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.
If you’re in any phase of adulthood – young adulthood, pre-adulthood, firmly-entrenched-in-as-evidenced-by-my-mortgage adulthood – you’ve had your fair share of friendships. You likely have learned the eye-opening lesson that with full-time jobs and grown-up responsibilities comes less free time, and less free time means less opportunity to spark and cultivate friendships. The older you get, … Continue reading Cutting Loose; How to Know When a Friendship Has Soured
Sometimes I lie. I'm not proud of it, and I should really curb it, but every now and then when people ask me if I've seen a certain movie or read a certain book, I find myself just nodding without thinking while my Loud Mean Self voice says, "What the hell, you huge idiot? You've … Continue reading 6 Movies I’ve Lied About Seeing and What I Think They’re About
I’ve always wanted to be tall. Jessica is tall: she’s a glamorous, long-legged five foot ten, and when she steps out of cars, it’s like she’s unfolding herself, all graceful and feline with one eternal leg extending at a time. Stepping out of a car like that has long been an aspiration of mine, and … Continue reading Make Believe
I mentioned in passing in a previous post that as a teenager, I was a ‘boyfriend girl’. I tended to mold my personality to best please whichever boy I was dating at the time, meaning I got exposed to some pretty weird stuff. Since that post, I’ve wanted to elaborate on what exactly that means … Continue reading Don’t Be A Boyfriend Girl
I am a vain human being. This is a truth that I fought for years: At twelve, I was one of those girls who stubbornly maintained that I ‘wasn’t like other girls’ yet funneled all of my energies into recreating Avril Lavigne’s skatepunk trainwreck of a look to the best of my raised-strictly-Catholic abilities. At … Continue reading Banged If You Do
Do you remember when you were little and your dad was the king of your heart? He was this giant of a figure, larger-than-life, invincible and eternal, with a secret smile that he kept tucked away just for you. He would sling you up onto his shoulders and make you feel weightless and treasured or teach you … Continue reading The Daddy Dilemma