Today, I feel closer to my wifey… and some other things.

Holla! Our dearest Charkie over in Budapest experienced daylight savings, which brings her closer in time to us -arkies on the US EST time for a week (well that’s until dearest Markie makes HER EXCITING JOURNEY to the fabulous LA). I can’t remember if I’ve ever mentioned this, but I feel like I consider the -arkies my spouses and address them as “wifey.” Sometimes, it feels like a long-distance relationship (even with dearest Arkie so close to me).

…. Well, that brings me to the topic of long-distance relationships! What have your experiences with LDRs been like? Success? Failure? Suggestions? I would say that communication is key… and communicating about how you want to communicate is also a big one. Mmmm… okay away I go for my massage! 😀 😀 😀

Expect a halloween surprise (did someone say giveaway?) soon! 🙂 Have a lovely Sunday, dearest readers!

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Today, I am thinking about “the one”…

Charkie shared this article from A Cup of Jo about Parenting in India with me. It was obvious that I would love this article due to the my love & admiration for India. What caught my eye in the article is that the photographer and writer Danielle met her husband when they were both working for a non-profit in Washington, D.C. They had only been dating for a year when he got into the Foreign Service, had to leave the country, and decided to get married. What a story, right?! It’s also motivated me to add to our Love/Relationship series here at Todaycommai.

My eyes lit up when I noticed that Danielle met her husband in Washington, D.C., where I am currently working. It’s always so interesting to consider where you might meet “the one” or “not-the-one.” I am in DC! Where is the man who will take me to India hiding? Haha, just kidding!! 😛 I have never dated in the “real world.” My previous relationships have either been on campus in undergrad or short-lived (2 days? 3 days?) romances in middle school. 😛 I wonder what this next year will bring me. I’m not even sure if I want to date. But it’s just an interesting thought, and I have an embarrassing confession to make. I think about “the one” a lot. For instance, if I’m sitting on the metro and a young man sits next to me, a thought crosses my mind: “What if he is my soul-mate and I just missed him like that? Will our lives ever cross paths again?”

Um… looks like I’ve been watching too many Asian Dramas and Bollywood films. LOL. Yeah, sometimes, my mind is weird. But aren’t we all a little crazy?  If I were to date, where would I meet people? In a bar? At a Yelp event? At work? None of these options seem likely. Cafe? Coffee shop? Grocery Store? Gas station (pretend I don’t know how to pump gas? Hahaha)? And what about online dating options? I’m sure it’ll come naturally and when I’m least expecting it… so I’m very excited for it all. Okay, back to my life I go… will be back with more to the series.

Where do you meet people? Would you consider online dating? (OK Cupid, How about we…, Match.com, etc)? Do you believe in meeting “the one” or finding your “soulmate”? Would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

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Today, I’ve got butterflies in my stomach… what about you?

Teehee… here’s a topic that we don’t mention much, but we do have a section up there (^^ feel free to browse our blog topics using our menu up top) .. what about a little more romantic aspects of our lives? Well, I certainly am lacking in that department at the moment. I’ll let the other -arkies speak for themselves.

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Kicking off this love/relationship series, I’m starting to get butterflies in my stomach! It’s a feeling that I’ve come to both like and dislike. My mind is a whirlwind (tornado) of thoughts: Eye contact.. no eye contact… cheeks are feeling a little warm…. ehhhhhh…. let me run away… RAWR! From a more scientific perspective, the butterflies happen due to a reduction of blood flow to the stomach. The blood is, literally, getting stolen by my HEART! Heart racing, increased blood pressure? All part of it. Welp, there you have it. I was wondering why my heart started racing a little when I saw someone. 🙂 Maybe I should have pulled out my blood pressure kit (yep, I come prepared) and checked my blood pressure right then and there. Have you had this feeling lately? Is it something you enjoy? Or would you rather just skip this entire part of courtship (or lack-of courtship in my case)? hehe

That fluttery feeling that you feel in your stomach at the sight of a new love or sight of, let’s say, Anderson Cooper/Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Wang Leehom/[insert name] … is caused by the release of adrenaline in the fight-or-flight response!

Interested in learning more? Here’s an article from a while ago that I remember reading.