There were four other single girls living in the Nob Hill apartment building. We agreed to throw “Singles Parties” and get to know more people ( read: men) and explore San Francisco hot spots. We wasted time thinking up a clever name for our coterie. Fueled by trendy Blonde Beer, we came up with a half-dozen funny names and decided – “BTBW” (Born to be Wild) was cute and catchy.
Twice a month, we casually invaded the living room in the building. We sent out invites with BYOB as the lead. We provided light snacks, music and introductions.
We had four theme parties a year and discovered everyone loved dressing up for Halloween. We also decided to take it to the streets and started Trick or Treating on Clement Street. Our goal was to meet at least one fun person to invite to join us.
No problem! Fast learners, we discovered, people want to be invited…many are reticent and shy. We became the Party Planners du jour. Our Annual Soiree by Invite Only is a much sought after invite – ferry to Sausalito, Kickoff at Spinnakers, Wine Tasting in two bars on the water and dinner at a secret restaurant.
Beware the Florida Scammers posing as Dr’s
Abby M. moved to Florida from the Other Coast and searched high and low for a new Internist. She said she scoured the Blue Shield /Blue Cross Directories and knew she didn’t want a Russian or a South American physician.
Feeling like Goldilocks She did her due diligence: one Dr was too far away, one was too old, one was too strange. Then she found Dr Bill. He scored well on ‘Health Grades’.
There is no Yelp for Doctors in Florida. Why?
She found the medical building in a strip mall and walked into the office. There were posters taped to the walls. The tape was peeling. There was a display case with odd and ends of vitamins. The receptionist had very, very, long purple nails. Her braided hair was a shade of red-orange-ish. Her skin was brown and leathery. She didn’t…
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Step up and get noticed….
Do you feel invisible – as though you are totally camouflaged – when in the presence of other Singles?
Fact: A disappearing act is not a super power to develop while in Dating 2016. Get noticed!
Here Are Five Hot Tips help you get noticed and ‘liked’ by someone you are interested in as you prepare to Dive Into the Singles Dating Pool:
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While volunteering at the San Francisco’s Film Festival, I had a coffee break with another woman (Note: a lot of women volunteer at film festivals.)
And we instantly discovered we had dated the same Lothario.
Months before, we had both been on Match.com. She started her dating debacle story about Philip, “the millionaire chef.”
I told her I, had also dated “the chef.” Four dates into our tryst…he announced to he was off to Kenya for Safari and would be back in three months.Never heard from him again. No loss, no magic.
Chef told her he was going helicopter skiing in Gstadd and would be be back in 2 months.
She never heard from him again – so she googled the guy.
She discovered not a trace-despite elaborate stories about his famous San Francisco family. Nothing could be found.
The so-called “chef” disappeared until he didn’t and he was back on Match.com. Really?
Gigi – of unlimited funds and insatiable curiosity, hired a private detective-only to learn “the Chef” was a Tenderloin Tenant, not a Nob Hill resident… more of a transient than a chef extraordinaire. In reality, he was a weaver of web lies of extraordinary proportion.
I had moved on and was a delightful romance with a dancer, Baseball writer, who earned his keep ghostwriting biographies for jilted politicians wives. He was making a killing.
GiGi …Felt it was her duty to warn other women of the lying chef-the Weaver of lies.Ladies, it’s what we do women, we talk.
Florida admits to being ashamed by the quacks and crazies who screamed floods of offensive slurs at CNN reporter, Jim Acosta in Tampa. The world watched.
As offiensive, the president of the Unites States, refused to say a single word to calm the scores of screamers. Rather, he watched.
Scores of would-be Tampa tourists, now fearful, are deleting Tampa from their list of places to travel in Florida.
Look before you leap, Binkie…
Sherry (admits to “over 50”) and Claude (62) met online. They exchanged four e-mails, enjoyed two lengthy phone calls, and on the first date, both were very carefully falling in love.
They both like Woody Allen, Mountain Winery concerts, old San Francisco, traveling to Santa Fe for the opera, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Wagner, and visiting National Parks. She likes fiction. He likes nonfiction. He loves butter, cream, and eggs. She’s more of an advocate for quinoa, vegetables, and exploring the aisles of Trader Joe’sand Whole Foods.
They were the same age, had been through painful divorces, had launched their kids, were finishing up careers and both were seriously thinking about retirement. He has a condo in San Francisco on Nob Hill, a doorman, spectacular views of both bridges; rarely drives – walks everywhere, and knows San Francisco like…
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