This Roundup is late for a very important date. If this Roundup had been late for its period, it wouldn’t be looking for two blue lines. Oh no. This Roundup would be seeing its midwife for a dating scan. Persephoneers, this Roundup can barely bring itself to admit that it is late for a very […]
This past weekend, our daughter turned six. Because that’s a big thing, we decided to let her have a “proper” party, which meant inviting almost all kids from her class, plus some out-of-school friends. As far as birthday parties go, things went surprisingly well.
Following up last week’s nostalgia trip is the last ten albums of 1994 that really stir up memories for me. This part of the list made me a little misty eyed again thinking about life and death. Thinking about mortality really gets to me sometimes and it’s been a hard week for me personally.
Yes. Yes! YES! It’s time for sex cake. A reinvention of sex cake, as it happens. Last time, the sex cake was an “I Just Had Sex” cake, a cake that celebrated sex. This time, the sex cake is an “I’m Happy With My Choices” cake, a cake that celebrates sex, not having sex, scheduled […]
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.
In a land far, far away from Persephone HQ, where Unicorns run free, it was raining cats and dogs. This was the perfect day for an indoor picnic.
With my sea creature-loving son turning six earlier this month, I had to show him the recipe I’d stumbled upon in my Pinterest travels: Sharknado Cupcakes. He laughed, and immediately requested that I make them for his classroom treat.
It was a dark and stormy night and little did I know what was in store for me when morning came and dawn broke.
While enjoying Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, I got to thinking about the ideal woman. Specifically, as Alexis Denisof’s Benedick lists the traits he’d like in his perfect match, I got to thinking about a similar list in a Bollywood song. And so I started thinking about what makes up the” perfect woman.”
Happy Monday, friends! Let’s assume this week will be filled with more sunshine than last, shall we?
Yes, it’s that nerdiest of holidays, Pi Day! I could ask you your favorite irrational number, but since I’d like people to actually comment, I’m bringing back the classic Internet fight over Team Cake vs. Team Pie.
Imagine the sweetest, chocolatiest, most effervescent cake you can dream up. Make sure it’s moist like a brownie, but fluffy instead of being dense. Add sweet, sort of crystallized icing. Can you picture it? Do you want to just gobble it all up right now? If yes, or if you’re intrigued by the sheer title […]
It’s Friday night! Let’s party in the open thread!
Some of you may have seen a post that went up last week: Five Minutes In The Pharmacy. A few days before, I’d had to get the morning after pill, and well, ended up writing about it.
When I’m stressed out, I bake. My repertoire consists of exactly two goods: banana muffins (slightly updated recipe from my mom’s circa-1970’s cookbook) and chocolate chip cookies (back of the Trader Joe’s chocolate chip bag, slightly updated from Nestle). I have my limits, sure. But it’s hard to dispute this form of coping. It’s cheaper […]