Women Rituals with HIM

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Theme: The personal rituals shared between lady friends.

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Written by Gesa

I feel a little embarrassed to write about my “lady ritual”. Reading what my co-authors wrote made me feel egotistic about what I do, and a little unsure about my character. I feel unfaithful towards my friends and, clearly, towards my boyfriend.

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To Health, Wealth, and Happiness!

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Theme: The personal rituals shared between lady friends.

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Written by Jessica

When My Girls (trademark pending) and I get together, we always toast, “To health, wealth, and happiness!” It’s a tradition, one of many, that started long before I can remember and will likely continue for the rest of our lives. It started as just that—an appropriate toast while we clinked our glasses of bubbly—but in the many, many years that the five of us have been together, it’s become more of a mantra. These are our words to live by, and I think other groups of ladyfriends can find themselves in our words too. Continue reading

Late Nights in Living Rooms

Theme: The personal rituals shared between lady friends.

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Written by Meg

Besides the obvious rituals my friends and I practice (animal sacrifices, throwing virgins into volcanos, and dancing around a burning pile of self-help books), what I do with my ladies is make stuff. My husband will tell you it’s a kind of illness. It’s not like I have a lot of spare time on my hands to take on new ambitious projects, but when I meet talented and creative women, I can’t help myself! Continue reading

Brunch Broads

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Theme: The personal rituals shared between lady friends.

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by Laura Gene

I like Sundays. Sundays = brunch in my world and anyone who knows me knows that I love brunch. Fluffy pancakes, crisp Belgian waffles, overstuffed omelets, well-done bacon, tart mimosas heavy on the bubbles. However, so-called “brunch” in China is a crap shoot and is simply …crap. Flavorless congee, chewy squid rings, salt-soaked eggs, starchy noodles heavy on the MSG. For such cuisine, I say maybe for dinner or even Lunch, but not for brunch. Brunch is a Western convention lost on China. I’m all for twists on the classics, but you can’t eliminate the essentials and still call it brunch. Continue reading

Roots of Friendship

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Theme: The personal rituals shared between lady friends.

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Written by Melissa

One thing I’m not good at is routine or rituals. I find it a struggle to stick to a rigid timetable. I’m the queen of variation. Was amongst those who skipped with joy at the introduction of flexible work hours. And “lady rituals” are a no no. It’s a struggle to put deodorant on. I wax my legs only because it means I don’t have to bother with them for another six weeks, and even then, my work is patchy, literally. Too many summer engagements when I’d look down to see a hairy bracelet around one ankle. I avoid any interference with my bikini line as I’ve found pruning requires extra effort and any hair with follicles like eagle claws deserves to stay there. They only punish you with in-growing hair and puss bubbles. Besides there’s never a good time to own an itchy crack. Continue reading

Like we never left off

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Theme: The personal rituals shared between lady friends.

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Written by Kat

Monday. Writing day. But first, a call to Edinburgh. There is the usual Skype confusion before the line settles and we segue into the events of the prior week, a vast improvement from the days when emails were exchanged between Bishkek and DC. She patiently juggles the teething baby while I feel the deliciously potent coffee siphon through my veins, and gamely over-share my stream of consciousness. It’s the Seinfeld of catch-ups. Once we disconnect, I’m nostalgic for the live version. Continue reading