domestic violence
I don't know when the abuse started because it's not a subject that I ask her about very often, but I'm pretty sure he hit her while she was pregnant. What I do know is that I was just six months old the first time he hit me.
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.”
xofood
Themed food, ugh. But you CAN celebrate PRIDE with dishes that fill your plates with a rainbow of gorgeous, delicious and unexpected seasonal veggies. Annnnnnnnd I also made gourmet rainbow shots.
alcohol
drinking
I was 21, obviously. (Give or take seven or eight years.)
in

Apr 2, 2014 at 12:30pm | 310 comments

xofood
I don't know why I like this stupid holiday so much, but I do. It probably has something to do with my love of themed food.
christmas
Answering questions about your job/marital status/womb is just a little easier with a cocktail in hand.
alcohol
Enjoying flavored vodka doesn't make you a wuss, and preferring scotch doesn't make you admirable. Get over yourself.
molecule-r
Use science to make margaritas that look like eggs and tiny balls made of blue curacao.
victim blaming
Yet another column takes the stand that the key to not getting raped is in not drinking. What's going on?
escapism
Because I'm always on the lookout for creative new ways to make my brain shut the hell up.
fermenting
I’m going to show you how to make your own alcoholic beverage in less than three days for 10 dollars or less (including initial equipment investment)!
drinking
Did you know that the technical term for a hangover is “veisalgia”? It’s basically Norwegian for "uneasiness following debauchery," and is the best way to describe how I feel after drinking, both physically and mentally.
what the parenting books don't tell you
hostessing
Also, can we come up with something new to call them so it doesn’t sound like I’m going over to Donna Reed’s house?
beer
The Higgs Boson is confusing. Things written by David Lynch are confusing. The fact that my skin is both oily AND flaky is confusing. Beer is actually pretty simple.
beer
Whenever a new flavored beer monstrosity makes its way to the market, I am at once hopeful and terrified. Recently, the internet has been yapping about this new chocolate peanut butter beer from DuClaw, Sweet Baby Jesus.
i love to talk about therapy
drinking
I flipped in the air and almost died. More importantly, I came scarily close to hitting people, too.
vodka
I hear a rumor you can use vodka as a toner -- you know, to tighten your pores and ward off acne.
food
There are certain consumables that I must put in my body EVERY time I am at Disneyworld. One of these is Dole Pineapple Whip, aka The Edible Smile of God.
in

Apr 17, 2013 at 4:00pm | 114 comments

sxsw
Today everyone in classes chatted about how fun SXSW was, while I sat awkward and silent.
in

Mar 19, 2013 at 11:30am | 257 comments