Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Great Adventure Continues



Many of you may not know that John and I met each other on Match.com (an online dating service in case you are unfamiliar).


With the increasing popularity of online shopping, I figured why not let my keyboard do the talking. I wasn't having the best of luck anywhere else. What was out there, in my age bracket was pretty terrifying to say the least. And actually, what I found online the first few months wasn't that much better. These were just the ones too hideous to show themselves in public.


Then one day I was sent a list of "matches" supplied by Match.com. John was the first one on the list. My profile was also sent to him. We e-mailed each other for about 3 weeks before we finally met in person.


That was 5 years ago and we haven't been apart since. It has been an exciting adventure. I am not complaining, don't get me wrong, in a way I deserve it. You see when I filled out my profile for Match.com I kinda indicated that I was a thrill seeker-outdoorsy type. Because of this I have had to endure things I never thought possible for my timid self. Here are a few pictures of some of the things I signed up for. While the bicycling picture doesn't look that intimidating, just know that that was the week we rode with the Air Force Cycling Team across Iowa- 500 miles and slept in a tent every night.


And so the adventure continues, we have just learned of our next assignment. In 7 months we will be moving to Dayton, Ohio.


I ask you how adventurous is that? Don't laugh, I had to actually look on the map to see where it was. We are already looking at a few surrounding towns. One called Yellow Springs, which is a hippy haven, one that this thrill seeker could surely make home. I'd also like to live in a Mayberry-esque town. One that most people pass through on the way to somewhere else.


Finished painting

18x24

Deruta pitcher and pears

4 comments:

Jafabrit said...

You certainly are a brave one, but how interesting.WEll I hope you consider our little village. I am a transplanted brit and an artist, AND a very active arts council member. We have a very supportive arts community here. check out the arts blog I run for the council.
ysarts.blogspot.com

ps. your painting is lovely

regards jafabrit aka corrine

thorngren said...

Thanks Corrine! I am one step ahead of you. How do you think that I found out about "pupcasso"?
I have your blog bookmarked and will check it regularly.

Jafabrit said...

LOL! dang you are way ahead.

Keep in touch, and when you plan to check out yellow springs and you need any help with something, just email me (my email is on my blog). I will be glad to help with any questions, or show you around the galleries.

Anonymous said...

Dayton, why that's close enough to Indiana for visits! I hope we both get to go around the same time, 7 months. At least, that's what I'm praying for. Lurking Lisa