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Chasing The American Dream

June 09, 2006


Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The cake isn’t completely baked. Come to think of it, it just went into the oven.


  • The question of the hour: Is it Real or is it Rebound?

    By Blogger Elizabeth, at 1:00 AM, June 10, 2006  

  • The answer of the hour: Seeing someone for three weeks when there is no love involved does not qualify as a rebound situation. It's dating, and you gotta keep getting back on the bike when you fall off. As for the model, it is real whatever "it" is. "It" is only a week old but has potential and has me looking forward to each day with a smile on my face. Fingers crossed.

    By Blogger Plantation, at 3:03 AM, June 10, 2006  

  • Is that what they call them now, models?

    By Blogger Eatapeach, at 4:13 PM, June 10, 2006  

  • Sounds awesome, Plant! Best to you!!

    By Blogger Elizabeth, at 6:03 PM, June 10, 2006  

  • I don't find that the least bit funny Peach.
    Elizabeth, thanks. Very cool.

    By Blogger Plantation, at 6:13 PM, June 10, 2006  

  • What a lucky girl. Best of luck.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:17 PM, June 10, 2006  

  • her eyes are freakishly big when she smiles.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:01 PM, June 10, 2006  

  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Blogger A, at 11:52 PM, June 10, 2006  

  • She seems like a foodie, yes? HAVE FUN! Isn't that what it's all about?!

    By Blogger catsteevens, at 12:46 AM, June 11, 2006  

  • Thanks Em, A, and Cat. Yes Cat, she's a health foodie. BTW, I cooked the dinner.

    By Blogger Plantation, at 7:20 AM, June 11, 2006  

  • Go you!

    By Blogger Buffy, at 7:35 AM, June 11, 2006  

  • I take it the interview went well...better than expected. I know I should be happy for you, Plantman, but for some reason, I am overwhelmed by skeptisism.

    Nice glasses, btw.

    By Blogger Eatapeach, at 9:23 PM, June 11, 2006  

  • That cutie looks about a zillion times cuter without the enormous spider lashes. Encourage her to go more natural with her makeup! I know it's Florida, but really, folks.

    You both look very happy. And... that's what it's all about!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:02 AM, June 12, 2006  

  • Shes very pretty actually, cute couple you two make.

    Is she from this country?

    Enjoy the relationship!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:25 AM, June 12, 2006  

  • oops, sorry - me (honeydrizzled@hotmail.com)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:26 AM, June 12, 2006  

  • Interesting how people seem to think you give even half a shit about their respective opinions on your lovely new friend...

    Ignore them, Plantation, and enjoy yourself. I've not "known" you long, but I suspect this happiness is very well deserved.

    And I happen to think her eyes are fantastic, for what it's worth. =)

    By Anonymous Hill, at 7:15 PM, June 12, 2006  

  • Todd,
    Is she Generation X or Y ? she's definitely not a boomer!!!! and, yes, it really does matter.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:56 PM, June 12, 2006  

  • Interesting comments, all of them. What interview? Skepticism is spelled with a C. She's from Israel. Her eyelashes are real. I don't even know what Gen X or Y means. Luv ya, Hill.

    By Blogger Plantation, at 8:53 PM, June 12, 2006  

  • I knew that...

    By Blogger Eatapeach, at 9:43 PM, June 12, 2006  

  • I can't wait for the future stories - have fun.

    By Blogger Sass, at 11:16 PM, June 12, 2006  

  • well, you cant blame your readers for the skepticism or negativity, I mean you told us some horrible i.m. conversations of deceitful women thru the dating sites, and then show us pictures of you & a beautiful woman together, now you owe it to us to tell the story behind it so we aren't negative! or at the very least you will give us out there in the internet dating world some hope- ya know?

    Lori (honeydrizzled@hotmail.com)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:28 AM, June 13, 2006  

  • Stuff it, Anon... I LOVE her big eyes! (I have the same kind of big eyes, I personally think they are gorgeous :)) She is really pretty and y'all look so happy. I am happy looking at these pictures!

    Todd... you look H-O-T if I may say so myself!! I want to hear more about the meal you cooked her.

    By Blogger girl from florida, at 10:01 AM, June 13, 2006  

  • I'm with Girl, I'd like to hear more about the meal you cooked. Not what went on during dinner (although that may be interesting too), but the ACTUAL food. Was it yum or yuk?

    By Blogger catsteevens, at 11:42 AM, June 13, 2006  

  • Todd~

    I hope you know that I wish you only happiness, so please take what I am going to say in the spirit in which it was intended...I say this with friendship in my heart:

    I see 4 different changes of clothes in those pictures. At the time of your original post, it had only been a week since you met the model. Miss Israel may very well end up being Mrs. Plantation, and if that is what you want, then that is what I wish for you. But, (and yes, there is always a but) you don't exactly have the best track record when it comes to judging women. Please be careful. Please take it slow. Try not to lead with your heart.


    BTW, Girl from Florida is right...you look very nice with your new Oakleys.

    By Blogger Eatapeach, at 11:58 AM, June 13, 2006  

  • Peach - I understand what you're saying to him. Really, I do. BUT (y'know there is always a but) I am going to have to offer a difference of opinion. I'm sure Todd won't mind (will you T?).

    Lust or love, or whatever high you believe exists at the beginning of a relationship, should be felt full force. I don't believe you should go in with a guarded heart. What would be the point? You need to be able to really squeeze the orange to get sweet juice. Todd is not a teenager. I am not advocating foolishness. I am just saying to LIVE, strong & hard, and enjoy whatever comes out of it.

    By Blogger catsteevens, at 3:46 PM, June 13, 2006  

  • Point taken....

    By Blogger Eatapeach, at 8:17 PM, June 13, 2006  

  • Dude...how old are you? Looks like you are robbing the cradle.

    Also a man your age dating a chic with a nosering...come on!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:44 PM, June 13, 2006  

  • Does the new love of your life know that you still go on JDate?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:47 PM, June 13, 2006  

  • Does she read your blog ? We really
    want to know her age !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:31 PM, June 13, 2006  

  • Wow, never did I anticipate all the controversy. Yes, she knows I go on JDate. She's been in NY and we have been chatting long distance. For the record, I've canceled my JDate subscription, not that it matters. No, she doesn't read the blog. I'm trying a different tack this time. Nosering? Who cares. Her age? I don't think women like discussing their age or their weight. Sore subjects. Change of clothes? You lost me there. I think we're over analyzing once again.

    By Blogger Plantation, at 3:54 PM, June 14, 2006  

  • long distance... check.
    met on the internet... check.
    defensive about it.. check.

    i just cant wait till the crash and burn, so it gives him stuff to write about for another 6 months.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:21 PM, June 14, 2006  

  • Risk/reward, anon. I'm willing to risk crash and burn for the real thing. I'd rather go for it then spend the rest of my life wondering "what if." True, I just crashed and burned recently, but you take away a little something from each experience. For me it's worth it; for you, perhaps not.

    By Blogger Plantation, at 1:49 AM, June 15, 2006  

  • Holy cripes what mean comments!


    WOW!! I am so happy to read about you being happy! Whether this works out long term or not, it's wonderful to be happy right now, isn't it?! I don't care how you met her, how old she is, what she does for a living, I don't care...I am just so excited that you are happy. And you certainly know better than any of the rest of us what will work for you and what won't.

    Don't listen to the negatives, enjoy what you have and treasure every happy moment.


    By Blogger Amy, at 9:17 AM, June 15, 2006  

  • I've been out of the loop- who is the blonde chick?

    By Blogger Lyss, at 12:23 PM, June 15, 2006  

  • Wow she is gorgeous! (not that that even really matters...) I think yall look wonderful together and for those commenting on the age, my dad is 58, his wife is 35 and they have been together for 16 years. They are so happy and so in love and their age means nothing! Have fun with this and enjoy every minute! I am SO happy for you!!! And wow is that meal making me NOT want the egg salad sandwich I have packed for lunch! :-)

    By Blogger Elle, at 1:53 PM, June 15, 2006  

  • Very happy for you, hope you can fill me in sometime soon! I miss talking to ya, you are a hard guy to trach down lol

    By Anonymous Christa, at 12:19 AM, June 17, 2006  

  • Well i hope it works, but i (along with a lot of others, and probaby even you) have my fears.

    The one thing i find amusing is that Peach has the nuts to comment about your relationships, when her idea of a date/relationship is drinking herself into a near coma on kettle one and then spending the night bumping uglies...with a married man.

    I for one am happy for you that peach is unloaded (it doesnt matter who officially broke it off, just be happy you are done with her). And Peach, honestly, worry about your own life instead of plantations, you have so many major problems of your own that you really shouldnt be focusing on others. Try to turn yourself into something remotely resembling a normal adult mother, and leave Plantation to himself.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:26 PM, June 20, 2006  

  • The things I miss when I don't visit. I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! She's absolutely gorgeous and don't pay attention to the negative comments, they definitely have issues and who cares what they think anyway. Best of luck to you and the lovely lady. I'm looking forward to hearing more!

    By Blogger Mari, at 9:18 PM, July 03, 2006  

  • Just be careful. I used to have a focus on relationship before career, etc. and got burned. You have to understand that if you are going to race a thoroughbread horse you can easily get burned. No man is immune. Don't give of yourself too much to her.
    I understand life is short and love should come first, but that's not always how it works out. Top shelf women get big egos quickly and it can just as easily get to their heads.
    As a man I find you should focus firstly on your career and your success, and see these women as secondary. That's more consistent with the laws of nature. -sad but true.
    The pursuit of power first and foremost is a man's mission on this planet.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:18 AM, August 14, 2006  

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