Let’s see how well you know your holiday tunes! (Don’t worry, you don’t have to spell Wenceslas.) Plus, we’ve got a couple of bonus trivia questions, because why not? Continue reading
With the holiday season comes a seemingly endless array of parties, gatherings, and events to which one may feel inclined to come bearing a gift. Continue reading
It was just another late Thursday night. A few friends and I were sitting around, drinking whiskey, and shooting the shit in Uganda’s bustling capital city, Kampala. We were somewhere between hilarious sex stories and creepy dude stories when my BBC Breaking News tone sounded. As a bit, I picked it up and read it out loud in my very serious journalist voice: “South Africa confirms the death of Nelson Mandela.” The words were out of my mouth before I had even registered what I was saying. Continue reading
I believe I should warn you that this was written under the influence of two glasses of wine. Suffice it to say, this was fun. Continue reading
It’s the Mitchell Johnson show! Continue reading
Q: I’m going to be hosting a bunch of people for Christmas for the first time, and I’m kind of freaking out about how I’m going to get/keep everything clean. My house is pretty clean to start with, but with all of the cooking and extra people, is there anything I should do to stay ahead of the inevitable mess? Continue reading
Kym is doing a wonderful series of gift guides this year, but I can never resist doing one or two of my own, because I think I have great taste. Follow me down the rabbit hole after the cut, as we visit some of the Internet’s best gift hideouts. Continue reading
I have to update the way I look, it’s just the way it is. I haven’t had to get out there and network the way I’ve needed to, and since I’m dealing with an image-conscious industry, I have to look the part. So while I research what people are wearing in the workplace these days, I thought I’d pay tribute to the styles I would wear if given a choice. Continue reading
It’s holiday gifting season! We’re here to tell you how to make a unique and fun gift for one of the crafty people on your list without breaking the bank.
Gather ’round, children, for it’s time again to read the stars, seek answers in your cards, and let the things which we do not know be known. Continue reading
During the Thanksgiving through Christmas onslaught of eating, I sometimes become more motivated to cook foods that I normally would not be able to eat. I’ve been lactose intolerant since age 15, and though lactase supplements help with some foods, other rich treats overpower the capabilities of those little white pills. Pumpkin pie is usually one of the desserts I avoid, as it is often made with condensed milk, and if the crust has real butter, I can extra-forget about it. So despite having never made a pie since I was seven years old and in Girl Scouts, I decided I would try making my own this year. The results were … interesting.
“The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising.” — Stephen King
In a perfect world, people could buy things based on how freaking awesome they are as humans. Continue reading