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Other People’s Love Stories

Tell me about it¬†I’ve tossed out to date after date, boyfriend after boyfriend. About the intricacies of their jobs (I can talk BRT with the best of them and know quite a bit about the quagga issue). About their family dynamics (I’ve been whispered the darkest of the dark, and the joyfullest of the joyful). […]

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Crazy Girls and Cowards

It’s not uncommon to hear the phrase Bitches be crazy* when sitting at a bar next to a group of men. Or when checking out Fuck Jerry‘s latest post on Instagram. Or when you’re one of two girls on a hike. “I can’t believe I acted that crazy,” I said to Claudia. Fog swallowed the […]

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I’d Like to Believe I’m a Nice Girl

Nice girls finish last, too. Not with relationships, necessarily, but with themselves. Before they are nice girls, though, they are good girls. Sitting so still, blending into the rose-colored upholstery while the grown-ups chatter above and around them. They nod, doe eyed or deer-in-the-headlights, as adults tell them to “Think about others first,” and hiss, […]

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The Last Hawaiian Date

Guy or girl, first dates have some things in common: they’re nerve-wracking, overly simple but feel complex, and have the possibility of becoming nothing or an undefined something. The proof of this is in the pudding of my last Hawaiian date, with a girl I met on OkCupid. Our messages were short but not brief […]

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Just So Juneau

Lest you think Juneau is full of ski-bums and accounting-focused professionals, I’d like to take a moment to talk about the town’s culture. Imagine you took a small town (if you’re in the Bay Area, think Alameda…if you’re elsewhere, use your best judgement), lifted it up, and plopped in an inlet ¬†unreachable by roads…and only […]

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Looking Back

I’m not breaking new ground here when I say that reviewing your own past is a curious endeavor that both makes you squirm with unadulterated mortification and pause with intrigued reflection. Last night, a friend and I thought it would be funny to scope out one of my very first diaries: a pink, locked little […]

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Discussions

In the car yesterday, Megan and I were discussing my date with Everette. She wanted to hear my story of being in London and finding out the guy I was there with had been (and technically still was) married. And in her true Megan way, she wanted me to look at it from a less-cheery […]

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