I love cheese.

on March 17, 2012 in (in)courage with 4 comments by


Have I ever told you how much I like cheese?

A lot. Like, a lot. Mainly, I can’t resist Manchego.

So of course, when it was time for me to write for (in)courage for March, I needed to write about cheese.

You remember the old song “the Farmer in the Dell”? Do you remember what happens to the cheese?

It stands alone.

In my quest to talk openly and honestly about being single, I went to the list y’all made for me a few weeks ago and pulled a question:

What if I am the last single girl in the bunch?

And I answered it… using cheesy examples. Literally.

So check it out, tell your friends, and share your thoughts. And as always, if you have specific questions you’d like for me to answer about the life of a single gal, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments! I definitely want to be writing about the stuff that is important to YOU.

Happy weekend, y’all.


  1. gmh
    posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 3:41 PM  |  reply

    Just don’t count on eHarm to save your cheese.

    Aside from the way they string you along by not sending you any good prospects until your account is almost expired, the biggest problem I have with them is that they don’t screen their clients. They have no idea who has a criminal background and who doesn’t.

    The last three guys they matched me with were:
    a) On disability.
    b) Just finishing a prison term for touching little girls.
    c) Out of work and hoping to meet someone who has a good job.
    d) All of the above

    Run away. Run far far away.

  2. Married in China
    posted on Mar 17, 2012 at 5:10 PM  |  reply

    I love your blogs, so insightful, like this one. Standing alone can happen to married people as well. I live in Asia and have so for 10 years now. My friends cycle all the time so many times I find myself as the one ‘left behind”. The question becomes, how many times are we going to put ourselves out there only to get hurt because they just end up moving away? The truth is Girls, no matter if we are married or not, we need our girlfriends. Men can’t take that place. So keep the friends and go searching for a partner. Bottom line is we all need both and what we currently have helps give us the courage and the fuel to risk going out finding new opportunities with confidence and comfort.

  3. rach
    posted on Mar 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM  |  reply

    I too love cheese. And cheese jokes. So I just thought I’d share a couple with you before I go and read the (in)courage post (/avoid writing my essay):

    Which cheese do you use to lure a bear out of his cave? Camembert!

    What kind of cheese do you use to hide a small horse? Marscapone!

    That is all 🙂

  4. Becky
    posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:24 AM  |  reply

    I love cheese. I love analogies. I love analogies involving cheese. Lots of love all around!

    Anyways, the fact that the cheese stands alone is a little heartbreaking. But if you put it in perspective, the cheese isn’t really “alone.” No, my friend, cheese by itself is delicious and can also add some pizzazz to parties. If it weren’t for “the cheese” we wouldn’t have cheese & crackers, cheesecake, cheese dip (aka Nachos), grilled cheese sandwiches, cheetos, etc.

    Plus, it might be one of those cheeses that takes awhile to be ready to eat. You know, like bleu cheese. It gets better the longer it ferments!

    So, yeah. The cheese never really “stands alone.” It just thinks it does.

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