Sexless in the City

Sometimes reading romance novels doesn’t quite prepare you for a love life...

For this 30-year-old urbanite, love is always a misadventure: The Harvard Lickwit, Hippie the Groper, the 5% Man, and the Ad Weasel. These and many other men wander in and out of her life — but never her bed.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Random reader question

So, I’ve been doing further reader-demographic research lately, and I’ve learned that many of you are in the “techie” profession — practically a heaven-sent match for Sexless readerdom, since I (usually) blog so ... what’s that word, Frasier? Garrulously. And you, I hear, have so much time to bloody read*! But also, I hope, time to consult.

You see, today’s question is, what the heck is Firefox?! I’m finding it’s the browser-of-choice for increasing numbers of readers — including Mac users like me. Is this yet another software upgrade I should consider?

“Fitty” v. Fiddler
Oh, and while ya’ll are thinking, what’s the appropriate word to use in describing the one who arranges a date? I have personally, you see, been termed a “pimp” in my day, but this refers more to inadvertant connections than carefully orchestrated meetings. The latter, perhaps, is really more an instance of matchmaking.

In any case, it begs the important question: if you’re gonna set a body up (me, for example), which theme song (perhaps even ring-tone) do you prefer: “P.I.M.P.” or that bouncy sister trio from Broadway, “Matchmaker”? There is, of course, relevance to this line of inquiry ... but since last night’s phone-a-thon was so damaging to my job-ap project, I’m gonna have to write the “real” post later today.**

While you’re waiting for me, don’t forget there’s another contest on the line! No entries so far, but I can’t imagine my readers have, truly, no bad love-rhymes rolling around in those brains of yours ...

*New reformation experiment: substitute Britishisms for some of the epithets that used to color my language.
**Feedback from any readers knowledgeable about a certain state’s community-college system certainly welcome, however.