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Well, I don't know what the hell y'all been up to, but I've been busy. Busy, busy, busy. Thought I'm not sure with what. Time has just been slipping away.

I did want to say a few words about a couple sitcoms coming out this Fall season.

First off, there's Joey. Everyone knew this show was coming the moment Friends got cancelled, and it's not the worst spinoff idea ever. Not sure if he can hold his own as the main character. Whenever Joey acted dumb on Friends, any of the remaining cast would play straight(smart)man, with the exception of Phoebe would echo his idea for an easy laugh. The question is whether a supporting cast of straight men will work. Frankly, I don't really have much to complain about this spinoff - it may be an obvious network move and may not last a full season, but he may have enough charm in him to keep it funny - but not in the coveted Thursday night 8'oclock slot.

Now, as for this wretched piece of garbage starring Jason Alexander, which I refuse to look up on NBC's website, because it will launch me into a frenzy of anger - what?? They tried The Jason Alexander show - that sucked. They tried the other show where he plays a manager of a team or some shit, and now they decide to make him the effeminate, goofy Dad character which is hopefully the last effort to get Alexander into primetime. Go back to Broadway dude - you've gotta have enough money from Seinfeld to do what you love.

Dr. Ravage,

I'm a 15 year old girl and am having doubts about my relationship with my boyfriend. I met him about a year ago, and hes a really nice and hilarious guy. Though not very attractive, I try not to make it an obstacle. As I got to know him a bit better, he told me that he's liked me since the first time he laid eyes on me, and now that he knows me a lot better, he says that he likes me even more. Eventually, I decided that if he asked me out, I would accept. But I wasn't sure if I really liked him. I guess I really liked the fact that someone really liked me, so I went along with the flirting. Anyway, the day came to where he asked me out, and I accepted. He is the sweetest, nicest, and most gentlemen type of guy I have ever met. I truly think that he really is in love with me. And now I feel like it is all my fault because I led him on so much. I think the only reason why I like him is because he likes me so much. Most of the time I like him a lot.. and other times I just want to break it off. But I never do because 1. It will break his heart 2. I will probably get over it and start to like him again, and 3. Because I'm not sure if he would want to start over as friends again. And I don't know what to do.. to break it off or to keep going. I also met another guy when I was out with my friends. He told me he thought I was attractive and he liked my personality. So that made me doubt my relationship a little more, cause I was a little attracted to him too. But I would never ever cheat on him.. I wouldn't like it if he cheated on me so I wouldn't do such a thing to him.


Look, you're a nice girl and all, but yes, you were leading him on. I'm sure it wasn't a conscious thing, and there's nothing you can do it about it now. You sort of self-diagnosed yourself here. Yes, you probably did just like the attention if you're having this many 2nd thoughts. If you really wanted to be with him, you woulnd't be worried about whether breaking up with him is going to break his heart or whether you'll still remain friends. You'd be worried about him seeing other girls. But you're not, so you're not, and no matter how nice you are and try to be, you're going to be antsy in this relationship and do something that will hurt him more than breaking up now.

On the off chance that you really do want to be with him and are just antsy because you're 16 years old, you should still tell him how you feel because you obviously aren't happy right now and need to do something to change that. You and he are in completely different places and that's going to make him very very bitter, the longer you wait to break it off the more bitter. Thanks and take care.

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