Posted in November 2013

Playlist: We’re Gonna Go Far!

Okay, so I’ve mentioned that I am not immune to just enjoying a little early 2000s pop music. It’s been well documented that I’m actually a huge Decemberists fan. Re-listening to the Decemberists reminded me how 75% or more of their songs involve violence against women in the form of rape or murder. Robin Thicke … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Is that too little, too late for the Canadians? Eh, they’re a forgiving people. For people who are all, “this is a holiday that just celebrate genocide and football!” here are some Native American historical monographs that you can use to further examine the relationships between Native American tribes and European colonizers! Warning: Fun times … Continue reading

My Guide to the Holidays: Pajamas

My Guide to the Holidays: Pajamas

As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, the best suggestion I have for enjoying the holidays can be summed up in one word: pajamas. I know people get dressed up for the holidays, and every year my relatives wear uncomfortable shoes, panty hose, pants with waistbands that aren’t elastic. Especially for a holiday like Thanksgiving, a holiday that … Continue reading

Playlist

So, um, it’s cold. I’ve been out of Minnesota for two whole winters now so 29 degrees is back to being freaking freezing as opposed to positively balmy. I remember how warm 30 degrees used to feel after a particularly frigid day of -15 with the wind chill. Ah, Minnesota winters. But my weakness drove … Continue reading

Seriously.

Okay. I’m seriously considering not doing Dopey. I would say it was just burn out, but here’s a rundown of what I’m currently processing. My sister got herself a stress fracture in her foot from Wine & Dine. So she’s saying she definitely won’t do the 10k in January and possibly won’t even come. This … Continue reading

There. I said it.

After waiting in line at Trader Joe’s (for a mere 5 minutes) I think people who insist that they love sriracha and talk about it all the time are pretentious assholes and just like saying the name over and over and over again because they’re trying to prove they have a refined palate or something. … Continue reading

WTF Friday

WTF Friday

In this installment of WTF Friday, I present to you a photo from Epcot. Normally, people who walk around Walt Disney World look terrible. Come on, let’s not deny it and pretend like we don’t dress in tacky, unflattering, yet totally comfortable clothing. It’s a damn theme park, it’s hot, and I have to stand … Continue reading

Birthday Buzzkills

Birthdays were awesome in high school and college, they came with things like learner’s permits, driver’s licenses, voting, pornography, and booze. 25 is the end of the line: because now you can rent a car so the next big milestone is social security and medicare. And you’ve got a long ways to go before you … Continue reading

Unrelated… or is it?

Unrelated… or is it?

Part 1: My mother keeps calling to tell me about how the new thing is something called the “knock out” game where rowdy, unsupervised youngsters are going around trying to punch people unconscious in one shot and this is something happening in New York and DC. Regardless of this, the darkness has definitely curtailed my … Continue reading