Posts tagged "ex-boyfriends"

Sex & The Single Girl: Three kinds of depression on Valentine's Day

1. Love unrequited – Why does he not see that we should be together? 2. Love nowhere in sight – Where the hell is HE already? 3. Love unrequited in the other direction – Ugh! This guy cannot take a hint! If you find yourself experiencing 1 + 2 or 1+ 3 or 2+3 or... Read more »

Stupid Things Ex-Boyfriends Say ...

… while they’re still boyfriends, which explains, in part, why they became exes. You see, I keep seeing things on Facebook like “Things Women Say” and “Things Teenagers Say.” And then I saw a news article about something in Venezuela … and this blog entry was born. Note: These are not all from the mouth... Read more »

The Science of Annoyance

The Science of Annoyance
There might be a scientific reason for why we get peeved over certain things.  Joe Palca, an NPR science correspondent, and Flora Lichtman, multimedia editor for NPR’s Science Friday, explore the science behind annoyance in a new book appropriately titled “Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us.” It was just this morning that I was... Read more »

How my ex-boyfriends paid for my wedding dress alterations

  We had new furniture delivered yesterday, which means I’ll be selling the old stuff on Craigslist, which reminds me of the months before my wedding when I discovered all that ex-boyfriend jewelry and sold it on Craigslist. And, I specifically called it that in the Craigslist ads. Ex-boyfriend jewelry! Tiffany Bracelet! Come and get... Read more »

My brand new shredder broke. Oddly enough, this reminds me of an ex-boyfriend...

He was of the “No one takes pride in their work anymore.”“No one does their job. No one wants to work.”“No one cares.”variety. It pains me to have to admit he was right about anything.  But, there I was using my brand new shredder for less than 30 minutes when it broke.  [It didn't just... Read more »

Today, I am a woman of a certain age

And, I’m reminded of my birthday five years ago and am writing a letter to my younger self. Dear Self on 10/3/05, Chill out. You will be grateful you didn’t marry that guy. You will meet The One. You will not be at that job forever. Your true friends will always be your friends. The... Read more »

The good thing about having dated a perfectionist A-hole

After you break up and you are able to quickly rattle off a list of up to 45 of his “analities,” you realize you dodged a bullet. And, when you marry someone who is not a Freudian case study and you spill mustard on yourself – like I just did – he laughs. He laughs.... Read more »

Today is National Watermelon Day! Oddly enough, I am reminded of an ex-boyfriend...

Me: What’s your favorite fruit? Him: Uhhh, a pear. Me (visibly disgusted):  A pear? A PEAR?!  If you could have any fruit in the world, you would pick a pear?  What about all of the summer fruits – strawberries, peaches, watermelon, mangoes, nectarines, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple?  How boring can you be? Too harsh?  I’m... Read more »

If perfectionism is unhealthy...

Then I’ve got an ex-boyfriend who better see a doctor or else …  [Bring out the Munchkins] Ding Dong! The Jerk is … I KID.  I KID.  I won’t even say it.  I wish all of my exes nothing but the best. But, believe me, today, I am grateful ~ 1/ That I didn’t marry... Read more »