The List

First and foremost: I fully realize I’ve sucked at blogging lately. Moving, work, buying furniture and life in general have stressed me out. But hopefully I can stay focused enough the next few weeks to keep blogging away.

I seriously debated even blogging about “The List” but I figured why not. A few weeks ago my lovely coworkers and I were out at a Cleveland Indians game, enjoying the lovely weather and each others company. It was a perfect night with some great coworkers. We had some fantastic conversations and laughed a lot (how could I not though with my coworker Taco sitting next to me) and I managed to get a picture with Joe Haden from the Browns (yes, I got really excited and insisted on finding him).

Somewhere in the midst of these conversation, I somehow managed to mention my List. I have no idea how it came up now but two coworkers, at least, looked at me like I was insane when I explained how I have “The List” on my phone of husband qualities…like I explained to one coworker, “you never know when you need to remember those qualities”.

This, of course, led to a conversation of what was on “The List” (which has been modified and updated quite a few times). Some of my favorite qualities on “The List”: sense of humor, health insurance (seriously, this one is important), motivation and extra benefits would be if he was tall and athletic (and named Peyton Hillis).


Yesterday, while checking Yahoo to see what news stories were up, this story appeared “Is Love Staring You Right in Your Face“. I immediately had to read the article and LOVED it. I thought it made some fantastic points but my favorite was this one:

Make a list of what you want in a partner
You probably already have a mental list of what you’re looking for in a partner, but as you write the list on paper, start to think of the ones in your life who already have those characteristics. Keep in mind that someone doesn’t have to fit every single one of those qualities, but should at least have the most important ones including that they’re honest, put a smile on your face, and support you. You may not even be aware that someone you already know matches the qualities on your list until you start taking a closer look.”

I was sooooo happy to see this in the article. I contemplated printed it out and taking it into a couple of coworkers but I already get made fun of enough by most of them (damn being gullible).

Anyone else have a “List”? If so, what’s on yours? How important is it to stick to the list? And seriously, I highly suggest reading that article for my singles out there. It was a great, well-written article.

About Charlene Ann

Type A, City Dweller. Lover of all things CLE, bad pop music, coffee, reading, to-do lists and wine.
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2 Responses to The List

  1. Neci says:

    Hmmmm, can I do a backwards-type “list”?? “Qualities I DO NOT Want In A Man??” Okay…
    -Ego Maniac

  2. lifeinthecle says:

    My list is really not that bad I don’t think: committed, loves and wants kids, sense of humor, motivated, generous, sports fan (Cleveland sports fan is a bonus), patient (because I’m not), intelligent and good communicator.

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