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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Hazards of Late-Night Texting -- From Your Conjugal Bed

The Hazards of Late-Night Texting -- From Your Conjugal Bed

My girlfriend got pissed at me recently for texting another girl at 11:30 at night when we were in bed. She said it was inappropriate to text that late because it sent a message that I wanted to sleep…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lay the Smackdown on Overzealous Facebook Self-Promoters

Lay the Smackdown on Overzealous Facebook Self-Promoters

As a blogger, I understand the importance of building an audience through inexperienced means. However, I'm becoming so irritated by bloggers who spam Facebook groups every time they write a new blog post. I'm part of a dozen or…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist When You Should -- and Shouldn't -- Leave Your Phone on the Table

When You Should -- and Shouldn't -- Leave Your Phone on the Table

In brief, what to do about phones out at restaurants/bars? I don't mean using the phones, but phones on the table. Bad manners or no? Yes, it's bad manners. Even if you're not, like, using your phone to catapult birds…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Oversharing Online: When to Draw the Line

Oversharing Online: When to Draw the Line

This isn't a personal problem per se, but I want to ask about online oversharing. The conversation for me has shifted from oversharing to people who constantly complain about oversharing. Like passive-aggressive status updates about "Do I need to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Rules of Facebook Photo Tagging

The Rules of Facebook Photo Tagging

My girlfriend recently uploaded a picture of us on Facebook and tagged me without telling me first. I think the picture looks terrible. My eyes are half-closed and I look stoned, so I untagged myself, but that really pissed…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Facebook Drama-Avoidance Tips for the Recently Dumped

Facebook Drama-Avoidance Tips for the Recently Dumped

Two of my good friends recently broke up, which in and of itself is fine. But thanks to Facebook, we now have another problem. The girl half wants me to defriend the boy half of the now ex-couple out of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist So You Caught Your Date in a Facebook Lie -- Here's What to Do

So You Caught Your Date in a Facebook Lie -- Here's What to Do

I've been out on five or six dates with a gentleman I met online. The dates have been good so far, so I added him as a Facebook friend and he accepted. The thing is, right before our last date,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist So Your Boyfriend Still Has Photos of Him and His Ex on Facebook -- Deal With It

So Your Boyfriend Still Has Photos of Him and His Ex on Facebook -- Deal With It

I've been dating a guy for a little more than a month now, and he still has quite a few pictures on his Facebook profile of his last girlfriend, like cuddly, coupley pictures. I'd estimate that about half of his…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Too Much G-Chat Can Hurt Your Relationship

Too Much G-Chat Can Hurt Your Relationship

Let me preface this by saying that the "relationship" I'll refer to is f*ed up in it's own right -- a kind of "friends with benefits" situation I've somehow ended up in, where both parties are afraid to commit to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Why You Should Fake It on Facebook

Why You Should Fake It on Facebook

I went out on a first date with a girl who is also a recently added Facebook friend. During dinner she kept bringing up things I had already read about on FB, but I lied and pretended like I didn't…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Instant Messaging Has No Rules -- So Follow Your Own

Instant Messaging Has No Rules -- So Follow Your Own

Have you covered IM etiquette? How many times can you IM someone with no response before you need to leave them alone? When is it okay to IM someone who has the "busy" flag up? Also, I have people…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Post-Hookup Text Etiquette

Post-Hookup Text Etiquette

I hooked up with a girl a few months back. I had fun, but I assumed we'd never see each other again, so didn't respond to her text the next day. Well, turns out I did run into her,…
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Dining, SFoodie Is It OK to Check My Smart Phone at a Restaurant?

Is It OK to Check My Smart Phone at a Restaurant?

​Fielding your questions about dining out in 21st-century Bay Area restaurants. Have one? Email me at jonathan.kauffman@sfweekly.com.This week's question comes from from A.U.:I know it's rude to answer the phone while I'm at dinner, but what about texts or emails…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist When It's Okay to Correct Grammar Online

When It's Okay to Correct Grammar Online

Is it ever not considered rude to correct someone's grammar and spelling? Not in a business setting or anything, but will I come off as a dick for pointing out mistakes in an an e-mail, chat, or Facebook comment? Some…
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Dining, SFoodie What Do I Do When They Give Me a Fork, Knife, and Chopsticks?

What Do I Do When They Give Me a Fork, Knife, and Chopsticks?

Fielding your questions about dining out in 21st-century Bay Area restaurants. Have one? Email me.  San Francisco diners are expected to become practiced at a variety of eating implements in a seemingly infinite variety of combinations. So I wasn't…
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Dining, SFoodie Do I Have to Endure the Wine Opening Rigamarole?

Do I Have to Endure the Wine Opening Rigamarole?

I'm fielding your questions about dining out in 21st-century Bay Area restaurants. Have one? Email me. The learning curve on ordering wine in restaurants isn't as steep as it appears. And it's not hard to relax on the bottom end of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Guide to Facebook Etiquette on Your Birthday

A Guide to Facebook Etiquette on Your Birthday

What's the proper etiquette for responding to Facebook wall posts on your birthday? Do you respond to all of them? Write a status update saying "Thanks, pals!" Ignore it completely? This is the eternal question of our time, second only,…
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Music, All Shook Down Explosions in the Sky Advertises a Concert, Media Invents a Controversy

Explosions in the Sky Advertises a Concert, Media Invents a Controversy

Of the 365 days in a year, maybe post-punks Explosions in the Sky shouldn't have picked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks to play a concert. Why? This marquee, spotted in Boise, Idaho, advertises said concert. The words…
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Music, All Shook Down Facedating: How To Politely Decline a Facebook Request

Facedating: How To Politely Decline a Facebook Request

I recently went on a few dates with a young woman and after the third date she found me on Facebook and sent a friend request. It's not as if I have any highly incriminating photos of me tongue kissing…
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Music, All Shook Down When To Stop Texting and Use Your Phone as a Phone

When To Stop Texting and Use Your Phone as a Phone

How do you judge when a conversation is more appropriate for texting or a phone call? For example, "Do you think red or pink go-go boots would go better with my plaid lederhosen?" is clearly a text question while "Can…
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