Still in Hell: High School

High school was an interesting time for me. I was still trying to find my identity. Between being a nerd, an occasional teacher's pet, and plans on how I was going to take over the world, boys never seriously ventured into my mind. Well, until I started to get a little attention. I was a …

Entering Hell: Growing up Urban

After the awkward years, comes high school. From battling between weird moments passing between the two sexes, menstrual week mishaps, identity crises, homework from some crazy teacher who lifted weights in the corner while the students sat in class doing math problems, I'm not sure which phase actually comes across more awkward or troubling. Both …

How Relationships Begin: The Awkward Years

Growing up, I was a nerd. I bit my nails, was insanely tall for my age - taller than the boys, kept my hair wild and curly – hardly ever CUTELY tamed with fly-aways and the standard ponytail. I wore those nasty, itchy sweaters that only made me colder in the winter time and sweatsuit …

My Mother, My Mentor

I absolutely adore my mother. Growing up, minus a heavy spat or two here and there, she was my best friend. I could tell her anything, and I did. From issues dealing with my other friends, when I lost my virginity, to what to do about a guy who was lame in the bed, I …

My Life Has Come to This

It's come to this.  I am officially an online dater.  Not necessarily by choice, not out of desperation, but just out of pure curiosity to see if there are any normal men left in the world.  By normal, I mean those who are not conceited, crazy, egotistical, dirty and messy, can form a complete 8th-grade …