Smidgen AND Long Shot!

February 24, 2012 § 39 Comments

Nothing for weeks and weeks, then a sudden drink tonight with Smidgen, and a sudden email from Long Shot, saying he is nearby the week after next and what about an evening.

Life, eh?


§ 39 Responses to Smidgen AND Long Shot!

  • zoe says:

    I think LS just got a whiff of Smidgen. (Are you sure he doesn’t read this blog?). Nothing like a bit of competition to smoke ’em out…

  • skrundles says:

    You were beginning to sound as fed up as the guy I am emailing on a dating website.
    Yes, an over 50yr old who is fed up with the standard of woman he is meeting on these websites and about to give up looking because of this.
    What is the male equivalent of ‘The Plankton’. I have to say it is very encouraging that they do exist even if they are a rare species.

    • The Plankton says:

      Quite. Not sure what the male equivalent should be called. We need to think of a creature that is so rare he is almost mythical, like a yeti (although that is what I like to call male teenagers: big, grunting, hairy and taciturn, and rarely seen but only because they are so busy either plugged into devices – mechanical or their very own – in their bedrooms). Or the Black Panther of Dartmoor. But, no, some rarely spotted endangered species. Any suggestions anyone? Pxx

      • Oxonian says:

        The coelacanth (pl. coelacanths), pronounced ‘seal-uh-canth’? Also aquatic. Known only by fossil evidence and thought to have been long extinct before one was caught in 1938. The name apparently means ‘hollow spine’, which may or may not be relevant.

      • The Plankton says:

        Inspired! Nobody else has come up with a suggestion, but this one is excellent! xx

      • Jude says:

        I came up with SMOFFIT – Single Male, Over Forty, Fit, Intelligent and Tidy – but forgot to reply to this link so it appears below somewhere. I do like Oxonian’s more high-brow suggestion though!

    • Lydia says:

      They complain to me about women being not very clever and/or fat or both and occasionally about accent/class.

      I think it’s just a pyramid. At the bottom are a lot of people no one would ever want, drug users, obese, no work etc etc. At the top there aer a few people are good on just about every score. We all decide what level we are at and seek someone about that level. It tends to work fine.

      The obnly problem comes when some obese ugly thicko decides she is at the top of the pyramid as she’s wearing rose tinted spectacles and not surprisingly no one at that level wants her (or him).

    • Steve says:

      What have I been telling you?! All I ever read on here is that there are no men and all men are inundated with available women – it’s a myth, I tell ya!

      It’s just as bad for us…. 🙂

  • chris says:

    Ah, LS…..take a bet with you on that one……..’ busy going nowhere ‘…… get the drift.

  • Barry says:

    “Life’s a Bitch …and then you die”

    Old Marine saying

    Steer clear of these two losers P x

  • Jude says:

    A rare, almost mythical, creature? I call them Smoffits – Single Male, Over Forty, Fit, Intelligent and Tidy

  • Aidan says:

    The recent unseasonably warm weather has given a hint of spring in the air and the sap rising. It would not surprise me if smidgen got a bit frisky tonight.. Keep us informed P.

  • Bambi says:

    Don’t be surprised if Kidnap Negotiator pops up today as well…

  • joules says:

    Wasn’t KN married?

  • joules says:

    By they way – there will be a bus along in a minute.

  • Margaux says:

    You know what ?
    Timing is everything …who knows, the timing may have been wrong on either score last time… and it may be right – or at least moving towards it – this time

    A little flirtatiousness couldn’t harm either, btw ! 🙂

    Ever- the- optimist -Margaux

  • No, no- Remember, he’s not “Longshot,” anymore. He called you, so this gentleman is now “Strong Probability!!”

    Or else, before you know it, you may discover one morning that you’re writing daily entries into your blogsite describing what life is like when you’re in your early 50’s and you have not been in a happy relationship for more than half a decade, and wondering how you got to this point in your life….

  • MissBates says:

    Ah, timing . . . Try not to care too much, but make sure you look fabulous. xo

  • Vicki says:

    So after reading your blog for the last couple of weeks I’ve decided to enter back into the online dating adventure. Seems there is no other way to meet guys these days, try as I must. Most of the decent guys seem to want the young-uns or the well endowed jazz teacher type. But this time around I’m going to try and keep a level head with level expectations and see where it goes. My problem is that I’m not sure which sites I really want invest in. Of course there is the obvious which I have zero luck with it. But does anyone have suggestions for others specifically for our age group?
    Lonely in Texas

  • EmGee says:

    Even though LS seems AWOL most of the time, he is a man of his word, isn’t he? He said he’d let you know when next he’d be in town, and looky looky looky!

    I still think he might be a good one to go out on dates with, even if in the long run, he will always be elusive.

    Sounds like the guest bloggers will have to stand down for the mo’, eh? 🙂

  • RS says:

    Isn’t it interesting how everything can change in an instant?
    Or maybe not. It will be fascinating to see if either of these two is any different than they were last time around.

    At least you’ll have some outings and hopefully some new material!!

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