sushi box set

Sushi in a Box

One of the interesting things about teaching anthropology is that you end up wearing your anthropologist’s hat ALL of the time.  As such, as simple purchase for your boyfriend’s birthday becomes much more than a quick trip to the mall.  Much more… A while back, TWD mentioned that he would like a scarf. “Are you…

Sheldon folding laundry

Folding Boyfriend for Hire?

Here’s a little something I bet you didn’t know about me.  I hate folding laundry.  Like really hate it.  I find that moving it around works just as well.  I usually maintain a nice chair-to-bed-to-chair-to-bed pattern, although sometimes that gets difficult when TWD comes to visit or I find myself needing my chair for other…

degas ballet class

Boyfriend vs. Ballet

It’s not that I don’t like ballet; it’s that ballet doesn’t like me.  Nonetheless, I decided a few weeks ago that it was time to get back to class.  So I purchased a ten-class card at Koresh, dug an old leotard out of the class and headed uptown. I couldn’t even find my ballet slippers—that’s…

A Year Later Love Letter

The reception hall wasn’t exactly over flowing with eligible bachelors.  I was there by myself, dateless despite a year of serial dating, and even though I felt rather smart in my $12 Jomar dress, I quickly surmised that this was going to be a very boring wedding. Fortunately, I was wrong. I noticed you for…

The “A” Word

So like I said: I’ve been keeping a secret.  It’s not a bad secret—in fact, it’s the complete opposite of bad, but I’ve been afraid to commit it to writing, lest in sharing it I somehow destroyed it.  But he’s said it.  And he’s said it again.  And I’ve said it back so it’s high…

The Case of the Missing Loofah

It started with my loofah—the gold travel-sized loofah that I picked up at Bath and Body Works last year. “You left you sponge thing here,” The Wedding Date informed me.  “Do you want me to bring it the next time I see you?” After some consideration (and several texts back and forth) it was decided…

Mi Novio Nuevo

I’m proud to report that after two failed attempts I finally made it through Star Wars—Episodes V and VI!— which means there’s actually a chance I’ll get through The Return of the Jedi before The Wedding Date and I go see The Phantom Menace in 3-D over the weekend. (Yes, we’re going to see The…

There’s a Reason I’m Ignoring You

It’s officially fall here in the City of Brotherly Love.  I know this because A) I’m back at my favorite coffee shop drinking my first non-iced mocha of the season, B) I’m wearing two shirts, a pair of fleece pants, a scarf and I’m still cold and C) I’ve received yet another Facebook friend request…