Archive for September, 2009

Old girls, new tricks…

Well, so much for impulse control. I went on the date with TV Guy on Saturday night. I was filled with ennui about the evening but was quite pleased with my outfit, so I was in relatively good spirits when I arrived at the cocktail bar at 8:00. He ordered a bright red margarita (which, [...]

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Impulse control

After much debate, I’ve decided to stick with my Saturday plan with TV Guy. He seems like an affable fellow and in the end the idea of canceling on him AGAIN in favor of another guy was a step too far even for me. I mean, I’m an asshole but I have my limits. Besides, [...]

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Run for your life

Last weekend was The Great North Run, a massive half-marathon that runs through Newcastle. Two coworkers and I signed up for it last May in a fit of insanity and it had been looming over us like a heavy thundercloud for months. Still, I felt pretty confident leading up to it and was looking forward [...]

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Rudderless

Film Buff and I are sailing along nicely. Almost suspiciously nicely. We’ve settled into a seeing-each-other-every-six-days rota which is twice my typical desired amount and yet… I find myself actually wanting to speak to him in between dates. And since I’m following a book that lets me do whatever I want whenever I want so [...]

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Bend Me, Shape Me

One thing about Sex and the Single Girl is that it rapidly becomes apparent that it was written by the long-standing editor of Cosmopolitan. Helen is OBSESSED with the importance of being thin (she had a 23 inch waist at the time of writing the book) and is all about eating next-to-nothing and doing a [...]

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Bros before Hoes

So I was meant to go out with Film Buff on Thursday. I’ve had a long standing work/friend party to go to that evening but I decided to try to stuff two things into one evening because no other date this week was working and I was keen to see him again.   “I’ll be [...]

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Left to my own devices

So the new book doesn’t offer up all that much advice about how to behave around men. She does, rather awesomely, give advice on advancing your career, decorating your apartment, investing in the stockmarket and entertaining at home as according to her you can’t be a truly happy and attractive single woman unless you’re living [...]

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A step too far

There’s a whole section in Sex and the Single Girl on how to meet men. Places include work, bars, sporting events, dinner parties and… AA meetings. I shit you not. Now, I don’t want anyone to doubt my dedication to the project, but I’m going to have to draw the line at sneaking into an [...]

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A lovely collection

Well, folks, I’ve done it: “There should be at least two men desiring you at one time – more if you are very skillful or fortunate” This has proved trickier than one would hope but I’ve finally managed to collect a coterie of men (just at the point when I have to switch books). There’s [...]

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Falling from new heights

In the spirit of embracing new things and creating a more exciting and glamorous Flapper-esque lifestyle for myself, I agreed to do a flying trapeze class on Monday. I was meant to stay in on Sunday night and read something edifying and clean my flat, but instead my flatmate and I went out and drank [...]

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