When I was a teenager, I funneled most of my waking energy into being accepted by my peers and considered 'cool.' Now that I'm 25, two kids in, and spending my weekends playing Dungeons and Dragons with my brothers and my husband, I've accepted that I was never cool. This self-aware liberation is what allows … Continue reading 12 Best Game of Thrones Ships, Real and Imagined
When I was twelve, I was an odd duck.We sort of already touched on this before, but there are some things that I haven't been willing to admit, especially on such a public, permanent platform. Things that very few people in my past know, thanks to the fringe benefits of being a military brat who … Continue reading I Told You So: A Story of Puberty, Cole Sprouse, and Vindication
I love reading. I would be perfectly happy if I made my living sitting in a comfy chair reading a book, eating twizzlers, gummy bears, gummy worms (really anything in the gummy varietal), sipping coffee or tea (getting fat, obviously) all day long. When I was a kid they had RAD days at school. That … Continue reading Guest Spot: Jennifer Muses on Blogging
© DC Comics It's a monumental period for women's representation in the media. Rey and Jinn from Star Wars, the ladies of Game of Thrones, the cast of Hidden Figures, Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor. This influx of well-written, inspiring women is awesome and long-awaited, and yet none of them are quite as vital, quite as … Continue reading Belinda Blumenthal vs. Wonder Woman: Who is 2017’s Foremost Feminist Icon?
July is half-over and we're waist-deep in summer now, meaning my Instagram feed is one beach picture after another. Everyone is so tan and hot, drinking out of coconuts and captioning it all with a jillion dolphin emojis, wearing their triangl bikinis and abusing the Juno filter. Meanwhile I'm Jelly Clarkson since this move is … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Done This Summer That Aren’t Go to the Beach
In the last few weeks, I've learned a lot about grown-up-hood. Specifically, a lot about house-buying. Like how many steps there are to house-buying, and how you're not allowed to skip any or do them out of order. I've also learned not to drive through that really expensive neighborhood 'just for fun,' because then all … Continue reading My Eyes Are Up Here (Not On My Husband’s Face)
© Refinery29 "How Do I Look Hot In a Bikini Despite Cellulite?" This question was submitted by Natalie, which, firstly, hello Natalie, it made me insanely excited to get this question because it made me feel like I was running a legitimate blog with an actual readership instead of whatever the hell this is. Secondly, this … Continue reading HTLYT Answers Your Questions: “How Do I Look Hot In a Bikini Despite Cellulite?”
Sometimes you move, and it takes up entirely more time than you thought it was going to. And sometimes you have an infant who doesn't like sleeping through the night, and your partner in child-rearing is still in New England while you're in charge of waking up 6 times a night to stuff the pacifier … Continue reading Sometimes, You Move.
Warning: Graphic content and general depressing stuff. I am so tired. The episode opens with One-Eyed Batshit Janine handing off her baby to her commander's wife, though it's far from a smooth transaction. Janine is understandably resistant to let her baby go, though after her rapist/baby daddy gives her a reassuring nod, Janine relinquishes her daughter. … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 9, “The Bridge”
As promised, the long-anticipated (lol) discussion of Belinda Blinked 3, Chapter 2. We’ve got Els back on the blog to help us through this gorgeous trainwreck of a novel and discuss the delicate nuances of Rocky Flinstone’s latest offering. Grace: This is weird, we've never done a chat in this format before. Welcome back to … Continue reading Stuff We Love: My Dad Wrote a Porno, S3E2 Discussion with Els