He caught me at a weak moment and he knows it.I am tired- weary, really- worn down by scaling mountains of work and managing my bad decisions. So when he calls me and says he's in town and coming over and cooking, I know he only does so because he knows I don't have the … Continue reading Push and Pull
Category: Living Single
In a 90s kinda world, I’m glad I got my girls.
The phone rings while I'm somewhere between sleeping and waking; I'm not asleep enough to sleep through the ring, but I am asleep enough to be confused by it.I reach for it blindly in the dark, mumbling a hello into my pillow. "You know what I was thinking?"His voice is so clear and so crisp he … Continue reading Back
Facts and Examples
So many people have said things this week that have influenced this week’s post. They are all shouted out within, and you should check them all out.It’s important that before you read any of this, you first go read this over at my boo SBG’s place…Skinny Bits: The Single EditionDon’t worry; I’ll be here with … Continue reading Facts and Examples
At Some Point I Turned into Cameron Diaz
(Day 7 of 30 in 30)After lunch with my favoritest and most unattainable boo Saturday, I set off into the sunshine to run some errands. I had hair products to pick up. Maybe get my truck washed. Return a dress that turned out to be too big for me. And, most importantly, get some gelato … Continue reading At Some Point I Turned into Cameron Diaz
Accepted Everywhere You Wanna Be
(Day 6 of 30 in 30)“Hey, beautiful girl.”“Hey.”“Uh oh. What’s wrong?”“I didn’t get it.”“Wait- are you serious?!”“Yep.”“I can’t believe this shit.”“Me neither.”“I’m so sorry, baby.”“Me too.”“Damn. I wish I could at least give you a hug or something.”We both sigh on opposite ends on the country. But for different reasons.“Are you walking outta work?”“Yeah. On my … Continue reading Accepted Everywhere You Wanna Be
I Gotta do WHAT for a Grown Ass Man?!?!
(Day 2 of 30 in 30)I won’t even lie.Spending the last week or so hanging out with a secondary group of friends, mostly married, some with kids, their stories peppered with mentions of “my husband’ and “the house” and “when we were in (insert country here)” all punctuated by gesturing hands topped with glittering rings … Continue reading I Gotta do WHAT for a Grown Ass Man?!?!
“I have been wondering all week if I should send this to you or not.”Peter Parker’s voice has stampeded into the quiet with no preamble after I answered my phone on speaker without bothering to check the caller ID. Now, I am staring at the phone from a few feet away, the pic we took … Continue reading Awkward
Wait, you CAN Knock the Hustle?
“I am tired of dating dreamers,” my friend sighs over the top of a champagne flute, clearly exasperated and a twinge depressed. In the interest of transparency I will admit I was well on my way to the bottom of a carafe of mimosas, so I wasn’t entirely sure I was hearing her correctly.“You’re tired … Continue reading Wait, you CAN Knock the Hustle?
On Friendship and Marriage
“That’s what makes it so easy for me to be 85% happy for Chandler and Monica.”(Joy will get that joke.)Over the last few months, and increasingly since the actual wedding last weekend, I have gotten asked some variation of the same question from friends, family, co-workers, random baristas at Starbucks to whom I gushed about … Continue reading On Friendship and Marriage
“I want it all. Everything. All of you. I will not accept anything less.”The Great Houdini had a way of saying things that made me understand that, despite his jovial nature, he was not kidding. And right then, in that hotel room in New Orleans, he was very serious. His voice was quiet, as we … Continue reading All