From Chicago, now in Oakland, works on environmental noise studies for money, plays baseball for fun.
@sf45 I sometimes listen to Ethiopian Jazz and I never considered what that meant about me. Now I know.
I am an uptight person who hates it when people try to have fun.
@Eugene Goostman@facebook keep your god out of this. Nobody wants your self-righteous points.
I realize this is insensitive, racist, and reductive BUT I honestly see the word Whittie and hear the word whitey in my mind. I am horrible.
Only one unread email? Someone's a neat freak.
@Ralph Haygood It's too late but the more important take-away should be for ALL urban-dwellers to unite against the rural. Stop the city-on-city hate. Hate the suburbs and the country. I grew up there, it's terrible.
@KarenUhOh I used to get bothered about it, but really, second-tier cool cities to live in like Chicago, Oakland (not San Francisco*), Portland, Austin, and Seattle(?) don't need the rent to be jacked up anymore. So leave them out of it.
@sigerson That's funny, your satirical comment is very close to what I imagine some old ugly smelly privileged white dude's defensive whinings would sound like.
I guess one big difference is when people are cheating. Even if it's just talking/emotional stuff in transition, that's not serial monogamy, that's dishonesty and/or betrayal.
@garlicmustardweed I am not doubting your self-assessment when I caution other people who might think they are bad people for practicing serial monogamy to not be too harsh on themselves. Finding someone who clicks with your sexuality and compliments your own personality to allow for a long-term relationship is difficult and sometimes it's confusing as to why things don't work out. "I wasn't happy", or, "We weren't a good fit" is good enough reason and doesn't make you empty. Not everything needs to be worked out. I'm not belittling your real issues that you listed, just making the point that monogamy is hard and, yes, we should all be trying our best not to hurt others and ourselves along the way. Explain your reasons for breaking up as un-harsh as possible.