This week, we’ve got some writing-related news, including J.K. Rowling being lovely, and various other ladyblogging business. Shall we jump in?
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 […]
Sometimes, you just need a drink. Like, now.
Dear Emily, How is babby formed, and what part in this conspiracy does the stork play? ~Just Graduated High School
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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.