By - 12/21/10 - 12:57 pm

Jessica's Question

I made a mistake recently. Actually, I don't know if it was a mistake or not.

I hooked up with a friend of mine. But I do not regret what we did.

I have known him for a couple of years and really love him as a friend. I don't really know why we ended up getting together, but it just happened. And now it's kind of awkward between the two of us. Whenever we used to hang out we would cuddle and tell each other that we love each other and cute shit because we are pretty close friends and both people who cuddle a lot I guess. But now when we hang out I am afraid to act like I used to because I do not want him to interpret that as me being interested in him in a romantic way. I don't think I want to be with him in any way other than friends but while I am unsure of my emotions I am pretty sure he wants to be just friends with me.

We haven't talked about what happened or asked each other how we felt about it at all. I don't know if I want to ask to talk to him about it or not because I don't know if that would make it less awkward or more awkward.

Dear Jessica,

By - 8/23/10 - 9:48 am

John Hilliard of Wicked Local Brookline gives the Masterpiece Theatre version of a Craigslist men-seeking-women ad.

Ed caution: Those of you who lived through the '70s who have no wish for flashbacks are cautioned that Hilliard is sporting some serious sideburns to go with his Davey Jones hair.

By - 8/11/10 - 5:41 pm

You don't want to start things off on the rocks, because in her excitement, she might drop the thing and you'll never see it again.

By - 7/19/10 - 1:20 pm

Cambridge Police report that around 11 a.m. on Sunday, officers were dispatched to Mass. Ave. and Temple Street on a report of a pedestrian being hit by a car:

By - 7/16/10 - 10:34 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the validity of post-nuptial agreements.

The ruling comes in the case of some rich guy who sought an agreement with his wife on the disposition of their assets - after the couple had already separated but were attempting a reconciliation.

Complete ruling.

By - 6/1/10 - 12:54 pm

I got thi? ema?l last night,
an h?ur b?fore I hit
the sack.

But the se?ond my h?ad h?t the
pillow, my mind ?tarted spitting
out ?dvice for t?is guy...

... Until I got ?p, ?tormed
downstairs and started typing
him ?n email back.

Turns out - I taught him ? lot
of things YOU m?y want to know,
as well.

Stuff like:

* How t? get an e?-gf back,
without begging, scraping or

* The BIGGEST rul? for dating
a "y?unger w?man" (and breaking
this cardinal rule will get you
DUMPED ?n an e?e blink)

* How to "bounce ba?k" from ANY
kind of reject?on f?om ? woman
(this w?ll save yo? MONTHS of

Plus, I go into a bunc? of my
most pow?rful wa?s to think,
and overall - Help him out
a bunch.

>>> By the way, if y?u want
to send ?e an email...

... A?k ? question, s?nd a
success story...

... Ju?t f?re it o?er to
[email protected].

Make sure ?ou follow these
key guidelines:

1) Pl?ase ke?p t?e praise
to ? sentence or t?o, here
or there. I'm glad these
techniques ?orked fo? you,
but I want to get ?nto your
problem ?r story, a? quick
as possible

2) Keep the length to around
two ?r th?ee (generous)

By - 3/31/10 - 9:11 am

So I took Ramona on her usual dog walk tonight with much trepidation. Last night's altercation has been weighing on me all day. I certainly did not want another incident like last night and at the same time I do not want to be intimidated away from the park which I only use 10 mins in the morning and the evening everyday. As I was making my rounds I ran into the other dogwalker who witnessed the whole argument. I was ready to pounce on him for slinking away BUT he apologized profusely for the other person's behavior and how disgusted he was at what happened. He went on to say that I was completely in the right and that dog has been aggressive to other dogs in the park. Both the guys who walk Jazzy do absolutely nothing about her and he is going to have a talk with the guy who I argued with last night. It was completely uncalled for. I cannot tell you how vindicated I felt. Since Jazzy's owner is friendly with many other dog owners in the park I was worried about my relationship with the other walkers. I feel so much better knowing that there are people who get it.

By - 3/30/10 - 7:37 pm

I have been meaning to write this post for a while. Tonight pushed me over the edge.

I have a 13+ year old dog who is literally on her last legs. Luckily I live across from Highland Park in the Fort Hill neighborhood of Roxbury. Since I moved in over 2 years ago I have been walking Ramona at Fort Hill everyday. There is a small dog community who let their dogs off leash up there. A majority of them are very nice. I keep Ramona on a leash most of the time because she cannot really run anymore, but in her prime I used to run her at dog parks all over the city: Franklin Park, Peter's Hill, Fresh Pond, S. End etc.

By - 3/20/10 - 11:13 am

Amelia Pontes recalls.

By - 3/4/10 - 3:30 pm

I can only shake my head when I see those white posters with the iconic red crosses at the campus where I work.

Give blood? Sure.

Except that my blood is not the right kind of blood. My donation, after completing the form in which I am asked point-blank about my sex life, will be summarily thrown away–despite the fact that this blood could save another life.

By - 2/14/10 - 1:41 pm

Area romantic seeks videographer to create "a stop motion video in a creative and romantic fashion:"

My spouse is mad at me (to be discussed when you get the job) and I want to apologize in a fun, creative, and interesting way. Once we make a deal, I will give you more background on what I did, so you can come up with an interesting concept.

Willing to pay up to $97.

Via Chad Capellman.

By - 1/24/10 - 10:43 am

This missed connection ad on Craigslist reads like a modern day love poem. Bearded men of Boston...pull your faces out of the PBR pitcher, it looks like someone has their eye on you...

By - 11/4/09 - 11:34 am

Karin reports some guy just canceled a date with her so he can watch the World Series with his roommate tonight.

By - 10/30/09 - 11:59 am

Annelise reports some chick in Atlanta who can't actually say no to the boys who want the digits is giving out her phone number up here in the Boston area. Like Lil' B and his crew:

... I'm keeping my phone on at night because my sister is extremely pregnant and I want to be woken up if she goes into labor. I do not appreciate Lil' B texting and calling me all night long. ...

By - 10/30/09 - 8:45 am

The Tech reports 42% of MIT students considers themselves virgins (way higher than the national average), with chem majors the least likely to have had themselves deflowered. The report also discloses that 52% of non-virgin seniors have committed floorcest, or sex with dorm mates.

By - 10/22/09 - 11:08 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a lower-court judge was wrong to permanently bar a man from contact with a former lover and her daughter, because there is no evidence he is still barraging her with "thousands" of phone calls and that if she begins to feel physically threatened, she can always file for a new temporary protective order.

By - 9/28/09 - 10:24 am

Tufts Daily reports Jumbo U. has a new policy that prohibits students from having sex in their dorm rooms if their roommate is present. Seems Tufts doesn't have many places for couples in lust to be alone, because there were "a significant number of complaints" about roomie sex last year. College officials emphasize the rule is meant to foster open communication between roommates, to try to head off formal complaints to the school.

Via Wicked Local Somerville.

By - 9/21/09 - 8:55 pm
Last call

Sean Sullivan stays up late at the Hong Kong at Faneuil Hall.

Copyright Sean Sullivan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/14/09 - 7:44 am

Cleary Squared writes the anti-PETA publicists running the local zoos need to be taught a lesson after their killing-fields stunt over the weekend.

The Outraged Liberal doesn't go that far but writes legislators need to take a step back and carefully consider what to do about this latest plea from Zoo New England - which has been on the brink for a couple decades now - before simply giving them everything they want.

David Bernstein considers what might happen if other organizations adopted Zoo New England's tactic:

... Administrators of the Greater Boston Food Bank now say that, despite earlier predictions, they are now "reasonably confident" that state lawmakers will be spared the sight of the Charles River running thick with the corpses of Massachusetts's emaciated children this summer. In a statement released today, the Food Bank says that they can probably keep the state's most vulnerable children fed for two months on the meat from euthanized zoo animals.

By - 7/2/09 - 9:01 am

What better place for them to get married than in a peace garden?