Tuesday, November 10, 2015
One of those characteristics of the United States’ experiment with democracy that we tout as a shining example for the rest of the world is the peaceful transfer of power. The fact that every four (or eight) years a new President takes office via the voting booth and not by the tip of a sword or barrel of a gun is pretty amazing. Similarly impressive was the handover of control of the House...
Thursday, November 5, 2015
I’ve taken every BuzzFeed quiz known to man. Which Cereal Matches Your Personality? Do You Recognize These Famous Lips? Are You More Like Kim Kardashian Or Jackie O?
Jackie O, thank God.
I put a lot of stock in them, too. Like, too much for a 29-year-old professional. Last week I wanted to see which “Gilmore Girls” character I am. I got Rory. In my heart, I know this is accurate. Still, I wasn’t...
Thursday, October 22, 2015
I recently played Cupid. It didn’t work out so well.
A few weeks ago a friend casually mentioned that he saw a girl performing in an improv show where we take classes, and he thought she was cute. With nothing more to go on than “she has bangs and a darker complexion,” I went to work stalking the hell out of this poor girl. Facebook, Google, improv class email threads; I vowed to find her.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
In seventh grade I was charged with making a mosaic of an Egyptian king for social studies class. Sounds more like art class, but your call, Mrs. Voleri.
I spent the next weekend toiling away with a pair of scissors and a pad of construction paper, carefully arranging and gluing each onto a poster board. By Sunday night, I closely resembled the Hunchback of Notre Dame and my right hand was locked...