Vodka, Puke, and A Drunk in A Tub

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels came out on video when I was 21. I remember it because I had just moved out of my parents’ house into a duplex with my first roommates, Lauren and Tina*. One Friday night during the six long months that I lived with them and dealt with their leaving… Continue reading Vodka, Puke, and A Drunk in A Tub

On Trying to Omit Needless Words

This is for the weekly writing challenge. I started out rewriting one paragraph, but ended up rewriting the whole piece. Here is the original in its entirety. Paragraph 1 original: The thing that most provoked my fight or flight response? A boy. At the time I was “so 22” as Taylor Swift might say, and… Continue reading On Trying to Omit Needless Words

Girl Music is from Jupiter

This post was completely inspired by 30 seconds of an episode of The Mindy Project. I love this show. It’s a romantic comedy, with recurring battles of the sexes between Mindy and her personal Mark Darcy, Danny Castellano. Mindy and Danny often play out various gender clichés. Clichés are funny, but they’re also kind of… Continue reading Girl Music is from Jupiter

In the end , it was the Sunday afternoons he couldn’t cope with, and that terrible listlessness that starts to set in at about 2:55, when you know you’ve taken all the baths you can usefully take that day, that however hard you stare at any given paragraph in the newspaper you will never actually read it, or use the revolutionary new pruning technique it describes, and that as you stare at the clock the hands will move relentlessly on to four o’clock, and you will enter the long dark teatime of the soul.

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Ermahgerd: Berbies!

Hey, single ladies: are you sad? Are you really sad? Are you like super duper mega sad? Does your life’s worth depend on having a boyfriend and being on a track to getting married and having a baby? Do you watch TV and think, “Gee, I just can’t identify with single female characters unless they… Continue reading Ermahgerd: Berbies!