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Dead Wild Roses: Dating Goes to the Dogs

Or how to manipulate your emotional state with three dog pictures. 🙂

So excited! I’m early, no problems, I have got this. 🙂 🙂

An hour and no one haz shown up. 🙁

Oh ya made it? There was a fire hydrant expo along the way, I understand. I’m so happy you . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Dating Goes to the Dogs

Dead Wild Roses: Date Preparation for Females and Males

The Female Version: And then there is male date preparation:   Men worry that their date won’t measure up to their aesthetic preferences. Women worry that they’re going wind up dead. The disparity is RIDICULOUS, and the fact that dudes get offended when women try to protect themselves is hard proof that way too many […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Date Preparation for Females and Males

Dead Wild Roses: The Un-Friend Zone

We’ve all heard plenty about the so-called “friend zone”, which is where a person you want to date, just wants to be friends, and somehow that’s unfair and bad and mean. Let me tell you about its converse, the Un-Friend Zone.

A while back at work, we got a new deskside support/IT guy. He quickly . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Un-Friend Zone

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: I’ve heard that one of the first things women check out is your footwear. What if I wear sandals?

Wow, this is a tough one. First of all, I don’t put anything on my feet, so I’m not really sure what this “footwear” concept is all about. (Don’t be fooled by my picture, those boots were added with Photoshop.) … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Meta-dating

There is a default in most situations. Alltop is more of a leg robot.

Dead Wild Roses: Meet the “Nice Guys” of Okcupid

But gosh and wow, all at once. There is a sociology paper to be written about this phenomena, the great mystery of why… oh why… ‘nice guys’ cannot get with women. Actually wait, it needs to be feminist paper…or actually a feminist sentence.

If women aren’t into you it is because they see something they . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Meet the “Nice Guys” of Okcupid

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: I have a hot date tonight — should I wear boxers or briefs?

The General can tell you’re a guy. Only a human male would frame the question in such a crass way. What you’re asking, essentially, is how you should prepare yourself for having sexual congress with this hypothetical human female. In … Continue reading →

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Canadian Progressive World: Match.com Paired Colorado Woman With Aurora Shooter James Holmes

A perfect example of one of those WTF moments we encounter in life. A Colorado woman, “Diana”, says that Match.com paired her with James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people at the Friday screening of The Dark Knight Rises. Diana claims that she discovered Holmes’ profile among her suggested matches on the same . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Match.com Paired Colorado Woman With Aurora Shooter James Holmes

Marginal Notes: The Pained Voice

In ‘Blogging the pain,’ Höttges (2009) writes, Grief writing is a strategy that can help the mourner to overcome both the breakdown of the self and the sense of alienation caused by the death of a relational anchor. This healing potential of grief writing is connected to the restoration of language. Pain, as Elaine Scarry . . . → Read More: Marginal Notes: The Pained Voice