Taylor, the Latte Boy

I had no idea that “I’m going for coffee” was actually a euphemism for “I’m attending the fastest speed dating event on earth while wildly hopped up on caffeine.” But it does appear to be the case. Was this always true? I mean, back in the day when coffee meant black, or with milk, and cost a quarter, was it […]

September 3, 2006 at 3:45 am 0 comments

Kate’s Patented Party Techniques

Since it is clear that I am on my way to being a social phenom, I thought I’d share some tips on how I “roll” (yeah, yeah). (I don’t actually know what that means, but I hear it often on TV so…) 1) Immediately locate the bathroom upon entering any restaurant, club or bar. You’ll need a place to hide […]

August 28, 2006 at 11:22 pm 1 comment

Kate Goes to a Party

I left the house to do something social…at night… involving strangers. I’ll give you a moment to absorb how momentous this news is. That’s right– I put down the Haagen-Dazs (mmmm ice cream) and chose to go out… to a bar. Please feel free to send me tokens of your amazement– preferably in US currency and involving large denominations. The […]

August 27, 2006 at 2:48 pm 0 comments


When I was in graduate school I knew many women who were not only going to school, but also getting married, having kids, and working it all out. It wasn’t easy for them, but they were doing it. “Honeymoon during my exams? Sure, I’ll call my professors and rearrange them all. No problem!” (she says with a chipper, Martha Stewart […]

August 25, 2006 at 1:57 am 0 comments


I’ve just been handed a note (ok, email) from my friend, Chloe. Apparently, ordering a man off the internet is: a) not considered dating b) might not be construed as an earnest attempt at finding true love c) is just the teensiest bit illegal sure. fine. whatever. Kate, Dating in LA

August 22, 2006 at 1:45 am 0 comments

Shocking News Flash!

Shocking News Flash! I’ve just been informed that in order to start dating, I will have to leave my apartment. Has the world gone mad???? Haven’t I suffered enough? Were you people aware of this? How could you not email and warn me of this sort of thing? It’s just proper etiquette, sort of along the lines of the emergency […]

August 21, 2006 at 11:36 pm 0 comments

He’s Getting Married

He’s getting married. Huh? Marriage itself is not unusual– I’ve heard talk. I know it happens. But he’s getting married, and he is not marrying me. That can’t be right. We dated for 10 years, and while we haven’t been together for a number of years now– a sneaky, dangerous part of my heart never believed that we wouldn’t be […]

August 20, 2006 at 1:37 am 0 comments