How real are your Facebook friends?

She has liked most of your pictures, laughed at the corniest of jokes and always commented with an encouraging word at the memes you post on social media. Recently you got an anniversary reminder that it is ten years since you and Eva has been friends and you even got an accompanying cute video detailing all the likes and memories you guys have shared but ironically you two have never met in real life.

Are marriages outdated?

They have four children, 2 dogs and 7 years together and seem reasonably happy. She is the only unmarried one out of her tight quartet of friends but ironically also the one with the least amount of drama, infidelity and fighting in their relationship. Her friends and family keep asking her when her significant other is going to put a ring on it but Marcia* always smile and shrugged off the suggestion that she needs to tie the knot. For her things are perfectly fine the way they are.

what’s in a baby name?

True Story. A few years ago I went to New York to see family and was being introduced to the North American side of the clan and all the various younger cousins and kin folks. One particularly pubescent girl gave me a winning smile and said ‘Hi, my name is Shelivya’. I thought at the moment my mind as well as my hearing was playing tricks on me so I asked her to repeat and sure enough it was not faulty auditory wiring. Her name really was pronounced ‘She-live-yah’. me being the joker that I am, remarked “Where she live again? Over deh so?” For some reason they never found my wisecrack funny.