Bat’s All, Folks

I read a few days ago that lower back tattoos — a/k/a “tramp stamps” — are making a comeback. All I can say is, thank god. Maybe I can actually enjoy public swimming pools again. Let me backtrack. In 2007, I was freshly divorced and ready to hit the dating scene. Because I’d married my … Continue reading Bat’s All, Folks

How Two Bloggers Three States Apart Became One Heckuva Couple

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away—at least that’s how it feels today—a young man signed up for an account on an online journaling website. This was his first foray into blogging, a term that had been coined just a few years earlier. He wrote mostly about the minutiae of daily life. … Continue reading How Two Bloggers Three States Apart Became One Heckuva Couple

How August 22, 2011 Saved Me From Myself

August 22 is a seminal day in MarTar history. One that changed the course of our entire lives. We have lovingly come to refer to it as our “Boinkiversary.” We're the last of the true romantics! And today is a big one. Ten years, folks. I've shared this story before, so I won't go into … Continue reading How August 22, 2011 Saved Me From Myself

My Bad Luck With Women: A Brief History

I had not planned on spending more than one post on my past dating woes, but there was some interest in hearing more, so what the hell? Maybe my bad luck in the past will help somebody else avoid a disastrous relationship in the future. Either that, or you'll all laugh at me. Things are great … Continue reading My Bad Luck With Women: A Brief History

The Old Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

This story has been making the rounds for years, at least among my friends (both IRL and online). I’ve been hesitant to post it on my blog because it contains “adult themes” and, well, hi, mom! But I’ve been listening to a podcast called Risk! lately, and its tagline is “true tales boldly told.” This … Continue reading The Old Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Don’t Rest on Your Laurels

I came across this blog post the other day. Apparently, it's gone viral. When I saw it, I immediately thought of stealing this guy's idea, only instead of talking about a mistress as the title alluded - it's called I'm Dating Someone Even Though I'm Married - I would turn things around and talk about dating my … Continue reading Don’t Rest on Your Laurels