27. Rude Awakening Rugelach

I woke up refreshed. Eight solid hours of sleep. My head didn’t suffer, but my social life did. Being a hermit was easy; getting over heartbreak was not. I wanted to make rugelach. A simple pastry loaded with edible treasures. I had the time and I had the ingredients, I just needed the motivation. But…

15. Thankless Thanksgiving

When I got home, Eamon had already emailed me: “Oh you pretty thing. :)” I responded by attaching three Shins songs. “These are my three favorite Shins songs. ‘Gone for Good’ is my absolute favorite,” I wrote. “Thank you, darlin’. Let’s listen to ’em together. Yours, Eamon.” I had a good time with him. He…

14. Rebound Beef

I learned that the pork roast guy lived down the street from me and that his name was Eamon. We met at Club Foot — it was equidistant from our houses. It also happened to be my favorite bar. It was the quintessential dive bar with a deep, dark history of punk rock. It was…