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January 6, 2016

metro blockYesterday, I posted here to say I had a new entry up at ye olde Metro Confidential blog, and then realized the minute I posted here that, in fact, that blog had suffered some kind of fatal error. Blogger did some major overhauling between the last time I was in there (forever ago) and now, and I couldn’t get access to it restored or update the template or basically anything.

I know a bunch of people get these posts via email and probably clicked the link and were like, BORK. Sorry about that!

We all like WordPress better anyway, right?  So, I moved the posts to a new WP blog last night (maintaining accurate post dates), and updated the link over there on the right.

This ended up being a nice exercise, by the way, because I hadn’t read most of those essays in years and years and I had forgotten about some of those people (some I still see now and then, like The Russian and Charts and Graphs). It was nice to visit with them again. Especially, Frog-Face Girl and Sour-Puss, who could be sisters, now that I think about it. Sad-faced sisters. I wonder where they are now. Or if they still “are” at all? It’s kind of weird how I’ll never know.

Anyway, you’ll see if you visit that text formatting is a bit on the inconsistent side — it’s the price you pay for a quick copy/paste. I’ll be fixing that up post by post in the next few days. Bear with me.

You can find the new post (very short!) here:

Thanks for reading!

Metro Confidential

January 5, 2010

So, a few years back, I started this other blog called Metro Confidential, where I wrote about people I saw on my bus commuting to and from work every day.  I like many of the things I wrote there.  I still reread them periodically.  It’s a different kind of writing than what I do on the Boyfriend site, as it’s mostly fictional stories I’m making up about real people I don’t actually know.

Oh wait, nevermind.  I guess that’s not, in fact, so very different.

Anyway, today, after three years of hiatus, I started it back up again with a new post about a 70 year-old woman I’ve been calling “Sourpuss.”  If you’re interested, head over to

I should note that it may be another three years before the next post shows up there.  But we’ll see.  I remain optimistic.  Let me know what you think.