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It’s Time to Leap

So I’m in the shower, thinking (it’s where I do my best thinking), when I realize I haven’t heard anything from the editor for the last magazine piece I did. It’s my first time writing for her, I’m contractually obligated to respond to the magazine’s request for revisions by Day X and today is Day X but they haven’t requested anything. This is kind of a problem because 48 hours after Day X, I’m headed out of town. Out of the country, actually, to what the general population would refer to as a third world destination, so I’m not banking on reliable Wi-Fi. I make a mental note to send a quick email but when I sit down to my computer, there’s one already waiting from my editor. It contains the phrase, “I’m moving your piece forward as is” followed by, “I’d love to work with you again and am looking for a few regular writers for the such-and-such column.” Well. Then I get an email from a PR firm in New York following up …

With Good Looks comes GREAT Responsibility

I initially wrote this post several months ago, but it seemed… well, a bit bitchy.  Not to mention politically incorrect.  So I never published it.  But Katie’s response to Monday’s post about the power of persuasion got me thinking… Granted, I don’t want to think right now.  Date #7 will be on his way to Philadelphia in less than 48 hours and if I start thinking, I might do something drastic… I might start listening to my gut and then what would become of my long awaited weekend romance? At any rate, here goes… It drives me crazy when I see girls let guys treat them like crap.  It drives me even crazier when I see gorgeous girls let guys treat them like crap. This isn’t because I think these so-called “gorgeous girls” deserve better than those society would deem less-gorgeous, but rather because they’re in the position to demand better and actually get it.  The way I see it, a victory for one is a victory for all and it’s up to the girls …

My Single Male Friend Friday: Meet “D”

It’s Friday.  This means three things.  First, by the time you read this I’ll be knee-deep in hula hoops at The School’s Annual Field Day.  (I’m about as excited about judging a hula hoop competition in the middle of heat wave as I was about teaching my preschoolers to jump rope.) Second, Date #7 will be arriving in Philadelphia a week from today.  In the interest of maintaining my sanity, I’m going to leave it at that for today. Third, it’s time to bring back My Single Male Friend Friday, because as my friend and former bachelor-of-the-week Marshall pointed out, it’s been a while. Today’s Single Male Friend has requested that I don’t use his full name so I’ll be referring to him as “D.”  (See how easy it is, guys?)  I met D shortly after I moved back from London and I’ve got to hand it to my mom on this one: she’s the one who first introduced us.  Although he’s not really my type, D’s absolutely adorable and he has the most endearing …

How Can You Tell if a MAN is Engaged?

Here’s something I don’t get: why don’t men wear engagement rings?  I know that a diamond is meant to symbolize the man’s financial wherewithal (the rational being if he can’t afford a diamond, he can’t afford a family) but it seems like a double standard, especially in this day and age. A man can walk into a bar, size up the clientele and immediately deduce who’s is available and who’s not.  (What he chooses to do with this information, of course, is entirely up to him.)  The fairer sex, by contrast, is left in the dark. It’s hard enough to tell if a guy’s married when you’re dealing with men who don’t wear wedding bands.  It gets harder still when you throw a European into the mix: do you check the left hand or the right?  And gold wedding bands tend to blend in with most skin tones.  I go back and forth on the whole white gold vs. yellow gold debate for myself but for men, I’m all for platinum-colored bands.  Why?  They stand …