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Love Kills

Warning – the following blog post is wrought with reverse sexism.  It’s a joke, people.  Please don’t comment about how I’m setting women’s rights back.    Recently, I’ve had a bit of a bug problem.  Gross, huh?  Well – it’s … Continue reading

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Marriage Proposal Monday

So the other night, I’m sitting in my PJ’s, about to go elbow deep into some microwave popcorn, when my phone vibrates with a message from a friend, telling me she just received a marriage proposal from a guy online. … Continue reading

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Love Hurts

I was talking with my kids the other day about love. Yes – this is what life is like in the Stone family… is anyone really surprised? When I asked my daughter, “how can you tell if someone loves you?” … Continue reading

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Ask Sarah – Dating at the Graveside

Dear Sarah,      I’ve recently encountered a situation that requires the advice of a love expert like yourself. Here’s a brief background story: In the fall of 2012 one of my dear and most loyal friends died of a self … Continue reading

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Sometimes The Glass IS Half-Empty…

I was inspired to write this supremely depressing 2-part post (can’t wait to read it now, can ya?) by a middle-of-the-night phone call I got the other night.  Here’s how it went down: Phone vibrates.  It’s 1:48 a.m.  You know … Continue reading

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Lovers Gon’ Love

Why do so many people hate Valentine’s Day? Right, right, I can hear many of you reciting that over-used line, “It’s just a ‘Hallmark holiday’.” And…? Is Hallmark inherently evil? Don’t thousands of companies latch onto holidays to boost sales? … Continue reading

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Dating in an LOL World

Things are not as they seem.  …or as they USED to be… I just used “lol” in the middle of sentence in a text…and I wasn’t L-ing at all, certainly not OL. I don’t even recognize myself… What has HAPPENED … Continue reading

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Resolution: Don’t be a Jerkface

‘Tis the season to make empty promises to yourself.  Lose weight, spend less, be more patient…blah blah blah. I don’t hate the idea of New Year’s resolutions.  In fact, I think it’s an admirable way to start the new year … Continue reading

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Do You Believe?

Ah, Santa. What do we do with Santa Claus?   Jolly ‘ol Saint Nick. Some people don’t believe we should propagate the fantasy with kids, some people are neutral, some people go full-tilt fantasy as long as their kids keep … Continue reading

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The shop around the cyber-corner

In this gift-giving season that’s upon us, I’ve been thinking a lot about shopping. I love to shop. But, not necessarily in that female stereotypical way… so, if you’re thinking, “no way… I hate malls…,” I get it.  I can … Continue reading

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