My original purpose of this blog was to keep track of all of my "Things To Do" before my life expires. You know... stuff to do before you kick the bucket. Well people - here's my Bucket List or shall I say "Tabo" List. You only live once, so don't think twice. In addition to my "Tabo" List, you'll find me sharing how it's like to live the life of the wonderful share-bare. Happy Reading! ENJOY!

(inspired by the 2007 movie, The Bucket List )

1.) Pet a Tiger Cub
2.) Hold and Wrap a Snake Around Me
3.) Raise Money for a Good Cause

4.) Run a Half Marathon
5.) Run a Full Marathon

6.) Attend an Oprah Winfrey Show

7.) Meet Drew Barrymore in Person

8.) Go Dog Sledding in the Colorado Mountains
9.) Get Rock Hard Abs

10.) Write My Own Book and/or Sitcom

11.) Be in a Professional Photo Shoot
12.) Compete in a Bus Surfing Contest
13.) Step Inside of Grand Central Station in New York
14.) Cross the Golden Gate Bridge by Foot
15.) Adopt a dog named him Chaw-Lee <--I mean, Bam

16.) Learn to Swim so I Can be a Surfer Chick

17.) Enjoy a Special Brownie

18.) Hale Down a Yellow Cab
19.) Lie in a Hammock with Someone Special
20.) Apply for a Library Card
21.) Get a Black Belt in Kenpo Karate
22.) Get Kissed by a Hottie on New Year's (Strike of Midnight)

23.) Learn to be a Voice Over Artist
24.) Attend a Superbowl Game
25.) Sing the Song 'Killing Me Softly' at a Karaoke Bar
26.) Go Skinny Dipping

27.) Be on T.V.

28.) Go White Water Rafting in the American River
29.) Run up the "Rocky Steps" of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
30.) Marry Mr. Right

31.) Work Out So Hard That I Puke
32.) Go Stand Up Paddle Surfing (or Hoe he'e nalu) somewhere tropical

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Match.com Email Etiquette

Well I cancelled my subscription with match.com about a month ago. Since I prepaid, my membership does not actually end until 1/14/09. With that being said, I still have the ability to receive 'winks' and email messages. Every now and then, I'll check my inbox just to read the messages I receive. Some are interesting, some are like wow! Here are a few examples of what I get. What do you think? Do you think some guys try way too hard or are they naturally open to complete strangers? I wonder also. Do guys just copy and paste the same message over and over again and email it to numerous profiles in hoping that one would actually reply? There are quite a few men out there that get straight to the point as if this was in escorting service website. Too bad, so sad. 29 yr old man from San Bruno says:

Hello , I am 29 yr, engineer working here in the bay. I am looking for a special friend, someone who can be really close to heart. Someone with whom you can talk and discuss your problems. Someone who is there for you when you need emotional support, and someone whom you can always keep happy and smiling. Problem is its too tough finding good people these days.. I dont have lot of friends in the Bay Area. I saw your profile and thought it over, and I really think we can be great as friends for a start. Do you think we can try and be friends?? Lets meet up at a nice restaurant for a lunch or dinner. You can ask me what all you wanna know and see if we can be very good friends for starters.

34 yr old man from Daly City wrote:

Hello, I like your profile. I am 34 years old, 5'6" & 150 lbs. I'm looking for somebody to hang out with time to time. I'm not expecting much from Match but I'd just like to find somebody that I click with. I may be what you are looking for as I am honest, educated, funny, good looking, clean, financially stable, live alone, in shape, compassionate,romantic and "normal" for the most part. Hope to hear from you.
49 yr old man from West Menlo Park wrote:
Hello! Kumasta ka. We were matched & I liked your bio. Check out mine & call 650-364-XXXX.
27 yr old man from Hayward wrote:
I like your profile name, it reminds me of E40 sayin Booga Suga. Hi my name is Jimmy, I was going to wink but I think it's kind of rude, You seem like a cool ass person and I'd like to get to know you as a friend. So hit me up. Hope you're having a good day. Take care, bye!
34 yr old man from Livermore wrote:
how are you doing? i see you viewed me but didnt say hi... made me really reallly sad.. lol. .so how are you doing? if you want to get a hold of me and dont have a membership you can reach me at dreambuxxxxx25@xxxxxxx.com hope to hear from you soon.
32 yr old man from Berkeley wrote:
well lets do it lets find some time to play soon! tonight? tommorow?
31 yr old man from Hercules wrote:
Hello... Is there a special place where you get soggy french fries, or are you talking about those handful of fries out of the batch that don't fried long enough? Anyway, I just wanted to say that I came across your profile and that you have sparked my interest. I'm quite interested to see, well as you described it as, "goofy with a wacky ass imagination" is like. :) ha ha... Oh yeah, Philly Eagles huh? Well, I'm not a big football fan (NBA:Warriors, Baby!) but, I bet you're glad to have Westbrook back, I saw that he had a good game last weekend. So, if you know where you can get some soggy french fries, email me back, if not, well email me back anyway. :) P.S. Sometimes I like to eat my fries like they do in Europe.... with some mayo.... Take Care. :)
I think the last one is the most genuine of all. Unfortunately, we did not share that many interests. Boo! I'm sure he'll find his perfect match in no time. Good Luck to you dude. You seem like a real cool dude. But my main question is...what is considered a good message when using a dating website? Since we have evolved to online everything, maybe we should have like an online tutorial on what NOT to write. You know..Intro to match.com email etiquette (MCOM101). Maybe we should start off with using proper capitalization, eliminate the smiley faces, don't hand out your phone number or email address until the second email, hmmm, what else. Here's one: let's not try to write a phrase in Tagalog. Just because I'm filipino does not mean that is cute. It's sooooo not!For one, it's not original. Second, I was born and raised in California. I don't even speak the language! What if that wasn't even my dialect?! Moded you would be sir...truly moded. Single people, we have alot to learn. That's including myself.

1 comment:

  1. hahahaha! Got a good laugh at those messages!! Whatever happened to just hanging out n having a good time, no pressure???!!??? IMO, that's the best way to go. Great blog! Hope u enjoy reading mine!

    Gary

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