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3.5 Years and Counting…

Today is three and a half years since Jake and I met.  Things are going great!  I don’t have much to add, so I am throwing in a recent e-mail exchange.  Enjoy!

A Game

Jake,

You made me so happy this morning when you said that I was the best thing in your life.  I try really hard for that to be the case (even though like I said in my card earlier this week I feel like I fail a lot).  [Note: I'd gotten him a card and a bottle of wine for being patient and covering some expenses for me until my freelance check came in.] I think you deserve good things and I think that relationships don’t just stay great – you have to try, even if you’ve been together for years. Continued

The Great Recession and Your Romantic Relationship

On Wednesday I got to go to yet another training…this one was actually an all-day professional development conference for staff at our institution.  Two of the presentations (e-mail in the workplace and locavore/plant-based eating) were disappointing, not because I’m not interested in the topics but because the speakers were terrible.

However, the “Recession-Proofing Your Personal Relationships” and the “Women Don’t Negotiate, But They Should” presentations were pretty rockin’.  So, here I am, passing all my rockin’ new knowledge on to you!  This entry is inspired by the value I got out of the “Recession-Proofing” presentation, and I’ll do one on negotiations next week. Continued

Defining Casual Sex

So recently in the comments on his blog, Hammer accused me of having something against casual sex, and this got me to thinking.  I mean, I’ve certainly had plenty of it.  I’ve never kept a list of previous partners because I think that’s creepy (like, psycho creepy, ewwwww), but suffice it to say we’re not talking single digits here (though not triple digits, either).  So why do his posts engender an almost physical reaction of disgust, depression, and pity in me?

Well I guess in order to try and figure that out, we’re going to have to define casual sex.  Continued

Top 10 Signs You’ve Become an Adult

Here’s something kind of fun (or kind of depressing, depending on your view) that the BF and I have been mulling over for the past few months.  It all started because one of the big differences we have in the way that we view the world is that I’m happier now as a “real,” “responsible” adult than I’ve ever been in my life.  He, on the other hand, misses his college days with all his heart and would go back in a second.

Personally, I think it’s kind of sad whenever you look back on your life and want to be in a particular place again.  Looking back and remembering how happy you were is one thing, and looking back and wanting to be there again is another.  But the signs of an adult are plain to see, and here are the Top Ten ways you can tell. Continued

Honey’s Take: The Number-Close Isn’t As Easy As You Think

First of all, hi everybody! I moved in with the BF this past weekend and it’s been a flurry of activity, as I’m sure you can all imagine. Fortunately I hired movers to load and unload, and the BF drove the truck (I followed behind in the car so we wouldn’t have to tow anything), but there was more than enough packing, unpacking, and moving of furniture to keep me busy since Friday night. I almost have everything under control here, so I should be able to focus a little more on the site from now on (especially since I am procrastinating my search for a day job)!

When Lance said that we should write this week’s double take on getting phone numbers (or e-mail addresses, myspace pages, whatever) I thought it was a great subject. He believes that it’s easy to get a girl’s number, and not so easy to ensure that she picks up the phone when you call (or that she doesn’t flake before your date). I think that his point that you have to really wow her so that you stick in her memory is well taken. However, in my own experience dating the reason that you have to be really sure that you’re coming across as exceptional and not creepy is that many, many times the number that you are given isn’t even the girl’s real number.

When I was doing the club thing, if I wanted a guy to go away I would give him my phone number with the last two digits reversed (sorry, whoever’s phone that was!) or give out the Rejection Line (the local radio station had a fake phone number for people to give out with a mean message about how they’d been rejected and they would play subsequent messages on the morning show). I can only think of one time that I gave a guy my actual number, and the subsequent date was so horrible that I never did it again. So how can you make a good impression, ensure that the information is correct, and arrange that all-important second meetup? Continued

Lance’s Take: Yes! to Friends With Benefits

I ain’t gonna lie. I love fuck buddies. I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread.

I look around and I see variations of the FB relationship EVERYWHERE…it’s a commonplace thing. I first heard the term in college and realized that everybody was doing it. If you weren’t embroiled in a serious relationship, you were getting laid, and your partner was basically a fuck buddy.

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(Excuse me. Would either of you like to be my fuck buddy?)

Continued

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