Extreme Makeover: Blog Edition

Welcome to the new and improved After I Quit My Day Job!  (If you’re reading this post as an email, come on over to the actual site because— not that I’m biased or anything— but it looks awesome.) Today marks the end of February, which in turn marks the end of my first month on…

Driving in Circles

You’re going to have to accept my apologies for today’s post.  It was going to be all about my triumphant return to Match.com (which, in truth, hasn’t been so triumphant after all) but then my brother came to visit and I was forced to spend the majority of my evening driving around in circles behind…

And so it Begins… Again

It’s 2:00pm.  I’m a coffee shop in Mt. Airy between teaching gigs and despite outward appearances, I am working. I know it doesn’t look like it—I’m drinking a “hot hot chocolate” and my web browser is open to approximately four different dating sites—but I really am working, I swear.  Just ask my new editor over…

A Column(ist) is Born!

Did I mention that I’ll be getting paid to date this time around? My dad’s always said “Figure out what it is that you love and then figure out how to make a living at it.”  Well, I love men.  I love shoes.  I love getting dressed up and as those of you reading this…

Did I Learn ANYTHING from My Experiment? Yes, Actually…

Earlier this week, I finished “The Science of Single” by Rachel Machacek.  This means I’m nearly back on track with my a-book-a-week initiative but more importantly, I think I’ve cracked the code. Whether you subscribe to “The Rules” or the so-called “science” of PSM compatibility as purported by the likes of eHarmony, every scrap of…

Yet Another Reason to Embrace the Single Life

After seven days of grueling chocolate consumption, I’ve finally polished off the last of my Valentine’s Day candy.  This is not to suggest that I had any great number of suitors showering me with gifts last week (I received one and only one Valentine this year; it was from one of my preschoolers and it…

Oh Yeah: it’s President’s Day

Today is President’s Day here in the US.  I know this because when I dismissed my final Friday morning class with my usual, “Have a nice weekend, friends.  See you Monday!” one of my more precocious preschoolers piped up.  “No you won’t Miss Kat,” he informed me.  “Because Monday is President’s Day!” This particular student…