Monogamy in Singledom

I had a conversation with my best friend the other night and we both agreed that we were monogamous types, even if the person we are seeing is not in the category of “relationship.” I thought this was an interesting character choice given that there are no guide lines to being single and there are, […] more…

Choking

KEEP CALM I MUST KEEP CALM!!!! I stood up from the breakfast table and walked into the kitchen. My sister was in the middle of sticking her head in the fridge and my step-brother was cutting a piece of pie from last night’s desert. My brother looked up first. “Uh. Caitie!? Nat needs… help.” I […] more…

The Life of Riley

The heat from a renovated, painstakingly cleaned fireplace filled with logs hand cut by my father. The smell of hand chopped onion, roasted beets from the garden, and sizzling bacon. The sound of the banjo music streaming from the iPod. My Dad tapping his feet as he relaxes from the day while watching the flames. […] more…

Machu Picchu

I want to go to Machu Picchu in Peru. I want to put together a 4 week trip to Peru and Bolivia. Bolivia is cheap, has a lot of great things to go see and is traveller friendly, Machu Picchu is, well, a World Heritage site full of wonder, beauty and awesome-sauce. I want to […] more…

Manipulation

Manipulation tactics are just about the lowest, darkest forms of control over a person. At least, if someone were to physically hold you back from something, you can see where that arm is on your body and you can clearly guess that that person does not want you to reach your goal. Manipulation is, I […] more…

Being Poor

When I was little, getting 20 bucks was like winning the lottery! I never had money other than the weekly allowance of 5 bucks I got every Friday. The wild fantasies of what those 20 dollars could get me would make me salivate and agonize over how best to spend and use the money. I […] more…

Handling Loss and Change

Handling loss is part of what makes us all unique. I think every person has a list of several past experiences that have formed them and prepared them for dealing with a major life change, like loss. I wrote about the “emotional self”and how if one were to physicalize that self one would see all […] more…

The Fine Line

I am grappling with the “fine line” or, the time frame best suited when I can tell myself that, yes, I am dating someone. My understanding is that there is a moment when you are both on the same page and one person may just come out and state that they want to be exclusive […] more…

Whiney The Poo

There are many types of people in the world: The Pessimist, The Optimist, The Realist, The Asshole, etc. Being that I am an incredibly opinionated person with a penchant for quick judgement, I am especially annoyed by: The Guy Who Has No Time For Anything, Ever. I’ll call him the TGWHNTFAE or, for short: Whiney […] more…

A How To Guide For Bagging Your Hottie

The Dating Game For Singles: How To Bag Your Hottie. Step 1: You’re both at a function of some sort: party, bar, birthday, fundraiser, etc. It’s important to put yourself “out there.” Being home all the time is pretty difficult to meet someone new and fun. Best functions to go to involve your friends inviting […] more…

Being An Art Piece

My hair was teased and cut and my make-up was done and I was sitting on a pillow on the floor as I watched the room fill up with people. I was part of the art piece they had come to see. It was too cool. The theme was bohemian camping. The artist was a […] more…

Cool Hand Luke

I felt his hand pat my butt. “When you get a chance; could we get the check, sweetheart?” I froze. Get your filthy hand off of my butt!!! My mind screamed. I smiled a weak, passive smile and moved away from him. I heard his drunk wife’s shrill voice behind us: “Did he just touch […] more…