Category: Dating

I was kidding…

No. You weren’t.  You were hoping that the person you had hurt/offended/embarrassed, etc. would let you off the hook by pleading the Jokester’s Defense.  Well, I’m here to tell you, by the look on his/her face – the jury of your peers is not buying it.   Teasing, for the most part, is something done for sport – you know, kicks & grins to be had whilst poking fun at one other and nobody gets hurt, as long as no […]

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Well, here’s to you Mrs. Robinson…

Not too long ago, I received an email from a man I’d met that read: “Here’s the profile of a friend of mine, I thought you’d like him.  He’s me, but older.” Ouch. My response, read something like: “Thanks, baby boy.  But I can find men by my own pitiful old self, without your big, strong, young brain jumping in to help me discern the difference between what I can and cannot handle in the dating world.  You, who happened […]

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How you gonna keep ’em down on the farm?

After they’ve seen Paree.  So asks the question in the post World War I song and while I wasn’t around at the turn of the last century (though jetlag leaves me feeling as though I might have been) I understand the sentiment.  Paris is pretty darn incredible and the French Roast at my local Starbucks will pale in comparison once I return home. Asked to describe my experience in Paris in one word, I chose the word surreal, as it […]

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Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away…

Just to let you know:  I have a passport and I’m not afraid to use it.  Starting tomorrow.  And starting with a cup of tea in (wait for it)… London.  What started with a 30 minute glider ride in Santa Barbara has somehow blossomed into an international flight leaving LAX tomorrow afternoon and arriving at Heathrow, the afternoon after that (oh Time Zone Conversion, you wicked mistress).   And you know what?  I’m looking forward to the ten hour plane […]

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The rest of the story.

Sharing big news about your life, for the most part, is simple enough.  Etiquette gives us permission to send out personalized engagement, wedding and baby announcements.  In fact, all of life’s main events, even the sad news of one’s passing, can be posted in newspapers across the land, sometimes accompanied by a rather nice photo.  The same, unfortunately (for me) cannot be said of divorce.  As a rule, unless you’re someone on the radar of TMZ or Entertainment Tonight, marital […]

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Take two aspirin and call me after Valentine’s Day

Diana Ross had the goofiest song known to mankind in 1976 called Love Hangover.  As a kid, I had no idea what she was talking about back then, because I was too busy trying to figure out the Rubik’s cube and why anybody would develop such a cheerfully colored torture device (not when you could have a Pet Rock for kicks and grins).  No, love wasn’t high on my list, nor was I high on love back then.   Funny […]

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The Mistletoe Mission

Lovely, lovely mistletoe.  A seemingly innocuous bit of foliage that people hang over doorways at Christmastime, in an effort to put to work the proposed magical properties to encourage holiday kissing.  Mistletoe is an odd little hemi-parasitic plant that grows attached to and within the branches of trees or shrubs.  Left uncontrolled it can end up damaging or even killing the host tree it lives on.  Talk about your nasty co-dependent love affair.  Ironically, mistletoe is a poisonous plant that […]

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