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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

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?

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Perspectives

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 […]

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You Complete Me Internet

Gif It to Me Baby: I Need a Drink

Sometimes, you just need a drink. Like, now.

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Humor

Go Ask Emily

Dear Emily, How is babby formed, and what part in this conspiracy does the stork play? ~Just Graduated High School

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Food

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 […]

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Perspectives

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 […]

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Perspectives

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 […]

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Veg*

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 […]

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Perspectives

Pros and Cons of Being an Adult

This post is inspired by the grocery shopping that I just did.  As is typical these days, I was stressing out about credit card debt, and bills, and rent and my future and on and on.  And I was like, Jesus Christ, being an adult BLOWS! Remember when you were little and you’re all “when […]

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Pop Culture

Community: A Night Out With Your Crazy Friends

Most 30-minute sitcoms out there have become less sitcom-my. They are rarely taped on a soundstage, in front of an audience. They pretty regularly leave the set when the plot calls for it. Examples that come to mind are 30 Rock, The Office, or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. While the main set (or sets) […]

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News

Only One Buzz at a Time, Folks

In a blow to drowsy drinkers everywhere, the FDA has just placed restrictions on the sale of caffeinated alcoholic drinks (energy booze?). They have given the manufacturers of these drinks an ultimatum: get rid of the caffeine, or close up shop. A few individual states have banned the drinks on their own in recent months, […]

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Ladyguides

How to Be a Good Wedding Guest

Well, it’s finally here: the last wedding of the year. I’m headed down to Cute Historic Small Town in a week for a good friend’s wedding, and it’s with mixed emotions that I bid adieu to a year full of them (including my own). In the span of six months, several weddings have taught me […]

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Life

Thinking About Drinking

As I head to a weekend reunion with great, old friends, I can’t help but think about how much drinking we’ll be doing. I should mention that it’s someone’s bachelorette party. Still, it seems that every stage of life and every group of friends I’ve had, booze has always been there.

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Op Ed

Breaking News: Women Like Beer

First, a disclaimer: I know there are lots of women who don’t like beer. That’s fine! Since I’m an equal opportunity drinker, I have never judged someone for being into wine or spirits. This is not about women who don’t like beer. It’s about the assumption that NO women like beer.