If the letter writer were "extremely intellectual and well-educated", then she should probably know what "ambivalent" means.
@SidAndFinancy - i plan on taking a skinhead bowling later on this afternoon. so, no, we haven't forgotten.
@Flashman ha! i have to dig up my love and rockets.
@jolie - NC is my beloved hometown. it is fantastic. and, at times, exceptionally weird, but always lovely.
@scrooge - he doesn't ignore it at all. "some of these women will have sex with me and we will enjoy it". boom. non-issue.
i feel like this advice has really failed in regards to LW#1. because an unrepentant dick looking for reasons to be more of an unrepentant dick cannot be helped. the only answer for such a flea is to divorce his wife immediately so that she may find an non-dick as soon as possible.
why is there so much west coast content on the awl today? it's unsettling. what's next, nevada city weather posts?
do fresno next!
"...and I should finish this sentence inside my own head."
i find myself flowing towards this seemingly inevitable silence. i don't know anything, and my clumsy attempts at communication- something i once thought myself good at- are pathetic. realizing now that the only reason i found myself so fascinating and my words so compelling is that i have a profoundly immense depth of trivial knowledge. and no one needs/wants to hear that. so i'm quiet. and my wife thinks i've suffered a stroke, or am harboring a horrible secret. so i can't really stay quiet because home life will become more awkward and i don't want to talk because i'm a moron. it's kind of funny.
that santa scares the living piss out of me.