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The Online Dating Chronicles: On second thought …

It only took two posts in for me to realize this chronicling of my online dating adventures may not be as entertaining as I once thought it was.

Don’t get me wrong – I still giggle when I think of how I stopped dating someone for his gawd-awful pronunciation of aficionado (I know my story of his being “an aff-eh-KON-dee-oh” has ruined the word for at least a few friends), and while death is very seldom funny, getting mad at your boyfriend of three months because he suddenly stopped responding to your calls and texts for two weeks – and then feeling like a heel when you’re attending his funeral a week later – is a storyline that might have made for some good “The Mindy Project” fodder.

Those who know me best understand the struggle I’ve faced, sharing conversations like this:


Some have even offered help in finding “just the right guy,” like sending me profiles like this one:


So while I still rock the never-ending “you won’t believe THIS” dating stories, I’ll just share them little by little as they’re relevant – and welcome these “helpful tips” from friends.

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November 24, 2019 · 10:40 pm

The misadventures of a woman traveling with teenagers …

20130715_030648Boy, do I have a doozy of a story to tell today.

Right now I’m in a Chicago suburb – Matteson – after taking my 17-year-old daughter and 16-year-old niece to a One Direction concert (I was only the driver). The last 18 hours have been eventful, to say the least, and while I’d love to post the story now, we still have a 5.5-hour drive to Altoona and then another 90-minute drive back to Iowa City before day’s end – and God only knows what will add to our adventure.

Stay tuned …

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July 15, 2013 · 4:10 pm