Hi friends! I have missed you.
I’m in Dubai on my way from a wonderful time in Kenya.
Don’t worry: I didn’t buy any of these.
I also considered buying a hookah just to see my friends’ reaction as I boarded the plane. But cooler heads prevailed.
I also didn’t buy any Arabic lady fiction (because I will be asleep all the way to NYC).
I was revolted to hear the news that the Inne at the Abingtons refused to book a same-sex couple’s wedding.
Via the Scranton Times-Tribune
NORTH ABINGTON TWP. — When Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court, Desiree Mark…
Google Maps told me the walk would be 0.9 miles. The humidity was rising, but a mile isn’t so far.
Once I passed the McCarren Park pool, the walk started sucking. The part of Greenpoint I found myself in would be best described as Not Cute. Homely,…
As you read this, I’m on a flight to Kenya. Crazy, right?
Instead of scrambling to schedule lots of blog posts, I ran last minute errands and…got a mani-pedi.
So sue me.
There are a few posts in the queue, but it will be a little quiet around here July 23 or so. Hopefully absence will make your heart grow fonder.
Staying up past my ‘bedtime’ has been a way of life, all of my life. As much as I love sleep, I happen to like having my sleep start late.
I couldn’t tell you if nature or nature made me a night owl. My father in particular, loves to stay up late and when I’m in Rehoboth with my family or back home in Scranton, I am shocked if I find my father has gone to sleep before me.
Even in my earliest…
OK, most of the time I don’t mean entertaining but horrifying (NSFW), but you get the idea.
Sometimes I’ll be out with friends and one – or all of us – will whip out Tinder to check out the merchandise. Often we end up dissolving into laughter over a guy like this or this. Watch out if you have Tinder open when @Full_Of_Moxie is around because she will make it her job to LIKE a guy you definitely don’t like.
I’ll get you back, friend. Watch out.
Once in a while, an attractive guy who knows how to use spellcheck actually appears. Let’s call this one Andrew because that was, in fact, his name.
I was out with a girlfriend. Andrew and I swapped some messages before he suggested we switch to actual texts. Given that I was a few cocktails in, I said yes.
It wasn’t a love connection to say the least.
It was like something you’d see on Straight White Boys Texting,
If you comb through my Tumblr Why Did You Put That On Tinder, you’ll see things could have been much, much worse. I guess.
Lads, just try to use a bit of charm. Trust me: things will turn out better for you.
For as many guys I have matched and chatted with, I have not yet made myself go through with meeting any of them. At this point, Tinder is for entertainment purposes only.Why did you put that on Tinder? Why are you even on Tinder?! I blame Eliza for inspiring me to get on Tinder (not really). But it’s my own fault for sticking with it.
Now that Facebook friends have finally moved on from “graduation” photos from pre-K, kindergarten, third grade, eighth grade and pretty much any other end-of-school milestone one could dream up, it’s camp time.
I never knew that people sent their kids away for a month or two (or more) each summer until I got to Cornell. There I met peers who had begun going to sleepaway camp as young as eight…
Or my upcoming trip to Kenya.
What are you doing for 4th of July, American readers?
Next, a backhanded compliment is still a compliment.
As in “this is the best I’ve ever seen you look” and “you’ve lots a ton of weight” when said by a handsome, but socially awkward, man.
On the other hand, if my mother said either thing to me, I wouldn’t speak to her for a…
What came out of me felt like someone tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a coffee straw. I swear my sphincters were screaming. It felt like my delicate starfish was a gaping maw projectile vomiting a torrential flood of toxic waste. 100% liquid. Flammable liquid. NAPALM.
I laughed hard as Genevieve gave a dramatic reading of the terrible things that happen when one eats sugar-free Haribo…