Tag: Dating

How to win at dating

Dating. It’s the best. It’s the worst. It makes you feel alive. It makes you feel like crap. I can’t get enough of it. Conversations about deal breakers, pet-peeves, activities, turn ons, turn offs — I could participate in those forever. The details, the groans, the butterflies, the nodding heads, the over-analyzation, the rolling eyes. When I decided Read more…

How many GBs in that thing, baby?

You wouldn’t think this external hard drive would be an avenue to procuring dates, but it’s led to me being asked out more than any sassy skirt or flip of the hair ever has.   When I’m editing video projects in the coffeehouse-world, guys often use them as conversation-starters.  It’s like bumming a cigarette or commenting Read more…

Saya? Saya??? Saya????

I’ve always prided myself on leading an active life, filled with classes [improv, guitar, salsa, yoga, writing] and activities [Pecha Kucha, Second Story, Clandestino, Second Friday Art Walks, Chicago Cares, Boston College Chicago alumni group, bike groups], cultivating old friendships and forming new friendships.  I often find myself coordinator,  due to my Type-A, only-child personality Read more…

I McMuffin you

I have to edit a project for two lovely real-estate agents who hired me to make a video for their website to attract potential clients.  These are the reasons, the burning questions clogging my head, progress on said-video has been slow today. What’s etiquette for Reply All’s? I personally loathe the gazillion back and forths, Read more…

Stop friending me

My usual reaction to a Facebook (FB) friend request from someone I don’t know is to roll my eyes and click “ignore.”  I’m curious as to the number of stranger-friend requests Facebook users receive on average.  I get a handful a week, which considering the scope of FB, doesn’t seem like much, but it’s still Read more…

Solo for the night? Come to my house.

A girl who came by herself last night to the screening of my documentary on dating, dating rubik’s cube, mentioned that when the two of her friends who were supposed to come with her apologized for flaking out and thus making her attend solo, her response was, “Oh it’s fine, it’s one of Saya’s events!”  Read more…

Oh semicolon, you make me tingly

A flood of emails recently, some beautiful and poetic and delicious, some dastardly and vomit-inducing and horrid, leads me to say – I cannot state strongly enough how attractive the following things are in guys: Proper grammar Correct spelling An expansive vocabulary Remembering details, especially little, seemingly insignificant ones you mumble under your breath And Read more…

Sit on your couch, let me read to you

The post about being uncertain how to react to guys who are speak-singing you lyrics from a song that has some deep-seeded meaning to them got me thinking about other awkward scenarios I’ve been in related to someone sharing something emotional and the other party, me, usually due to being caught off guard, being flummoxed Read more…

Illegal, or at least gag-inducing, PDA

I’m all for being lovey-dovey but if I ever love someone so much that I revert to kindergarten teacher in his presence, please slap me.  A couple was standing on Lincoln Avenue tonight, the guy with one knee on the ground, hovering at her feet, the girl erect and starring emotionlessly ahead, as he tied Read more…