Six Toddler Halloween Costumes (picked by someone without kids)

You know what's great? Halloween. You know what's also great? Kids' halloween costumes. You know what's weird? Looking at kids halloween costumes when you don't have kids... unless you're "doing it for a friend." So here, for you all to enjoy, is my open letter to Grace about what she should dress her kids as for … Continue reading Six Toddler Halloween Costumes (picked by someone without kids)

6 Minor Harry Potter Characters Who Deserve Novel-Length Standalone Stories

I'm in a car on a ten-hour roadtrip and I forgot to write my piece in advance. This is the result of my forgetfulness. 1. Gilderoy Lockhart We all know Gilderoy Lockhart as the arrogant, insufferable professor who Obliviates heroes and takes credit for their work. But he's also gorgeous and purportedly charismatic - so … Continue reading 6 Minor Harry Potter Characters Who Deserve Novel-Length Standalone Stories

Seven Foreign Language Phrases To Impress Your Parents When They Ask How Your Language Minor Is Going

The school year's only just begun, so you may not yet be worried about things like 'proving your intelligence over holiday breaks.' That's fine, since I'm worrying about it for you - it's practically September, which means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Which means you will be put on the spot over a dried-out roast turkey so … Continue reading Seven Foreign Language Phrases To Impress Your Parents When They Ask How Your Language Minor Is Going

8 Reasons Why Alabama Is Great Despite All The Embarrassing Stuff

When Alabama is mentioned in the national media, it's usually in the form of racist sorority girls and weird horse stuff. As someone who has spent most of their life in Alabama, however, I can say that what this state has in unironic bigotry it makes up for with beautiful landscapes, fierce pride, and a … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why Alabama Is Great Despite All The Embarrassing Stuff