• blogging,  dating,  stoop tawk

    stoop tawk: texting and its rules – a rant.

    fairly recently i reactivated my bumble account. changed my pictures, acknowledged that i should change up the text portion but ultimately said screw it, and started swiping. it took a while, but finally one stuck. i’ve been talking to him for just under two weeks. it’s been fun, sort of exciting, and frankly, a little frustrating. it’s not him. or, i don’t think it’s him. this post is not about him. it’s about the rules. the “don’t double text” and the “wait it out”, blah, blah, blah rules. i don’t have much experience with all of this. there’s a part of me that gets mad that at 32 years old,…

  • blogging,  dating,  Life,  stoop tawk

    a love story, in 11 parts

    It’s been a long time since I’ve talked about anything other than my weight loss (up .7lbs this week. it’s fine. shark week started tuesday, NYE dinner was kind of heavy. it will be gone by next thursweigh. hopefully.). I’m sure you’ve noticed and I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself “I wonder what’s going on in Martina’s love life? She hasn’t updated us in a while. No news is good news, right? Good for her.” uuuummmm. no. To be honest, I’m feeling myself falling into the same feeling of hopelessness and despair (#dramaqueen) that I did last year. It’s weird because every early January I see the whole year filled…

  • Life,  single gal speaks,  Uncategorized

    a single gal speaks: thoughts from a bridal expo

    I went to my first bridal expo tonight. I’m so single my middle name might as well be Kraft, but that won’t stop be from being a supportive bridesmaid. Here’s a decent sized list of what was going through my head as we walked through the expo. ohh trumpeters! I wonder if I could hire them to announce my every arrival. Google it later. this place is gorgeous. what can i throw a party for? being single? yea right. open bar! hallelujah! where did she get that cheese plate? i’m starving. where did everybody find cheese? potato puff? don’t mind if I do. ohmigod. what the heck is in these things? crack?…

  • dating,  Life,  Uncategorized

    this is what happens when writer’s block creeps in…

    Let me first state for the record, that I have mentally written at least 4 posts. The problem was that I never physically wrote them down or typed them out so all of that brain energy and brilliance was wasted and now you’re stuck reading this. My other excuse is that I had a post brewing about how I heard that people have been making a big stink over Nikki Minaj’s Anaconda and Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass, and how it’s unfair that they shame skinny girls in their songs. The problem I came across was that when I went to find the direct quote, I couldn’t find it.…