Things Women of an Arbitrary Age Should and Should Not Do

I keep seeing clickbait posts from various sources (that I won’t give the satisfaction of linking to) outlining all the things women (it’s always women) should and shouldn’t do, wear, and have after certain milestone ages like 25 or 30. It would seem one of the things we shouldn’t have is joy. Read More Things Women of an Arbitrary Age Should and Should Not Do

Expat Ramblings: I Make Lists

I love lists. They keep things in order, they’re neat, and they make me more efficient (sense a theme there?). But most of them merely serve to illustrate the state of my mind at any given time. Read More Expat Ramblings: I Make Lists

Five Favorite Books: 2012

This year alone, I’ve read 77 books and so far reviewed 68 of them. More so than in years’ past, I’ve come across work that I want to shove into the hands of every reading adult I know. In Sara-praise, “I want to hug its face off” ranks highest. Here, then, are my most face-huggable books for 2012: Read More Five Favorite Books: 2012

Crosspost: 10 Most Ridiculous Christmas Decorations Ever

We’ve all seen them: Christmas decorations, ornaments, sweaters, odds and bobs that are so ugly, misplaced, or ill-conceived that you just shake your head in amazement, snap a picture on your cellphone, and then laugh hysterically with your friends about them later. Read More Crosspost: 10 Most Ridiculous Christmas Decorations Ever

The Problem with The Hill’s Top 50

Earlier this week, The Hill posted its list of the 50 Most Beautiful People for 2011. The Hill is a newspaper and website that keeps track of the goings on in Washington, including Congressional session, lobbying, campaigning, and DC-specific items of interest. This is their eighth annual list of the most attractive Congressional staffers, journalists, lobbyists, etc., and it is riddled with problems. Read More The Problem with The Hill’s Top 50

Versus

This is a fun game I like to play where I compare two things that are somewhat similar and determine which one is better. And by determine, I mean arbitrarily and capriciously declare based on my subjective preferences. Let’s begin”¦ Read More Versus