social media
The goofy, dorky awkwardness I have in person transforms into sharply delivered one-liners on Twitter and Facebook.
how not to be a dick
“Why are you so bad at math? You’re Asian.”
adult problems
So what happens if because of a series of lifestyle and geographical changes, you find yourself in your late 30s desperately in need of the magical ability to make new friends? Or any friends?
Here are a few of the familiar types of lady-friendships that may require an eventual breakup (or at least someone getting a drink thrown in her face).
There are some days when I really only want to hang out with fat people. This is why.
I need to find someone who will go thrift shopping with me, dammit, so I decided to get a little creative.
Apparently lots of people are insecure jerkwads who try to foil their friends' attempts to lose weight. Why am I not surprised by this?
single girls
I'm not a wild animal that's going to pursue any man she sees. We're not coyotes, he'll be fine.
Buy some backup cell phone power already.
wedding dresses
He came with me to the dress shop and picked it out himself, even though he hadn't proposed. I'm not sure why I ever wanted him to.
Now if only I could learn how to make some, I'd be set.
I'm trying to figure out the right way to cut the negative people out of my life -- even if those people are my friends.
circle of friends
I promised to come over and bake her some cookies. I ended up staying for five hours to make her some food she could eat cold or reheat easily, tidy up her floors, get the dishes taken care of, and do a few other odds and ends.
Before you drive yourself insane with elaborate plans and over the top recipes, no one will ever talk about your Thanksgiving in terms of how moist the turkey was. But just in case.
The relationship between publicists and writers is one of true codependence.

Jun 4, 2012 at 6:00pm | 88 comments

Friendship isn’t second place for losers, it’s the start of a beautiful relationship.
Looking back on our afternoons spent running around, "whinnying" as horses, or making all manner of Ninja Turtle sounds around the neighborhood -- it's a kind of carefree, whimsy I now ache for.
Most people learn trust as a child from the people raising them, but I learned to go on roller coasters on my own.
thought catalog
I feel confident that I’d be happy and fulfilled in a relationship but the thing is that I’m happy and fulfilled now.
I have long-standing relationships that never recovered from my diagnosis and friendships which have never been the same after reactions to my use of various aids, medications or therapies.