How do I get my not-boyfriend to commit without him using all the excuses like he’s finding himself and so on?
Dear Miss X,
Forcing someone to commit to you when their not willing or ready to, can be a mistake. I speak from personal experience when I say that you have to give them the time that they need to “find themselves” or whatever it is that is plaguing them. Try to have patience. If it’s meant to be, it will happen. However, I feel that if you have been together or on/off for a while, perhaps it may be time to find someone new. Waiting around for something that could quite possibly never happen isn’t healthy for you or for him. Find someone who will commit and give you everything that you need.
There’s nothing like a postcard from the Netherlands of a boy setting mouse traps? Playing a game? I have no idea what he’s doing. Is that Guess Who?
How do I know if I can still eat you? It says you’re expired, but you look and smell okay. I’ll risk it.
The chick ready with a cracker
P.S. No. No, I cannot eat you.
I wander the stacks
slowly and deliberate.
Just to catch you smile.
I love the space between books, when one is done and one is about to begin–that space is infinite.
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Nothing is quite like a cat in a jacket. This card comes from a kind person somewhere in the US–and if you look carefully, you can see my fish tank in the background.
Dear Man Who Chokes Himself On The Subway Every Morning,
Excuse me, but my ass is NOT too fat. You’re just rude. And mean.
The chick annoyed you wouldn’t move over for her.
Brush aside pages
of old Medieval scripture
that time has broken.
Whenever the trains are not running, there’s always a brief moment when I almost decide to just walk home.
Until Google tells me it’ll take me three hours.