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Monthly Archives: March 2013

DIP IT IN THE HONEY

I used to live next door to an old lady who would give me jars full of jam and come over to my house to instruct me on what chores I needed to do for her that weekend.  Usually something like – untangling her wind-chimes, or getting a heavy blender out of her cabinet.  Nothing […]

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N’EAR EASTER

Sad bunny says: Every Easter I have brunch with my family, and at some point people try to shove deviled eggs in my face.  I hate eggs.  I.  Hate.  Eggs.  And every time it’s the same thing, people pushing me to try a new recipe or whatever.  “No, thank you” doesn’t work – they almost […]

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SEZ WHO?

Concern over equations brings this: I’ve never heard about that “age equation” for how much to spend on a bottle of wine.  Where did you hear it?  Is it written down?  You can’t just make up rules. LISTEN: Can’t I?  I don’t see anyone else running around trying to claim the mantle of etiquette, so […]

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AN ALL PURPOSE SOLUTION

Asked again and again: I have been invited to a birthday party, and the invite says “No Gifts.”  I can’t just go empty handed!  What should I take? LISTEN: A bottle of wine. What kind of present do you get for a co-worker you don’t know very well?  I drew her name in the office […]

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YOU CAN’T ALWAYS WANT WHAT YOU GET

A thoughtful question: My husband is impossible to shop for!  We have an anniversary and his birthday coming up, and the only thing he says he wants is a gift certificate to Amazon.  I hate giving gift cards, especially to my friends and family…what would you do? LISTEN: Aaaaaaand what part of that is impossible? […]

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NO LIGHT NO LIGHT

Blindingly obvious, really: My neighbors are selling their house, and real estate agents letting people in turn on all the lights.  They’ve left one on now for days – on the outside.  It’s a floodlight that points directly into my backyard and into my window at night.  What can I do? LISTEN: Don’t you have […]

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κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα

κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα! Say it after me – Katatraya stayeftika!- meaning – “There is trouble in the Gypsy village!” It also means “Who gives a shit?” or “Who cares?” I think that’s a wonderful launching point for this glorious mid-week. Put your life into context every once in a while.  When presented with an issue, a […]

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PUPPY LOATHE

A nerve-wracked reader reports: We recently got some new neighbors – a gay couple and their dog.  The first thing we noticed before they even moved in is that they fixed up the house.  Great!  The second (and third, and fourth) thing we noticed is that they have a little dog who isn’t yappy necessarily, […]

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FOREVER YOURS

A correspondent: your sight (sic) is so stupid i’m never coming back LISTEN: Promise?

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BE YOUR OWN GUEST

An unhappy homeowner relates: We’ve recently purchased and renovated a house and thankfully didn’t have to live there during that process.  We’re moved in, and are now in the process of finishing up the last few little things.  So every few days or so we have one or two workers or project managers stop in […]

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