Category Awkward

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Over the weekend, some girlfriends and I stopped in at out local pub for [virgin] drinks and traditional pub-food. The topic of our conversation turned to our youthful follies and childhood pets; two seemingly unrelated, yet proven inter-relatable subjects. We talked about hamsters who’d chewed through electric cables, goldfish who’d suicide-jumped their way to freedom […]

TINWOMAN… ?

You all know I love a good commute to anywhere as long as it’s on the railroads. The best people take trains, and there’s no exception in the great city of London. You never know who/what you could end up sitting next to. You never know how many people will cop a feel accidentally as […]

BANG BANG… NO

I am having serious issues with my bangs right now. I know what you’re all thinking: “This is what it’s come to. She’s writing about her fringe.” Well, just before you take me off your google reader (do people still do that?), hear me out. When you get bangs- which, let’s face it, is always […]

AN IDEAL HUSBAND

My mother had a moment this week that made me think she could quite possibly be Mrs. Bennett, reincarnated. If Mrs. Bennett had in fact been real, and not merely a figment of Jane Austen’s imagination… Prepare yourself for an actual real life quote. My mother overheard my father telling me about his work day, […]

THE PAINTED PRESENT PROJECT

This year for christmas little brother Connor and I made a pact to paint one another a christmas present instead of buying something.  It was a difficult task to actually come up with something to paint.  I don’t think either of us are professed painters– but the results of the task were incredibly surprising and […]

GETTIN’ IN THE SPIRIT OF THINGS

For the first time in, oh say  twenty-one and a half years, I am sporting a onesie– and it’s all in the spirit of Christmas.  This year I am spending Christmas in Frankfurt with my considerably shrunken family.  Connor and I are the only ones home- not at all a predictable combination, but we are […]

EDUCATIONAL HIPSTERS & SARDINES

In an all-new level of awkwardness, I find myself unhappily positioned in the middle of a political forum on campus.  My usual “study” area in the Kennedy International studies building has become overrun by eager political science students who are listening to a Brown Professor give a lecture on the Cuban Missile Crisis in one […]