Friday, December 17, 2010

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

I know it's been awhile since I've written to you. And I also apologize for not believing in you that much anymore. But this year I'm having a lot of trouble getting into the holiday spirit. Actually, I'm having trouble getting into any kind of spirit. All in all, I'm kind of down in the dumps big time. So, I thought that maybe writing to you would make me feel better. And I'm hoping that maybe you can help me to find a little bit of Christmas cheer and rediscover some of that Christmas magic that is so wonderful when you are a child.

 I was also hoping that you could possibly bring me a very special Christmas present this year...

The thing is Santa, that I'm kind of tired of spending Christmas alone. But at the same time, I'm getting more and more convinced that there are NO GOOD GUYS out there (besides you of course but unfortunately Mrs. Clause got there first)! But I'm not quite ready to give up hope yet. I'm hoping that you can work your special Christmas magic and help me find the perfect guy for this International Woman of Mystery. And if he doesn't exist in the world (I wouldn't be surprised), maybe the elves can whip something up? Build the perfect man just for me? 

So rather than a long list of things I want for Christmas, all I want for Christmas is a PERFECT man. I thought I would help you out by listing all the requirements below. I apologize for the fact that it is a little long. But I know that you are kinda awesome and magical and can make miracles happen... so I decided to just put it all out there.
The perfect man for this International Woman of Mystery...
  • Is tall - at least 6 feet but preferably 6 foot 3 or taller
  • Is handsome - not necessarily conventionally but he definitely needs to be attractive
  • Is smart and intelligent and able to hold interesting conversations
  • Is nice to me and treats me well 
  • Is charming, charismatic and fun
  • Fills up a room with his personality
  • Is kind and has a big heart
  • Loves books, music, animals and travel
  • Wouldn't mind living abroad even if it was my job that was causing us to move
  • Wouldn't be intimidated by a woman who is strong, independent and career-focused
  • Is adventurous and finds ways to make even the most mundane things into an adventure
  • Loves to laugh and tries to see the good in people and situations
  • Is sometimes silly, isn't afraid to be a goofball, and isn't embarrassed by me when I have a case of the sillies
  • Takes care of his body and exercises and eats healthy but who isn't afraid to indulge in a big plate of french fries with me
  • Has a good sense of style  - i.e. doesn't consider khakis an acceptable clothing option
  • Is motivated and ambitious and doesn't mind working hard but also values home life and manages to find a balance between career and family
  • Has strong arms that he loves to put around me and hug me close to him
  • Has a wonderful smile that lights up when I walk in the room
  • Has nice lips that plant tender kisses on mine
  • Likes children and want to be a father some day
  • Gives me compliments and thinks that I'm beautiful even when I'm in one of my "extra 5 pounds" stages
  • Gives me presents "just because"
  • Loves his family and comes to love mine
  • Encourages me to be a better person
  • Loves me and looks at me in such a way that tells me and everyone else around how in love he is
  • Doesn't need to be perfect - I know that no one is, but he should have a good sense of himself and should value self improvement
  • Doesn't need to be tied up with a red bow and placed under the tree... I'll give you a bit more time on this one - just let me stumble upon him sometime over the next year 
I look forward to seeing how well you work your Christmas magic. I'm determined that this is going to be my LAST Christmas as a single gal. So, I'm going to live it up and put my faith in you Dear Santa to deliver this most perfect gift.

And if you don't happen to find this perfect man for me, and if you can't custom build him in your shop, then I suppose I could settle for a pair of Louboutins, a flat screen television and a plane ticket to Sweden.

-International Woman of Mystery


Matt79 said...

I actually had someone in mind while reading the first half of your list (partly as he's 6 foot 6) and he even lives in the USA, but on the wrong coast! But he definitely doesn't fit a couple of the big later points anyway.

Why am I writing this? I guess to say that there are good guys out there who fit at least most of the list. I hope that Santa brings you a near-perfect gift nice and soon!

SSW said...

He is out there and may not be the entire list but you will fall for him anyway! I found my love of my life when I wasn't looking and I'm so in awe and amazed by how fast and deep I fell inlove with him, when I was so happy and content in my single life!

Julianna said...

Hey, that's my guy... but he's only 6'2".... oh, and he's taken, sorry. :)

Santa works in magical ways my friend.

A little story. I spent Christmas alone for many years after my divorce. On two Christmas eve/mornings I didn't even have the kids. I had to redefine what christmas was about for me. Once I did that, the rest of the "Holiday Hoo-Ha" fell into place. It is hard, but once you make peace with where you're at, men will flock to be part of your comfort zone.

Anonymous said...

Let me know if your guy has a twin brother! ;-) I hope you find everyting you are looking for under the tree and in life this coming year!

Lifebeginsat30ty said...

I'll so laugh if tomorrow or next week you stumble upon a really tall Santa who just happens to be Swedish, or his family is ;) I think it's good to have a list but also good to keep yourself open to what Santa has in store as well. Have a good time in whatever you do this year :)

Alice X said...

If only Santa made men huh! Here's to hoping you have a man shaped stocking awaiting you on Christmas morn.