Monthly archive for April2009

In Pictures: Friday, April 24, 2009

In Pictures: Friday, April 24, 2009

File this one under friendship. Last week, my friend Maria Jose came in town for a visit. Tiny little globe. We met in grad school in Florida. She is originally from Argentina and, at the time, I’d recently returned to the US after living in…

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Is It Okay to Snoop on Your Dates?

Is It Okay to Snoop on Your Dates?

This week is going to be a little insane — — socializing, working on financial stuff, dating, looking at apartments, editing my book, a couple Tribeca Film Festival events, etc. It’s my own fault. I’m horrible at compartmentalizing my life, and I easily overwhelm. When…

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Bestiality, Swine Flu and You

Bestiality, Swine Flu and You

I like being an adult better than I liked being a child. When I was little, I couldn’t choose what happened to me, where I lived, what was for dinner or other things. As an adult, my life in my choosing. I live where I…

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Why I Love My Friends (Conversation: Me and Bro)

Why I Love My Friends (Conversation: Me and Bro)

BRO: I don’t get people who call New Yorkers on their office phones after 6:00pm. Go home, already! ME: New York is an international city. It’s always “office hours” somewhere in the world, no? Maybe the person is calling from abroad or something and they…

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Roundup: Interracial Dating

Roundup: Interracial Dating

THANK YOU to my favorite people and friends at YourTango for the shout out here and here about my How to Date a Black Woman post. It created a little buzz over on Yahoo’s front pages about relationships and other lifestyle-related stuff. So, if you…

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This is What It’s Like to Be Hard of Hearing

This is What It’s Like to Be Hard of Hearing

I have permanent congenital hearing loss in both ears. When I was a little girl, the first time I told someone I’m hard of hearing, I think I was in fifth grade. The conversation at my school’s recess went something like this: The Girl: TWAAAAANNA!!!…

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How to Date a Black Woman

How to Date a Black Woman

Whenever men who aren’t black ask me, “What’s it like to date a black woman?” I respond by joking, “I wouldn’t know. I’ve never dated one. Ask a lesbian.” ;) For the curious among you … Voila! Finally, the wait is over: a list of…

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TVLAND: Are You Going to Watch The Cougar @ 10pm Tonight?

TVLAND: Are You Going to Watch The Cougar @ 10pm Tonight?

That show “The Cougar” begins 4/15 with Vivica Fox (pictured) hosting. I’ve gotta hand it to TV Land. They’ve done a great job cranking out programs that create buzz. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t TV Land the channel that reran old shows like…

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You’re Beautiful Because You Admit You’re Not Perfect

You’re Beautiful Because You Admit You’re Not Perfect

Before I sat down to write the “How to Date Black Chicks” post, I scanned through new(ish) comments left on old(er) posts. SIDE NOTE: I’ve considered removing the date and timestamps from all my posts because the conversation often continues days, weeks or even years…

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