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a love affair

She was new to town, and lonely. Alone in the apartment, she found attractive strangers, willing to talk, willing to listen. There might have been some dancing around “real” identities but in the long run, no one involved cared much about actual names or addresses or employment. They were just all there together, looking for some kind of connection. There were long conversations, there were short notes; there were shared …

Facebook Paranoia

Maybe you’ve heard the flapdoodle about Facebook “improving” itself last week? Facebook changed its layout or interface or whatever they call it.  If you’re a regular facebooker (and hello my name is mannahattamamma; I’m a facebook addict), then you know about this “new and improved” (read: clunky and fucked up) structure: a sidebar that scrolls along listing updates from everyone in the world and your Wall being organized by the …

Monday Listicles: Things I Miss

I woke up this morning in Abu Dhabi with a bad case of the blues. The see-for-miles view out our 37th floor windows didn’t help; the gulf gleaming in the distance didn’t help.  Then the Monday listmaker struck again: Stasha at The Good Life said the topic for today’s list is: 10 things I miss. Well. That’s easy-peasy, folks. Numbers 1-8: Mother, sister, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, 2 nieces, stepfather, gathered …

he really REALLY loves that iphone…

Scene: the 14D bus, after school.. Caleb, whispering: Mommy, you don’t know this because you’re not a boy. But when you’re a boy, well, I have to tell you something about… [gestures towards his crotchal area] Me: Your penis? Caleb: SHHHH!  (Whispers again): yes. You know,  well, you know when your foot gets tired, how that feels? Me: All tingly? Caleb: Yes. Yes, well sometimes that happens…you know, down there. …