She Says: Find your Kink

Dear Not Krazy About Kinky, Woman to woman I need to level with you. You. Have. To. Tell. Him. You are still a virgin and you expect to go in without mentioning this to someone who practically has a doctorate in sex? You are out of your mind if you think that it will be a good experience for you if you just go along “ho hum-ing” thing whole thing. I made that same mistake. Not that the guy I … Continue reading →

He Says: It’s Not As Baffling As You Think

Dear Baffled by Boyfriend; You are making this harder than it needs to be. Get it? Harder? But seriously. You can’t seem to stay away from each other. Except for those times when you break up. Then you can’t seem to stay together. In order to figure out what’s going on here you’re gonna need to answer some questions. You need your answers and you need his answers to these questions. That means you have to talk about this stuff. … Continue reading →

She Says: A Friends With Benefits Clusterf#@%

Dear Chris Cross, This dilemma has no easy answer. Can you be friends with your ex? Yes. But those Jello Shots are going to quickly transform into the “friends with benefits” zone.  I hate to say it, but the reason this happens is because it is far too easy to slide into old habits. Let us explore this metamorphosis. Phase one: The Break Up The She-Demon is out of your life. She has been exorcised back to the gates of … Continue reading →

He Says: Love Is More Than Words

Dear Receiving too Little; Are you asking for too much? No. Is he not putting in the effort? Maybe. It might be a lack of effort or it might be a lack of understanding. Let’s start with the theory that it’s a lack of understanding. This way I get to use some NLP jargon. A word or warning. NLP (Neuro-Linguist Programming for those who haven’t drunk the kool-aid) is about 60% bullshit and 40% good shit. Take the good stuff, … Continue reading →

Unsolicited Advice: *uck Dynasty

She Says:  What The Duck?? No one, and I mean NO ONE should ever play God and dictate who gets into heaven and who doesn’t. Even hick millionaires. The idea of the hick millionaire seems like an oxymoron, a paradox, a euphemism, a riddle, or a tall tale. I must admit that I have never seen this show nor have I ever had the desire to watch said show. To me it ranks right up there with Honey Boo Boo … Continue reading →

He Says: Who Ya Gonna Call? Divorce Lawyers!

Dear Miserable in Marriage; Ah marriage. The centrepiece of our society. And by society I mean income stream for divorce lawyers. Let’s start with my favourite question. What have you contributed to this? Other than the mistake of getting married you made the additional mistake of being “under the impression that when you get married you chose a partner for life.” Being “under impressions” is like making an assumption. I bring this up because unless your husband said “I’ll never … Continue reading →

Robyn Rants: Men

Men. Can’t live with em… Can’t kill ’em… I mean… live without ’em. I think that one of natures cruelest jokes is that we are put on this Earth to not only procreate with the opposite sex, but co-habitate with them as well. I mean, how can one species be so different from one another? OK so we don’t have to co-habitate with one another. I used to think that my life would be a lot easier if I were … Continue reading →

Wisdom: 10 Reasons Not To Go Out For A Beer in Fort Collins

By the way, Ask Us Fort Collins is 1 year old this month.  Happy birthday to us.  We’d go out for a beer to celebrate . . . except . . . 1. Your fridge is full of beer. Skippy says: When you drink at home the price is right, you don’t have to wait for service and you can sleep where ever you wanna sleep. Pants or no pants. Robyn says: I’m going to opt for the no pants … Continue reading →

Wisdom: Dating to Impress in Fort Collins

Dating to Impress: Destinations in Fort Collins 1. The Melting Pot Skippy says: Dipping things into melted cheese and chocolate? No innuendo there at all.  Full disclosure – I’ve never been here before but now that I know there is a private booth with a curtain I man have to pay a visit.  Wanna come?  Get it?  Oh my . . . Robyn says: This is the perfect place to take your date to get them in the mood. There is a … Continue reading →

He Says: Stop Digging In The Garbage

Dear Bothered By Best Friend; There is nothing wrong with having your mind in the gutter to find humour. It works for me. But you can’t be rooting around in your own garbage expecting to find gold. You threw that stuff away for a reason. I understand how you feel. I’ve had friends who have slipped away as time goes by. It’s simply how life is. Your question all comes down to wanting to know how you can go back … Continue reading →

Question Of The Week: Why Am I Not That Into Her?

Dear Robyn and Skippy, I went on a date the other night with a girl I met on a dating site.   It was an experience that made me reflect on what I want.  I showed up early, found a good table and waited for her to come.  When she got there she was as pretty as her pictures and a bit nervous, I was too.  We talked for a long time, had an awesome time and 6 hours later I … Continue reading →

Unsolicited Advice: She Says, There are Leash Laws for a Reason!

This is my dog, Zazu! I have to admit that I can be one of those obnoxious pet owners. You know the ones who think their dog/cat/hamster is the best thing in the whole world. Well, my dog really is the best dog I have ever met. I am a first time pet owner. I wasn’t allowed to have pets growing up because I was allergic and my mom was a neat freak (still is). For my 30th birthday (three … Continue reading →

She Says: Stop Allowing Yourself to get Dicked Around

Dear Friendship on the Fritz, What a dick. I don’t care who you are or what the situation is, unless someone is dying or some other such good excuse, you keep your plans. One of my worst pet peeves is when someone changes plans on me. It’s frustrating, its rude, and it can be down right inconvenient. The fact that he has done this throughout the years is even more of a dick move. However, you have also allowed him … Continue reading →

Question of the Week: Do I Owe An Explanation?

Dear Robyn and Skippy, Recently I went through a divorce and did my rebound time, but now I am looking for something more stable. I joined an online dating site and met someone who I wound up dating for three weeks. I was really into him at first but he turned out to be a know-it-all. He was the kind of guy who didn’t care what you had to say about anything because no matter how much you knew on … Continue reading →

Question of the Week: How Can We Be Best Friends Again?

Dear Robyn and Skippy, I have two best friends who have been my best friends since we were seven years old. They are both like brothers to me. We are now in our late 20’s and life has gotten in the way of our friendship. One of them I am still pretty close to but the other one may as well be a stranger for all the effort he puts into our friendship. My situation is this: About two years … Continue reading →