Lady Luck Speaks

Desi dating and desires from the doctor of delight.

Monday, July 16, 2007

50 ways to meet your lover...

I've just watched 'You've Got Mail' and gotten myself into a thought-funk on how people meet their lovers.

There seems to be two schools of thought; the first where one can get some 'knowledge' on what a prospective partner is like - the second being a more 'risky' one where you can't.

The majority of the people I know seem to have met their partners at work/university. Hot on these heels is the old 'friend of a friend' or 'friend of the family' trick. We mustn't forget the internet either when considering self-selecting circles. 

Outside this shlock, there's a fair few who ended up using bars and clubs as a meeting point, where they went on to meet a partner previously unknown to them. Whilst this seems to have worked wonderfully for some, I personally haven't had the pleasure of meeting ANYONE outside my friendship circles who happened to interest me in THAT way.

I wondered whether I was going to the wrong places so I changed neighbourhood and event type. I still got approached but not by the types I wanted. Unstimulating small talk with randoms I have little in common with has gotten boring, so I've decided to go back to square one.

And what is this mysterious square one?

Friends of friends. A failsafe which can only get you more friends as birds of a feather flock together and this self-selection makes them all the more compatible, capische?

Weekends of yore... oh my, have I had a GIRLIE time :D

Talk about beautification, shopping, artisan chocolates and Japanese ice creams. I'm not quite a convert to edamame soya beans in a waffle cone, but hey, the red bean and chestnut are well worth a go!

I also popped out to Richmond for a spot of summer - my girl D and I ended up Pimms-ing by the river. Needless to say, the people-watching wasn't especially entertaining, but top company and great weather is always appreciated :) 

Sunday was spent exercising (3 mile walk to fetch paper and come back), reading the Sunday Papers, catching up with a girlie or two and inventing Peking Salmon.

I'm now reading 'Blast from the Past' and 'The Liar'.

'How to Lose Friends and Alienate People' is also an excellent read. Highly recommended. 

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Sri Lankan Purdah

I've been in hiding WAY too long. So long that I refuse to let the rules of Sri Lankan social purdah (where a family member's inability to fit convention results in them being hidden from acquaintances and relatives) govern me for much longer.

I figure you'd all respect me a lot more if I came out with the truth anyway.

The good news is that I passed four out of my five exams and had a wonderful holiday in the US.

The bad news is that I have to resit one of my practical exams & hence won't be working as a doctor 'til that obstacle is dealt with.

Alas, every cloud has a silver lining. Failing my exam means I get a London job as the medical school's post-graduate department are obliged to keep an eye on me. The much-derided move to Preston is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. YAY :D

Watch this space for more posting on DC, Philadelphia and the Polyphonic Spree gig.