paris
“Let me tell you the secret to learning any language,” he told me. “Date a local. I learned many languages that way.”
anger
dumb stuff
weekend
For me, it's a butt. With tentacles.
in

Jul 13, 2014 at 9:00am | 140 comments

weekend
Apparently almost everyone who was there has a much better memory of a drunken me cussing someone out in French than I do.
books
I really just need to get a "The Phantom Tollbooth" tattoo already.
creepy corner
Those strong of mind and bladder and can buy tickets for a "12-hour, overnight, interactive horror camping adventure."
in

Jul 11, 2014 at 10:00am | 68 comments

wine
YUP. COFFEE WINE. IN A CAN. My gut reaction was a kind of upset gurgling sound, but my first verbal reaction was “WHY THOUGH.”
friends
Minimal Internet research had informed me that the café only served food that was mentioned on the show, but upon arrival I learned that they now serve personal pizzas and character-themed cupcakes.
feelings
The truth is, we need one another, especially when our lives are complicated and difficult. Why make things harder by being needlessly cruel?
fun
Ensuring burger success doesn't mean marooning yourself on fun-sucking grill island -- you just have to take out a little insurance policy in the form of a panade.
in
Fun

Jul 6, 2014 at 3:00pm | 29 comments

birthdays
There were GIRAFFES outside of our room.
fun
The only thing that rivals that fireworks display in my memory is the Pink Floyd concert I got to go to back in high school.
in
Fun

Jul 5, 2014 at 9:00am | 94 comments

aspirations
It was a small theatre in a quaint town, but to me it was a return the person I once was -– filled with hope, possibility, and joy.
trendy food
I have determined, using no science whatsoever, that the key to a food becoming "trendy" is possessing at least three of the following traits.
candy
Step aside Butterfinger, you attention-seeking whore.
in

Jun 30, 2014 at 5:00pm | 265 comments

shopping
mysteries
I had a great-grandmother named Lillian Violet. She died 10 years before I was born, and all I know of her personally comes from what little my father remembers. But I have these pictures.
in

Jun 30, 2014 at 9:00am | 45 comments

weekend report
call for submissions
open thread
In other words, what is the tagline to your biopic?
in

Jun 26, 2014 at 3:30pm | 104 comments

fun
"My mother is still near that dress. Even now she's screwing with me!" - Stuff Haunted Asian Moms Say.
in
Fun

Jun 26, 2014 at 1:00pm | 90 comments

vacations
I have an EXTREME post-vacation hangover.
in

Jun 25, 2014 at 1:00pm | 100 comments