Magazine Time Warp: The Ads of 2004

I’ve been digging through and clearing out the stuff I’ve left at my parents house, helping them convert my childhood bedroom into a guest room. I’ve been going through and documenting the things I don’t particularly wish to keep, but wanted to share before they got tossed. Thankfully, between the old notes from middle school, sticker collection, a journal detailing my Hamlet reading from the 11th grade, and mismatched Barbie shoes, a few magazines from the early to mid-2000s survived.

Here are some magazine ads that perfectly sum up the year 2004: Read More Magazine Time Warp: The Ads of 2004

This Week in Lady Reads

Come on in for some fun, feminism, and science (with a side of misandry)! Read More This Week in Lady Reads

University Offers a Class on “Mean Girls” – Let’s Have Our Own!

Finally, your ability to quote almost every single line from Mean Girls is going to pay off! Colorado College is offering a class titled “Queen Bees, Wannabes, and Mean Girls (CO200)“. (For those of you who didn’t already know, the Mean Girls movie is based on a book, Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosalind Wiseman.) Read More University Offers a Class on “Mean Girls” – Let’s Have Our Own!

Christmas for Non-Christians: A Gif Guide

Popular media would have you believe that Jewish folk have cornered the market on ignoring the religious holidays towards the end of the year. However, my family and many other families took the Christ out of Christmas a long time ago (sorry right-wing pundits!) and celebrate mostly the cultural gift-exchanging and excessive eating.

Read More Christmas for Non-Christians: A Gif Guide

Your Success Does Not Depend On The Failure Of Others

Note: TW on this post for some fat-shaming talk by others.

When I was in high school, my mom, who has always been a big fan of motivational quotes and aphorisms, pasted this above a desk in our house.  At the time I rolled my eyes, but it’s been a quote that has stuck with me throughout my life and I’m starting to realize, nearly 15 years later, that I do think this way.  And the more I try to catch myself doing it, the more I see it in others. Read More Your Success Does Not Depend On The Failure Of Others

My So-Called Life: Moms

There was a LOT going on in this week’s episode. There were two parallel themes: parties and moms. Read More My So-Called Life: Moms

My So-Called Life: Halloweentown

Well, it’s Halloween in Pittsburgh and Angela thinks about the holiday as the Chase family gets ready in the morning. She still loves Halloween because it’s her one chance to be someone else, if just for a night. Angela did mention the idea of “being someone else” twice in her little voiceover narration within 25 seconds of the episode starting, so I think we have our theme for the week! Read More My So-Called Life: Halloweentown