Category Archives: Letters to My Younger Self

Office Stuff?

Because I was born in post-feminist America,* I was never taught that girls were not allowed to have any careers other than the below: Teacher Nurse Stewardess Secretary Housewife Ha, I’m just kidding. Housewife isn’t a career. It’s work, but … Continue reading

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Everything Is Bullshit! Nothing Is Real!

Last month, a 14-year-old girl delivered a 7,000-signature strong petition asking Seventeen Magazine to publish one non-Photoshopped spread a month. If you were once 14 and have not yet completely destroyed your brain cells with alcohol and other substances, you … Continue reading

Posted in Letters to My Younger Self, The Pop Life

It’s Okay If You Don’t Like Dick

If you’ve been reading this for any considerable length of time, you’ll know that while I typically don’t make or post New Year’s resolutions, one year – and I can’t even remember what year it was, though possibly it was … Continue reading

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I Lost My Boyfriend to Heavy Metal

Graham and I don’t get to hang out together very often, what with his work schedule and my need to be asleep sometime before 2am. Because of this, we try to make the most of the time we do have … Continue reading

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Deadlines

Some people organize time with calendars, or their phones, or, if they’re over the age of 70 and don’t know how to use any form of computerized machinery, a datebook. I always try to do this but I fail. It’s … Continue reading

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A Hole in the Avalon

I don’t know what the dollar show was like for you guys growing up, but for me, there were two theater choices in South St. Louis. One was the Kingsland, a massive brown-black building with crumbling balconies, moldy curtains, and … Continue reading

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Tommy and Gina Went to Couples Counseling But Got Divorced Anyway

Jon Bon Jovi was dead for a little while yesterday. Twitter said so. It turns out he wasn’t actually dead. He was very much alive, and very much still in New Jersey (which is kind of like being dead, but … Continue reading

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