This past year and a half I’ve allowed myself to be vulnerable, which, if you know me, it has been quite a difficult task. I’ve been successful in building an impenetrable wall all these years making it a laborious endeavor to puncture through. As I began to tear down that wall, a lot of goodness […]
Seriously? Who Says That?!?
I went to a party this weekend with my extended family, most of whom I see very rarely. As with most large family gatherings, someone opened their stupid mouth and was a total jerk.
Q. I’ve lost a lot of weight in the past year. I mean, basically the net weight of a couple of pre-schoolers. I’ve got a little ways to go to get to my goal (which is whatever weight I land on while I train for a couple of half marathons).
Miz J, Miz J, Miz J: I will never not forgive this woman for raising the bar on being real. As a woman who’s had her sex life used to define her all her life, Miz J’s piece came at a particular time when I said, “Fuck it. I am promiscuous. I identify as a […]
Comedian Danny Pudi wants YOU to tell him your most embarrassing moment on Twitter – and no, I’m definitely not kidding about this! Last week, the Community star partnered with Speed Stick for a contest called HANDLE IT in which guys of all ages were encouraged to Tweet their most mortifying moments to @SpeedStick with the hashtag […]
No Such Thing as a Guilty Pleasure
The phrase “guilty pleasure” gets thrown around a lot, whether it’s about loving America’s Next Top Model, a Ke$ha song, or eating at Taco Bell. P-Mag even has a slew of posts tagged with it. However, when it comes to the things that entertain us or otherwise make us happy, I say that there is […]
What does it mean when the best dance partner you ever had was a chair?
This has been a difficult few months for me and my stand-by beauty products. As you might recall, I recently discovered that my face wash might be killing me. Not too long after finding that out, I learned that my deodorant might be killing me, too. Ugh, why does life have to be so hard? […]
We Try It: Singing Lessons
I haven’t sung in front of other people, sober, for 11 years (and that was compulsory choir class at school). How do you sing both well and sober, again?
The Power of Being a Promiscuous Woman
I have had sex with 37 men. Whether or not this qualifies as being promiscuous in the modern age is up for debate, but suffice it to say that I’ve had enough sex with enough men that I’ve forgotten some of their names (assuming I ever knew them).
Sssshhhh!!! Can You Keep a Secret?
In Hey, That’s MY Business! Information Control I talked about the ways people try to control others by attempting to dictate what they can and can’t talk about. Some people, I argued, like to label topics as “their business,” which is to put it plainly, a lie.
I’ve spent the last few days in a funk. Maybe it’s the resurgence of winter following a brief taste of spring, or maybe it’s the idea that I am heading into the big time research stretch that will determine my Ph.D and career, or maybe it’s that I haven’t been getting enough chocolate cake lately. […]
Are You There, Style? It’s Me, Margaret.
Have you ever woken up and realized everything you thought you knew about something was just flat out wrong? Well, that was me and fashion. I’ve had other revelations, but this is the only relevant one now. Come, let me take you on a journey of self-discovery that starts with ill-fitting jeans and ends with […]