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This Is Why You’re Single: “I Can’t Date Someone Outside My Culture – They Won’t Understand Me!”

It seems now more than ever people are becoming more acceptable to the idea of dating outside of their race. Personally, I think dating someone who doesn’t share the same racial background can be exciting whilst learning about each other’s differences–it positions you to discover something new about that person’s culture. I’ve found, though, that while cultural differences do exist, several commonalities are often present.

There is absolutely nothing wrong about wanting to only date someone from the same race just as there is nothing wrong with wanting to date outside of one’s race; people like what they like. But for the skeptic who can’t score a date because they are still waiting for the that special someone who shares the same culture, I challenge you to reconsider your preferences.

Check out this post from one of my favorite bloggers.

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Music Monday: (Love) It’s About Time

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It’s another Music Monday post, and you know what that means: it’s the first Monday of another month. (March came so fast!)

Surprisingly, I’ve yet to include a jazz song as part of my assorted Music Monday compilation. Somewhere in between listening to electronic dance, foreign pop, and contemporary christian music, I often listen to different styles of jazz by jazz singers, old and new. (It’s the genre I prefer next to chillout.)

There isn’t much I want to say about this inspiring love song performed by English jazz-pop singer, Jamie Cullum. I won’t even mention how or when I came across this breezy melody. The disappointing downside to this post? I can’t find the video of the audio anywhere like I was able to once before. All I get in return of the search are uploaded covers by people who are not Jamie Cullum. But I think for this exceptional case, posting the lyrics will do perfectly fine.

It’s About Time by Jamie Cullum

Walking down to the water’s edge
Where I have been before
If I don’t find my love sometime
I’m walking out that door

Some may come and some may go
But no one seems to be
The person I’ve been searching for
The one who’s meant for me

Biding my time, trying to find a heart that’s lonely
Looking for her, my love my one and only
Maybe I’ll dream tonight about the girl who’ll be coming my way
So I’ll take this chance and celebrate the day

When I’m making my way through an open door
I’ve got some love and so much more
And I’m ready to make someone mine
Making my way through an open door
I’ve got some love and so much more
And I’ll find her ’cause it’s about time

You try too hard and it feels just like
You’re running on thin air
Why does luck happen by surprise
If you don’t really care

The past is gone the flames are out
From fires that have burned
New ideals and different thoughts
From lessons I have learned

Biding my time, trying to find a heart that’s lonely
Looking for her, my love my one and only
Maybe I’ll dream, tonight about the girl who’ll be coming my way
So I’ll take this chance and celebrate the day

When I’m making my way through an open door
I’ve got some love and so much more
And I’m ready to make someone mine
Making my way through an open door
I’ve got some love and so much more
And I’ll find her ’cause it’s about time

Got the feeling this could take a pretty long while
To find that smile
Put my faith in another piece of good advice
Well I tried that twice
Waiting for a little something more
To inspire, take me higher

And I’m ready to make someone mine
Making my way through an open door
I’ve got some love and so much more
And I’ll find her ’cause it’s about time
It’s about time

(Source: from the album Twentysomething)

photo credits: axs.com

Crush Groovin’: I Got The Zsa Zsa Zsu!

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Remember that initial fluttery feeling you get when you first realize that you really like someone new? It’s the stuff magic is made of. You know: glitter, butterflies, bunnies, kittens, rainbows, unicorns. You want to hold on to that magic for as long as you can. Well . . . .

I think I have a crush. No, strike that. I DO have a crush. And (surprisingly) he makes me feel that way–all fluttery and what not. If you’re past the age of 30, though, isn’t calling it a crush kind of silly? I don’t know about you, but it is a bit too juvenile for my taste. However, I do like the word smitten; very fond of that word. So let me rephrase it.

Mash me up good ’cause I am very smitten with a guy! He shall remain anonymous and a mystery to friends. So much of a mystery, if he’s reading this, he may not immediately realize that this post is about him until the very end. Or maybe he does know. Because I believe that he is smitten with me, too. Strike that. I DO know that he is smitten with me.

In the time that I have gotten to know him, he has become an exceptional, supportive figure in my life. There is some commonality between us. We text AND call each other throughout the day (a huge plus for two people who don’t enjoy talking on the phone at all but genuinely enjoy talking to each other). We have both opened up to one another about past hurts (another plus for two people who are extremely guarded). Yes, we’ve had our share of disagreements. He has been there to hear me complain and vent about not-so-great guys, even. And goodness, does he know how to keep me laughing even when he’s not trying to! He even thinks that I’m hilarious. Any guy that thinks I am hilarious gets plenty of star stickers in my book.

But that’s where the story ends as we are not able to close the gap to make it official. (Such is life!) We have become really good friends and it is refreshing for me–someone who hasn’t been so lucky with men recently. Even though we are unable to close the gap for reasons only known to us, I pray that we can remain friends for all eternity. Because I know that if I ever lose myself at any point in life, I can count on him to remember who I am and to dig me out from under and he can count on me to do just the same. (To you, there’s your clue. 😉 )

*k*

This doesn't depict our situation. I just wanted to add this 'cause I think it's funny.

This doesn’t depict our situation. I just wanted to add this ’cause I think it’s funny.