For You

I did some really bad math and realized approx. 12 people in our 30-person marketing department have April birthdays. Pretty cool month, if you ask me. Here's the thing about birthdays, though: Depending on how well you know a person, you might have to get them a gift. Some people are really, really good at [...]

Step Out

First thing's first: If you ever just wanna feel awesome, sit back and hit play on José González. Ehh, scratch that. First, you definitely need to watch "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". Then indulge in José. Both are so underrated it's borderline criminal. As for the actual purpose of this Monday eve's installment, I am very much outside [...]

Oxford Comma

This Writing Wednesday is likely to ruffle a few feathers, but I'm past the point of caring. There is a time and place to use the Oxford comma—simple lists are not that time or place. Here's my train of thought when it comes to The Com: If a pause would benefit the sentence's flow, by all means! [...]

Smile Like You Mean It

I despise the idea of anything nonfat. I buy cheap shampoo. More often than not, I forget to apply lotion. And while we're on the subject of legs, bear in mind I did attend an all-girls high school, and anything you've heard about those shaving habits is probably true. Long story short, when it comes to beautifying, [...]

Dog Days Are Over

Please don't let the title of this post alarm you. Charlie and Maggie aren't going anywhere. But in writing about them, my options for a title were either this or the oh-so predictable tune from Baha Men, and I'm just not feeling that today. Real quick while we're on the topic: I don't agree with dog days [...]