Oh look, you've found my christmas list!
@all I mean, I guess it's part that I enjoy women's magazines and recognize that they aren't always trying to appeal to me/my education level with their writing, and part that I think that this piece is, in part, arguing that certain types of writing are better/worse than others, which I find...aggravating.
But hey! I don't write for a living, I just like reading other people's writing, so I guess I'm just not the audience for this, and that's okay.
I had hope that the jokes in this would be funny or clever enough that I would be able to move past how actively I hated the premise of this piece, but unfortunately not, I hate it just as much at the end.
But kudos to you, Sarah Miller, for writing such consistently hit-or-miss pieces that I kept reading until the end of this one waiting for a hit.
"the only candidate you can think of is the moment when everyone else said goodnight and you were alone." Oh Jess Zimmerman, how do you know these things so well?
Love this! Women firefighters are too cool. Also worth learning about is Brenda Berkman, because she was an absolute badass. After the department began allowing women to apply but didn't admit any, she used her attorney skills to sue the FDNY and get the requirements to change, and then gave up her job as an attorney to join. I know her mother, which is how I know about her incredible story- she's an inspiration. They made videos about her as part of the "Makers" series last year- you can watch them here.
You can't kill off Billy and Joe and then expect immediate forgiveness just because you bring Dido into the mix, Bobby Finger. But the Christmas birthday detail...good work.
@antarcticastartshere I am so angry about this that I can't care about any other injustices in this competition, because it is terrible. Hating Brit is no reason for pretending "Cry Me a River" is somehow a better song than "Toxic," which is a work of art.
I'm sorry, National Geographic had those pictures available to them for their cover and they chose a picture of a CUPCAKE for this issue? What is their deal??
@Clare Yeah diet cherry limeade is the best thing that exists on this planet, so there is no shame in being Sonic- you must bring people a lot of joy.