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Day 155 — Entry-Level Love, Work

Monday, August 31, 2009

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Day 155 — Entry-Level Love, Work

Is dating a younger guy like taking an entry level job at, say, McDonalds? Ann’s been giving that notion a lot of thought lately as she ponders her full-time employment options and dating possibilities now that she’s broken up with a mature individual who was clearly a professional. [At least she thinks it was a […]

Day 154 — Balancing Act

Sunday, August 30, 2009

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Day 154 — Balancing Act

Life is all about Yin and Yang. You see, Yin is this 3-foot-tall little Chinese gal who’s also known as Yellow Woman. Yang is not much bigger but hails from the hinterlands of North Dakota and wears lots of feathers. Think Hiawatha. Some people call him Red Man. Together, they created the Orangemen of Syracuse […]

Day 153 — Transitions

Friday, August 28, 2009

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Day 153 — Transitions

The one thing about drinking wine is that I lose my train of thought. Sometimes, that’s not such a bad idea, but other times, darn it, oh, yes, now I remember. Transitions. Writing a great transition is one of the hardest things to do in journalism. I am going through a transition, but I don’t […]

Day 152 — Self-Employed, Self-Love

Thursday, August 27, 2009

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Day 152 — Self-Employed, Self-Love

Having sex by yourself isn’t any fun. Okay, maybe for a brief moment, but there’s never any feedback. I feel the same way about being self-employed. Toiling away in my basement apartment as I write Girl On the Brink, it’s just me, the crickets, and a grouchy ex husband. They—meaning the crickets—are in season now, […]

Day 151 — What Turns You On?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Day 151 — What Turns You On?

Even if you don’t get caught, should you stay? When you’re stealing photocopies off the office copier, do you get turned on? Does doing personal work on company time get you hot? If you said yes to any of these questions, you need a mind check from Ann. Yes, step right in, and Ann will […]

Day 150 — Splurges

Monday, August 24, 2009

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Day 150 — Splurges

Last Friday, I splurged. On a manicure and pedicure? No. New frock? Nah. A massage? Why, how did you guess. That’s the yowza right answer! Too bad it couldn’t have been with my biker friend. I don’t want to call him my biker boyfriend, though I love the alliteration. I’m just not sure how he’d […]

Day 149 — Operation Obama

Friday, August 21, 2009

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Day 149 — Operation Obama

New game: Operation Obama. Object: Remove body parts to reduce debt and pay back the taxpayers. What body parts could President Obama live without? I’ve been giving this a lot of thought, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the body parts should come from Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein. Obama has got some […]

Day 148 — Bow Wow

Thursday, August 20, 2009

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Day 148 — Bow Wow

You’ve heard this advice from career counselors: If you’ve been unemployed for a while, now is the time to reinvent yourself. Well, that’s sort of what Girl On the Brink is doing. But I’d rather splash a drop of Yosh’s White Flowers perfume between my breasts as I type on my keyboard with a glass […]

Day 147 — Dysfunction as Function

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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Day 147 — Dysfunction as Function

If you’re like most unemployed people, you look forward to the weekend even more than you did when you had a job. Come Friday at 5 o’clock, you are officially normal, and will continue to be normal until Monday morning at 9. Sure, you had a grueling week filling out online job applications, but should […]

Day 146 — Cougar Hunters

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Day 146 — Cougar Hunters

I’m not at all interested in guys 20 years younger than me, even though I’ve heard, and this makes a lot of sense to me, that they have better blood flow. Younger men don’t run out of energy until late in the middle of the night, and that’s one reason to recommend them. But I […]

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