Dispatches From Ladyblogland

This week, we’ve got some writing-related news, including J.K. Rowling being lovely, and various other ladyblogging business. Shall we jump in? Read More Dispatches From Ladyblogland

Conversations with My Future Daughter

Hello,

It’s me. Your mom. At the time I’m writing this letter, I’m 26. I am awesome. You are not born (or even possible) yet, so I can spend all my money and time on myself. It’s a wonderful life. I assume by the time you’re old enough to read this letter, I will have fallen into the category of Lame Mom. It’s okay. I thought my mom was awful until I got old enough to know better. Read More Conversations with My Future Daughter

White Sangria and My Love of “Girly” Drinks

Since I started my drinking (which, for the purposes of any public admissions, began exactly on my 21st birthday and not a day before) I’ve found that there are an awful lot of opinions about what you drink and what your drinks say about you as a person. As a woman, there seem to be even more.

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Binge Drinking: It’s My Problem

Recently, I was lucky enough to go and see Hall and Oates in concert at a winery. It was a gorgeous sunny day, I met some fantastic people and I had a great time with my parents, Mr. Cesy, and a good friend. We also enjoyed the product of the winery. Over the period of the evening, we drank a large amount of wine, and I drank more than my fair share. Read More Binge Drinking: It’s My Problem

A Christmas Story: Silent Night, Unholy Shopping Trip

The other day I went grocery shopping in a very large shopping center.  You wouldn’t think I could screw this up.  [Insert ominous music here.]  [Or perhaps circus clown music.]

This being December, the magical time of year when loving family men will ram your fucking ass off the planet with their SUVs for a parking space, I parked far away in lot “Weight Loss” so as to not battle the Christmas cheer near the entrance to the stores.

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Letting the Food (and Drinks) Do the Talking for Vegan Politics

While in college, I was a big fan of more traditional outreach such as movie screenings and leafleting with pamphlets, but since leaving the college campus environment, I’ve been drawn to sharing veganism through other means. For the twenty-something set I hang with these days, my vegan friends and I have found different ways to introduce veganism. Read More Letting the Food (and Drinks) Do the Talking for Vegan Politics