I want to talk about last night’s episode of Glee. Specifically the return of Samcedes. Continue reading
Depression really sucks. It is so hard to explain to people who don’t have mental health issues what depression is like. It is a bleak, dark sadness that comes to me at various times. Sometimes it’s fleeting; sometimes it sticks to me like I am superglue. While transition has cleared up a lot of my deepest darkest depression, I have learned that yes, my brain chemistry is very much hardwired for depressive episodes. Continue reading
I’ve been confronted with this concept for quite some time now, but especially since I’ve been publicly claiming a feminist identity. The common tropes and misconceptions of feminists are connected with this idea of everyone being “bra burners,” which if you’re familiar with the women’s liberation movement, bra burning actually didn’t happen on the day of the Miss American pageant back in 1968. However, the moniker for feminists remains, that being a bra burner is one that connotes an aesthetic that is displeasurable to the eye.
For many people, there may be a time during their pet’s life when they can’t afford to go to their normal vet for their dog’s yearly exam and routine well care. Often, this is where things stop, and care gets skipped. This doesn’t have to happen because there are lots of resources out there for low-cost veterinary care in almost every community, and it’s good to know about them before you need them. Continue reading
Middlemarch Madness IV has ended with a victory for
Pileofmonkeys Lyra Belacqua, but we’re curious — how many of the books whose badass heroines were nominated have you actually read? And which ones are you adding to your reading list before next year’s bracket rolls around? Continue reading
Get out your Scrabble tiles for a springtime word challenge. Continue reading
Someone in the Bones‘ writers’ room is hugely in favor of the medical use of marijuana, so this episode plays like a campaign advertisement for the practice. Even so, this episode was nice, with flashes of what made the early seasons special and, frankly, it was a welcome change from the blah, meh and WTF of the past few weeks.
If there’s anything a Millenial knows, it’s that the future is scary. We all went to college assuming the economy would get better. We all went to college thinking that in doing so, we would be protecting ourselves from the scary things we were hearing in the news about recessions and possible depressions. We went, we learned, we partied, but what happens after that? How do we find work? How do we find a place to live? Now that we aren’t forced to socialize with people, how do we strike up conversations with new people? In short, how do we become or, at least, seem as responsible and put-together as our parents? These are daunting topics but I’ve got your back. Continue reading
I’m a “Penny.”* A woman who loves horses, and horse riding. It’s been like this since I was eleven and I still can’t pass grasslands without cooing and cuddling with the horses (if they’re up for it, of course). Somehow this makes me — in some people’s opinions – someone who can’t let go of her girly past. Because horses are so very much a girl thing.
I spent April 7 as I always do: with animals. Since 2002, I’ve always tried to find a way to spend that day at the zoo or aquarium, and I have only missed a few. My father loved zoos, and I have many happy memories of visiting monkey houses and polar bear pools with him. April 7, 2001 was the day he died.
As a political humorist, I gravitate toward bad news and schadenfreude. This is hardly surprising since satirists are often inspired by idiotic comments, horrible laws, and ludicrous judicial decisions.
Happy Wednesday, Persephoneers! It’s time for our weekly recap of Fifty Shades Freed! We’re currently on Chapter Fourteen, and Ana, Christian, and the gang are still in Aspen partying it up. If you can all handle being lame while partying it up. Continue reading
Isn’t it magic when you see it happen? Continue reading
Silicon Valley premiered Sunday night on HBO after that other show, with the dragons, boobs, and murder plots. Continue reading