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January 17, 2010


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This man looks like the offspring of David Letterman and Drew Carey.

I call men "tiger" and women "sweetie."

since the tiger woods problem i've started to get away from "tiger" in favor of "chief" and "boss." with women, "doll face" is good but i think not good for woman to woman.

I like it when a man calls me doll. Maybe not doll face though. And if they're calling me that b/c they can't recall my name, it's not so great.

as someone pointed out on my facebook site, "hun" is good for general purpose.

"Hon" only works for me if I'm being called that by an old waitress with a hairnet in Baltimore.

"Doll" is nice. "Cupcake" works when women call men that, not the other way around. "Dexter" has a nice jazzy insouciance, as does "Skeezix." "Sport" only works if you're Jay Gatsby.

"Tiger" will make a comeback. It's the best of them.

The guy in this picture is starting to weird me out, though.

Thanks, champ.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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