A Single Girl's Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays are a notoriously difficult time for many singles. Invites to parties are rolling in and dates are scarce, the weather is getting crisper and you're sans a snuggle partner, and the impending familial gatherings often come with a grande relationship status inquisition. It is the season to be merry, but the reality is that many are not when faced with circumstances that veer far from your (or other's) expectations. ...more
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...Splinters

Do you want to know a secret, readers? It's true, I write a book and a blog about living with depression. I over analyze every aspect of my life and beat it to death in my head. I can't take advice because I seem to learn better by falling flat on my face and having to be forced to climb back up again. In the midst of all of that however, in real life......more

12 Dates of Christmas

With Christmas less than 2 weeks away, everyone is starting to feel crunched for time. Between the last minute shopping and holiday parties we can start to feel wiped out before Christmas even arrives. To help you survive this busy time, I’ve compiled the 12 Dates of Christmas – 12 date ideas that are designed to help you and your partner steal a few moments with one another other before Christmas Eve....more

Quasi-futility and NOT being the Rebound-girl

It's ironic really, I post a profile on a web-dating site and despite the interest, I still never end up  leaving the house (especially to go on dates) or do much of anything for that matter. My apartment is currently in a state reminiscent of a frat-house, and the small human head-size dust bunnies scurrying over my ugly ceramic floors consisting of about 80% dog hair -  I believe will morph any day now and start growing eyes and teeth. I can only imagine what biological nightmares are breeding in my bathroom as my toilet looks cleaner than my sink....more

I'm Not Meant to be Tied Down (Lesson from Reed Between the Lines)

Reed Between the Lines. My new favorite African-American sitcom airing on television right now. The show follows a modern-day blended family, starring veteran actor Malcolm Jamal Warner and actress Tracy Ellis Ross, as they go through life's ups and downs with wit and humor. The show encompasses tons of underlying messages that requires viewers to literally "read between the lines" in order to decipher the true meaning that is conveyed to us. I watch this show faithfully every Tuesday night (10/9pm eastern time on BET). However, last night in particular, one of their back to back episodes really caught my attention and I just had to share my thoughts......more

Andie Musik...

Blog DirectoryI sat down on the wooden floor next to a red-headed girl named Ruby outside the yellow double doors last night to Andie Musik at 8 cause I didn't want to have to pay the fifteen dollar cover. "All Over the Place" had texted me after my night class to come out to the Red Tree or Joe's Squared and after an hour I called up some friends and said that maybe I'd meet him out for a drink....more

How Long Should A Marriage Last?

One of the reasons I didn't want to get married is that " 'till death do us part" just seems so looooong. Whenever I would look at whatever guy I was in love with, I would try to envision him still in my life in 15 years, and I couldn't. I would do my peer-into-the-future, but that face I loved would get really blurry. I've always been intrigued by people who can make that leap-of-faith into FOREVER. I never could....more

Je T'Adore Means Shut The Door

Once, as my boyfriend of 3 months – now husband of 1.000 years – got out of bed, he farted. Just a wee little friendly passing of gas – but my reaction came promptly: “I REALLY don’t think we should do that kind of thing in front of each other!” I look back at that now and marvel. These days, all gates are wide open. One person is taking a dump while the other is brushing their teeth.Now, while there is something quite wonderful about really KNOWING your partner, perhaps some things were better left… Mysterious?...more

Daytime Drinking

Blog Directory Been avoiding the highway where that big rock sits cracking from the Chinese lady frowning at it when it doesn't look right. I went down the hill to the gallery on the street and danced for like twenty songs to the beat of the guy in the black and white shirt's hot stare. He was tall and I kept looking for him in the crowd, by the bathrooms below which the movie screen projected cartoons of sandwiches and icecream above a yellow cardboard looking wave....more

The Imperfect Art of Selection

According to he genius of modern computer match-making software – The following candidate, located in Rome, was recently emailed to me as a ‘HOT pick’ from one of the 2 web-dating sites I had recently subscibed to. Therefore the moral of this blog post will be: Never entrust a computer with the selection of potential dates/partners.I would likely have a far more substantial problem with this particular selection had I actually paid for my ad. But Nonetheless, read on and you too shall weep.Note - Original bad grammar left in tact for added effect:...more