Being an Amazonian brunette sandwiched between prettier, blonder, more petite sisters sucks. More than one guy ditched me after meeting my sisters.
Take the Boy Next Door. I pined after him for the entirety of seventh grade. He finally asked me to the last dance before school ended. Then Older Sister, who lived with Dad (I lived with our Mom) came for the summer. The Boy Next Door told me we were done, because he was in love with Older Sister.
Continue reading The Boyfriend Thieves (#194)
Will the sun finally go down on Dick?
When I read
Susan Blumberg-Kason’s the book took me back to the relationship I had with Dick, the man who introduced me to competitive dancing. If you want to be taken back as well, check out Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong, Dick The First and Dick The Second. In short, Dick morphed from charming into controlling as fast as I turned into a decent dancer. Continue reading Don’t Do Dick (#64)
One cannot overstate the number of rhinestones found at dance competitions.
For those of you tuning in for the first time, I’d suggest reading
Part I first. Don’t worry, this post isn’t going anywhere!
I didn’t say much to Dick on our way to my first dance competition in Palm Springs. He drove. (Have you ever noticed how the dominant personality always drives? Useless info I learned in film school.)
Continue reading Dancing with the Dick, Part II (#63)
Until last January, I had no idea that other people had noticed the dearth of Asian Male, White Female couples. I certainly had no idea there was a whole AMWF cyber community. And while I was kinda bummed that I was not, in fact, the first internet interracial love pioneer, I was delighted to find so many other unicorns. Some were even authors!
Susan Blumberg-Kason, for example, wrote a memoir entitled . Good Chinese Wife Continue reading How to Tell the Dancer from the Dance (#62)
Dan Savage has a very funny and oh-so-true post about the myth of finding “the one:”
…[when] you meet somebody for the first time…they’re presenting their idealized self to you…
Continue reading Dirty Laundry (#53)