Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

I love writing but I'm bad at writing about me.

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

This was such a good week at the Hairpin, and such a bad week everywhere else. I'm just going to get a blanket and a pillow and squat here until real life catches up.

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm 2

On What to Wear at Fancy Halloween Parties

*throws out pack of stick-on mustaches from the dollar store*

*dresses up as Canada instead*

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm 2

On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

Jazmine, you KNOW you want to come back to Canada. We have Coffee Crisps. And Timbits. I can keep naming snacks, probably.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 5:31 pm 1

On 13 SpoOOoky Witchcraft And Magic Museums To Visit


I want to go to all of these, despite my tendency to get scared very easily (oh God, why so many creepy dolls in one room? I'll have nightmares. Heck, I got scared at a Daily Show segment about exorcists that probably wasn't even supposed to be scary but I changed the channel just to be sure.)
Still, tons of great reasons to visit my family in Jersey now! I mean, I want to visit them because I haven't seen them in a while, not because I just really like Thanksgiving and want to go to witchy museums and bookstores.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm 0

On "I Want You Back" Is Back

Not commenting because I've had this song on repeat all day, not at all, zero thanks to Jazmine

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm 0

On "I Want You Back" Is Back

I once saw a man (probably a businessman or lawyer, judging by how he was dressed) in his car, stopped at a red light, just BLASTING "I Want You Back" with all the windows rolled down, and singing along and dancing like nobody's watching.

It was awesome.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:21 am 0

On What My Mom Wants Me to Write About

Michelle, I can't believe your mom didn't want to talk to you about the other most important new show of the season: Forever. My mom has decided that she likes Ioan Gruffudd* almost as much as she likes Castle.

*she does not actually know his name, on the show or in real life. She knows Nathan Fillion as Castle, because that is also the name of the show.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0


The importance of Brandy vs Monica cannot ever be understated.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm 1

On How Many Types of Millennials Are There?

@IvyD I just want to know, at what point do the next generation (post-Millenials? I forget what they're called) start to enjoy these stereotypes? Because right now it's all "They're so caring and idealistic!" but, like, they are twelve years old. of COURSE they're idealistic. They don't know about debt yet, or the wage gap, or the fact that we inevitably will all get old and start to look like potatoes.

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm 0

On Nothing But the Truth: An Interview with Teyonah Parris

Loved this interview! Apropos of nothing, Teyonah Parris' dress at the Emmys might have been my favourite of all the dresses.

Posted on October 11, 2014 at 10:32 am 0