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On Why You Should Never Call Before a First Date

So much yes on the 'Other advice', plus one more thing: don't tweet about the date, no matter how complimentary the tweet might be.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 1:13 pm 0

On A Poem by Carina del Valle Schorske

Beautiful, Carina.
And thank you, Mark, for sharing it with us.

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm 1

On Ask Polly: I'm 33 And Single. What Am I Doing Wrong?

@spicytuna
I would guess yes, her self esteem was probably that low. I was in this space from about 29 to 35 and my self esteem dipped much lower that this, unfortunately.
Once while i was slumped in a fit of sobs on my therapist's couch, she told me she was 43 when she met someone who fit the bill for her and I basically said I literally couldn't stay alive that long being so lonely- that I'd surely die by then (still feel like a giant asshole for saying that). Like the LW, I'm successful, independent, accomplished, and couldn't use logic to solve this bc logic doesn't apply here. And all of it can fuck with your head hard enough to kill any self esteem you had.

Best of luck, LW. And yes - in the future, tell that guy to fuck off!

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On On Lena, On Rihanna, On Kimye: The Very Necessary Death Of "Vogue"

Christ Almighty this was long. That's all.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm 3

On This Restraining Order Expires On Tuesday

@Catherine Williams@facebook
Um, I think you're doing a pretty good job by yourself of defaming your wife on the Internet by posting this crap through her fb account?

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm 0

On This Restraining Order Expires On Tuesday

Wow. First, congratulations to Natasha for moving out of her parents' house.

Second- agree with the above comment that I expect something more from the Awl than the direct ex-trashing. I do think the topic had potential but It comes off a bit too simplistic.

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm 1

On A Week So Bad That An Actual Superhero Had To Come Save Us From It And Ourselves

What if Alan Hanson and Mary HK Choi's writings had a baby and then Amy Jean Porter drew us a story about it?
Balk and Choire, I'm counting on you to make this happen. Please and thanks

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 11:41 am 0

On Ask Polly: My Mom Keeps Guilting Me About Visiting For Christmas!

@flossy and only if you won't smell like the booze maybe, getting called out like that would suck.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm 0

On Ask Polly: My Mom Keeps Guilting Me About Visiting For Christmas!

This holiday boundary setting post from the hairpin a couple years ago offers up some nice strategies for when things get tense.
http://thehairpin.com/2011/12/do-this-no-6-festive-holiday-boundary-setting

I agree with the part of ragazza's comment above about pushing the sleeping in the same room thing. If you can find a way to calmly but firmly express that respect on this issue needs to go both ways, maybe she can understand that the alternative is you staying in a hotel.

Good luck everybody!

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 2:33 pm 1

On 9 Great Pop Songs From 2013 (And The Fake Movies That Should Use Them In Their Trailers)

@ejcsanfran What, would you'd rather have Audrey Tautou? AGEIST.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm 0