He Pays/She Pays: A Recovering Independent Woman’s View on Going 50/50

When he said he wanted to go 50/50, I knew that this would be the last time I’d ever see him again. – A Girl Friend If she had said this to me two years ago, I would not have hesitated to challenge her with an eloquent argument about how going 50/50 is the bestContinue reading “He Pays/She Pays: A Recovering Independent Woman’s View on Going 50/50”

Where He Took Me For Our First Date (A Restaurant Review)

Two weeks ago, I solicited your advice about which restaurant to choose for my first date with a guy. After much contemplation, I decided to go with a restaurant in the Low-Key-Yet-Nice-Vibes category. I selected Park’s Edge for brunch on a Saturday afternoon.

The “F-Word”

I know what you’re thinking. And it’s not that F-word. Failure comes to greet when we least expect it, leaving us to feel insecure, incapable, and sometimes depressed. I am learning that isn’t always a bad thing. We learn perseverance when we fail; our weaknesses are strengthened in our failure. Failure will always lead toContinue reading “The “F-Word””

Stuff Not To Say To Your Single 30-Something Friend

I wanted to jump, spin, do my church dance and yell “HALLELUJAH” when I read this post last night. The writer’s remarks about the ridiculous remarks people make to single people is on point. I’m not in my 30’s yet, but the article below still applies. Next time I am asked a question like “HowContinue reading “Stuff Not To Say To Your Single 30-Something Friend”

Free Write Friday #4: Happy Anniversary S&T!

Three years ago, on Aug. 9, 2011, I threw caution to the wind and published my first post on my Scribbles & Tostitos Blog. I was nervous, excited, and expectant. I did not know how people would react to my posts. I did not know if anyone would even read my posts. The initial postContinue reading “Free Write Friday #4: Happy Anniversary S&T!”

When She Lowered Her Standards

I’m tired of you playing these word games. Either you come over my house this evening, or I’ll call someone else to come over. The choice is yours. – A Boy When I heard him say these words, I became both shocked and disgusted.  He couldn’t possibly mean what he was saying was my initial reaction andContinue reading “When She Lowered Her Standards”

Where Should He Take Me On Our First Date?

I have never been a huge fan of casual dating, but as my twenties come to an end, I’ve started to realize that I should embrace the single ride while it lasts.  I am quite sure that one day – when I am married with kids – I’ll want to return to my carefree days,Continue reading “Where Should He Take Me On Our First Date?”