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By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 9, 2008

No spooning here
Dear Dr. Lovemonkey,
What is the difference between a dessert spoon and a soup spoon?

Dear Jamie,
You must have me mistaken for Miss Manners or Emily Post. I can not answer your question. If, as Dr. Lovemonkey suspects, you are planning some sort of formal dining af-fair, you are turning to the wrong person. Basically, those who enter Casa Lovemonkey are expected to be able to utilize flatware to the extent that there will not be eating with the hands and fingers, nor lapping from a trough. 

Turkey without benefits
Dear Dr. Lovemonkey,
I would like to warn your readers about the types of things that can crop up over the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas). A couple of years ago, I attended a Thanksgiving get-together among some people I went to college with (I am 28). There was quite a lot of drinking and merriment, and I ended up spending a lot of time with a young man who was (or so I thought) the friend of one of my college classmates. To make a long story short, we ended up at my apartment, had sex, and when I woke up in the morning, he was gone and so were my wallet, credit cards, and few pieces of jewelry. I later found out that this guy just happened to wander into the party. So be careful this holiday season.
_Sadder, But Wiser

Dear Sadder,
Your experience does not have anything to do with Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holiday. One need beware, however, of such things as drinking too much and mak-ing incredibly stupid decisions about having sex with people who they have just met. Unless you can prove that it was the essential element in the turkey that made you both drowsy and horny, your boneheaded behavior can’t be laid upon the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Be a real man
Dear Dr. Lovemonkey,
I hope you inform your readers that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout the United States. It is a vital and important issue in our culture.

Dear Jane,
I am glad to let people know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My understanding is that in October 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence held its first Day of Unity. The Day of Unity evolved into the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1987. The Day of Unity was conceived to connect advocates for battered women and children. Throughout the month of October, there are programs, discussions, memorials, and presentations culminating in statements that celebrate the strength of battered women and inspire those who battle this scourge to recommit themselves to the struggle. Awareness of the widespread incidence of domestic violence is step No. 1 in starting to end it, so, indeed, Dr. Lovemonkey encourages everyone to attend related events in your community.    

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