Five Reasons Why Airports Don’t Suck

Greetings from my two-and-a-half-hour layover in San Francisco. I'm not exactly suffering, though because airports aren't really that bad when you think about it. Here are some pros to holiday layovers. 1. You can actually window shop. Airports are full of gift shops, familiar expensive retailers, and weird niche stores that pander to stereotypes about … Continue reading Five Reasons Why Airports Don’t Suck

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