On A Character Study of the Trainwreck

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

That's the main reason I actually like the female trainwreck archetype. I feel like there's a lot more cultural endorsement of grown men acting like adolescents and a lot more expectation for women to be grown-up and get it together. Obviously there are problems with the trope, but I think it's nice to see women in TV/movies who aren't high-powered lawyers or whatever because that's not the reality for a lot of us in our 20s and 30s.

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:43 pm 0

On Leftover Woman

"Leftover women"? In a country with a major surplus of men?

I thought this was a lovely piece, but it does depress me how much of women's energy seems to be devoted to discussing the tired old topic of running out of time to find a man.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 6:56 pm 0

On Pairings By Profession in Notable Romantic Comedy Films

Executive Assistant (Disguised as Executive)

Working Girl!

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm 0

On Saying Sorry Is a Pretty-Girl Trick

@Megasus Molly is just ecstasy, rebranded.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm 0

On The Online Dating Lorem Ipsum Text Generator

"I am oddly aroused by crying in my bathtub."

I found this line kind of poetic.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 7:14 pm 1

On Beauty Q&A: Cheap Creams, Jeans, and Long Hair Dreams

Apparently your skin builds tolerance to retinols, so it's better to start with a weaker OTC retinol cream first and then build your way up to using Retin-A. I use Philosophy Help Me and while I'm too young for serious wrinkles it definitely has helped even out my skintone and smooth fine lines. I had to work my way up really slowly to using it every night though because otherwise I would get redness and peeling.

I would also encourage anyone worrying about their wrinkles to CALM DOWN. I freaked out about mine way back when I turned 21 (!) and noticed some super faint undereye lines, but then I realized that everyone had them. A few fine lines at 30 is not a big deal.

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm 0

On Ask a Clean Person: Fair Is Fair – Get Rid of Your Ladies, Seriously, They Are Revolting

Thank you so much for the hair question! I'm a heavy shedder and now that I'm growing my hair out it looks like so much more...I've run to my doctor no less than 3 times for reassurance. Glad to see I'm not the only lady who sheds like a fiend yet is still not bald.

Also, putting one of those little catchers on your shower drain is a big help. As for the sink, wipe that shit up and flush it before it gets down the drain!

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:58 pm 0

On Is This a Word for Sweet, Carbonated Beverages Where You Are?

I'm a lifelong Canadian and I still think Bloody Caesars are repulsive. As a Classics student I find this really disappointing and still served them at my Ides of March party last year.

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 4:53 pm 0

On Truly Do Not Do Cocaine

I am opposed to coke because everyone who does it seems to be an asshole. (An asshole with more money than me...this theory may be part jealousy.)

Also, cokehead boys are bad lovers.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm 1

On Exhausting Women, Sexual Latecomers, and "Peck Peck Peck, Dart Out"

I wouldn't judge girl #1 too harshly. She might be insecure (despite being a well-dressed "leggy blonde") or have had bad experiences with women. I had barely any female friends until college because I was nerdy and felt incredibly intimidated by the girly, fashionable ladies at my high school...then I tried to make friends when my first female co-worker showed up (I worked at a computer store) and she treated me like crap. I felt like all women hated me so I didn't have much love for them back.

Granted, I smartened up when I went to college and A) met more nerdy girls like me and B) got over my insecurities. She is 23 so she should probably grow up a bit by now.

Also, since when is gin a dudely drink? I and plenty of my lady friends love a good G&T and I always thought it was pretty gender neutral as far as drinks went.

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 1:26 am 0