13 November 2009

"Too many fish in the sea" --The Marvelettes

Good Frides, People. Good Frides.

Because anthropomorphizing is funny...

A classic Larson:


A cartoon I spotted this week that made me laugh out loud:




And, finally, from [Citation_Needed]*:


Which leads to the question of the day. Some people believe there is only one right person for them. Some people believe there are many right people for them in the course of a lifetime. Some people believe that there are many right people for them at any given moment. Like simultaneously.** What do you think? Is there only one right person for each of us?***



* That really is the citation. Clever, no?

**
I do not subscribe to this theory. Still, I've decided to find your stalking charming. Carry on. Just try not to trample the flower bed next time.

** Please say it's not Alan Thicke.

25 comments:

Bilbo said...

Wow, the Cartoon Saturday thing is really catching on! Of course, it's Friday, but what the heck. Loved the fish cartoon.

Kate said...

I don't know. I ponder this question all the time. Because if that's true, then I'm done.

Anonymous said...

and some people think there is no one out there for them.....

Gilahi said...

Wouldn't that be "sole mate"? Ha! See what I did there?

Maya said...

Someone gave me that first one on a mug. I'm not sure what they were trying to say...

Love the blogging dog!

No idea on your question. Can this really be answered until your deathbed? Even then? This coming from a commitment phobic person! I'd like to think the person I'm with right now is the one I'm meant to be with. How about you?

Oh, and sorry about the flowers. I'll be more careful next time!

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I think that UNDER THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES any two people could fall in love. My husband hates this theory and I always have to emphasize UNDER THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES or we get in a fight.

Drama Queen said...

Love the cartoons...that Far Side one is one of my all-time favorites!

I think there's more than one person out there for each of us - I don't think there's just one. At different stages in my life, I have loved - and it's been a different "type" of love, if that makes sense...hard to explain here....

Happy Frides to you, too!

Sherri

The Bug said...

I know that once I married my husband I was done. Of course, now I'm just too old & tired to consider looking for a new love...

However, maybe different seasons of life can bring different loves. My dad remarried after my mom died & I don't doubt that he's found another "one" for him...

Bowie Mike said...

The question of simulataneous loves recently came up in a conversation with my wife and in-laws in response to a news story about some guy that managed to keep three separate marriages going at the same time. It was all in good fun, but the question was put to me. I just said, "look, I have a hard enough time dealing with one father in-law who calls everytime his computer breaks down. I can't handle any more!"

Liebchen said...

I used to think I'd found my soul mate...but now I wonder if we were just soul mates for that time in our lives. So I guess I hope that there's not just *one* right person for everyone.

liferehab said...

I believe in soul mates. One person for eternity. You have to find eachother in every life time. Sometimes you find eachother, sometimes you don't, but there is only 1 person.

Little Ms Blogger said...

I don't believe in soul mates.

I love my husband, but he does not satisfy every need* and to me that is the definition of a soul mate -- a person who can be every thing to you.

My husband + friends + family = my soul mate.

*this is not a sexual reference.

Oliveira said...

"Is there only one right person for each of us?"

Short answer: No.
Long answer: Nooooooooooo.

There is 6 billion people in the world. Let's assume the one right person is always of the gender/sexual orientation that's fitting for you and unrelated (imagine if your one person is in fact your sister :P) It would take approx. 10000000 dates* to meet the person, then additional 9999999 dates to make sure none of the other people are that person, plus of course a few dates with the aforementioned person to make sure THEY are the one, plus a few failed marriages, plus... etc. Nobody has that much time. :P

* approximate figure

Titania said...

Well, I certainly *hope* there is more than one person for each of us, because if I found him in the past and I screwed up, I am, well, screwed. I don think that at different point of times we are different people, we evolve, grow up and change, and that means different people are right at each point in time. I also think this is why marriage is so hard, since you and person you marry change over time, and it requires so much work to keep being right for each other...

Mike said...

* Don't press you luck for an answer.

** I had to wait for Maya to get out of the way. She's really becoming a nuisance.

*** How about Alan Jeffery?

justjp said...

I love this post!

brad said...

I'm with the green fish. Who cares if there are other fish in the sea? "Gone fishing" has always felt like a bad analogy for matters of the heart. Silly yellow fish.

Kate said...

I've always found it hard to believe that there's only ONE person out there for each of us. I think there are a variety of people you can have a good relationship with if you're on the same page, willing to work on things and have that all-important chemistry.

Barbara said...

I definitely don't think there's only ONE right person for each of us. I could never pull off more than ONE right person at a time though. I guess I'm a true monogamist.

Loved the dog and fish cartoons. Even Jake laughed and immediately began rolling on the floor on his kong.

Toe said...

I already found my one and only. But doesn't mean I can't fantasize about the many.

Excuse me while I daydream about me and RPatz having a picnic by the lake.

Tina said...

I don't believe there is one right person out there you have to find. I do believe you make a committment every day to "the one" you choose to spend your life with.

Cyndy said...

I think there are plenty of potential soulmates floating around out there for everyone, but they are not always easy to recognize. Sometimes you think someone is a soulmate, but they're not, and sometimes you don't realize how right a particular person might be for you.

kansasmediocrity said...

Animals are the funniest people!

J said...

The romantic in me believes that but my brain says otherwise because it really would be nothing short of amazing to actually find that person.

lacochran said...

Bilbo: NaBloPoMo means nothing is off the table. Nothing!

Kate: That assumes that he was indeed the one right person, versus the one you met to prepare you for the one right person you're about to meet...?

Anonymous: I guess there are people that really don't need people. Despite what Barbra Streisand sings.

Gilahi: Mmm, filet of sole.

Maya: Well, sure!

The Maiden Metallurgist: Even you and Alan Thicke? Really?

Drama Queen: I think I get what you're saying. Thanks for weighing in.

The Bug: Good for your dad!

Bowie Mike: Well played. You'll have a long, happy marriage.

Liebchen: I know someone who says that people come into your life for "a reason, a season, or a lifetime." Maybe you're ready for your next season.

liferehab: Did you find that person this time around?

Little Ms Blogger: That leads to the question: can one person be everything to another person? Interesting.

Oliveira: "Short answer: No.
Long answer: Nooooooooooo." Ha! Marvelous answer and entertaining analysis!

Titania: Hopefully, you're like-minded and like-spirited enough that you can grow in the same direction...?

Mike: I didn't mean that I was clever, I meant their name was clever.

You mean the "rolling road engine tuning specialist"?

justjp: I love this comment!

brad: Silly, silly yellow fish.

Kate: Chemistry. Yes!

Barbara: If Jake laughed, I've done my job.

Toe: Sparkly vampires, eh? Enjoy.

Tina: So it's about intentionality, not destiny. Got it.

Cyndy: It's amazing we get through at all, doncha think?

kansasmediocrity: So true!

J: So, love the one you're with until you're with the one you love...?