Tuesday, September 28, 2010

what happened to nomarriage.com?

I've found the answer to that question. nomarriage was a great site. I discovered it back on the good old days on HP. The segue is the infamous doughboy Century21 commercial.

As they say on the forums, straight out of nomarriage. So what happened? It appears the main nomarriage.com link is now down. Some good news though. With a bit of Googling I found the companion sites FireYourWife and SingleAbroad. The SingleAbroad page captures the spirit of the nomarriage site which was like SingleAbroad in so much more entertaining and compelling detail.

The old nomarriage content is now a book which you have to pay to see. Here's the nomarriage toc of what I was lucky to be able to read for free. So I guess that's what happened, he put the content into a paid content book, oh well. It's well worth the read though if you haven't yet. A truly eye opening perspective on what I might call "the problem with no name".


I'll add my little nomarriage story. Back at a previous employer it was a Friday lunch which we did around twice a month or so. There were 5 of us guys in the lunch room sitting around a round table having some free pizza or w/e it was that day.

So one guy starts in about his recent vasectomy. He said the doctor told him he still had some swimmers so keep doing what you were for protection. He then bemoaned that what they were "doing" was abstinence. He added that he didn't know where his second child came from since sex in his marriage basically ended after the first child was born. At the time he was in the process of building a large new house for his wife and family.

Another guy at the table who had also built a large and expensive new house within the previous year added that yeah he had sex about 4-5 times a year. Another married with 2 children kind of shrugged and said his situation was the same. There was another guy at the table married house but no kids yet he was shocked about this revelation about sex and the married man. I didn't really say much my marriage had failed by that point so I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to extrapolate. Sure small sample size but I don't think it's an anomaly. The unusual thing was that people actually talked about it.


Given all this it's no wonder that the number of marriages in Canada declines every single year. Virtually all of the bride/wedding shops in Dartmouth have closed in the last few years, as you would expect. This recent ruling re prostitution will provide another alternative. Just saying, for less than the monthly payment on an SUV you can get a quality encounter twice a month with a young attractive partner who acts at least as enthusiastic about it as the wives discussed here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

white point

I had a nice visit over the weekend to White Point Beach Lodge. It was a day trip on the Saturday. It was a dinner for my aunt and uncle's 55th wedding anniversary. I was there before 5 years ago for their 50th anniversary.

It was a great day for a drive and Nova Scotia just looks great in the summer whatever direction you are going from Halifax. The 103 is an especially nice highway and drive. I took a walk on the beach there. I hadn't been to a beach yet this year. It was good.

I can understand why so many people go to White Point 1 or more times a year. It's a delightful place. I should really go more often. At least before 5 years from now.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Peter Stoffer must go

I so hope Peter Stoffer is g-o-n-e outta here as of the next election. Check out the article.

If Stoffer had told the truth up front about guns then I probably wouldn't care. Just another yellow NDP who I would never vote for. If there was an NDP I'd ever vote for I would think it would be Stoffer as up until now he has represented the region pretty well.

But not after this. To go on Live at 5 and act like a tough man with his chest puffed out over guns; then to turncoat, bait and switch the people who voted for him when it came to a real vote in parliament. Screw you Stoffer for letting feminists and weak soft urban NDP socialists push you around and dominate you like that.

Well I guess now you're good to go after this vote to be mayor of Halifax. I hope you don't become mayor because now I know I can't trust you.

Friday, September 03, 2010

new look

The small group of regulars here will notice some changes to the layout on this site. I noticed the old layout wasn't showing properly on Google Chrome which was annoying because I use Chrome myself - now up to 7% of browser market share.

I just didn't have the energy to edit the old XML template by hand and try to figure it out. So I upgraded to the Blogger new style template. And its much better. Nice drag and drop editing a great improvement over the old way.

Has it really been 5 years for this site? Still I have stuff to talk about. Have to get sitemeter plugged back in but I saw it recently passed the 10K hits mark - Google search is your friend. So time for an update on the old pumpkin orange and onto the newer and better.

Still as busy as always so I may not dwell on smallish details of layout for this new site. It's all about the content anyway for both the regular readers and the search engines.

When I started this site I promised I'd keep the blog on blog posts to a minimum and I've done a good job of that over the years. I'll continue with that pledge going forward and try to keep meta posts to a very few.

To the readers whoever and wherever you are thanks for dropping by. Hope you stick around and feel free to leave a comment.

Thursday, September 02, 2010


I've joined plentyoffish recently. I'd been lurking around for a little bit so I decided to join.

It's a pretty good site. Much better than that icky tagged site from the past. And its free which is nice.

So I created a profile. It's probably not very good. Oh well.

There's lots of interesting women on that site. I'd say around 50 or so close to my age within about a 20 minute drive of where I live who look respectable and seem to have their act together. They definitely have the critical mass on pof.

Some people I know said they met women there. I haven't really made any attempt to. That site like society favors the more aggressive. But I haven't made any real attempt to meet women outside the Internet either so I'm consistent I guess.

There's always lots to do; work, home projects, and stuff to keep up with. I don't mind being single so no need to press or anything. So see what happens.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010