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2010 Stories by Anna Pulley

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  • Are You Textually Challenged?

    published Dec 24, 2010

    ​I have this friend who is a terrible texter/emailer/chatter. He uses sarcasm without winky faces, is terse on chat, etc. etc. I always find myself frustrated/offended/taking things the wrong way wh... More >>

  • Should You Facebook Friend a Coworker?
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    Should You Facebook Friend a Coworker?

    published Dec 16, 2010

    ​I just got a Facebook friend request from someone at my work whom I've never met. I don't even know what she looks like, but I've seen her name in email threads. If this were LinkedIn, I'd easily c... More >>

  • How To Not Offend People on Twitter
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    How To Not Offend People on Twitter

    published Dec 09, 2010

    ​So the whole benefit of twitter (for me at least) is to be able to vent and talk shit about different aspects of Bay Area life, which usually ends up being the (local) music scene a lot. Now that I... More >>

  • Is It Weird To Google Your Dates?
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    Is It Weird To Google Your Dates?

    published Dec 02, 2010

    I just started seeing this new guy, and, of course, after a few dates, Googled him. I found out that he's kind of super rich and a big deal in his industry. In person, he's always really vague about w... More >>

  • Cyberchondria: Is the Internet Making Us Sick?

    published Nov 26, 2010

    ​I have a friend who is convinced she has a myriad number of health problems - a thyroid condition, heart disease, etc. - based on self-diagnoses from the Internet. She eventually went to a doctor t... More >>

  • More theater reviews

    published December 1, 2010

    Palomino. Starring in his one-man show, which he also wrote and directed, David Cale hardly looks the part of the character he's portraying... More >>

  • "Palomino": Theater Review

    published November 24, 2010

    Starring in his one-man show, which he also wrote and directed, David Cale hardly looks the part of the character he's portraying — that... More >>

  • He Won't Commit To A Facebook Relationship

    published Nov 18, 2010

    ​My boyfriend and I have been unofficially dating for a year, and officially dating for about a month (Long story, commitment phobias, blah de blah). My problem is he won't update his relationship s... More >>

  • Are You A Self-Promotion Douche?
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    Are You A Self-Promotion Douche?

    published Nov 11, 2010

    ​I am seriously on the verge of friend-dumping someone because his use of social media is so douchey and self-promotey. He posted a link to his about.me profile three times in one week on Facebook, ... More >>

  • Do Online Causes and Philanthropy Do Any Good?

    published Nov 03, 2010

    ​Does professing your support for a cause online do any good? Or does it just make you feel like you accomplished something and keep you from actually doing anything in the analog world to realize t... More >>

  • She Won't Stop Blogging About Me
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    She Won't Stop Blogging About Me

    published Oct 28, 2010

    ​The girl I'm dating keeps blogging about me. We've been dating for about a month now, I guess. I am flattered, but I don't want all her blog readers up in our biznasty, if you know what I mean, eve... More >>

  • Facedating: How To Politely Decline a Facebook Request

    published Oct 21, 2010

    ​I recently went on a few dates with a young woman and after the third date she found me on Facebook and sent a friend request. It's not as if I have any highly incriminating photos of me tongue kis... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published October 20, 2010

    Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins. Coming out as a gay teen has never been easy, despite what you may have seen on Bravo. Three... More >>

  • When To Stop Texting and Use Your Phone as a Phone

    published Oct 14, 2010

    ​How do you judge when a conversation is more appropriate for texting or a phone call? For example, "Do you think red or pink go-go boots would go better with my plaid lederhosen?" is clearly a text... More >>

  • "Anita Bryant Died for Your Sins": Theater Review

    published October 13, 2010

    Coming out as a gay teen has never been easy, despite what you may have seen on Bravo. Three decades ago, however, it was damn near impossible,... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published October 13, 2010

    Compulsion. In this world premiere, playwright Rinne Groff does a masterful job of dramatizing the life of author and playwright... More >>

  • The Ins and Outs of Twitter Flirting
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    The Ins and Outs of Twitter Flirting

    published Oct 07, 2010

    ​How can I tell if someone is flirting with me on Twitter? Emails and texts lack the intonation of verbal courtship, but Twitter totally slices the length. And interactions on Twitter always sort of... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published October 6, 2010

    Compulsion. In this world premiere, playwright Rinne Groff does a masterful job of dramatizing the life of author and playwright... More >>

  • Emoticons: Are They Necessary or Stupid?

    published Sep 30, 2010

    ​I got into a spat recently with a friend over my use of emoticons in texts and emails. My thinking is that there's no nuance when communicating that way, and I want to make sure that my sarcasm/fli... More >>

  • More Theater Reviews

    published September 29, 2010

    In the Wound.After last year's fantastic postapocalyptic, outdoor version of Animal Farm, director and writer Jon Tracy... More >>

  • When Is It Okay to Be Facebook Friends With Your Friends' Exes?

    published Sep 23, 2010

    ​Dear Anna,I recently had a small event at a local dive bar on a weeknight. So I sent out Facebook invites to a few people I knew who lived close by, including the ex-boyfriend of a casual friend of... More >>

  • "Jerry Springer, the Opera": Theater Review

    published September 22, 2010

    For all the camp and blasphemy, the West Coast premiere of Jerry Springer, the Opera, inspires more yawning than chair-throwing. Maybe... More >>

  • When Your Facebook Stalker Won't Take 'No' For an Answer

    published Sep 16, 2010

    ​Dear Anna,

I, like many others in my generation, am a bit of a Facebook junkie. I love the quizzes, the event invites, even the Farmville updates (I know, weird right?), but there is one thing... More >>

  • How to Ban Dumb Facebook Comments From Your Life

    published Sep 09, 2010

    Dear Anna, I've got several friends who are great in person, but terrible on Facebook. They leave long, unwitty comments that nobody wants clogging their inbox. Is there any way to gently nudge them... More >>

  • How To Deal With Sexist Pigs on Digg

    published Sep 02, 2010

    Dear Anna, How can a female Digger hold her own in the penis party that is the comments section on any given article on Digg? - InDiggnant I've got something you can hold alright, sweetheart, and ... More >>

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