New York Pickup Stories
Why I Engaged a New York Crazy
I’m from a small town in Wisconsin, and the men in the Midwest are not very assertive when it comes to making the move on a woman. In fact, the only way you can know if a Midwestern man is interested in you is if he’s not talking to you. So since I moved to […]
Using Wool Combs
Normally I don’t engage the crazy people in New York. You look in their eyes, and see that there’s nobody really there.
My dad has cancer vs. my dad will die of cancer
Hand combs are one of the old-fashioned tools available to prepare fiber for spinning. While you can purchase prepared roving for spinning, you will often have fiber that requires some preparation in order to spin high quality fiber. You can prepare fiber by hand either using hand carders or hand combs. There is more “waste” […]
How Not to Be an Idiot on Online Dating Sites
My dad has cancer. My dad is dying of cancer. I have accepted the former, but I think I have to figure out how to accept the latter.
Al Jaffee in Brooklyn, feh!
The following are some posts I’d written on experiences on various dating sites when I started a few years ago. Top 10 Most Boring Conversation Starters on OKCUPID:
Bicycling Adventures, or how Cappy found me
I am not one to be star-struck. The fact that New York is one of the most celebrity-laden cities on earth is not one of the reasons I moved here. But when I met Al Jaffee tonight in Brooklyn, I found myself gushy and blabbering!
Moodle.net is dead, the end of an era
Way back in 2009, when I lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I spent months looking for a bicycle. After I found her, a mint green Fuji cruiser, I spent money tricking her out, getting racks, lights, and the bigass chain locks that NYers scared me into getting. After I was all set […]
Make something 365 Blog
Way back when the internet was just text pages and marketing had not yet taken over everything, I bought moodle.net and put up my very first website. It had an animated GIF for the front page and everyTHANG. “moodle” was a handle I had chosen back in 1996 when I joined one of the first […]
If you’re a creative person you know that sometimes you need a box to design your way out of. Many people find the “make X once a day” idea very fruitful. And there’s a lovely blog that chronicles just that! http://makesomething365.blogspot.com/ One woman makes an owl a day… This gentleman makes one imaginary creature a […]