Saturday, November 21, 2009


Yesterday I drove out to two of the county beaches, Haven and Aaron's. The good news is they're still there, but the storm certainly made some changes.

For example, in the photo above from Aaron's, that sand has been pushed way up into the marsh grass--look how deep it is. The water cut a trench in the beach as you walk in from the parking lot, and there's another one way down to the right where there used to be some fallen trees.

At Haven the sand had shifted up also, and to the left much of that beach is gone.
We're darting to a completely unrelated topic We're shifting gears now.

OK, earlier this week I wrote about Eligible Bachelor Mark from Mathews who saved my boat. To facilitate the process of introducing him to interested eligible ladies, I'm going to interview him, take pictures and post the results on Monday (if everything works out). What happens next is still being deliberated.

If you feel like helping me out, perhaps you could post some questions that we could ask for the profile post. Interviewing is part of my paying job, so I'm comfortable coming up with my own questions, but I'm not usually interviewing prospective boyfriends for other people. Usually.

So, what questions would you ask Mark if you were eligible?

Have you (or someone you know) ever been on a blind date? How did it go?

Have a great Saturday and enjoy the weekend.


Ann Marie said...

if you were going to bring me a bottle of wine... what kind would it be and why.

Mental P Mama said...

What is your favorite book?

Country Girl said...

I wish I could think of questions to ask. I mean, it's not that I can't think of them, it's just that I am apt to not believe the answers.

The sort of guy I would go for, if I were eligible, is one who:
is kind to children and small animals
looks good in a t-shirt and jeans
owns at least one pair of hiking boots
smiles with his eyes rather than his mouth

If you could show these things, it would be very helpful to me. I mean, if I were an eligible bachelorette.

And that sand is awesome. In fact, I came here because of the post title. It sounded so thrilling. (You know I am full of crap, right?)

Anonymous said...

I need it to be three thing thurs. even tho its sat sorry

1. I want to let the puppies out but there are hunters all over my driveway.

2. One of my seven smoke alarms is beeping......I have no desire to even try to figure out which one it is.

3. Said daughter had softball practice this am.....glove was in locker at school....

good thing annie re likes annie re cause i would have called her it anyway.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Oooh, I like AM, MPM and CG's questions. All good. I might also ask:

What's your favorite thing to cook? To eat?

Given a whole Saturday with nothing to do and no expectations, how would you spend it?

What is your favorite room in the house and why?

I like this approach - simply an interview and profile. This is very good, very good. The wheels are turning already.

Daryl said...

Good questions .. here's a few more

Have you ever been in a long term relationship?

Why did it end?

Do you own your own house?

Do you cry at sad movies?

Do you watch a lot of sports?

Do you like dogs/cats?

My sister is single and maybe we can set her up with Mark ...

Grandma J said...

I went to a friggin PROM on a blind date! A neighbor of ours had a younger brother who was the student body president at a boys Catholic High School...and he didn't have a date to the prom. My mother RITA offered me up!

I would ask: Do you like pets and unusual family members? Like dogs, bears, crabs, and hens? don't have to get that technical.

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

If you came into a sum of money (1 million? 10,000?), what would you do with it?

Annie said...

The shifting sands of time.

I went on a blind date...well, I met him once before, friends introduced us for the purpose of going with him to his College dinner.

It was a stand-up dinner and I managed to drop my fork off my plate 3 times.

I went up to his room to look at his photos...of his family.

I ended up marrying him!

Fifteen years of happy marriage and three children.

And then he died.

The end.

I'm too old for Mark, sorry, but I'd ask him about his family, and his spiritual beliefs! But not in a questionnaire.

ps Love the photo, even though it does represent unusual happenings.

I better get myself into gear here or I'll be late for church.

Mrs F with 4 said...

Does he like fruit cake? (The kind you eat, not slightly crazy ladies. Though that's good too.);

Does he watch the daily news / take a paper, and if so, which one(s);

Please can we have pictures of his arms and hands (don't ask why, it's just my thing)?;

Yes, went on a blind date (or, semi-sighted, at least), he moved in two days later.... got married a bit later ("It'll never last", crowed the ancient aunties); four children, three countries and nineteen years later, we're still rockin'!

Wv: pidarks... could we have pictures of those too?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Thanks to each of you for commenting and giving me excellent some suggestions for questions.

Annie-What a story there must be between that first and last chapter of your blind date. Fifteen years of marriage is one thing; fifteen years of a happy marriage is priceless.

Mrs. F - Ditto what I said to Annie except substitute nineteen where I said fifteen, and add the word "remarkable" somewhere in the mix.

Hope everyone enjoys the remains of the day and the rest of the weekend.

cats said...

Blind dates never worked for me. I like to pick my own. I would ask religious beliefs and animal interests. Definitely do you like children?