15 Ways to Rock Your Aloneness


Don’t Feel Sorry for Me: The Perks of Single Life

I recently realized I write about single life quite a bit, and often in a negative way.  I’m actually not intentionally being negative but instead, trying to show my readers an honest and real portrayal of what it’s like.  And yes:Dating kind of sucks.Dudes kind of suck.Online dating apps are trash.Being single at 33 years old can be ostracizing and weird.There’s an annoying pressure on single people (err, women) to find someone....more

Confession: I Could Really Use a Man Around Here

I often talk about single life and how I needed to experience being “on my own” these past couple of years since it’s something I hadn’t really done much of in my past.  Being single and living solo has taught me so much about independence, figuring shit out on my own, and honestly?  Getting to know MYSELF without the attachment of a significant other.  And I’m doing pretty damn well, I think.  :::pats self on back:::...more
Ashley B good son!  I think it's OK to divvy up responsibilities and undesirable chores with ...more

Thirty-Sux... I mean Six. 36

Turning 36 started out with a bang and without pants. It has since gone downhill but I am hoping for a major turn around now that we’re into the 2nd half of the year. I am sure most of you remember my birthday Facebook post, but let’s revisit:...more

"It's Not a Wedding Until Someone Makes Out with the Bridesmaid!" and other wedding tales

This is a direct quote from my bestie B, (whose wedding I had the honor of being the one-and-only in on the 3rd of July), after I disclosed I'd made out with the groom's cousin at the reception....more

The Downside to Online Dating

“Are you online?” If you’re single, chances are you’ve heard this.  When you aren’t in a relationship, everyone around you suddenly transforms into a relationship expert.  They all know what’s best.  They will tell you to try this, or stop doing that, or did-you-know-their-neighbor’s-dog-walker-found-love-on-Match.com?...more

Online Dating 101

There’s a conversation topic that keeps coming up lately no matter where I am or who I’m with.  I’ve had it with friends, I’ve had it with family, and I’ve had it A LOT with coworkers; especially the youngins who know WAY more about this topic than I do.So what is this topic I can’t seem to escape from, you ask?Online. Dating....more

Men’s Cologne – A Love Story

So the young guy in my building just showered and put on nice cologne. I’m about to claw through his door to bite him.What is it about nice cologne that makes women (just me?) crazy? I know what the guy looks like, he’s not attractive. He has a girlfriend and he’s younger than my children. None of this matters.Must. Bite. Punk.Naw, he’s not a punk and he tastes like bananas. (Probably the ones his mom mushed up for his breakfast. Visit me at: http://skinnyandsingle.wordpress.com/...more
I have gone past cologne, I read Mr.x - A New York Love Story and want a Man in a fine suit. I ...more

An Experiment With My Insanity – Christmas Sucks

On the occasion, my sense of humour takes a vacation and I’m forced to take drastic measures to cheer up. This time of year is particularly hard because most people are stressed out and are short on humour themselves. What to do, what to do?I can go kick my ex in the balls? Merry Christmas, Jackass?I can go and pretend to steal people’s parking spaces?I can go to people’s houses and redecorate their trees?Looks like I’m getting beaten up for Christmas.Oh goodie, an emergency room Doctor, haaaay.http://skinnyandsingle.wordpress.com/...more