Tag Archives: relationships

Roommate Romance

When Miriam first moved in with Bryan, her girlfriends from New York emailed to ask how it was going. Her response? “Mostly good, but also I want to punch him in the face most of the time.” Granted she just … Continue reading

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Inner Yente Fail (Truth Hurts)

When a newly single girlfriend came to visit for a weekend getaway last month, I tried to set her up. It worked – for a hot second: “I should introduce you to _____. He’s really smart, loves to laugh, watch … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Girlfriend, Pilot Edition

Dear Ellyn’s Boyfriend, My girlfriend writes this blog, and she puts all sorts of stuff on there about me, and then people read it and ask me about it, and I have to explain about how I don’t actually tie … Continue reading

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We Love Couples Friends!

Miriam says: Couples friends. Just the words make me think of the episode of Friends in which Monica and Chandler are so desperate to make couples friends they end up turning another couple off so much that the other couple … Continue reading

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A Royal Gossip Session

Ellyn: so about prince william… Miriam: … and kate middleton Miriam: he got uglier as he got old. am I too mean? Ellyn: he might be balding. I mean he does seem really nice which counts for something…plus the whole … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Road Rage Edition

Dear Ellyn, Whenever we get stuck in traffic and/or lost, Bryan asks me to navigate. Trouble is I’m not very good at reading maps and he’s not very good at patience. How do I buy myself time to look up … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Movies and Techno Edition

Dear Ellyn, When we first started dating, my boyfriend made me a list of movies to watch because he’s a film nerd and thinks I’m culturally uneducated. It was fun at first, but now it feels less like Bryan’s list … Continue reading

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The One Where Our Lives Are Like Friends

We are hugely obsessed with Friends. Ellyn refused to watch the show in the 90s because her younger sister was into it, and so by default it wasn’t cool. She thought it was especially stupid that her sister tried to … Continue reading

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Prose and Cons of Loving a Writer

I am procrastinating writing my blog post about writing. I literally just spent a half hour checking Facebook and answering emails when I should have been writing and it’s already 11:15 and I’m enervated from altogether too much life. Anywho. … Continue reading

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