Category Archives: The Pop Life

The Pinterest of Sex

Like most of the Internet, I recently watched the trailer for 50 Shades of Grey. I read the book, too, back when it first came out and some women I worked with pressed it on me. “You’ll love it,” they … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Braindead

We recently got cable after having just Internet for a couple of years, and I’m slowly easing back into it. Maybe I’d enjoy it faster if I didn’t spend weeknights cooking and getting stuff done; as it stands, I have … Continue reading

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Ain’t One

So Solange went crazy on Jay-Z in an elevator after an event where people with a ton of money and power had access to a ton of intoxicating substances and the Internet has gone apeshit. The Atlantic gives a weirdly … Continue reading

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The Separate Universe

When I first started at my job, one of my coworkers had a desk that was covered in clown figurines and true crime books. It wasn’t a strategy, either; she genuinely liked perchable, creepy-looking clowns and stories about gruesome murders … Continue reading

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A Big Twinkie

When I die, I don’t want ceremony. I don’t want the beating of breasts and grand gestures of grief. I don’t want people who barely knew me at all to make claims to deep connections with me, although I guess … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinions: The Slap Heard ‘Round the World

I’ve only been at my company for just over a year, so I’m in the unfortunate situation of having the least amount of vacation time possible for a salaried employee. Or maybe it just feels unfortunate because I work in … Continue reading

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Cadabra

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m not buying any more shit. I don’t mean ever, and I don’t mean that I’m starting some weird hippie project where I don’t purchase anything at all on principle. I’m just not … Continue reading

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Her Bravado

As I mentioned the other day, I probably haven’t watched a music video all the way through in years. Many years. Maybe even not since something like 2003 or 2004 have I watched a music video in its entirety in … Continue reading

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The Worst Friend

Growing up, I didn’t have cable. My parents viewed cable as an unnecessary extravagance, and described their views in such a way that I was convinced that anyone who did grow up with cable was impossibly rich or recklessly poor. … Continue reading

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When Words Are Not Enough, When Words Are All You’ve Got

Yesterday was the first day that I felt like I was able to move without experiencing a significant amount of pain. I mean, I still felt the twinge and turning my head all the way to one side or the … Continue reading

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