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Caution: Teenagers

I babysat starting at the age of eight.  I babysat all the time – in elementary school, in middle school, in high school, in college.  And I was really bad at it. – To the parents I offered: cheap child care; my own ride home; a stream of good news about finishing homework, consuming vegetables, … Continue reading

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CircleGlasses

THE MEET In the summer of 2010, I met CircleGlasses at The Princeton Club’s weekly live rooftop music program in mid-town Manhattan. I arrived early to snag a high top table in the center of the patio. It was the perfect anchor location for people to drop by, mix, mingle, and move on. While I … Continue reading

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PickleBack

THE MEET I met PickleBack in May of 2010. It was a Saturday and my dear, dear friends got engaged that morning. To celebrate, we sailed and drank champagne all afternoon. Appropriately, all the other girls were wearing sweetheart sundresses, so I’m not really sure why I was dressed like the blonde lady in Jurassic … Continue reading

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Shaggy Part 2

A couple of people have requested more information about this one… so here’s the scoop. THE SECOND DATE It was a Tuesday, and I cannot emphasize this point enough. A Tuesday. I skip work like I skipped school in high school, which is a lot. BUT never with malintent, I just can’t accept the dictation … Continue reading

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FannyPack

THE MEET Fannypack and I met at a bar in New York’s meat-packing district in early 2010 and started dating. He is a high frequency trader and after a particularly devastating transaction said he needed to escape for a few days, so he booked us a weekend in the Caribbean. Going away with someone for … Continue reading

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AngryBird

THE MEET I met AngryBird in the Summer of 2003 as an undergrad when 12 of my closest friends and I decided to rent a giant rundown house near campus. He was a friend-of-a-friend from another school, but visited often. On one of these trips, AngryBird asked to get together just the two of us. Continue reading

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TennisBro

THE MEET TennisBro and I have known each other our whole lives. Literally. Our moms were pregnant together. We hadn’t seen each other at all in the ’90s or most of the naughts save for Christmas cards, but for some reason we got back in touch via phone in the beginning of 2008. I was … Continue reading

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Shaggy

THE MEET I met Shaggy in June 2010 at an underground concert in deep Bushwick Brooklyn. The concert was in a warehouse basement, with little light, and lots of counter-culture. I try to camouflage in pretty much any situation and for this venue I went with rocker chic – a mini leather jacket, black skinny … Continue reading

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TheGoon

THE MEET In January of 2001, I joined a sorority that embodied Regina George‘s life view and essentially bought my ticket atop the social hierarchy at college. The pool of eligible guys was narrowed through this natural selection process and that’s how I met TheGoon. He was part of our Greek counterparts and they were … Continue reading