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Winter Hols

As you read this, I’m either on my way or already in Texas and will be there about 10 days visiting boyfriend’s family. It’s his first Christmas home in years and years (the curse of the retail worker), so his mom is pretty darn excited about it. I’ll have irregular, “reading this on my phone” internet […]

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#524: How do I fight with my partner without ruining everything?

Dear Captain Awkward (And Awkwardeers), I’ve been in a fantastic relationship with my partner for a few years now. He’s incredibly supportive of my mental health, and complements my personality perfectly. However, and this may seem a silly concern, I’m worried about the fact that we never argue. Basically, I’m concerned that this might mean […]

Seattle Meetup, December 4

Seattle is meeting up on December 4: Hello, Captain! I’m writing because Seattle Attic (http://seattleattic.com - that makerspace a few of us started after meeting through your blog) is hosting a Captain Awkward Seattle meetup! When: Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30PM Where: Seattle Attic – suite 605 in the Pioneer Building. Entrance is on James across […]

London. November. Origami. Awkwardness.

Chicago people, reminder, I‘m reading at Story Club this coming Thursday. Come out if you can! If you miss it, there is always the December 17 reading on the South Side. Here is the monthly invitation from Kate in London: November London meetup will have extra origami! Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 11am […]

Favorite Things, Late October Edition

Elodie made this infographic which neatly describes the frustrating part of advice. Lily B summed up our recent discussion on removing predators from social spaces very beautifully at myloveinthug.tumblr.com: “whenever there’s a piece about “tell young women not to drink so they won’t get raped” (like young women aren’t told that all the time!) there’s a […]


Hello, beautiful people, I’m in class Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 9:50 pm (with some breaks, but….yeah), so moderation will be very spotty. If your comment gets held in queue or accidentally sent to spam, don’t worry – it is not lost! No need to repost or email me about it , I’ll fish it […]

Upcoming Chicago Readings

Hello, everyone! I’m not quite ready to be back to regular blogging yet, but I have some essay-type readings coming up that I wanted to put on the calendar. Thursday, November 7, 2013 Story Club – North Side  Holiday Club, 4000 N Sheridan Rd. Open mic signup at 7:30 pm Show starts at 8 Theme […]

Like we’ve been saying…

This comic about gender & communication from Robot Hugs is excellent. And the most recent is no slouch, either.  

Impromptu Oxford, UK Meetup: THIS WEEKEND!

I had this note in my inbox today: Ahoy Captain! I’m newly moved to Oxford, and I thought what better way to meet some new awesome people than by organising a meetup? It’s quite short notice, but I’m gonna hold it on Saturday 5th October at 2pm-4pm. I’ll be at Greens Cafe on St Giles […]

Bristol, UK is meeting up.

From Kate: Hi Captain! I, GriffyKate, am calling the Bristol Awkwardeers to arms; any chance you could do a shout-out for me? I am going to be at The Canteen on Stokes Croft from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 26th October. Here’s the full address: Hamilton House 80 Stokes Croft Bristol BS1 3QY http://www.canteenbristol.co.uk/ There is […]


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