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Q4 Dating Outlook Rocky, As Romantic Starts Continue to Decline

August 30, 2010


Dudes, I am losing the thread of this dating thing.  Here’s where we stand: Lieu Current conditions: Cloudy, with an omnipresent chance of disappearance.  I think he is interpreting our open relationship differently than I am.  Actually, I strongly suspect that he is distracted by dating someone else.  I know!  Who could ever have predicted […]

This Week’s Motto

August 30, 2010


via DesignCrush OK, this is not actually how I personally deal with sadness (I’m more long naps and carbohydrates) but I think it’s an excellent ambition, and one we all should emulate.

Emergency Egg Recall

August 24, 2010


Dear C_Girl: We, your ovaries, would like to immediately recall all of the good eggs we have carelessly released over the past 24 years. True, some of them were duds, and would have produced only dumpy, towheaded moppets with blurry features and a dull intellect. Some, however, were magnificent and would potentially have produced MacArthur […]

Narnia v. Ohio

August 22, 2010


I don’t talk about my job much here, both because blogging about your job is not very smart and because I know I’m damn lucky to have it.  It’s the best job anyone in my family has probably ever had, and while I do occasionally find myself crying in the bathroom from frustration, it’s not […]

The Shouldn’ts, the Impossibles, the Won’ts

August 16, 2010


It began with a corny joke I couldn’t resist sending on Friday afternoon. Well, it began in December, with a smart and funny reply to an ad I posted on Craigslist. Or maybe it began when he took my hand on our first date and electricity shot up my arm. But the most recent time […]

Scared Straight…er. Ish.

August 12, 2010


As I have said before, while I still get fooled once in a while, when I first started dating last fall I was dumb as a box of rocks, believing what people said and taking them at face value and other such unbelievably naive idiocy.  This is the story of how that changed. The Architect […]

Your Guide To Online Dating, Part 1: Decoding the Email Address

August 9, 2010


In the first part of this series (which was only going to be one post but accidentally got really long) we learn to make snap judgments based on people’s email addresses. What a person’s domain name says about them: I live way out in the Virginia suburbs, perhaps not in my mother’s basement, but […]