Can I Be Completely Honest With You?

Do you want me to be honest with you? Do you want the truth? What’s awful about a scenario where someone says this is that it always precedes bad news. No one has ever asked, “can I be completely honest with you,” and followed it up with saying all the words that the listener wanted […]

Dear Generation X, You Jelly? Love, Gen Y

Should we be offended by this? I mean, I’m sure we should, at least a bit. Lazy? That’s original. The generation right before yours used to refer to you as the “productive and efficient” generation, right? Or does the term “slacker” ring a bell?… Entitled? Narcissistic? Um…we’re in our fucking twenties and thirties. It’s not a generational […]

Book Summaries from Someone Who May or May Not Have Read the Book Once Eight Years Ago

You know how you tell a lie so many times that over time you can’t remember how much of it was the truth? There are some memories that you just feel vaguely guilty about, so you have a feeling you made a lot of it up. I get that vaguely guilty twinge when I think […]

When Did Facebook Updates Become a Benchmark for Maturity?

When Facebook became a “thing” amongst my peers, I was in my sophomore year of high school. At that time you had to have a “.edu” email address to join, so knowing someone in college willing to lend you theirs was a sign of considerable coolness. I didn’t bother with Facebook. It wasn’t because I […]