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 […]

Finding the One

I examined the shelf purposefully, weighing my options with care. Claritin was once my go-to pill. Claritin-D was like heaven on earth. Then the magic faded. Zyrtec was a lifesaver last year. No more. Benadryl? I can’t even… What about Allegra? I’ve never tried it… Could it be the answer to my springtime suffering was […]

The Slow Class, The Missing Road Map, & Other Convoluted Metaphors About My Twenties

In a recent conversation with a girlfriend, the subject turned to the HBO show Girls (as it usually does in 2013 when two 18 to 25-year-olds wander within earshot of one another). I told her it was starting to become a sad show, since all but one of the characters seemed to be flailing. The […]