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July 23, 2012

You know how most couples have a common goal? Whether it’s to pay off your mortgage, live a more green life, be able to pay for your kids’ college, start swinging? Whatever they are, these are the goals bind couples, the journey and the struggle towards the goal empowers them. There’s no reason to restate […]

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Nicki is a Crack Whore

April 9, 2012

I’m sorry to give everything away in the title, but I am in a tender (is the night) state and can’t beat around (the burning) bush. Nicki, my beloved furbaby cat is addicted to catnip. (Incidentally, contrary to what you may think, catnip are not cat nipples. That’s probably a good thing, because having a […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong.

December 22, 2011

Welcome back to I’m Right, You’re Wrong, where you help resolve an issue between me and a loved one. This week’s dilemma requires a bit of a backstory. I’m a simple but proud person (disclaimer: I am neither simple nor proud, but I heard that referring as simple but proud to myself will endear me […]

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Of Mice and Me

November 29, 2011

On Thanksgiving day I had a delightful meal at my parents’ dacha and then retired to my bed to await rigor mortis. Before it had a chance to set in, however, I drifted off to sleep in order to dream of a better world. Imagine my alarm when a few hours later I heard a […]

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A Casual Conversation

October 4, 2011

Marinka, we need to talk. Yes, dear. My secretary said you called me five times today. I did. Was there an emergency? Sort of. But she said that you were in a meeting and I didn’t think that it was an interruptable emergency. What was wrong? I was at Hudson News at Penn Station looking […]

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I’m Right, You’re Wrong: Clean Cat

September 12, 2011

Yippee! I had another disagreement with someone and it’s time for a fresh I’m Right, You’re Wrong! This weekend I was having a loving email discussion with Kristine, when suddenly things took a turn for the horrendous. Because we broached the subject of cat bathing. And didn’t exactly see eye to eye. It’s my fault […]

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August 23, 2011

Thank you everyone for your input about the back cover of the book. Your advice has been very important and it’s getting us closer to the best Nicki’s ass can ever be. Peajaye did another work up of it and after seeing it I am confident that I will never have another olive again. So […]

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TADA! Except.

August 17, 2011

I’ve been writing this post in my mind for weeks. For months. I’ve hinted about the Writing Project with my beautiful daughter, I’ve told you that I’ve had to unceremoniously replace her because she was dragging her feet and wasn’t getting what needed to be done fucking done. And now I can reveal all. Or […]

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