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Day 232 — In and Out List for 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the first annual Girl on the Brink list of what’s in and out for 2009. That’s right. If you’re not working, you’re jerking (off), or is that making your own beef jerky. I wouldn’t have known. No turkey for Christmas, and you can’t afford lamb. Forget the HoneyBaked […]

Day 230 — Another Tragedy

Friday, December 11, 2009


The holiday cheer in our house feels like it’s been sucked up by a vacuum. Last week, we bought a tree, and I got my two children a few small presents. What they really want for Christmas is an Xbox 360 Elite, and they’ve saved up their own money to buy one. That’s the good […]

Day 228 — Add Forgiveness to Your Gift List

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Even when life is bad, it soon chirps along like a spring-born sparrow. While the bad part of our lives don’t change at the core, we somehow manage to hone the surface to make them look okay; sometimes even great. Used car dealers are good at this. They can take a damaged car, even when […]

Day 227 — F2F Communication

Monday, December 7, 2009


Were you ever filled with so much mirth and laughter that you just wanted to get it on right then and there? But then something stopped you that broke the mood. One of you had to go to the bathroom. Your girlfriend said she was on her period. She didn’t tell you she was really […]

Day 226 — Holiday Ho Hos

Friday, December 4, 2009


At the office Christmas party, the men who secretly lust for you are going to come onto you. Despite the no-nos of holiday office parties, they will take advantage of the mistletoe and alcohol to gather their courage and hit on you, guaranteed. This is a phenomenon that occurs frequently in nature. There is nothing […]

Day 225 — Seeking Stability

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Is there any title lower than “temp?” I have two feet planted firmly in midair these days because everywhere I go I am a temp. Everything in my life is provisional and uncertain. Whatever comes next is unknown, and there is just so much chaos a girl can stand before her sanity deteriorates. I have […]

Day 224 — So There

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


As you know, my ex and I live together. I’m not proud of that, but however difficult it has been (unbearable, at times), it has allowed our two kids to remain in the house through very tough times for both of us. And we have no car. The family Volvo was totaled while parked on […]

Day 223 — Peek-a-boo

Monday, November 30, 2009


Hiding things begins at an early age and carries through to adulthood. Take the game of peek-a-boo. As a child, you hide your eyes, and if you’re really annoying pop up in front of a stranger’s airline seat and say, “Peek-a-boo.” The other person is supposed to smile and engage with you, when in reality […]

Day 222 — The New Best of Girl On the Brink

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Everyone needs a little rest and relaxation in the midst of one of the worst economic downturns. I’m taking the rest of the week off and plan to return Monday. While my turkey’s being cooked today, I’m going to serve up some of my sauciest posts, determined by you all. In order of their popularity, […]

Day 221 — Purse-Dialing Your Ex

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you’re purse dialing your ex. He won’t titillate me with what he heard. I asked. And, I can’t, won’t, provide a rundown of the possible details. Purse dialing is akin to “butt dialing.” Maybe you’ve seen the commercials: Boy sits on couch with his Blackberry mobile phone […]