Tag Archive | "relationships"

Day 263 — The Sound of Music

Sunday, February 28, 2010


I’m one of the original girl technogeeks. I bopped around the Internet back when it was just a small neighborhood, or more accurately a boy’s dormitory. So put an electronic toy in my hand, and I’m as swift on the uptake as my kids, and that’s saying a lot. When I save to my cell […]

Day 262 — If Job Seekers Could Tell All

Monday, February 22, 2010


Tonight, I’m watching the ABC reality dating show, The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love. This episode is especially special because it features all of The Bachelor‘s rejected bachelorettes and, of course, the bachelor, Jack Pavelka, a pilot with brawn-perfect chest and arms. Since the season started on January 5, Jake has been sending girls […]

Day 255 — Work Pleasures

Monday, February 1, 2010


Now that I got a full-time job, I can’t wait to get to work, even on the weekend. No matter! You make out of life with whatever it presents you. This weekend, good old Mother Nature presented me with snow. Not a lot but enough to sculpt visions of a better tomorrow and maybe evening […]

Day 247 — Pocket Personnel

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


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 245 — Questioning Questions

Friday, January 15, 2010


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


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


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 241 — Conveyor Belt of Jobs

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Every time I watch broadcast TV, it bobs to a new low. Monday, on ABC, has apparently become “‘Marry Me” day, with a line up of The Bachelor followed by the new Conveyor Belt of Love (the new low). Don’t let your imagination run away from you as the men do as they literally move […]

Day 238 — Just My Luck

Monday, December 28, 2009


The holiday ho hums have set in. After being a good doobie by digging my ex’s car out of the snow last weekend, I’m now in the doghouse for a couple of minor scratches I caused when I pushed a heap of snow off the trunk with the edge of a plastic shovel. I should […]

Day 237 — Merry Christmas

Friday, December 25, 2009


Ann’s Note: Ann plans to take a break between Christmas and New Years and will publish two days next week—Monday and Thursday—as she enjoys the holidays with her children. Please enjoy her take on “The Night Before Christmas.” Twas the morning of Christmas, I just downed an ale; I grabbed Victoria’s Secrets to see what […]