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On Fictional Businesses We'd Like to Open One Day, Part Deux

f.stop fitzgerald's: a 1920s camera store

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 10:09 am 2

On Thora Birch's Nine Best 90s Movies

why is "all i want for christmas" so far down?!?!?!

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 12:52 pm 1

On Okay, Who's Refusing to Take Michael Wolff's Reservations?

@parallel-lines He also always complained that there were only three decent restaurants in this city which is just absurd.

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 12:32 pm 3

On Okay, Who's Refusing to Take Michael Wolff's Reservations?

@parallel-lines @Cawendaw Yes! A fellow Michael Wolff survivor! Let's start a support group. I was his assistant, too. He only ever wanted to eat at The Century Club or Monkey Bar. This was difficult as Century Club is members-only. And I'm pretty sure he just liked going to Monkey Bar to stalk Graydon Carter and spread rumors behind his back.

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm 3

On Okay, Who's Refusing to Take Michael Wolff's Reservations?

@highfivesforall I used to be Michael Wolff's assistant (worst six months of my life). He definitely did not think I was an adult. I did, however, always manage to get him reservations, so I'm not sure what's going on now.

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm 3

On Affection, Gift Returns, and Professors on Facebook

@itiresias and @hellcat Yes, when I gave up the ghost (or the gift), I was operating on the principal that that is what I would want. If I gave him something he hated, especially if it was expensive, I would really prefer he tell me. I would be embarrassed if I found out, a long time later, that he pretended to like it. And I would be angry if I found out he purposely lost or destroyed it. I guess everybody's different. But, in my relationship, I think comfort and openness IS really romantic, more romantic than pretending to like a gift for decorum's sake.
I guess I'm pretty much with @hellcat on this. He proffered a gift receipt expecting (I guess) that I wouldn't need one. And for the record, if my boyfriend made me something, not only would I keep it, I would wear it every day/hang it over my bed so I could see it every day/never throw it out.

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 2:31 pm 4

On Affection, Gift Returns, and Professors on Facebook

@Melusina These are all really, really good guesses. Unfortunately I can't share the actual item and risk exposure, plus there are no pictures of it anywhere. Ultimately, I told the truth (the issue came up before I read this column). Everything was fine with the boy, but I have residual guilt, particularly after reading so many comments from people who think I should have kept my mouth shut. In the future, I'll probably just practice "it's the thought that coutns."

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm 4

On Affection, Gift Returns, and Professors on Facebook

@questingbeast LW2 here: you're not far off

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm 13