Tag Archives: dating

Feb
19

standing on wobbly legs

i’ve dated as rarely as humanly possible — too pleased with my impervious shield of post-heartbreak self-sufficiency to risk weakening it. – rebecca traister, salon.com over lunch the other day with a friend, the subject of my love life came up again. i quietly tiptoed into the dating scene recently, partially under duress and partially […]
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Feb
14

it’s not that bad

so today in a meeting, the subject of vday came up, and i made a snide comment about valentine’s day and my inclination to vacillate between apathy and disdain for the greeting card holiday. this sparked a dialogue between a colleague (and also a close friend) and another colleague who expressed surprise at my snarky […]
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Jul
25

crapshoot love

chatting with my mother about the impending departure of my roommate, i brought up that i’m hunting for a new roommate even though i’m pretty much over the roommate situation. the ensuing conversation is just one small indicator explaining my cautious optimism regarding love: M: “do you really have to get a roommate?” m: “yeah, […]
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May
11

works on men of all sizes.

the big even of the week at work, was the annual amgen chili cookoff last week, which is an extravaganza of chili booths, beer, wine, coworkers and their families gathered to…uh eat chili. the thousands of amgen folks and their family units swarm the contained area around my building and it’s a zoo of breeders […]
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May
5

yup. i need a vacation.

i am not the kind of person that believes in signs, but i do look for patterns. anyone who keeps up with me here or in real life, knows i’m a workaholic. after running my time allocation for the last six months, and realizing that i am averaging, AVERAGING almost 65 hours per week. in […]
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Apr
5

tip #87

i met my girlfriend lynn out for an apres work cocktail at a new local haunt, the other room on abbot kinney. we spent the better part of the evening huddled in the corner digging through some desperately needed girl-talk. we even had a pizza delivered (they don’t serve food there and are very accommodating […]
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Feb
17

fortune…in bed

i love it when i get a good fortune cookie fortune. today’s: “YOUR ENTHUSIASM INSPIRES PEOPLE” which was fantastic. until a friend said, “inspires people to do what?” i furrowed my brow (for the second time this week) and replied, “uh…inspires people….in bed!”
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Feb
16

selectively optimistic

i’ve developed a crush. the kind of adolescent crush in which the other person likely doesn’t have a clue. i first realized this yesterday. there’s been a distinct furrow in my brow ever since. then, a girlfriend of mine admitted she had developed a crush on someone. and i was tickled for her. weird that […]
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Feb
7

what day?

some conversations put a fine point on things unexpectedly: me: like my new soft robe? val: ooh! me: it was on sale! everything in this town seems to be 75% off! val: well, there’s a very small window of time when men shop. me: *perplexed look* val: valentine’s day? me: oh, right. me: *pause* me: […]
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May
25

find a soul mate

according to matt (a brother of a friend) i’d have to date 310,219,064 American single males in order to find my soulmate. oh and uh, i might have to move. er i could have figured that out. quite honestly an american single male might have to throw himself on the hood of my car as […]
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