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The Talk to Strangers Project, One Year Later

I started this project exactly one year ago. To say it’s changed my life would be as obvious as the preceding sentence, given the title of the post. On a quantitative level: I have talked to maybe 200-300 strangers; I have … Continue reading

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Salad Guy

Went to a new place where you make your own salads. Well, they make it for you, you just tell them what to put in it. Not sure the idea makes sense as a business model, but there you have … Continue reading

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All Good Things…

Marny dumped me. She said, “I love you” again and when I didn’t respond, she went off on me. I had to be honest with her. I said, “I really like you, and we have fun together, but I just … Continue reading

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Part-C

The party on Saturday was a blast. Even on late notice, a lot of people showed up. It was a Halloween/costume party/housewarming for Scott and he invited so many people that it was impossible to get from one side of … Continue reading

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Part-A

We are having a party this Saturday night. Officially, it’s to welcome Scott to the neighborhood but unofficially it’s to invite Michelle. Plus, I have met a lot of people in the past few months and I thought it would … Continue reading

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My Story So Far…

Closed on the big deal at work so now I have some time to update the blog. This is where things stand after about three months of the Project: 1. Scott has turned out to be a really cool roommate. … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Period

The reason I haven’t updated this week is because I’ve been too busy going out with Scott. The move was not as bad as I thought. Scott doesn’t have that much shit which is nice and he put a lot … Continue reading

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Garage Guy

I was leaving the parking structure in Santa Monica on Saturday night after seeing a movie with Marny. (We saw The Town. I thought it was stupid and obvious, Marny liked it). It was late and there were no cars … Continue reading

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Elevator Girl

I finally emailed Michelle and asked her to lunch. I figured it would seem more casual to do it as a spur of the moment thing. So fifteen minutes after asking her, we were at the Houston’s in the mall … Continue reading

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Olive Juice

Last night Marny told me she loved me. I was pretty freaked out. I feel like I started this whole Project to improve my life, pop the bubble of isolation, make friends, and connect with the world. And in two … Continue reading

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