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On The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

My mom went to high school with a lady named Wanda Sweat. She married someone named Butts. Talk about an upgrade.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 9:46 am 0

On A Wristwatch That Alleviates the Struggle (of Long-Distance Love)

When I studied abroad in Australia my mom bought a watch in an antique store with two faces to keep track of the crazy time difference (15 hours I think?). I think the watch cost $15, much more affordable!

My then-boyfriend lived in Indonesia for ten months and I was on the East Coast of the US, so that was 12 hours then 13 after daylight savings time ended, which was pretty easy math at least, but didn't leave us a lot of good times to talk. Crying into my skype camera at 6 am every morning was super fun! But at least my mom let me borrow her fancy two-faced watch. And we ended up getting married so it worked out okay :)

And tru dat about never ever wanting to do that ish again. HELL NO.

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 11:48 am 0

On What I Learned From Reading The Economist

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm 0

On A Real Argument for Doing That Thing Where You Rub the Chopsticks for No Real Reason

I knew someone who refused to eat the "ends" of her baby carrots, so she would basically only eat one half of each carrot. I asked her how she knew which end of the carrot was *The* end but she could never answer me. I'm still wondering to this day.

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm 6

On Orange Is the New Black Is the New House of Cards

YES. This show has been sucking up all of my time the past few days. Also my data as I've been watching it on my phone at the gym. Makes the stairmaster a whole lot better, but that AT&T bill at the end of the month is gonna be rough. WORTH IT.

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 11:57 am 0

On The Evolution of Playgirl: Reviewing Three Decades of Covers

@iceberg Thanks I'm glad I'm not crazy! Love me some of that Croatian hotness.

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm 0

On The Evolution of Playgirl: Reviewing Three Decades of Covers

Is that really Goran Visnjic on the cover? I feel like that might be just a random greasy dude. I used to watch ER back in the day but I didn't remember him looking that shiny and smooth, damn!

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm 0

On What Is a "Water Fountain"

@rien à dire My North Carolinian Grandma called Ruby Tuesday "Ruby's Tuesday" which never ceased to amuse me/annoy my mom. She was also basically deaf, which may have added to her pronounciation confusion. I still refer to that classy establishment and the Stones song as "Ruby's Tuesday" in her honor.

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm 1

On Living Alone in Indonesia

Indonesians love Avril! My boyfriend did a Fulbright in Indonesia from 2009-2010 (He was near Banyuwangi, so pretty close to where you were, I think?) and his students loved Avril. He had me send him a bunch of her songs from my 9th grade Avril fandom days. Having all of her older jams gave him a lot of street cred with his students, obviously.

And nasi pecel, yum. I had that for at least 2/3 of the meals I ate when I went to visit him. Peanut sauce on everything, I say!

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm 3

On Successful and Unsuccessful Gifts for Anglophiles

The only thing that really bothers me about the Queen is that she doesn't have a hat. There is no way in hell she would be seen in public, sans hat. Please. My mom has two of these, by the way. Plus a corgi. The corgi looks better in person, kinda.

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm 4