Missed Connection, UnClassified

Craigslist. Do I need say more? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Craigslist, the Internet God of the classifieds section from hell, on steroids. According to Wikepedia, as of August 9, 2012, over 700 “cities” in 70 countries have Craigslist sites. I’ve never been a fan.  Craigslist is the kind…

Didn’t even think he had a problem

Macklemore is straight up beautiful. Special thanks to “P,” the dude that introduced me to this poet lyricist mastermind. P wasn’t a very nice man. We went on 2 marginal “dates,” if you can even call it that, since one out of two times involved me picking him up in DC at 3am because he…

My Very Worst Date

After much encouragement to try an online dating service, I decided to go the el cheapo route and signed up for Plenty of Fish. My inbox was immediately bombarded with messages, most consisting of one or two incoherent sentences. One gentleman caller stood out from the rest, and after communicating for a few months, I…

Liars and other Pet Peeves

I don’t anger easily.  So when I do, it is because someone did something really stupid.  There’s a little saying: Anger tells us when we have been betrayed-either by ourselves or by someone else.  Anger is our friend, like our gut.  Both send a strong signal; it’s up to us if and how we react….

Anxiety

Things that stress me out: *Getting out of bed. *Mandatory attendance:Of anything, going to work included. *The Internet:Yeah, I said it. I never realized it, but being online stresses me out, even though it’s one of the first places I go when I’m stressed. Hmm. *My family—I try to make life easier for those I…

Never Trust A Woman Who Has No Girlfriends

In 2008, I posted a piece called “Never Marry a Man Who Has No Friends“, which remains one of my top posts here on WordPress. Now, I’d like to follow up with a post about girl-friendless women. At some point in a woman’s life, she learns that friendships with her girl friends are a saving…

Shit Guys Say

One of the accounts I follow on Twitter is ShitGirlsSay, which is pretty darn funny. Stereotyping, yes, but accurate.   And it made me think, hey what about the gentlemen?  What kind of cliches’ come out of their mouth?  So I thought about it… Is that the 3G or 4G? Check out those wheels No, I…

Free Advice: Looking for a Traditional Housewife

To:    79sparrows@gmail.com Date:  Sept 30, 2010 Good evening.  My name is Gustavo.  Maybe you could point me in the right direction.  I’m a 39 year old man, single, and easy on the eyes.  I’ve never had a problem scoring with the ladies, but keep striking out when it comes to locking down ‘Miss Right.’  My…

Boundaries: Strip Clubs

I usually keep my mouth shut about strip clubs and the men who go to them.  If you’ve never been to a strip club, it is a place where women walk around semi-nude and also “dance” for dollars.  Depending on the quality of the club, lap dances may be available along with “other services” in…

the Real thing

My love for you is pure, 100%.  This is feeling is completely new to me.    It is effortless, it is easy.  No issue unspoken, no games.  I am an addict, but you are not a drug.  And at last, the love that has been so elusive is present and understated.  I’m glad there are no…

After the “friends with benefits” are Gone

It has been 5 months or so since I engaged in sexytimes.   I like sex.  Just not so much that I’ll associate with the men with whom I used to have sexual relations.   These men were not “boyfriends,” just that old cliché’  known as  “friends with benefits.”  During my 20s, these faux relationships seemed worth it, since I didnt…

Life Continues

That pretty much says it all doesnt it? I spent the day spring cleaning. It feels good to let go of crap. Why do I wait so long to remember this absolute fact? It’s all so symbolic of the past self-induced mental anguish I put myself through instead of letting go of people and things…