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The Narrative Arc

January 10, 2011

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I recently found one of my high school best friends, H., on Facebook.  H and I were fiercely connected–I was her labor coach when she had her first baby at 19–but we lost touch after I returned to DC for good.  (The first picture of H’s I saw on Facebook was of that now-16-year-old baby […]

IJMM Strike One, and Some Dating Tips for Men

November 30, 2010

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The million dollar date has been had, and lo, it hath failed. As I said on Twitter: To recap, I didn’t like him but I’m kind of annoyed that he didn’t like me. I did wear a piece of arugula on my boob for part of the date, until he pointed it out, so maybe […]

Dating and Doubting

November 18, 2010

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To recap, Lieu broke up with me, but subsequently received some bad news that caused me to suspend my plan to not see him again as long as he is refusing to put out.  Since then, we’ve been talking almost every day and seeing each other once a week or so.  Suddenly, he is all […]

Codicil

October 20, 2010

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And then we came to the end. Lieu broke up with me last night.  I know, the most stunning thing about that statement is that he still had the option, that I let him be the one to make the call after his less than stellar behavior of late.  But I did; I am either a complete […]

The Great Dating Experiment, One Year In

October 12, 2010

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I wasn’t blogging when the Great Dating Experiment began, but as near as I can figure this is the one year anniversary of my first date.  Which was a disaster. Since then, I have been on 22 first dates.  Of those, 12 have at least made noise about a second date, and I’ve seen 8 […]

Dear Me: Review the Rules Edition

October 11, 2010

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Dear C_girl, I am a 35-year-old single woman.  Until October of 2009, I hadn’t been on a date for over six years.  Now, I’ve been dating a guy for ten months.  He is recently divorced and pretty emotionally damaged from it.  I think I love him, but he treats me like I barely exist most […]

I Walk the Line

September 23, 2010

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My overwhelming thought when I saw Walk the Line, the story of Johnny Cash’s career, his self-destructive lifestyle, and how the love of a good woman saved him, was Women like me do not need to see stories like this. We already can–and have–and do– waste good years of our lives convinced that the sunshine […]