On Asking for a Raise: A Series of Conversations

Anyone have any suggestions for asking to work remotely? I'm about to be promoted, but I want to move to a different city to live with my fiancee. I'm scared to death to talk to them about it.

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm 1

On Treating and Sitting and Smoking and Talking

@martinipie YES. I spent my best boy-crazy adolescent years reading and re-reading the last 50 pages of Emma. "You are silent... absolutely silent! At present, I ask no more." SWOON

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm 1

On The Internet Date, Dissected

@S. Elizabeth- Completely agree! I scrolled down to the comments before I even read the article and was shocked there wasn't more uproar about this. They should have Asked a Queer Chick before taking any money from eHarmony. Seriously disappointing.

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm 1

On Really Good Books You Could Spend Your Allowance On: Part One

@annepersand Joining you in the side-eying. As a lady who grew up on an (un)healthy diet of Sylvia, I can't read Hughes without thinking, "What would Plath do?"

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm 0

On Snobs, Erotica Decoder Rings, and the New-Relationship Gift

While innocently searching for "Brooklyn Flea" or something on my boyfriend's computer, google auto-finished it as "Brooklyn Girl Porn." My boyfriend, hilariously, tried to say it was simply a google-thing and not a "remembered search."

For a few hours, I pretended to accept this. But then finally I was like, "Dude, you can be honest with me about this stuff. You don't have to hide it." And he sheepishly admitted he thought the search would lead to results who looked like me (vaguely hipsterish with glasses?). Flattering? I guess. He can search for whatever he wants. But I was glad to feel like we could openly talk about it.

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm 7

On The Best Time I Almost Joined a Cult

@jamie shuh Did you date my sister's boyfriend? We were in the kitchen eating breakfast last summer when he idly asked while shoving down pancakes, "Have y'all ever seen a squirrel egg?"

They are still together...

Posted on September 30, 2011 at 11:20 am 0

On Marriage, the Word "Queer," and "Is My Boyfriend Gay?"

First Letter Writer, My boyfriend's favorite bands are Kylie Minogue and Girl Talk (who pulled him in for a kiss at a concert a few years ago). His closest male friends are gay. He loves to go to the theater.

He is awesome in bed and always makes sure that my needs are met (as I do for him). A man's tastes above the belt are irrelevant to those below the belt. Your ex-boyfriend has some stuff he needs to work out that have nothing to do with his enthusiasm for Madonna and everything to do with his selfish behavior.

Good answer, Queer Chick!

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm 17

On Amusingly Horrible Things Significant Others Have Said: The Bracket

[After months of long distance flirting and sexy skyping with implied promises of commitment in the future, we're on gchat and--]

Me: So what you're saying is, you're dating someone else... you've been dating someone else for a while.
Him: Yeah. We're about to make it Facebook official. But, I mean, she kind of sucks?

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 1:21 pm 1

On Beauty Q&A: Pixie Cuts, Gym Nips, and Meeting Alex Trebek

I am a 10/12! And I've had my hair in a slightly longish pixie for about a year! I keep the layers in the front a little longer than the full-Mia to frame my face. Go for it, first question-writer. I expressed apprehension that my face was too round and my hair dresser scoffed: "Everybody thinks their face is 'too round.' What does that even mean?"

I mess my hair up with pomade everyday and walk out of the house. I cannot recommend the pixie cut enough in these summer months. Cut your hair! Do it now!

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm 2

On The Best Time I Had Sex in a Cemetery in Broad Daylight

Not a cemetery. After three months of long-distance skype dating. We snuck into George Mason's Gunston Hall garden after closing in Fairfax, VA. Had sex on the Southern edge of his garden, looking out at the sunset over the Potomac.

We're still together two years later, and wouldn't it be hilarious if we got married there?

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm 1