Category Archives: Italian men

The longest/shortest staircase in the world for getting your shit together before seeing the ex

That was it, basically. I had no concept of time exiting my rental apartment and descending that massive, ancient staircase, as I knew that before tiny me got to the bottom and opened that giant door to the outside, I … Continue reading

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The Spy That Loved Thee: Celebrating The Average Femme

 Curious? Guilty. I had to see who she was –  ‘the (ex) wife.’ I dug around/cyber-snooped. I found a photo. A daughter, a husband and a wife… She wasn’t what I expected. She looked sour, bored. Uninspired. He was in … Continue reading

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Meltdowns & The Return of Cristianity

Last December, matters had come to a particular blistering head. My toxic emotional-puss finally surfaced via a four-hour session of uncontrollable sobbing. Curled up in the fetal position and mummified in my duvet, the epiphany which should have been no … Continue reading

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Q: Are you f’n crazy? A: Yes, I believe that is a distinct possibility.

I said it would never happen, I’d never do it, or even consider it, as I barely escaped with what remained of my sanity. But the truth of the matter is, I’m a sucker for punishment and I miss it like f’ck… Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Cakes McCain?

Meet the grand master of procrastination and the poster-girl for lazy. Everyday for weeks (OK, months), I had planned my return to the blogsphere, however I just never got around to it, and felt like for the most part, life was actually too … Continue reading

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It’s my blog and I’ll bitch if I want to

Recently a FB contact took a pot shot at me  in response to a quip I made on another friend’s post. The post was regarding odd couples she had observed that day, and my comment went something like this: “How … Continue reading

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Cakes vs. Scones: The Identity Crisis

During the last few months while my mojo has been curled-up into the fetal position and I have attempted (on some level) to deal with a cornucopia of emotional shit to which I am in not willing to succumb (denial hard at work) … Continue reading

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The saga of my relative homelessness, uncertain future, travel neurosis and dating a NICE man… Begins.

It’s official. I will be on a plane, blowing this popsicle stand, and off this continent come May 15.  My mandate is to scope the far corners of various hoods and revive my creativity as it has suffered from acute … Continue reading

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We used to be friends. No wait, you just dicked me around to validate your ginormous ego.

A long time ago, we used to be friends But I haven’t thought of you lately at all If ever again, a greeting I send to you, Short and sweet to the soul I intend… My former Italian Holy Grail … Continue reading

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Wrapping up loose ends and egos in check

Oddly enough in the last few weeks some of the old cast has resurfaced for guest-star cameo appearances on the final episodes of… The Cakes McCain Show: Loving, Hating and Leaving South Italy. Last month I finally picked up the … Continue reading

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