Posts Tagged ‘Miss Mingle’

Don’t Feed the Tiger

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

jeanne LESSONS IN NEGATIVITY By Jeanne Martinet Let’s face it. When someone is serving up exceptionally juicy gossip—whether it’s hitherto-uncovered dirt on a person who has been mean to you, an unsavory secret about an unscrupulous business competitor or a scandal about a celebrity—joining in can be a delicious temptation. But the urge to disparage can [&hellip
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This Restaurant Serves Grouse

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

jeanne When proximity breeds contempt Readers may remember how often I have expounded on the social benefits of living in this crowded, vibrant, melting (and mingling) pot of a city—where the possibility of conversations with strangers is always right at the tip of your ears, and even if you are too shy to talk to strangers, [&hellip
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If It Worked for Gidget…

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

jeanne Beach tips for meeting singles Recently, my friend Elizabeth told me about a guy she had started seeing. “How did you meet him?” I wanted to know. “From work? Match.com?” When she told me she had met the man while she was on the beach at Far Rockaway, I confess I nearly dropped my drink. [&hellip
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The Third Rail

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

jeanne The hazard of conversational triangulation By Jeanne Martinet Like most single people, I socialize a lot with couples. Most of my friends are in couples. Sometimes we go to the theater or a movie, but often it’s just good conversation over dinner. What I have learned is that the potential problem inherent in single-to-couple socializing [&hellip
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Ain’t Nobody Hair But Me

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

jeanne The urban cloak of invisibility by Jeanne Martinet He came out of nowhere. There I was getting my hair cut, absorbed in the blissful experience of being pampered and beautified, when suddenly I noticed a tall, chiseled man in the mirror right over my head. Hello? But he wasn’t looking at me, he was scrutinizing [&hellip
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Front Row Phobia

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Our Town, West Side Spirit

I arrived at the Jefferson Market Library event late and out of breath. As quietly as I could, I slipped out of my coat and turned off my phone, scanning the packed reading room from where I stood in the doorway. There were no seats left that I could see; in fact, there were several [&hellip
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Urban Eavesdropping

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

New York, just one big cocktail party By Jeanne Martinet I was biking along the crowded Hudson River Greenway, all my focus on avoiding pedestrians, roller-bladers and darting toddlers, when suddenly two guys whipped by me on their bikes (passing on the right, no less) at super high speed. Annoyed at their recklessness, I was [&hellip
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