Pine nuts are delicious — except when they make everything else taste like crap! The Pine Mouth Predicament.
I haven’t been doing a lot of dating lately. I was busy with work, family, the holidays, and I went on a great hiking trip in late October. When I did take the time to meet someone — well, let’s just say that I seemed to be on the receiving end of some unpleasant surprises. […]
If you haven’t read Part One of this story — you can find it here. As we left the gallery on our way to the tango class, The Libertarian suggested I leave my car in the parking lot and we climbed into his convertible – some of us more gracefully than others. Who the hell […]
“Hi. There is a movie showing tonight in your town that is important to me, as I am a film noir fan and rarely get to see it on the big screen. There is an 8:15pm show tonight only. Please be my guest!” That was the first message I received from The Libertarian through my […]
One of my secret pleasures is to eat saltine crackers, slathered with butter. The only thing better is hot French bread, slathered with butter. I think the key here is that the carbohydrate product needs to be slathered with butter. Unless it is graham crackers – then I like them slathered with vanilla frosting. So, […]
I give up! I quit! I’m throwing in the towel, bowing out, and saying uncle. I think I’m done with the online dating thing. Perhaps I was just too trusting in the sincerity and goodness of my fellow-man. While I knew that there were douche bags out there who are just after one thing (as […]
One of the pictures I have in my profile on my online dating site was taken on Halloween. I’m wearing my witch’s costume, complete with a tall, glamorous, feather-trimmed witch’s hat. I’m all about the accessories, y’all. I thought the picture was a way to convey that I have a playful side – or a […]
I was overcharged at The Body Shop the other day. A few years back, I fell in love with their White Musk Libertine scent and they discontinued it before Christmas, so I was excited when I saw a couple of baskets FULL of the stuff on the sale table at The Body Shop for $5 […]
When I was a teenager, I made it my mission to be horrible. I was as contrary as possible, I challenged authority at every opportunity, I excelled in getting mediocre grades every year, ditched school when I had the chance, and I hung out past my curfew with inappropriate people – drinking liquor I did not […]
I’ve been doing a lot of obsessing worrying freaking out thinking about my future lately. I know it’s not really good for my peace of mind to have anxiety about things that haven’t happened yet and may not ever happen – but on the other hand, it’s not good for my peace of mind to just assure myself that everything will work out fine and that I don’t need to worry about the future.