Thursday, October 9, 2008

Batman of the MC's...

For quite some time I have been trying to figure out what to do for a weekly installment on this blog. Many ideas have rotated through my skull but none have ever stuck. Some of the more reasonable thoughts, and reasoning behind them, have been...

- Movie review: This would force me to watch at least one movie per week. (As if that were a challenge).

- Book Review: This would force me to read at least on book per week. (As if I read that fast or have that much time to devote to reading).

- Concert/Art Review: This would force me to hit a show once per week.

- Wiki How to of the week: the Wiki how RSS is linked to my Igoogle page and in turn I get a couple new "how to's" per week. These range from "How to be Angelina Jolie" to "How to Build a Snow Cave" or "How to Know if You're Dating a Gold Digger" (I already know this and I have the photo to prove it). Several of these articles of help have caught my eye but they have consistently failed to motivate creating a weekly installment.

- Picture of the week: I thought that this would help to get me out with a camera and see the world.

Needless to say the list of possible weekly installments continues to run through my mind. However, after looking over all of the options that have been pondered and then rejected, it easily becomes apparent that all of these weekly installments would revolve around me and not around the reader. In every instance I would be getting something out of the posts rather than those who might happen to read this blog. I would get to see the show, the movie. I would get to read the book, or learn how to do the basic 6 step of break dancing. You would just get to read about it. In reflection I have determined that this is both self serving for me, and boring for you. Therefore, after a little thought and a couple of good conversations over the past week, I have decided to remove both you and me, as primary participants, from the equation. In will walk two new souls, the poster and the missed.

Background: Every so often, in a fit of boredom I strike out in search of excitement. However lame, this often happens through a vicarious state of interplay, such as can be found on the Craigslist Missed Connections. This started innocently enough as I would, from time to time, search for long lost love notes to a smallish blond friend of mine. She's out wheeling around for work and often doesn't have the time or the facilities to peek into this section of Craigslist. I happen to have both.

The Start: The other day I was doing exactly this, searching for Mack's temporaneous one and only when I found this posting in the Men looking for Women missed connections.


I quickly noticed that in this short and well crafted message I found two pieces of crucial information; who the poster was looking for and where she could be found. It was at that very moment that everything just fell into place. Like the batman of Craiglist MC's, my weekly installment will be to bring together, for good or bad, one couple per week. I will get the message from the poster to the person that is missed.

After a little bit of digging (actually much less than I anticipated) I was able to find several links that could offer help in this particular instance; my first installment. Here are the steps that were taken.

1. Find the class Syllabus: http://spot.pcc.edu/~mdembrow/eng195.htm
2. Attempt to find Tasha. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=33539565

Myspace message sent...
Tasha,
This is going to seem creepy, although I assure you it is not. Do you happen to attend a film class at PCC on Tuesdays? If so I think that I might have a surprise for you. Please let me know. Thanks, MJ

2:40pm on Oct 10th: With everything set in place my only option is to now sit back and wait. I will update this once I learn if our Tasha is in fact the same as our posters Tasha.


UPDATE at 8:40pm on Oct 1oth: A bust!!! Tasha of the myspace profile above is not our Tuesday night movie watching love muffin. While she does attend PCC Sylvania she assures me that she is a Business major and her myspace does support that it is unlikely she would enroll in a Movie class. After all, one of her favorite movies is listed as the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. This new information is a bummer, however this will not deter me from continuing my matchmaking quest.

6 comments:

lhower said...

Priceless...simply priceless!

Anonymous said...

you have WAYYY to much time on your hands! But this is pretty fun....

Anonymous said...

Also you shouldn't have your comment approval enabled

Benjamin said...

I love the screen shot.

Maggie May said...

i like where you're going with this... and i'm glad Tasha followed up: it completes the story.

zong peezy oregon's 159th favorite son said...

wow you are a true philanthropist. thanks for all your hard work on behalf of singles everywhere!!