bad dance students

All This to Avoid the “F” Word

I like to think I’m a good teacher.  I’m encouraging.  I’m patient—at least most of the time.  I lead by example and I challenge my students to think on their own.  But every once in a while, I’ll find myself standing in the studio lecturing my students and wondering “what the f*ck am I saying…

1950s housewife

Confessions of the Culinary-Challenged

I’m good at a lot of things but cooking is not one of them.  I love to bake: pies, cheesecakes, cookies, biscotti—you name it, I’ll bake it—but cooking is a different story. At 27, the sum total of my culinary expertise includes: Pasta  (three varieties: meat sauce, clam sauce and pancetta-and-leeks sauce) Thai peanut satay…

Dungeons and dragons board game

A New Strategy…

Last Friday, I joined The Wedding Date and his youngest at his parents’ house for a round of Lords of Water Deep.  What is Lords of Water Deep?  Why I thought you’d never ask. Lords of Water Deep is the next step on my descent into total geekdom.  In other words, it’s a board game……

cute puppy cupcakes

Friday Facebook Round Up: The Best of Fruity Animals

It is officially fall.  I know this because when I slipped into bed with The Wedding Date on Wednesday night, his first reaction was “Hey baby…” followed by an immediate and rather horrified “OH MY GOD YOUR FEET ARE COLD!” Granted, it was midnight and he was already half asleep.  I’d spent the night at…

online dating

Online Dating… at the Library!

Big news, folks!  I’m going to stop whining about life, love and the frustrations of semi-long distance relationships for a moment and get back to talking about the thing I do best: online dating. Now before you get all worried that I’ve dumped The Wedding Date and have decided to re-launch My Great Date Experiment…

long distance

Compromise? Well, it Sucks…

I’m hoping, as I pull into the parking space in front of The Wedding Date’s house on Wednesday night, that he’s going to sweep me up in his arms and tell me he’ll do whatever it takes to be with me: sell his house, quit his job, move to Philadelphia, anything so long as we…