How Men and Women Handle Their Problems

Walking ConversationPlease take the provocative title of this post lightly. I don’t mean to imply that all women think the same way, nor do I believe I know how all women think. What the title instead implies is that, though all people are different and gender differences are not as clearly defined as many people think, there are certain distinctions that are uniquely common to one sex over the other.

One of these is the way in which men and women tend to resolve their problems and relieve stress. Men and women often get into arguments, especially with their relationship partners, because of a common miscommunication: the woman will be explaining a problem she has and the man will interrupt her with a solution. Though the guy is thinking that he is being helpful, this is not what the woman is looking for. Read More…

December 2, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: Philosophy/Psychology  No Comments

Being an Idealist

Idealist MarkIdealist.org is a website offering opportunities to those seeking to improve the world we live in. It allows businesses to post listings for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities which in some way contribute to building a freer or more sustainable world. People can then go to the site and connect with others with common goals. The website is a great place for individuals and businesses looking to build a better world.

You might have seen the button on the right sidebar that states, “I’m an idealist.” This button is there to show my support for the new project Idealist is working on. Feel free to click on it, or read on to find out what it is and why I support it. Read More…

November 30, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: Reviews  No Comments

Blog Carnival – Dating Stories

Blog Carnival submission form - a dating stories carnivalAre you a blogger? Have you been in a successful, or not-successful relationship? Do you have relationship advice you would like to share? Would you like to publish your story/advice on Street Saint? Now’s your chance!

I’ve decided to start a new partnership with Blog Carnival, a unique blog sharing website. What the site does is allow bloggers to submit content to others to be posted on other blogs. What this does is allows for bloggers (like me) to host content on my own blog from other bloggers. Read More…

November 29, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: General, Reviews  No Comments

Back to the Dating Game

Couple Sitting CloseSince I’ve been busy with my random acts of kindness, I haven’t been able to give many updates about my main goal: to find a life partner. Although there haven’t been a whole lot of updates I can give, there have been some promising developments.

Just for the sake of convenience, I’ll give my current crush a name: let’s go with Samira. Samira and I seem to be making a strong connection. I can sense from her by the way that she looks at me and talks to me that she likes me. I hope this is in the sense that she thinks I’m attractive; although, she could just like me as a friend. She seems to be comfortable around me, which is probably what I enjoy the most about her. Read More…

November 28, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: Goals, Life Partner  No Comments

RAK Wrap-Up

Huging Dad on BeachMy very first goal has been complete! Hooray!

I’m both excited and relieved. To be honest, it was a lot more difficult than I originally thought it would be. First of all, I had to come up with a unique act to perform each day, and then I had to actually do it. It was especially hard I think because I was supposed to be taking advantage of opportunities. However, if these opportunities didn’t present themselves to me, then I had to make them myself. Read More…

November 27, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: Goals, RAK  No Comments

Day 14: To Be Continued…

For my very last RAK, I wanted to really help someone in need. I had the idea of going to a hospital or elderly home and give someone a “hope you are well” card. I figured, one of the best ways to speed up recovery is to feel happy. And so that was my mission. Make someone feel happy.

First, I went out to a local pharmacy to find myself a card. Unfortunately, most cards you find in a store don’t cater to my unusual task of cheering up someone you don’t actually know. I couldn’t pick up anything that said mother, father, brother, grandparent, friend, etc. And I didn’t want to get a card that had a specific event or purpose on it either, so that ruled out birthday, holiday, thank you, and sympathy cards. There wasn’t a whole lot left to chose from. However, I finally found one with a little cartoon turtle saying, “you can get through by taking things step by step by step.” I thought it was just vague enough to apply to anyone I might give it to and it was also uplifting. I did end up spending a bit more than a dollar on the card, but I thought it was okay in the long run since none of my previous RAKs cost me anything. Read More…

November 26, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: Goals, RAK  No Comments

Something to Consider

I have more time on my hands now, so I thought I’d let you all know about a few things that have been going on. I already said that I would not perform a RAK today (Day 13); however, I found one (ironically enough) that I wanted to share.

I decided to do some laundry before leaving for Thanksgiving, and in the laundry room I saw a sign on the wall written in marker. It was a note from someone saying that their laundry detergent had been stolen from the laundry room, this after the person already had a very bad day. They were asking that whoever took it please return it. Beneath the note, someone had written a response on a small notecard. The response read something like this: “Dear Yours Truly [the person signed their note as "Yours Truly"], I don’t know who you are, but your story made me sad. I don’t know who took your detergent, but here’s an octopus.” Read More…

November 24, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: Goals, Life Partner, RAK  2 Comments

Day 12 & 13: Resolving Some Issues

I had every intention of continuing with my random acts of kindness, despite any other challenges or developments that happened to crop up in my life. However, due to my illness, a large project I had to complete, as well as a recent (though minor) family emergency, I was and am unable to do much of anything these past two days.

I knew from the onset of this goal that I might run into such complications because I new the past two weeks would be pretty hectic for me. I am saddened I am unable to fully complete my goal, yet it does not end here. I still have one more day tomorrow and there is still one more RAK that I’ve wanted to to do from the very beginning. I want to end this challenge on a positive note, since that is the whole point of it after all. Read More…

November 24, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: Goals, RAK  No Comments

Day 12 & 13: Resolving Some Issues

I had every intention of continuing with my random acts of kindness, despite any other challenges or developments that happened to crop up in my life. However, due to my illness, a large project I had to complete, as well as a recent (though minor) family emergency, I was and am unable to do much of anything these past two days.

I knew from the onset of this goal that I might run into such complications because I new the past two weeks would be pretty hectic for me. I am saddened I am unable to fully complete my goal, yet it does not end here. I still have one more day tomorrow and there is still one more RAK that I’ve wanted to to do from the very beginning. I want to end this challenge on a positive note, since that is the whole point of it after all. Read More…

November 24, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: Goals, RAK  No Comments

Day 11: Farewell

With Thanksgiving approaching so quickly, people are beginning to travel. Especially this weekend I noticed many people starting to pack up and go home or to wherever they plan to spend their Thanksgiving holidays. I decided to use this opportunity to be impractically nice to people. :)

I had mentioned in an earlier post that I have a desk job where I screen a large number of residents and guests. Having such a job opens up the opportunity to overhear a good portion of conversations between people. I abused the position a bit last night when I found out that one of the building’s residents would be leaving for home the next morning and made a mental note of it. Naturally, my job calls for a fair amount of confidentiality, so recording information such as names or room numbers is certainly goes against the expectations of my position. However, like a good criminal, I decided to forgo these terms, feeling my agenda is more important than employment expectations. Read More…

November 23, 2009  Author: Street Saint Posted in: Goals, RAK  No Comments