When a Christmas card came back to Maureen Rogers marked addressee unknown, no forwarding address, she went online to see if she could find her friend's current address, and then she typed her name into Google.
Wicked Local Allston/Brighton reports that when a young couple on Shephard Street got into a fight over how to organize their pantry, the girl, 18, threw all the guy's stuff into the driveway and then, when they started yelling about that, she threw bleach at him and sliced him with a knife.
If you click, you'll also see an item suggesting that some people just aren't ready to live with other people, period.
Karin, who loves the Bates Reading Room at the BPL main branch, admits to scoping out the male patrons there and even fantasizing about picking one of them up:
... I have no idea how this would actually work. The silence discourages conversation. There's no way to banter via computer (a la Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy's characters in Pretty in Pink, which, speaking of, how the hell did that ever work?). Most folks wear sweatpants and scarves with bed-head and are probably stressing a 20-page brief for Monday's Con Law class.
However, there's something sexy to me about intelligence and academia and those in it who might love this space as much as I do. ...
Scot, who works at the main branch, reads Karin's post:
... Got me thinking about how differently her experience would be if we had online communities on the library web site. As Web Services Manager for the Boston Public Library, its something I think we really need, but I sure hadn't considered the direct user interaction she's got in mind! Maybe we need to provide chat rooms too. ...
Have an idea for a cool GLBT Jewish singles event? Join the newly formed Singles Events Committee and make your ideas a reality. The committee will meet about once every six weeks. Fun folks, free snacks, and who knows - maybe you’ll meet someone yourself!
Monday, November 24, 7:00-9:00 pm
257 Elm Street, Somerville, MA
RSVP or questions to Elyssa at email@example.com or 617.524.9227.
No, not on the field. Alicia checked in to let us know that while the line for the women's room was only a few people long, the line for the men's room "wraps around the corner and to the end of the hallway!"
Guys: If you don't like Mexican food or people who speak Spanish, you're going to strike out rather quickly with a woman who thinks both are part of East Boston's charm.
On the way home from work tonight, I stopped at the Shaw's on Spring Street in West Roxbury (yes, it's true, somebody actually shops there!) for a few things. In the shampoo section, a couple of dudes (I know they were dudes because they kept calling each other "dude") were considering a pink, scrunchie-ish loofah-like thing with googly eyes, arms and legs. Dude 1 held the thing up and asked Dude 2:
If there was a girl in my shower, would she be like "wow!" or "no!"?
Dude 2 said "no," so Dude 1 put the thing back on the shelf.
Kitty, a natural brunette gone blonde to research a book, reports she makes more in tips waitressing as a blonde - but that the money comes with a price.
Sarah Palin's closest group of friends calls themselves the "Elite 6" and met in an aerobics class about 15 years ago. What her friends won't say on camera to Good Morning America is that they're planning to support her in the VP race. But then again, I wonder how many of my friends--those who know me the best--would actually want me to have the powers of commander-in-chief.
Boton Media Makers met at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain to talk about new media. They meet on the first Sunday of every month at 10:00. Meetings are open to all.
Go to Boston Media Makers for more info.
Have you ever wanted a space to meet and discuss the issues surrounding GLBT interfaith relationships? Join Keshet members for an afternoon of conversation and light lunch followed by a walk in Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon.
Sunday, September 7, 1:00 pm
At the home of a Keshet Member
Sharon, MA 02067
RSVP for address by Thursday, September 4th to Orly at or 617.524.9227.
Keshet works for the full inclusion of GLBT Jews in Jewish life. [http://www.keshetonline.org]
Rhonda and Bill were supposed to be on vacation last week. Rhonda reports what happened on June 28:
... Bill turned his ankle on a curb (such a simple thing) and fell backwards onto the pavement. Hit his head really bad. So bad, he had to have emergency brain surgery the next day. Wheeled into surgery by noon at Mass General Hospital. I was told he had a 75% chance of NOT making it.
BUT he DID make it! ...
Now he's facing rehab, and she's asking for prayers.
Bobb reports on a wedding he attended this past weekend that had a Red Sox theme:
... We knew something was up when we got the invitation, which was in the design of a ticket to Fenway. In fine print on the back, it urged invitees to don their best Red Sox garb. Two attendees violated the no-Yankees attire mandate. That's OK, someone made up for it by wearing a Yankees Suck T-shirt - to a wedding. (And you can mark weddings off the list of places you'd never think you'd hear that chant but did). ...
Sarah reports having to break out that line in a Quincy bar on Saturday.
By now, everyone's heard that Governor Patrick's daughter is a n out and proud lesbian. Good (or planned?) timing with the Boston Pride festivities this weekend. There's a full article on Towleroad, one of my favorite bloggers out there.
The Medford Transcript interviews a guy who was advertising he'd trade his "hot wife" for two Celtics tickets.
Boston Subway Crush is a new venue for all you people who just can't get enough Missed Connections. My favorite so far (under m4m):
you look like the charlie card guy
I swear to god, you look like him and I think that is really hot. Every time I pull out my card I think of you.
Miss Von Schtoop provides the proof:
... Good lord, another thing to remember about high-falutin' city living: never, ever, wear fake hair when you plan on tackling your ex-man's new b*tch!
Auntie Scotch reports that the unspecified downtown hotel where she and some friends took out her future sister-in-law for a last singles night was crawling with businessmen and escorts:
... The cherry was when I was leaving a convention-goer from Chicago approached me and asked if I'd like to come up to his room so he could give me a massage. I declined but like the true creepy gentleman he was he went out to the street and hailed me a cab anyhow. See ladies, there are a few left out there - even if they are probably married with children and have a bottle of KY ready and waiting in their hotel room for the first girl who says yes. Chivalry is alive indeed.