Posted by: Miss Jones | October 30, 2008

Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3…

Hello Single Mormon Blog World!!! 

I’m Miss Jones and I’m the head Spinster of this website now. 

As you should all now know, I’ve inherited “The Single Mormon Girl’s Guide to Life” from my dear childhood friend Lula.  A few months ago she got married and her wise advice to single Mormon Women dried right up.  Funny how that happens…the second you move on to another stage of life it is hard to remember or relate with the past stage.  But we still love and will miss Lula here in the world of Singletons.  In fact we hopefully will have her back as a guest writer at times…bringing insights and helpful hints from the married side of life.  I would like her first article to be “Why married people say stupid things and ask stupid questions to Singletons…”  But for now she has passed on the torch to me, Miss Jones, so I’m what you get.    

So who am I?  I am a Mormon Spinster and have been since I turned 23.  I just had my 29th birthday recently (the real 29th  birthday, not the one you lie about later) so I have been a Spinster now for 6 long years. 

Spinsterhood usually comes later in life for most women, but not for me.  You see, as a Mormon woman I became a Spinster at 23 because a Spinster is “any unmarried woman beyond the normal age for marrying,” and in Mormondom the average age at which women marry is 22.  Yup, that’s right…22.

The purpose of this post is just to test out my ability to post a blog on WordPress.  You see, I’m more of a Blogspot girl, but with my new inheritance will come new learning so be patient with me.  I’m not as computer savvy as Lula…in fact I am pretty computer retarded.  So don’t expect fancy charts, graphs, and pictures like you had with Lula.  And I’m sure my writing style and attitudes are different too.  And I don’t really have as much advice as Lula.  She was a wise old Spinster when we lost her to marriage.  But I do have a lot of questions and ideas from which I hope you’ll find your own solutions.  Maybe sometimes I’ll throw in some advice if I’m feeling intelligent and wise.

Oh, and as a DISCLAIMER to everything I write….I, Miss Jones, did not come into this life installed with a pop-up blocker….meaning, most everything that I think, I say.  Or in this case I write.  I have no filtering system.  I’ll try my best to be PC and you all try your best not to be easily offended.  And just for the record I LOVE everyone…gay or straight, black or white, fat or skinny, tall or short, funny or boring, smart or dumb.  HOWEVER that doesn’t mean that I might never mention those differences as they are sometimes what makes life funny and interesting for a single person.   

Life as a Singleton has its ups and downs…

Sometimes being still single and 29 is fun…like when you are headed to Europe for the 7th time and your married friend is stuck at home pregnant. 

Sometimes being still single is funny…like when you have an eventful date or think of creative things to say back to married people who ask you dumb and inappropriate questions. 

Sometimes being single is annoying…like when people want to set you up with their Halo-playing, live at home, 32 year old, works at IHOP son (this actually happened to me). 

Sometimes being still single is sad and you think that your heart will break if you have to spend one more moment on earth or in The Church and feeling like you aren’t contributing or fulfilling your purpose in life. 

So being single can be tough but it can also be wonderful.  And no matter what stage of life we are in it is just our job do the very best to be happy wherever we are in life.  Because, guess what, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and if we don’t learn to be happy and content where we are now, we may never be. 

So whether it is the good, the bad or the ugly about being single…we’ll  cover it all.  I hope you all enjoy! 

Miss Jones

Oh, and P.S., I’m not a professional writer, so don’t judge my grammar, spelling, word usage, etc.  I don’t get paid for this so I don’t have to be perfect.  And…if you do like any of my ideas or the ideas of Lula or of any of the guest writers you can quote us and link to this blog but don’t use our writing in any professional or money making ways without our permission or you will probably go to Hell. In other words this blog is copyrighted by me! 

 

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Responses

  1. Yeah for new blog posts! I’m excited to hear what you have to say. Us spinsters have to stick together! 🙂

  2. True that! I really needed to find something uplifting right now (going through the lonely stage of being single, going after guys I know aren’t good enough for me but are around, which makes them targets, I guess) and I’m glad to see two new posts.

  3. I had no idea until I stumbled upon this blog that I am a spinster.

    Well, bring on the cake, I turn 30 next year!

  4. Hi everyone!

    Any ideas for a single girl to do when all her gfs have ditched her for men?

    Thx! 😀

    • Make new ones! Yeah that what I do when I ‘lose’ friends to men. Plus you can always still be friends of course, but its nice to have friends in a similar situation.


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