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Having the Courage to Go Up to Someone You Like!

Posted June 6th, 2008 at 12:58 PM by funrun
I know it might be hard to believe, but I've never approached I guy I liked out of the blue! I'm talking about the typical TV and movie scenes where a guy goes up to a girl and asks her to dance, or if he can join her for lunch, etc. These scenes usually end in rejection or awkward moments. I think it's a fear in everyone to approach someone of the opposite sex for any reason.

But funrun, you seem like such a confident, pretty girl! What do you have to be worried about?

Well, back when I was in school and hadn't had a boyfriend yet, I was way too shy to approach any guy, or any person, for any reason that wasn't directly warranted. I was lucky enough that most of my boyfriends developed out of mutual friendships, so in my more adult life, there never was a situation where either person needed to go out of their way to approach the other out of the blue.

Now I'm single and things are different. I recently found myself in exactly the situation...
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I know someone on TV this Monday! (5/19)

Posted May 15th, 2008 at 01:21 AM by funrun
Updated May 15th, 2008 at 01:32 AM by funrun
About two months ago my mom called to tell me this guy I knew in junior high school (who was a ski club buddy and major crush of mine) was in the local newspaper because he had been on MTV's "Made" and was now filming something for ABC. I was pretty shocked, so of course I had to look all this up and give him a call about it. . .

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Now I don't really keep track of many people from high school, but since this guy was so into snowboarding he has continuously used the local media to publicize his snowboard endeavors. My mom was a ski club chaperone, so she always tells me when he's in the news back home. From this I knew that straight out of high school he moved from Ohio to Breckenridge, Colorado to be a snowboard instructor and pursue his Olympic dreams. He runs a nonprofit group to help snowboarders raise money for competitions around the world. Not bad for a guy who got a C average and never went to college!
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You want me to pay HOW MUCH?!?!? to meet Mr. Right?!

Posted May 5th, 2008 at 09:14 PM by funrun
Updated May 5th, 2008 at 09:30 PM by funrun
Have you ever gone in to a car dealer to get a serious quote on that sexy sports car you've been dreaming of? The situation may have gone something like this: The salesman gives you his full attention and treats you really nice for upwards of 30 minutes straight. You fill out a bunch of forms with your personal info, then the salesman preps you for The Number. You know it's going to cost, but The Number is SO ridiculously high that you actually laugh out loud at him! As you gather your things to head for the door, he tries to remind you of all the looks you're going to get in that hot sports car and how it's going to be worth the price. His efforts are futile; you keep walking for the door, feeling a renewed sense of confidence that you will find an equally nice car at the dealer down the street, for MUCH less money.

Well that is how I feel right now, only it happened in a much different context. . . at a matchmaker service! I've tried some online dating sites in the past,...
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Freedom and Boredom: Striking a Balance

Posted May 1st, 2008 at 11:00 PM by funrun
Has this ever happened to you?

You've just finished a Big project, and I mean a BIG, burdensome project that consumes all of your free time for weeks on end, and sometimes even consumes your sleeping, eating, and chore time, or if it doesn't, it makes you feel guilty for not allowing it to consume all of your free time. So then the moment when said BIG project is no longer on your plate, you feel like celebrating! You're suddenly free, like a bird, to do whatever it is that you've been wanting to do, or whatever it is that you have been doing instead, but now you can fully enjoy it without that little twinge of guilt for not focusing on the Big project instead.

So what do you do first? Maybe you go out with friends all night and celebrate, or you stare at the TV for hours just because you can. You might also do all those little chores that you'd been wanting to do, but couldn't because they weren't as important as the Big project. Maybe you even take a mid-day
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The World Famous X PRIZE, and lil ole me

Posted April 24th, 2008 at 12:53 AM by funrun
Updated April 24th, 2008 at 01:01 AM by funrun
I never would have thought my life would have even a remote connection to the famous "X PRIZE", but yesterday, those connection wires were put in place. Let me back up and explain. . .

The X PRIZE was a $10 million dollar prize to be awarded to the first non-government organization to launch a reusable, manned spacecraft into outer space twice within two weeks. The prize and it's space challenge were set up in 1996, and over several years I saw more than one TV show about what a revolutionary idea it was to have such a prize, and what an unattainable feat it was (at that time) to complete the challenge that would win the prize. The prize went unclaimed for 8 years, until October of 2004!

What I did not know until yesterday, was the the X PRIZE had been officially renamed in May of 2004 to the "Ansari X PRIZE", in honor of entrepreneurs Anousheh Ansari and Amir Ansari, who made a multi-million dollar donation to the prize.

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