Author Archives: a damsel & her dog

Insecurity Blanket

When I was 24, my boyfriend at the time took me on a mini overnighter to a rainy, northern town.  He’d surprised me the night before by telling me to pack my bags.  I was smitten.  I bought new underwear & knew that this trip was going to be magic. It wasn’t.  The best thing […]

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The Deep End Of The Dating Pool

In my early 20’s, after my first serious relationship had breathed its last, I marathon watched a whole lot of episodes of Sex & The City.  I lived vicariously through the 30-something ladies who trudged their way through dating in … Continue reading

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You’re (Maybe) (Definitely Not) (Probably?) The One.

I am 31. I have been a bridesmaid in 7 weddings. At all of these weddings I’ve witnessed the same thing. Tulle & disposable cameras & the professing that they have married ‘The One.’ I think you’re already getting it … Continue reading

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An Open Letter About My True Companion.

I lived in Alaska once. I stayed there for a few years because I was in love with a boy. One day he brought a giant white dog home who was headed for the shelter. The boy & I & … Continue reading

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A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi

I always loved the day of conversation hearts & shitty construction paper puns. I even went so far as to wear Valentine themed t-shirts as I thought it would bring me luck in the 7th (and 8th through 12th) grade … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Mine

Here it is, 16 days into the New Year. I am a month & a few days shy of my 31st birthday & I feel like this might be the year I do something besides add 27 new shows to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Ex-Boyfriend

My favorite ex-boyfriend got engaged recently. My heart jumped out of a 17 story building & has been bleeding out on the sidewalk below ever since. I knew the day was inevitably coming. He talked about her in our circle … Continue reading

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