The BetsyG-Spot

Love, life, and sex in the suburbs

Archive for June 2008

Live and Learn. Or Not.

June 29, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

I finally met someone I really liked. But he was a little too fresh out of his marriage for my taste. I should really learn to start listening to that little voice that says, “Company, retreat!”

A Reader on “Once Bitten”

June 26, 2008 Category: Reader Response

A reader found that BetsyG’s essay, Once Bitten, really struck a nerve. Madame G from Paris shares her story of a relationship gone wrong and the heartache that ensued.

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.

Against Type

June 22, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

Everyone was scratching their heads when they found out I was dating Dale. Why did I ask him out when he was clearly not my type? Read this essay to find out…

Boston Movies

June 22, 2008 Category: Media, Wheel of Fortune

Matt Damon popularized Freud’s line about psychotherapy being wasted on the Irish in The Departed. In this piece, I take a closer look at The Departed, then fall down a writing rabbit hole and talk about Boston movies and good and bad accents.

Week 1 Wrap-Up

June 19, 2008 Category: Random

After my first week as a blogaziner (there’s a mouthful), I reflect on the lessons learned and the successes. Overall, it was a pretty good week. I also write about my feelings about how we will recognize my aunt’s passing and the strange Jewish urges that are taking hold of me.

Mommy Ass

June 17, 2008 Category: Getting on, Mind and body, Wheel of Fortune

Where, oh where, has my little butt gone? Is it inevitable that a woman’s butt has to fall? I think it’s happened to me. Check out the video…what do you think?

Once Bitten

June 15, 2008 Category: Sex in the Suburbs

If you’ve ever had your heart broken, you know it’s not easy to put your heart out there again. This essay is about BetsyG’s experience with heartbreak and the fear with which she faced the next potential love.


June 15, 2008 Category: Technology

Strange things turn a person on. This is a story about one of those strange things.




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