Turkey: 1, Mormon Boyfriend: 0

A while back my friend Jen from Under the Table was promoting an event called “It’s Not You, It’s Me: Stories from the Dark Side of Dating”. She asked some of her food loving friends to contribute their disastrous food-related dates…my submission unfolds as follows in a story from 2001 that I like to call: Turkey: 1, Mormon Boyfriend: 0.

Bringing your new boyfriend home to meet the parents is always a bit stressful…especially when said boyfriend is of the Mormon faith and your parents are of the faith where herpes, safe sex and religion in the Middle East are liberally discussed at dinner (maybe even at breakfast if the coffee is just right). Apart from anticipating the rousing and explicitly vulgar games of charades my family usually plays after dinner, I thought our first meal together would be a fairly stress free affair. Continue reading “Turkey: 1, Mormon Boyfriend: 0”

Em Space Anniversary Celebration

A book arts center that I am part of is celebrating their one year anniversary this month – you should come check it out!

Opening Night and Celebration:
Saturday, April 17th
7pm – Midnight

407 SE Ivon Street
Portland, OR 97202

Join the Em Space Book Arts Center as we celebrate our one-year anniversary and the opening of our second annual member show. The evening’s festivities will include a raffle, silent auction, a printing demonstration on one of our presses, and delicious refreshments. Show runs from April 17th – May 30th. (Fan Em Space on Facebook)

Em Space Anniversary Show Postcard