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Day 251 — Ann Gets a Job!

Friday, January 29, 2010

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Day 251 — Ann Gets a Job!

I start my new job today, after 15 months of being unemployed–the longest spell of not working, except for the time-out I took to have kids. All I can say to the employers who passed me up or never gave me the time of a phone call, here’s what you’re missing. That’s what I looked […]

Day 250 — Staying Hard in Hard Times: Getting It Up at Home, Work

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Day 250 — Staying Hard in Hard Times: Getting It Up at Home, Work

In my lifetime, I haven’t had sex with all that many men, although probably more than you. Now that I’m in my 50s, and the men in my life are mostly 50 and over, I find myself periodically confronted with what are euphemistically called “performance issues.” I am old enough to remember the word impotence, […]

Day 249 — Cinderella and the Sexy Bra

Monday, January 25, 2010

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Day 249 — Cinderella and the Sexy Bra

Have you seen those ads claiming that four out of five American women are wearing the wrong size bra? I wondered how they knew that until I realized it must be data coming from those new magnetic scanning devices at airports. “Look, Bob, she’s obviously a 34C, but she’s wearing a 36B. What an idiot.” […]

Day 248 — Quick Fixes

Friday, January 22, 2010

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Day 248 — Quick Fixes

“It looks like shit, but it works,” I told my ex husband, as I turned on the kitchen faucet. That “Waterweld” stuff really works for a girl handyman job, I thought with a smug smile. Though the neck of my faucet now looks like it has a gray growth on it (Waterweld doesn’t come in […]

Day 247 — Pocket Personnel

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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Day 247 — Pocket Personnel

One of my men let me play with his iPhone, which is as erotic and intimate as it gets before skin on skin. He had an app that I’m still laughing about called Pocket Girlfriend. It’s not a cartoon creature or an avatar. Instead, it is comprised of video clips of a real (yes, very […]

Day 246 — Katie Went to Haiti

Monday, January 18, 2010

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Day 246 — Katie Went to Haiti

I’m as shocked as you are at the incredible force with which that earthquake destroyed most of Haiti. I’ve never been there, but I’ve visited its neighbor, the Dominican Republic. It is paradise. Death and destruction on such a massive scale is without humor. Still, it made me think of a very old song from […]

Day 245 — Questioning Questions

Friday, January 15, 2010

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Day 245 — Questioning Questions

I am continually amazed that men don’t understand rhetorical questions from real ones. I have turned it into a test of a man’s emotional intelligence and general sensibility. If a man even attempts to ask, “Do I look fat in this?” I know he’s not suave enough to be the guy for me. If he […]

Day 244 — Forcing

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Day 244 — Forcing

This is the time of year when we force flowers to bloom around us indoors, because we need the comfort and can’t wait for spring. I look forward to buying paperwhite narcissus bulbs, white stones and some pots. Even with a minimal amount of water and attention you get flowers on your desk or table […]

Day 243 — Winter

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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Day 243 — Winter

I don’t hate many things, but I hate winter. My body was not designed to withstand such blasts of cold air as I get in Washington. After high school, I practically eloped to Florida with my tiny sundresses and bikinis. To me, Florida was bliss. No long underwear, no bras, no ski caps. I left […]

Day 242 — How Honest Is Too Honest?

Friday, January 8, 2010

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Day 242 — How Honest Is Too Honest?

I am an editor, so my job is to make writers appear more talented than they really are without wholly and completely throwing out what they’ve written and starting out all over again. I can send things back to be rewritten, or make extensive comments. The office hierarchy presents itself again, but in a somewhat […]

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