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bumping into you-know-ew

May 4, 2015


Reverse Bob

A few close friends of mine ran into the Wasband. My friends weren’t together on these occasions, as they’ve happened sporadically over the years. A night club, a sporting event, the back waxer. Each time, the friend has texted me, sometimes along with a photo taken on the sly. “Has not aged well.” Then a […]

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3 things your ass needs to know (aside from your elbow)

August 8, 2013


Getting cheeky: what your ass needs to know

It seems like such obvious advice that it needn’t be given. Yet, lately I’ve been talking on repeat to many a woman (more than three). These are the three things I’ve been saying: YOU DON’T WANT TO BE ON THE WRONG BUS, JUST AS THE RIGHT ONE PULLS UP My Lord, I’ve said it over […]

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March 13, 2013

Comments Off on usma

I pulled it out of a garbage bag in my father’s basement. At least half of our memories are hidden beneath beds or boxed into basements, even if the storage is tucked in a part of our brain that makes it easier for us to live in the present. Ours was never a hard or […]

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advice: when you know better but just can’t help yourself

July 19, 2012


QUESTION FROM A GREEK TRAGEDY READER: I am a guy who regularly reads your blog, and I always think ‘Why can’t I find someone as cool as her?’ I love the way you see and think, and for the many ways you make the day brighter. I am in a pretty f’d relationship- if you […]

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connecting the dot dot do(n)t’s

July 19, 2011


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Florida, Abigail, life update tomorrow. It’s in the universe. And it’s on The Bachelorette. Perhaps you couldn’t give two rosy shits about The Bachelorette, or about my unapologetic need to eat any and all dating candy, but on a more universal level what “happened to Ashley” “happens” to all of us. The air-quotes you just […]

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who are you in the When Harry Met Sally scenario?

January 17, 2011


QUESTION FROM A GREEK TRAGEDY READER: I really don’t know why I’m writing, as I somehow feel all the answers I need are in each of the replies you’ve given to your readers already. But, I do need advice, as I am also trying to get over a guy. I really thought he was the […]

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“going green” doesn’t include recycling your shit

October 5, 2010


QUESTION FROM A GREEK TRAGEDY READER: Hi Stephanie, I’ve always felt that you give great advice that cuts through the bullshit even if the incident you’re discussing has never happened to me. Well, here comes the day when I need someone to cut through my bullshit and help me see the light at the end […]

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advice: moving past mourning

September 24, 2010


QUESTION FROM A GREEK TRAGEDY READER: I have lost my heart, best friend, boyfriend, support system and voice of reason. I am 29 years old and I feel like I have lost my everything. I have to wake up one day at a time and start over. And it’s hard. I have survived stage 3 […]

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