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Pasta Pasta

Dear Internet, My entire apartment is covered in slowly drying pasta right now. And flour. Flour is everywhere the pasta is not. I’m sure I made at least two pounds of pasta last night. Maybe three. Pasta making is a lot of fun, it turns out, but it’s also really fucking messy. All this is… Read More Pasta Pasta

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The weekend in brief

Free drinks bought for Sarah and Theresa by Beninese men: 2 (each) Marriage proposals received: 3 (and one more this morning) Indecent propositions received: 1 (after marriage was refused) Drinks paid for after Beninese guest walks out on tab: 2 Men who just couldn’t stop touching Theresa: 2 Sketchy Lebanese showing up at Theresa’s apartment… Read More The weekend in brief

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Turns out, “t” is just as much for “trouble” as it is for “Theresa.” Heh. That said, I’m happier this morning than I was when I went home last night. A friend knew I’d be working late and brought dinner over, and we chatted for a while about the enormous disparity between men and women… Read More

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Damn. Damn. Damn.

You might be asking yourself what I’m doing in the office on a Sunday evening, when I should be at home cleaning, or cooking, or sleeping, or even hanging out with friends. I’m kind of wondering too. Just gotta keep reminding myself that the first three months is the hardest. And I’ve only got 20… Read More Damn. Damn. Damn.