look like I’m wearing the same pair every day. I always wear clean socks, I change my socks at least once per day…

    • T Lover says:

      Scott, they smell.

      • Minnow says:

        T Lover! You are hilarious! You make this whole blog thing worth reading. If it weren’t for you, I’d have stopped dropping by here a long time ago!

  • T Lover, I don’t think it’s polite to insult Plankton’s last two posts. She is an excellent writer, and that’s why we’re all here to begin with, yes? Not because we are defective or bad. Because Plankton has provided an eloquent description of her life to which we can relate.

  • Scott, why are you shoveling snow in your sneakers? There are sales on snowboots all over the tri-state area.

    • 2 reasons- Firstly, unlike boots, if you find a pair of sneakers which fit your feet precisely, you can slide them on and off as easily as sandals, no tying and untying needed. Secondly, many stores such as DSW, Foot Locker, etc. have deals where if you buy 2 identical pairs of men’s sneakers, you often get a 40% to 50% discount on the second pair, so I usually purchase 2 pairs of sneakers- They usually last for approximately 2 years, then I replace both of them at the same time.

      I do believe that we’re getting a bit sidetracked here, I believe that we’re supposed to be attempting to be supportive of our mystery hostess of this site, Ms. P., as she works through her midlife thingy ….

      • Yes, yes, many of us here are working out our midlife thingies. I was just vaguely curious considering the recent oversupply of snow. Sturdy, dependable, weatherproof footwear is also a midlife preoccupation.

  • Jill says:

    For some reason, which I cannot fathom, I have not been getting email alerts about new posts on here for the past few days. However, I am buried in a flood-ridden village in east Dorset, house and dog sitting for friends who are away in New Zealand. There is absolutely no mobile phone signal here, so perhaps that is a clue to the absence of internet acuity….

    T Lover, I am distressed that my comment some days ago has caused you so much angst. That was emphatically not my intention, so I apologise. If I may, can I suggest that you are over-thinking all of this? Perhaps it would help to think back to when you began to comment on this site and think where you “were” then, and reflect on where you are now…. If I am feeling a bit down about things, I try to think back to how I was a year or even longer ago, and that puts everything in perspective. The other very important thing to remember is that there is so much potential for misunderstanding in written text – I have learnt that from my internet dating experiences too. ( E.g. irony doesn’t translate at all well in this medium.) I think that it is very helpful to be able to “unload” to a greater or lesser extent by posting on a site like this. By so doing, one indubitably spares ones nearest and dearest from having to endure the periodic plaintiveness of the perpetual plankton.[ ;-) ] But the downside is that one doesn’t have face to face contact with one’s correspondents or the luxury of being able to use emphasis in the form of italics, so the possibility of being misinterpreted is always present.

    • T Lover says:

      Jill, Jill, all this is getting out of kilter. Look, I understood perfectly.

      What you said made me think. That’s all.

      It was just that what you said chimed. And I need a new start.

      And I promise you will end up with someone better than that husband and his relationship will go tits up. Bet.

      • Jill says:

        Oh, good, I’m glad to hear you say that, T.

        As for the ex and my “replacement”, thank you for trying to make me feel better about that situation, but I fear you are wrong. That “good lady” has not hung around for so long without the intention of securing her position,. Frankly, I would not care a jot about that, if the two of them would have the decency to make themselves scarce. What is really distressing to me is the fact that they are starting to be “accepted” by people who have no idea of what actually transpired. In my view, if one behaves in an unacceptable fashion, then one is beyond the pale. If anything is calculated to make someone feel “obliterated”, it is having to watch impotently as one’s former friends weakly accept the new status quo. In such situations, the “sinned against” is always advised to behave with dignity, but I have to say that there is an almost overwhelming temptation to do the very opposite!

      • T Lover says:

        It will work out. My used to be best friend started to knock off a neighbour’s wife. Wife one was a madam and a half and I know his sex life was non existent because he used to moan about it all the time. But girlfriend – he thinks she is wonderful – was the bitch from hell.

        Wife one’s brother thought I was siding with my best friend. I wasn’t, the opposite. Then I fell out with my best friend because of girlfriend. Then when my wife started knocking off her boyfriend I fell out with his estranged wife or rather she stopped communicating with me and I have not heard from her for five years. I had known wife one and her family since I was 25.

        That’s what happens.

        Today, my boy is having a party. I am not invited. His mother her boyfriend and co are. Because I refuse to have anything to do with my wife – I lose. That’s what happens too.

        But the reason I think you will win in the end is that in the majority of cases children do stick by their Mothers, they tend to get more time with grandchildren etc. Fathers less so. Your friends not only have to like him but her too.

        It will work out. And whilst you, like me, are sore about what has happened I could never imagine life with my wife till death us do part. The cow. She has done me a favour, big style. And she is happy so she is not on my back all the time.

        Things work out. Believe me.

      • T Lover says:

        Just had a text from my boy.

        His Grandma – my wife’s Mother – has had a bleed and is not expected to survive the night

        I hate people who say: life’s too short. But it is true that it is.

  • Jill says:

    T, I very much appreciate you wishing to encourage me, but I am happy to say that there is no problem whatsoever with my sons and their loyalty to me. They DO have a relationship with their father which is exactly as I would wish, but they do NOT acknowledge his partner. (He made 2 great mistakes with them, a) telling them far too much about their relationship, and b) promising them that he did not have any contact with her in the ten or so years between his first (second?) affair with her and his eventual departure, which was a blatant lie – N.B. mobile phones are very dodgy allies when conducting an affair as the bills tell all…..

    No, my deep regret is caused by the small number of “friends” who believed what they were told, and have cast me aside. When I remonstrated with one – my ex’s cousin who had been a friend of mine for 40 years – she told me that “blood was thicker than water”…..Two of these former friends were Godfathers to my youngest son, who has told them that he no longer regards them as his Godfathers, not simply because of the way they have treated me, but because they could not even be bothered to get in touch with him when his parents’ marriage disintegrated. I am proud to say that he is a very honourable young man and he is appalled that people who should know better can behave so badly and cruelly.

    • T Lover says:

      Jill, I am sorry if I have been clumsy – you are right I am trying to perk you up.

      Dealing with these situations is tough. You have to have an iron will. Can I upset you again by saying I think you are making mistakes?

      First, do not involve your children in any way. If they want to raise things. they think are wrong, OK, but don’t encourage it.

      Second, do not remonstrate with anyone. Keep your dignity and say nothing. Having a go will just give the cousin an excuse not to get in touch and your (former) husband will be able to say: that’s what I had to put up with.

      All you are doing is putting off the day the marriage is boxed off and you are ready to start again.

      • Jill says:

        Well thank you T, and no you did not upset me, however I think you misunderstood what I was trying to say.

        I certainly do not involve my children in any way…. but they are men not boys, the youngest is 22 and the two older ones are husbands and fathers themselves. However, they are still our children and my main objective over the past countless years has been to protect them from the situation we all eventually found ourselves in. I never discuss their father’s behaviour with them, and have tried to do my utmost to keep my thoughts and distress to myself, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

        And neither do I remonstrate with the former friends…..my last contact with the “blood is thicker than water” relative was before the ex removed himself from the family home, but she was already entertaining my replacement and encouraging her cousin to sling his hook back then, so I thought it was reasonable to ask her why….

        The marriage is well and truly boxed off, I assure you, and I am raring to start again /:-) All I need is an accomplice! :lol:

  • py says:

    Another wind tossed night’s sleep as the errant jet stream bowls an intense low pressure system into an already sodden ‘Blighty’. Scott up to his knackers in snow , others in mire and California in drought. It’s weird weather at the moment but it doesn’t stop those here contributing or debating their lot.

    Fi made some very valid observations and, yes, we probably have formed a mental picture of those here. One of her comments did strike a chord and poses this question : When did you last write a letter ?

    By that I do not mean general correspondence in business, to your divorce lawyer or to the Environment Agency. A proper letter, to a friend which has required thought , preparation , creative input and accuracy . You see , the art of letter writing is dying . We’re getting lax in our ways. Whilst the internet and the blog allows those with something to say a medium to express their view, in some ways it is stifling creativity. Would Austen have blogged and where would her email archive be accessed ?

    Perhaps a number here are just frustrated wordsmiths . I used to write long letters to pals, now a brief but anodyne email fosters frequent, speedy but shallow communication. The world has been shrunk by Skype permitting free, live, video access to those around the globe. But, I’m beginning to think that mankind is losing something as a result of that progress . ” He was a man of letters ” has become synonymous with an intellectual but its origins are obvious. What does the future hold for the belletrist , the next Mark Twain or Samuel Johnson ?

    As for TLover’ s bout of introspection, I’m pretty sure we all ask the same question of ourselves . Why bother to write here ? My answer has always been , why not ? It may be seen as self-help or a commonality of experience which needs sharing; it could be a sad void and loneliness which needs filling ; a willingness to share or an opportunity to write. Who knows and do any of us really care what the motivation might be. I would like to believe, however , that most of us would get on if we were to briefly meet and curiosity has always been the human race’s strength (and weakness).

    • Miss Diagnoses and Miss Bates are knee deep in the same snow I’m in here…

      @ T- I hope that your family is all okay…

      • T Lover says:

        Cheers Scott.

        I stood at my Mother in Law’s doorstep five years ago and confronted her about what my wife was up to.

        Ho ho, none of your business ho ho. I could have slapped her after all the things I had done for her over the years.

        Two and a bit years ago I met her fleetingly at my boy’s wedding. Hello T Lover – she wanted to talk but this time I pretty much snubbed her.

        Now she is in a bad way (treatment withdrawn) I feel guilty but what can I do? My boy has been great. He knows she is goosed – I am not sure if she is even partly conscious – and spent the night in the hospital on Saturday.

        I have deliberately waited for this (for my wife’s finances to dramatically improve) and am now thinking what an sh one tty thing it is I have done.

        Thanks for asking.

  • d08 says:

    lol @ “stink of rotting fish” … Welcome back!

  • Jane says:

    Plankton

    Is there a way of sending you a message, please? I would like to ask you to start a thread about how to cope with a particular aspect of being 50ish and single. Thank you.

    • NOOOOOO- Don’t do it, then you’ll know who Ms. Plankton is- I’ve stopped trying to figure out who she is, now for me much of the fun of this site is NOT knowing who our mystery hostess actually is- It’s one of those things in life that you want to wonder about a lot, but in reality, you really hope to never learn the answer to ….

      • malcolm says:

        She’s Julia Gillard, ex prime minister of Australia. That’s why she’s been broody lately.

      • Jane says:

        I don’t think that I will know, nor would I want to. She might turn out to actually be a burly tattooed bloke sitting there in a vest with a fag in his mouth and I’d rather cling to the image I already have!

        I’m hoping that there is a way of messaging her as The Plankton via the page or to an e-mail address called something like theplankton@gmail.com.

        I just wanted to ask her to start a thread about how you feel when you hear from the last person you had feelings for before that side of life just vanished over the horizon for good cheerfully tells you in an e-mail that he is getting married this year. That happened to me this week and I felt as if I had been punched in the stomach. It’s true that I hadn’t seen him for a while and knew that he had what he described to me a while ago as “a beautiful girlfriend”, but it still shook me up when he told me that he was getting married. When we had our brief moment, he told me that he wasn’t looking for a permanent thing – I guess that changed.

        I didn’t want to hijack Plankton’s exisitng thread with this, though, just ask her to start a new one on the subject.

      • Jill says:

        I have every sympathy with you and what you are going through, Jane. It is something which I will also have to face and deal with, probably in the not too distant future, I have to say that enough time has elapsed since the end of my marriage that I think/hope I will be able to deal with the situation with equanimity. I am more worried about my sons’ reactions to the event than mine.

        Bel Mooney writes an advice column for the Daily Mail now. I used to read her articles when she wrote a similar column for The Times and now keep an eye out for her in the Mail Online. She wrote a helpful article about the ex re-marrying which you will find at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2171764/BEL-MOONEY-Weep-day-ex-remarries-No-say-I-fabulous-new-life.html (or if that link doesn’t work, you can find it under Columnists – Bel Mooney, on the Mail website.)

        I hope you find the article helpful, and I wish you good luck, and – more importantly – peace of mind.

      • T Lover says:

        I don’t know if it helps to tell you but going back towards the responses to the early-ish posts there was an eMail address. And this may be completely off the wall but I think it might have appeared again when we had guest contributors.

      • malcolm says:

        Happy Valentine’s day Plankti.
        I’m glad Jill brought up the word “equanimity”. It’s one of my favourite words, and it seems to be in such short supply lately. I’d never consider dating a woman who didn’t have a sense of equanimity.

    • zoe says:

      Jane,

      P has written a raw and poignant post about this – just over a year ago.

      You’ll find it here: http://planktonlife.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/hibernation-and-prozac/

      • Jane says:

        Thank you, Zoe – I’d forgotten about that post.

      • Jane says:

        Jill, Thank you so much for the link to the Bel Mooney article, which I did find helpful.

        Peace of mind is still eluding me, I’m afraid, as is sleep.

        I’ve never actually been married or had a family and am finding it particularly painful knowing that the man to whom I have referred was not only someone with whom I had what I thought was an affinity, but, more particularly, someone who was separated and single at the time when I first met him and, therefore, a prospect.

        Unfortunately, he made it clear to me that I was not a long term prospect as a partner as I was overweight – I have since lost 6 stone – and I found myself switching to the role of legal advisor and shoulder on which to cry. He was under a lot of stress and often turned to me for emotional support, which I gave even though I realised that he was casting his net wider, often with women not much older than his daughters.

        Once everything was done and dusted, he no longer needed that support and went out searching for someone new with a renewed confidence and vigour. I suspect that this a familiar story, though – a man in his forties meets a woman of his own age who is supportive and encouraging, has a fling with her and then, once he is back on his feet, finds someone younger to marry, which is what has happened.

        Thank you again for your kind words.

  • MissBates says:

    @TLover: I do enjoy visiting the pub when I spend time with friends in the U.K., but confess I usually leave the “fantastic power suits” at home in NY. Just FYI.

    • T Lover says:

      Bah.

      It’s the image that is key to any fantasy. There was no need to let me down – I only have flights of fancy nowadays to keep me happy.

      • MissBates says:

        Ditto. *pulls on power suit*

      • T Lover says:

        That’s very nice of you Miss Bates.

        Tonight, in my dreams, a fancy American Attorney will melt her tights against a Besom coal fire.

        BTW, what’s to be done to reinvigorate this blog and is there an antidote to the urge to comment?

  • Peggy says:

    @TLover…… Everyone make 3 statements about themselves, 2 true, one fiction and we all guess which is the fiction?

  • Peggy says:

    Yay, just realised its valentines tomorrow. Hu **cking ray

  • 1234 says:

    I ran across your blog, and don’t intend the following to be insulting or hurtful, but I think it’s the truth.

    Imagine you were a man who was really short – say, 5’2. How do you think women would react to him?

    Probably he’d get rejected, over and over. He might be the nicest, funniest, smartest, most handsome guy ever, with the best breath and nothing wrong with him – but he’s really, really short. Women don’t want men who are 5’2. They’d ignore all the other good things about him just because of that.

    Is it fair? No. Is it shallow? Yes. But if you were advising the guy, you’d say: “Hey, life sucks sometimes, but you’re really freaking short. You need to accept that you’re probably not going to get the women you want, and are going to have to settle.”

    Well, hate to tell you this, but men and women are equally shallow. Women are shallow about height, men are shallow about age. If you’re in your 40′s or older, men are going to view you in the same way that you as a woman view a guy who’s 5’2. You can be all these other wonderful things, but you’re in your 40′s – you’re 5’2 to them.

    Are they being shallow? Absolutely. But that’s just how people are. You’ve only got one real option yourself. If a 5’2 guy told me that women should just accept him for who he was, I’d tell him that maybe he needs to not be shallow himself. Date a women who’s older, or overweight, or who men don’t want for other shallow reasons. If personality is really what you think counts, put your money where your mouth is.

    If you’re a woman who’s in her 40′s and who men are treating in the same way women would treat a short guy, I’d suggest the same thing. if you expect men not to be shallow, hold yourself to the same standard. There’s probably tons of guys who are rejected for very shallow reasons with nothing to do with who they are – too fat, too old, too short, too ugly. Start saying yes to those guys, and pick one with a good personality. If you don’t want to do that, you might have to accept being single.

    • Elle says:

      In Ireland where I come from there are lots of short men. No, they are not leprechauns but there are quite a few men of 5’2″. They have no problem finding women shorter than them to date but they don’t seem to have problems dating taller women if that’s what they want.

      Bitterness doesn’t work for short men, but Irish charm gets them any woman they want.

      Have a nice Valentine’s Day :D

      • Jane says:

        I agree about Irish charm, Elle; I don’t know many Irish men, but the ones I have met have a real way about them.

        As far as height is concerned, I can think of a few well-known men who are not particularly tall, but come across as attractive. Dec of Ant and Dec is not awfully tall, yet his face is attractive and he seems very bright and cheerful.

        I don’t mind at all if a man isn’t taller than me. At the end of the day, I value kindness and decency more than height. If he is intelligent and has an attractive face and sparkling eyes as well, that’s me sorted, basically!

        Well, it would be, if I could locate him!

        Wishing a nice Valentines Day to all Plankton.

    • Muriel says:

      1234
      I agree with a lot of what you say. I come from a family with a lot of short men and my nephew is the same height as me -5″2. It makes me cringe when I hear women going on (and on) about wanting a tall bloke.

    • Peggy says:

      Sorry, I’ve avoided responding to this for some time as I couldn’t think of anything more articulate than bollocks. I’ve tried and tried but honestly. The fact remains that it’s not height, size, wrinkles, gravity conceding body parts et al that has much to do with anything. 1234 from what you write I’m guessing this is slightly autobiographical. The factors which attract are generally CONFIDENCE combined with ‘that’ spark/ banter/ common ground.
      And I speak from experience. Get over your short-fallings, everyone has them but some of us aren’t hung up by them. Most people are here as their confidence has been shredded by some ex or another, or they’re tired. Tired of the realities of the couply couply world that is middle age and this fora provides the reassurance that it’s not just ‘me’.

      • 1234 says:

        I’m exactly average at 5’10, so I don’t care personally. I just think it’s a pretty dead-on analogy. My point is, if you’re right and height and age don’t matter, why don’t you go on Match.com, set the search for a maximum height of 5’5, and start sending messages exclusively to short guys? All the other women are ignoring them for shallow reasons, so you’d have a huge pool of guys to pick from who are probably really great on the inside, but they’re short and ugly.

        I suspect you won’t, because while it shouldn’t matter, it does to most people. That’s doesn’t make you a bad person, it’s just how we are. But again, if you’re a 5’2 guy or a 50+ woman, your realistic choices are either to be alone or to do what you’re asking the opposite sex to: pick a partner by ignoring all the superficial stuff. If you can’t do it, then how can you expect a man to? In his eyes, you’re exactly like the little 5’2 ugly guy, and he doesn’t want to settle, either.

      • Fi says:

        1234. I think you’re right. Provocatively gleeful, but correct.

      • Fi says:

        Or should I say ‘Gleefully provocative’?

      • peggy says:

        Hmm, still disagree. As for Match.com – from my brief sojourn into internet dating and not using any filter apart from age and location I found most prospects to be ‘not for me’. Maybe I’m the freak, and an old fashioned one at that, but I prefer to meet my firends in the flesh and then you are able to immediately overlook vital statistics in favour of personality and that certain je nai se quoi.

  • PY says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day , to all those in Planktonia !

    May your in-boxes may be chocka with expressions of lurve and may you need to shoulder barge the door open for the excess mail (or male) blocking it !

  • rosie says:

    1234, if you’d read more of the blog you’d know that the author has been open to a relationship with just about the whole spectrum of men. I’ve no idea if any of them were 5ft 2 but, as Elle says, shortness is no barrier to a man finding a partner if he has other stuff going on.

    • Joules says:

      1234 – I agree with Rosie and Elle. I am between 5 11 and 6 foot and have dated men who were 5’2″. We had a few jokes about needing a step ladder to say good night but that did not stop us.

      • Mal-Vivant says:

        Whether or not having “stuff going on” does help people (short, tall, man woman, ugly, attractive) find partners, it does stop people from obsessing about their lack of having one.
        I do think that short men are a bit disadvantaged in the dating arena, but it’s not an insurmountable impediment.

    • Lovejoy says:

      I’ve read a great many of her posts, I don’t recall reading the reason for her divorce, but don’t think it’s true she has tried the whole spectrum of men. Many women say they have, but according to many of the online dating sites statistics, women on average considered 80% of the men on these dating sites as too “Unattractive”, to date, the men on the other hand only find 20% “Unattractive”.

      The other thing that bothers me on this site is constant drone about men running off and hooking up with younger women…The truth is it’s the other way around, middle aged women now file 70% of divorces and their main complaint is not infidelity by their husbands, but unhappiness of their own lives. They think they can do better, go through a string of prospects that end up as short term sexual affairs that go nowhere, then whine how unfair it is that the Husband they ditched has found a younger wife???? It’s called Karma….

  • shai says:

    Wow love reading your updates..and BADASS !!! i now have a term to descibe my latest ex-number…the reponse for wanting a ‘relationshipy thing’ not just FWB was …’what type of a RELATIONSHP a 50 yr old women can get’ ?. Hello..we’r same age and Im still not 50 (ok 49.8) !!! but no point saying that right. ok NEXT. But reading 1234′s post made me squirm…yes just rejected a great 5’3 guy…can see the analogy..it hurts…but no badass for me anymore…plantonhood is better…

  • Well we’re now nearly one sixth of the way through 2014- @ Ms. Plankton- doing the calculations here, if you want to succeed with sticking to ALL of your resolutions for 2014, you should by now have accomplished at least two of the following: prickliness, chippiness, difficult, charmless, defensive, shy, rude and right….

    Are we still on schedule? You’ll have a lot of catching up to do during the summer and the autumn months if you’ve not yet accomplished at least two (2) of your aforementioned goals by now…

  • @ Ms. P- Can we get a Feb. post?

  • T Lover says:

    She is back in London. My Boy is in New Zealand. The dog is in the club. My estranged Mother in Law has died.

    All four factors have conspired to stick a pin a T Lover doll. Right up the jaxi.

    First: I am going to be tied to the house ‘till the pups have been weaned. Eight weeks in my opinion.

    Second: that means I cannot get on with my place in Scotland. It has juddered to a halt.

    Third: the wife may soon have the financial clout to jangle me about and so I am working my chuffer off to straighten up the matrimonial home and garden

    Looking into my crystal ball I see a year of big changes, some not happy. I have lived in my house up a hill for twenty six years. The spring sun was out this morning. It was lovely – looking towards Kinder Scout. Magic.

    Going to be a wrench to leave my security blanket and a frightener making a new life never mind far away from my lad. Most parents move closer. I am moving away.

  • Jackie says:

    Where are you? I’ve sold a flat and bought a house since your last post? Please come back? J XXX

    • Jill says:

      Yes, Ms P – we really DO care….There is no pressure to continue your blog, but please do let us know if you are all right (relatively speaking.) It would be wonderful to know that your circumstances have changed for the better, but any news is better than none. Best wishes to you.

  • James B says:

    I guess P needs to define herself as “Post-Plankton”. The problem is that her anonymity stops her from posting openly elsewhere in a way that we can follow her loyally. What a pity …

  • zoe says:

    While P’s away – and I hope P doesn’t mind my mentioning this – for those who have been a bit starved of stimulation on these matters, things have been hotting up over at the bitterbabe in the comments section under the post “surplus”. With some grand observations by some erstwhile plankton commentators. http://thebitterbabe.com/2014/03/23/the-surplus/

  • I'm Single, Not Desperate says:

    Will have a read of that later. Thanks, Zoe :-)

  • ravy sok says:

    Niat Bangkit, Barca Akan Sapu Bersih La Liga

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola City Holiday – Barca kalah saat melakoni pertandingan di Mestalla, Kamis dinihari tadi. Gol dari Angel Di Maria dan Gareth Bale menjadi penyebabnya.
    agen bola City Holiday Terpercaya –isa membalas lewat gol Marc Bartra, Barca pun kalah dengan skor tipis 1-2.
    Harapan Barca untuk menggengam trofi musim ini tinggalah di ajang La Liga. Tapi, Los Cules juga berada di posisi kurang menguntungkan.
    Barcelona bertekad langsung bangkit karena Masih punya pertandingan yang dimainkan di La Liga, mereka ingin selalu menang di laga-laga sisa itu.
    Dengan Liga Spanyol yang tinggal menyisakan lima laga, Barca pun wajib menang di semua laga sisa, termasuk saat berhadapan dengan Los Colchoneros di pertandingan penutup musim.
    Barca saat ini ada di posisi tiga klasemen dengan raihan 78 poin. Lionel Messi dkk. berjarak empat poin dari Atletico Madrid yang ada di puncak klasemen.
    Sumber http://cityholidaybet.com/

  • ravy sok says:

    Copa del Rey Bukan Trofi Pertama Gareth Bale

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola City Holiday – Sebagian orang berfikir trofi Copa del Rey adalah trofi pertama untuk Gareth Bale.
    agen bola City Holiday Terpercaya – Akan tetapi jauh sebelum tenar seperti sekanrang, dia ternyata pernah meraih trofi.
    Southampton klub di mana bale mengawali kariernya sebagai pesepak bola profesional ditahun 2006.
    “Selamat untuk lulusan akademi @SouthamptonFC @GarethBale11 yang membawa @realmadrid mengangkat trofi Copa del Rey malam ini #saintsfc,” demikian tweet akun resmi Southampton.
    “Ini bukanlah trofi pertama @garethbale di level klub – ini dia saat memenangi Liga Primer Akademi dengan #SaintsFC di 2006,” lanjut tweet dari klub berjuluk The Saints itu.
    Memang trofi itu bukan dalam skala besar atau bahkan tidak bisa juga dibilang trofi minor mengingat Bale meraihnya saat belum berstatus pemain profesional. Saat itu Bale membawa tim U-18 Southampton menjadi juara.
    Sumber http://cityholidaybet.com/

  • ravy sok says:

    Ramos : Hari Yang Ajaib Untuk Madrid

    Berita terbaru dan terkini dari agen bola City Holiday – Madrid sukses memetik kemenangan 2-1 di Final Copa del Rey melawan Barca. Dan sang penjaga lini belakang sergio ramos berkata ini merupakan hari ajaib buat madrid.
    agen bola City Holiday Terpercaya – Gol dari Angel Di Maria dan juga Gareth Bale menjadi penentu kemenangan tim besutan Carlo Ancelotti itu.
    “Ini merupakan hari yang ajaib. Ini merupakan sebuah kerja keras dan ini merupakan buah dari pengorbanan”.
    “Kami sudah berjuang sepanjang tahun, ini merupakan gelar yang penting,” ucap Ramos di As.
    “Ada banyak tensi dan dua tim yang luar biasa”.
    “Kami menikmati malam yang ajaib. Dan sekarang kami harus terus melangkah, masih ada banyak yang tersisa musim ini.” tutup ramos.
    Ramos menilai bahwa kemenangan ini merupakan ganjaran dari usaha keras yang sudah dilakukan oleh Madrid di sepanjang musim ini.
    Sumber http://cityholidaybet.com/

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