Author Archives for Caitlin Dorman

A Series of Unfortunate Hook-ups: Part II


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Two years ago, I spoofed Lemony Snicket’s “Series of Unfortunate Events” for my debut on The Rib by cataloguing the absurd hook-ups that defined my first three semesters of college. While I’ve improved as a writer, and moved on to more sophisticated subjects, a part of me will always feel... Read More


Bad Bathroom Advice Giver


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There is always that moment where you have to give advice to another lady in the bathroom. Normally, I have always risen to the cause and given the expected support. “No, you’re so pretty!” or “They’re not worth it!” Tonight was different. Tonight, I overheard a younger girl in the... Read More


I. Am. Crest.


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Not many people know this about me, but there is a Mr. Hyde to my Dr. Jekyll. Or it could be the the other way around, depending on how you feel about my usual personality. . . What I’m saying is that I have an alter ego. Her name is... Read More


Cold Weather Strip Tease


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This year, Valentine’s Day was cold. Really cold. Not just because I was alone (which I was), but temperature wise, it was negative five degrees Fahrenheit in Providence. In order to ring in yet another year of solitude, I will describe how my fantasy encounter would go down on an eve... Read More


Lessons from Aziz Ansari’s “Modern Romance”


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Aziz Ansari could have written a pseudo-autobiography about his experiences with dating and tinder, and simply pontificated about his take on the 21st century. He could have written that book, and I would have bought it. Instead, Modern Romance is an amusing, but very well researched book on the many ways... Read More


A Month of Not Shaving, In Retrospect


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I didn’t shave for the entirety of November, give some days. Honestly, I don’t remember exactly when I last shaved. Against popular consensus, it was in late October, not June (??2012??). I am on the precipice of a shower as I write this, and I feel that I should take the... Read More


The Exorcist: DIY


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One often hears the phrase “exercising is important“. Unless you happen to be Linda Blair, you probably hear the phrase “exorcising is important” far less frequently. When you think exorcism, you probably think of a bad horror movie, a good horror movie, and maybe some American Horror Story season 2.... Read More