…More Than Sweet Potatoes

The Sidepiece: January 16th, 2016.

I moved to Arizona in December of 2015.  I knew one person – Bryan.  Through this one person and the national bond of kickball, I ended up in a group … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

I have a routine.  I have a schedule.  Kind of. I go to work Monday through Friday.  At least for the next couple of months. I run 3-4 days a … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Never Have I Ever… (Part 2)

The proverbial bomb had been dropped.  KC had let the cat out of the bag.  I was mortified.  I kept hearing the words over and over in my head.  From … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mental Health: A How To Guide

I have anxiety. This may or not surprise you.  If it does, well…then I’ve succeeded in my goal of keeping it mostly to myself for so long. But your life … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Westward Ho!

I promise to eventually get back to my bi-weekly posting schedule.  Here are my excuses as to why I haven’t been keeping up with it like I usually do: – … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

If it’s not thought out, the thought doesn’t count so much

You know when people say “it’s the thought that counts?”  Well, I call bullshit on that. Not always and entirely, but in many circumstances, the thought only counts if you … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Time I Failed at Birth Control

Now that I have finished telling the Napoleon saga, I feel like I would be bereft to leave Monday’s posts open to something other than enjoyable (potentially horrific) dating stories. … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eight Days

At Hanukkah time, we celebrate that a small amount of oil lasted for eight whole days (if you believe in that sort of thing.) When a baby boy is born … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Not All Living Things are Sacred

The other day I laughed as I committed a murder. To be more specific, I laughed and high fived on Monday as I committed a murder. And now, Wednesday night, … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Lone Panda: Adages about Love

Jeez. There really is a saying for every possible aspect of love and relationships, isn’t there? There are plenty of fish in the sea. You’ll find love when you’re not … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

It Happened So Quickly: A Coming of Age Tale

I feel like I’ve written a lot about my dating life as of late.  What I have not done is written a lot about sex.  I originally didn’t write anything … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Tao of Ilene

This started as a rant to a friend about menstruation.  It – luckily for everyone, really – turned into a list of things that I consider to be important pieces … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Stupid Alarm Clock Games

Dear Alarm Clock, I feel like we’ve had a really good relationship over the last 4 years of being in each other’s lives.  Sometimes I find you really annoying, but … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks (And other going ons)

You know that adage that says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  Well, for one thing, I think that’s stupid.  You’re never too old to learn something new. … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Anybody Could Be Good To You…

… you need a bad girl to do you right.” So, the incomparable Maurna, writer extraordinaire and my heaven-sent-friend, from Cursitivity did something silly and went and nominated me for an … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 5 Comments

Protected: What’s In The Box: Dear John (Part 2)

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Personality Test?

Do you guys remember thespark.com?  I’m sure it still exists, but I’m talking about back in the early 2000’s.  Back then, there were about 5 things you could use thespark.com … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Doesn’t That Just Totally Get Your Goat?

#GoatSelfie This is a thing. Why, you may ask, is this a thing? Because Aussa, Maurna, and I said so. I wish I had a better understanding of how this … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 11 Comments

Throwback Monday (A Survey)

Remember when MySpace was cool?  Or maybe you used Friendster… either way, there were those “Survey” type deals that we’d fill out to (1) tell people more about us and … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments