Showing posts from April, 2008

Do you think he's gonna call?

Dating in L.A. ... phew... what can I say? It's an art form in itself. It's calculated, manipulated and very exhausting. If you've ever seen the movie 'Swingers,' you know what I mean. The movie is pretty close to reality. The constant debate over 'how many days before I should call' is reality. Generally, there is an understanding that a call after the first meeting should be made anywhere between 3 and 7 days after. BUT! Then the question is, if he calls a week later does it mean that he is interested but not that much to bother calling after 3 days? Does it mean that he was so busy that he forgot to call sooner and therefore you are not that important to him? Does he just wanna be friends? Does he just want to keep you on the back-burner for bootie calls? Every move - and non-move - is dissected and interpreted. Guys in L.A. obsess over the rules of dating as well - just not as much as girls do. Girls can go on and on about 'what means what' all …

Election 2008

This is an exciting time in political history. A woman and a non-white man are the front runners of the Democratic party. No one is even paying attention to the Republican side at the moment. Yes, I am guilty of being a liberal. I am not allowed to vote but this is still a topic I follow closely.

I still remember the 2004 election vividly. I was still in college at the time. The day of the election no conclusive results were released. The next morning, still nothing. I went to class and called my husband on the way home. He broke the news to me. I cried. Yes, I really cried.

Let me give you my Euro perspective on this issue: What Americans consider liberal is closer to what we call conservatives back home. So imagine how we view American conservatives. Faith-based, pro-gun, pro-death penalty, anti-abortion, etc. It doesn't even make sense - for the 'right to life' but also for the death penalty and guns?? And why hide behind religious views? Or use religion as an excuse to…

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