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Archive | February 2011

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Reader Question #23: Libido, come home!

Dear Captain Awkward, My libido has largely picked up and walked off somewhere else. I’m waiting for it to come back from a trip to the corner store to buy cigarettes, but so far it hasn’t showed up. It started in my late twenties after a series of flopping relationships and three years later I’ve […]

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Neat people recommended awesome stuff, which I am now recommending to you. 1) Awkward Embraces, a web series about geek dating, which my friend T. describes as “for (and by) geeky, smart, awkward (but not backwards) girls. We know who we are (were).”  Sexy Typewriter, did you know about this?   Sorry about your plans for […]

Reader Question 22: I’m living out the European remake of 500 Days of Summer.

Dear Captain Awkward, I’m just over thirty and left my home and career in the US to live in Europe a little over 6 months ago. I’m now a full time student and also involved in several groups and volunteer work. I like having a very full schedule, I’m a bit of a workaholic and […]

Reader Question #21: Why don’t my friends-with-benefits like being told that they are friends-with-benefits?

Dear Captain Awkward, I have just discovered your blog and I love it for many reasons. One of them is: I have somewhere to ask this question! I am a young, single, straight, cis woman. In my capacity as such, I met a man a while ago — and by a while ago, I mean, […]

Reader Question #20: Captain Awkward’s Emporium of Cutting Remarks

Dear Captain Awkward, Are there times when the FU should not be silent when telling people the STFU? If so, do you have a combat guide for mild-mannered ladies who wear pearls and read a lot of Jane Austen? Wanting to Get out the Sticks and Stones Oh, my ladylike friend, one day you will […]

Blog Crush: Dear Sugar

If you like advice columns (and I think you do) and seriously badass honest writing (and I think you do), you might want to read Dear Sugar. My favorite recent thing she’s done is this letter to her younger self: You are not a terrible person for wanting to break up with someone you love. […]

Rape: Awkward.

You guys, sorry to go all serious and unfunny on you, but I am incredibly creeped out at the news reports of what happened to the CBS News reporter* and her crew in Egypt, especially the ones that need to mention that she was an “attractive blonde” so that you can really, really picture it. […]

Reader Question #19: How do I get my flatmates to do their fair share of the chores?

Dear Captain Awkward, Here’s the short version of my question: How can I get my flatmates to help with the household chores? Here’s the long version: I live with several other adults. They clean the common areas either not at all or on extremely rare occasion. I have lost every game of “kitchen chicken” (where […]

Reader Question #18: I want to shake the dust of this godforsaken place from my feet, but I also want to keep my job. How do I tell my boss?

Hello Captain, For the past seven years I have worked in a fantastic office for a great company. I love my job, my coworkers are like family, and I have an excellent relationship with my boss and all of the management above me. The only bad thing, however, is that this company is located in […]

Oh, crap, Valentine’s Day.

Hello, it’s time for the day where if you are single you feel pressure to be in a couple and if you are in a couple you feel free to do something “special” and romantic that will satisfy the other person’s secret unspoken hopes and expectations for what Valentine’s Day should be like.  The potential […]


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