The BetsyG-Spot

Love, life, and sex in the suburbs

Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Brazilians

February 03, 2009 Category: Mind and body, Wheel of Fortune

Guest columnist Ima Hurting tells about her “Brazilian adventure”–her quest to avoid bikini-line maintenance–in this brilliant humor essay.

Bad Advice

December 14, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

Dating advice columnist Mark Evan Katz tells women “Don’t do anything” when it comes to dating. Women really get that one wrong. I sure do, and so do my friends. I’ve learned my lesson.

Why I Love Running: Part I

November 18, 2008 Category: Looking back, Mind and body, Wheel of Fortune

BetsyG looks back at her high school days as a non-athlete and why those memories contribute to her love of running today.


November 16, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

BetsyG looked up a boyfriend from the past and opened not a can of worms but an old sachet box that surprisingly still has a trace of fragrance.

Dog’s Best Friend

October 12, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

What can a dog tell you about prospective boyfriends? Maybe nothing, maybe everything.

A Three-Week Engagement

September 28, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

My parents got engaged after six weeks, and they’ve been married for over 50 years. Is six weeks—or less—a long enough courtship to lead into a successful marriage? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Hear BetsyG’s thoughts on the subject.

First Kiss

August 03, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

Wanda R had a hell of first kiss with a man she started dating after they both got divorced. Get swept up in this story as two people find passion again.

Better To Have Loved and Lost…?

July 13, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

BetsyG had her heart broken–badly–and avoided love for years. She finally fell for someone, only to have him break up with her too. In this essay she ponders the question of whether she’ll go for it again, or if maybe loving and losing isn’t worth it.

Size Inflation

July 08, 2008 Category: Mind and body, Wheel of Fortune

We’re getting heavier but our clothing sizes are staying the same. Huh? The fashion industry is trying to fool us into believing we’re not as heavy as we are; BetsyG has the evidence from her own pants drawer.

Sculpting Ordure

June 24, 2008 Category: Wheel of Fortune, Writing

Almost everything I write starts off as crap. But through an iterative process of whittling away at the piece, it usually ends up where I wanted it to be. In this piece, I use some examples of the first draft of one of my other published essays to show how well revision works.




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