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Stranger Danger

THE MEET It was Spring in Chicago. Well, that’s one way to put it. Another way, is to say that it was sometime between St Paddy’s and the Cubs opener, somewhere between Wrigleyville and Lincoln Park. This is the magical space where late 20-somethings transform into beer-hungry teenagers. I – with my sister and a … Continue reading

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I Feel Pretty

In the Spring of 2007, I was dating a true lad.  He loved lager, played guitar in a band, and had dirty finger nails.  They were always too short, chewed on, with cracked cuticles – just generally bad boy fingernails. Our lazy Sunday routine usually involved couch time and watching Planet Earth, before a traditional … Continue reading

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LumberJack

THE MEET I met LumberJack in my living room one June day in 2010. At the time, I was living with An Eccentric, so this was how I met most of my favorite new characters. You see, she collected friends like she collected suitors, and she went through suitors like tissue. This meant our apartment … Continue reading

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TidalWave

THE MEET I met TidalWave in August 2011 in Greenpoint Brooklyn. This was a freebie night with inclement weather (which seems to be a running theme). On Friday I – with the rest of the 20-something Manhattan army – was deployed out to the Hamptons. We spent early Saturday on the beach under tunics, behind … Continue reading

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CrazyTrain

THE MEET I met CrazyTrain during spring quarter senior year of college in 2004.  He was an opera major who I was officially introduced to at his solo recital. Although, truth be told, I knew him by reputation prior.  I attended the recital with a mutual friend who was also in the opera program.  She … Continue reading

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SidePart

THE MEET I met SidePart in Tribeca on a freebie night in January 2012. I call it a freebie night because I wasn’t scheduled to be in New York, so if anything better than nothing happened, it would be a win. My best friend Riley and I were supposed to be in Chicago for the … Continue reading