About Little Ol’ Me

Catherinette: A traditional French label for young women twenty-five years old who were still not married by the Feast of Saint Catherine.  Let’s see, I’m not French, I’m not 25, and I am most certainly, not married. 

Singleton:  Non gender specific term somewhat akin to spinster, with less negative connotations (as popularized by Helen Fielding in Bridget Jones’s Diary).   That’s me!  That’s me!!

As young girls, we’re fed fairy tales of what life will be like when we grow up.  We’ll live in castles with Prince Charming, a slew of dwarfs, and fluffy Forrest creatures.  We’ll have closets full of designer hand bags and matching shoes.  We’ll either be high powered executives, successful entrepreneurs, or perfectly happy housewives/mothers.

Those are dirty vicious lies.

Instead, some of us wind up home and alone on Friday night with a bottle of wine, a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, and the remote control.  This is what’s happened to me…but you know?  Being dealt such a hand certainly leads to some very exciting and fun stories!

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52 Responses to “About Little Ol’ Me”

  1. CoatMan August 18, 2007 at 5:35 pm #

    Why can’t people de-negativise the connotations of “spinster”, hm, as in “let’s have a spinster party!”, and, “Oooh! She’s the most eligible spinster in town!”.

  2. Bella August 20, 2007 at 6:34 pm #

    Congrats on the new site! I love the clean lines and new layout of the blog.

  3. Arm Jerker J. October 16, 2007 at 1:56 pm #

    Irony! I saw you are a reader of the BaltAmour blog. I came across your name there and was like how uncanny. I stumbled across her blog one day and really dug her outlook and quoted her in a post. Then I just saw she’s in your blogroll. She may really be on to something over there…though I’m in Texas!

    I love BaltAmour!! -CS

  4. Jennifer October 24, 2007 at 1:48 pm #

    Hi, I read your website every day. I absolutely love it! Can I get the password needed to read your posts? I couldn’t find your e-mail address anywhere so I didn’t know how else to reach you other than to leave a comment here. Thanks!

    It’s so nice of you to stop by! The password has been sent. You’re all set! -CS

  5. rugbyclairebear November 13, 2007 at 4:16 am #

    Hey! Can I get the password to your password-protected posts? I’m startin’ to think I’m missing all kinds of good stuff. I’m in Pgh and check your blog every day… Gives me something to do at work when I’m sick of being paid nearly zero dollars for working…. Thanks!

    You’re all set! -CS

  6. wearingthepants November 19, 2007 at 4:13 am #

    Hello, been reading your blog for the last few months, love it! Could I also please get the password for your posts? Thank you!

    Greetings and welcome! I have sent you the password. -CS

  7. Jessica December 9, 2007 at 2:54 am #

    Sometimes I spend my time at work reading your blog and wanting to yell YES, EXACTLY after a number of your mom/dating/work stories. Can I get the password for your protected posts – I don’t want to miss anything!

    Thanks-
    Jessica

    There’s a very special mom posting up today. You enjoy! And the password has been sent. -CS

  8. Cindy December 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm #

    Delurking to finally ask for the password… I’m intrigued by the posts that AREN’T protected and I wonder what could possibly be behind that password.

    Oh the secrets you will uncover! Enjoy! -CS

  9. notfrommars December 24, 2007 at 2:57 am #

    Found you through Ms. Pink Piddy herself. Great blog; I’ll be back.

    Welcome! You feel free to stop by any old time. 🙂 -CS

  10. romi41 January 15, 2008 at 12:29 am #

    Oh goodness gracious! I absolutely LOVE Bridget Jones’s Diary, and I’m also diggin’ the break-down of your first and last name 😉

    Oh, and also, ummm..I was browsing through a few of your posts, and found myself laughing out-loud…umm..yeah…I might be hangin’ around here a bit if that’s alright 🙂

    Thanks, Romi! You stay as long as you like. -CS

  11. One Date Wonder January 16, 2008 at 9:08 pm #

    I’m hurling myself on your mercy for the password. Also, I do believe we’re locals, but that is neither here nor there. Love the blog, let me in!

  12. the princess January 31, 2008 at 6:04 pm #

    there is nothing I enjoy more than clever people. I am so glad to have stumbled onto your blog. i started mine only because my family all lives away and i wanted them to be able to check in on us, but now that I am reading all these fabulous blogs, I am feeling the inner freedom myself. thank you for entertaining me! I did check you out on facebook, but I gotta do it at home where my computer is faster.

    And I am so glad that you have stumbled upon my blog too!

    My family knows it exists, but they don’t ever read it. Thank the freaking Lord. I can only imagine the lectures that my mother would give to me. -CS

  13. nds318 March 26, 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    Stumbled on your site from the Bachelor Recap page I read. I am enjoying your posts, can you send me the password also?

    You’re all set with the password. Enjoy! -CS

  14. Suzana May 8, 2008 at 5:45 pm #

    Hello there!!! I absolutely adore your site and your writing style. You’ve totally made my day. Could I get the password so I can read even more?!

    Thanks 🙂

    Check your email! You’ve been granted the very exclusive password. 🙂 -CS

  15. Suzana May 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    Helllooo again.. I’m an idiot and deleted your email along with, well half of my inbox (moment of utter stupidity)..sooo please send it again :p :P.

    Thank youu

    You’re all set. Now stop deleting my emails! -CS

  16. LA August 20, 2008 at 1:20 pm #

    Ooooo, can I have the password too?

  17. jendy September 22, 2008 at 10:09 pm #

    Holy hell, you’re hilarious!

  18. Sunny Boy October 23, 2008 at 7:02 am #

    I really did enjoy listening to your conversation on ABC702 I was at first interested by your Blacktown connection because I had a retail business in Blacktown until 11987. I am 70 years young now and still enjoy a happy and healthy sex life but when growing up us kids were “sheltered” much like you from the dreaded three letter word, nothing pertaining to sex never got a mention in our house, however after three marriages six children and 13 grandkids the hands on approach to sex worked ok for me. I was tickled by your story about water beds, “wonderful imagery”. About seventeen years ago my wife and I tried a water bed and just like you we ended up on the floor where my penultimate child was conceived. Each of my wives still love me and so do the many progeny, so I must have gotten somethings right in my first seventy years. I will be checking your blog regularly with glee so stay happy and keep up the good work. Thanx for helping me fix my mistake I appreciate it. S B

  19. Felisa November 13, 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    Because of your Bridget Joneisms, I already love your blog! Those books (the first one, Edge of Reason and her “Guide to Life”) are my handbooks to life…

    I think every single girl should be forced to read them at the age of 15. What did we do before there was a Bridget Jones?? -CS

  20. Funkywinkerbeana December 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    You say the things I think in my head sometimes, but don’t have the guts to let the public know 😉 Great blog. I particularly enjoyed and concur w/ your rules for ONS! Keep it going, keep it going… and ya don’t stop! (thanks Beastie Boys)

  21. lilikaofthelake December 12, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    Being alone…like being in a relationship has its good points. I covet alone time and having space that is yours and yours alone. Every time has its *purpose*.
    A very nice journal. Fun perspectives and insights.

  22. dk February 5, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    Hey lady – my term is “wench”. Originally used for young independent women, who, back in the day, couldn’t get any other job except working in a tavern if they managed to escape their (father/brother/husband/lord/etc), or the oldest profession. Men were afraid of independent women… thus the spawning of the term of tavern wench.
    I am all about wench reclamation. Young at heart – independent women who choose not to bow to the expectations of society, but to seek their own success and happiness with all the hilarious and tragic bumps in the road that implies 😉

  23. Sasha May 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    So i am new to this whole blogging thing… but i find your blog very entertaining, i would love to hear more! (= keep em coming!!

  24. mafPleamb June 3, 2009 at 9:06 pm #

    Sweet blog. I never know what I am going to come across next. I think you should do more posting as you have some pretty intelligent stuff to say.

    I’ll be watching you . 🙂

  25. ladiesofmight June 11, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Just stumbled across your blog and was instantly hooked… discovering you’re a Baltimore girl is an added bonus (born & raised in Catonsville!).

    I look forward to more entertaining musings!

    m1

    Catonsville?? That’s just a stone’s throw from where I live! -CS

  26. ladiesofmight June 11, 2009 at 4:56 pm #

    Nice! I don’t live there now, but the fam is there so I’m back often. Does the C’Ville connection make me password-worthy?? 😉

    m1

  27. Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write July 7, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    lol. Perfect. An “about me” that actually tells us nothing “about you” and leaves us wanting more. Clever. I like it lol.

  28. Michelle July 15, 2009 at 7:04 pm #

    May I have the password too so I don’t miss a thing??

  29. forex July 28, 2009 at 9:40 am #

    Nice blog, keep posting this type of very thoughtful topics to blog

  30. Erin August 17, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    I just came across your blog and oh my word, I am cracking up. The countdown!? I need one of those (sadly)!!

    Rep us single laydies!!

  31. lisa jones November 20, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

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  32. Jean Kruger November 23, 2009 at 10:59 am #

    Happy Birthday to You !

    To your Success!
    Jean.

  33. Jeanne December 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm #

    I’m still reeling from the fact that you call your mother “whore.”

    Now I’m wondering how my daughter refers to me when I’m not around….

  34. Mel December 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    Hey, I’m going to become a fan, you sound just like me!

  35. SarahKate January 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a while now. I was hoping to get the password for the protected entries. Love the blog! I like to read it at work to save me from the monotony of the 9-5 life.

  36. Lee Reilly February 1, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    Hi,

    Got your blog from the DAL column in the Sun. Very interesting. Enjoy it. Would like to have the password also so I can follow it all

    Thanks

  37. bookeditors February 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    I found your blog on onlinedatingsites.com and now have a huge stitch in my side from laughing. You’re a hoot girl! My blog is also listed on onlinedatingsites.com (Lifebtyes) Mostly stories and advice about dating online…from two gals who are FAR TOO expert on the subject. Love to do a link exchange. OH …and…I know I don’t work with you, could I get a PW so I can wet myself with laughter every week?

  38. YDoUBlog? March 23, 2010 at 9:34 pm #

    Dear Catherinette:

    My name is Leora Trub and I am a student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). I am conducting a study of the reasons that people blog and what benefits it brings, which at this point are still largely unexplored in research studies. I am therefore reaching out to you as a blogger who can help deepen our understanding of this phenomenon. I believe that your voice is an important one to be heard and hope you will enjoy participating in the study. I have developed an online questionnaire that asks about specific aspects of blogging as well as asking about feelings about yourself and others in your life. The survey is a mix of numerical scales and opportunities to reflect in an open-ended format about the role of blogging in your life, and how it has changed over time.

    You are eligible to participate if you are at least 21 years of age and have been maintaining an English-language personal blog for at least six months that you update or visit at least twice a week (on average). Your participation involves completing a confidential online questionnaire. The data will be downloaded onto a secure server to which only I have access. No identifying information, such as your names or address, will be collected. If you desire, you may choose not to share your blog name, in which case I will not access your blog for any reason after this point. If you do share your blog name, it will NOT be connected to your responses in the survey. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to be identified by a code name in research reports and to have your blog description changed slightly so it cannot be identified.

    The survey takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and participation is completely voluntary. Three participants who complete the survey will be randomly selected by a lottery to receive a $75 cash prize.

    There are no foreseeable risks to participation in the study. Although some of the questions are personal in nature, participation in the study provides an opportunity to think about the role that your blog plays in your life.

    If you have any questions about this research, you can contact me at (732) 407-7928 or ltrub@gc.cuny.edu, or my advisors Dr. Arietta Slade at (212) 650-5658 or asladephd@earthlink.net and Dr. Tracey Revenson at (212) 817-8709 or trevenson@gc.cuny.edu.

    The study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the Graduate School of the City University of New York and meets of their guidelines as well as all state and federal guidelines for research with human participants. If you have any concerns about the project at any time, you can contact Ms. Kay Powell, Institutional Review Board at the Graduate School of the City University of New York (212) 817-7525 or kpowell@gc.cuny.edu.

    In order to participate in this study, I need to send you an invitation through survey monkey. If you are interested, please send an email to ltrub@gc.cuny.edu from the email address to which you would like the invitation sent. I hope that you will decide to participate and also that you will share it with others if you decide you would like to. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Sincerely,

    Leora Trub, M.A.
    Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology
    Graduate School of the City University of New York
    365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016-4309
    ltrub@gc.cuny.edu

  39. Scarlet Pimpernel April 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm #

    Catherinette, we are almost always the victims of our own choices. It is time to fess up to yours and turn over a new leaf. Good luck.

  40. Indian Internet Dating April 29, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    Googled to your blog and oh my word, I am cracking up. The countdown!? I need one of those (sadly)!! I’m going to become a fan, you sound just like me!

  41. Vodka and Ground Beef June 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Your blog is pretty much my life. I LOVE THE TITLE. I always refer to myself as Bridget Jones Barclay. I’ll be coming back for more and more.

  42. rubywildflower July 31, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    You, my dear, are freaking HILARIOUS!

    Oh such a relief to read another blog that is eloquent, ballsy and funny.

    I’m starting to get frightened however that there seem to be SO MANY of us fantastic single ladies out there (across the globe mind you…) yet not so many men…?
    Are we taking over the world…?? Hmm…

    Butterfly kisses,
    Rubes
    http://www.rubywildflower.wordpress.com

  43. chelsea September 2, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    I really enjoy reading dating sites like yours! Keep up the good work!

  44. Rambling Single September 7, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    I love your blog! The password protected posts are such a great idea! I know this is a bit cheeky, but I wonder if you’d be interested in doing a similar password style guest post for my blog? All the info on being a guest blogger is there. Either way, I’ll definitely be coming back here! L xxx

  45. Kellie Elmore October 3, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    i LOVE ur blog!!!!!!!! omg! I cant stop looking/reading! great stuff!!!!

  46. The Reason You Come October 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Just a couple of years ago, I was also a “spinster”. It annoyed me to no end that people were so concerned about my eggs and my (lack of a) lovelife. I’m engaged now, but I still feel the remnants of spinsterhood. And people still bug me about producing an offspring! Argh!

    Btw, I like your blog and your kind of humor. 🙂

  47. Ten Carat October 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Great blog. Really funny. After having dated a guy who looked like Gollum, my friend told me there is no where to go now but up. It’s great to see women sharing their good and bad experiences as we all have them. It is how we can laugh at the bad moments and look forward to the good ones that matter. I look forward to following your blog.

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