This is where I would've put my thoughts and hype over Taylor's new single, but my mother taught me that if you have nothing nice to say it's best to say nothing at all.RIP my brief 1989-era adoration. What a frickin mess.
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
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?”
A year ago, I was on the cusp. My life was a flurry of packing tape, U-Haul contracts, and 'downsizing,' since I was flying my self-made Tuscaloosa nest. I had just accepted a job offer as a copywriter for a bank, I was looking for places to live in the 'greater Boston area' just like … Continue reading Yes, I’m Moving. No, It’s Not Because of the Snow.
The recurring theme of this episode seems to be how desperate love can make us. Then again, I should probably check myself and not get too fakedeep. As always, this is a recap, so there will be all sorts of spoilers below. First things first, friends: RORY'S BACK! Don't get too excited, though, because after … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 5, “Faithful”
I just want to preface this piece by saying that it is going to be riddled with spoilers, including one random one for OitNB's last season. If you want to keep the pilot episode of Hulu's new series The Handmaid's Tale a mystery, turn back now. I just wrote a dumb piece about laundry that might help … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 1, “Offred”
"Who's to say that young girls who like pop music – short for popular, right? – have worse musical taste than a 30-year-old hipster guy? That's not up to you to say. Music is something that's always changing. There's no goal posts. Young girls like the Beatles. You gonna tell me they're not serious? How … Continue reading “How Can You Say Young Girls Don’t Get It?”; Unpacking the Importance of Harry Styles’ Comment on Young Women
No, no, it's okay, I'm not going to tell you about it. Not any more than to say sometimes epidurals don't take and it's perfectly normal to temporarily resent your newborn for the first 12 hours of its life as you attempt to process the extreme, life-changing pain you just experienced. ... I hope. This is … Continue reading Grace & Jess In the Wild: Grace Gives Birth