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Dating Katie Brown

In the spring of ’07 I was serving coffee at a local joint to make some extra cash. You’d think a coffee shop would be a great place to meet a gentleman or two, but the trouble with men who drink coffee is that the only time they look up is when you get their order wrong.

Seeing as how the coffee shop gig wasn’t bringing all the boys to the yard, I’d started peeking at the personal ads on Craig’s List. This was before we knew that ‘Craig’ wasn’t an actual person, but the collective identity of criminals, rapists, assholes, impersonators, and gangsters and that the list gave you knowledge of their general whereabouts and thus the ability to avoid them.

It was slim pickings even back then and you had to invest some time to sort through all the players and posers just…

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