alcohol
Enjoying flavored vodka doesn't make you a wuss, and preferring scotch doesn't make you admirable. Get over yourself.
motherhood
When I'm drunk, I'm on vacation from being a mom. My shift has ended, and I am now like a tax-write-off dependent and my friends are my guardians.
rape
drinking
I was 21, obviously. (Give or take seven or eight years.)
in

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

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.
dating
My wine knowledge was a hard-earned gift that came out of a not-so-good relationship.
going out
classy drinks
I hate how "girly" is supposed to be an insult. So let's talk drinks. Plus recipes for three of my fave cocktails.
bars
Oh, hey there! It’s me, your friendly neighborhood bartendress, rolling out of bed at noon to give you a few pointers on how not to be like the bachelorette who barfed into my ice bin last night.
it happened to us
Which xoJaner got drunk on vanilla extract? Which one sat on a couch downing SKYY and cranberry juice while watching "Titanic"? Who ended up with a shorn head? CLICK TO FIND OUT!
drinking
I flipped in the air and almost died. More importantly, I came scarily close to hitting people, too.
alcohol
For those of you following along at home, it should be pretty apparent by now that I will eat/drink anything for attention and/or love.
drinking
How do we manage if wine features heavily in our lifestyles, so my trust will be constantly in jeopardy?
drunk talk
Being in love is great. Trying to force the person you love to have a baby with you (right now) is not.
addiction
alcohol
Now that my experiment in going alcohol-free for a year is up, I’m not sure if I should go back to drinking.
alcoholism
addiction
Sober, I learn, bars don't look so hot, they aren't that fun. At 9 o’clock, we arrive together talking in the same tongue, and by 9:45, we’re in different orbits.
tv
Did you make a legendary ass out of yourself at your holiday party, too? Well, thank God for that. Because it might get you on TV -- and everyone likes TV!
in

Nov 16, 2012 at 12:00pm | 91 comments

what the parenting books don't tell you
alcohol
Here’s a manic list of things that you can do this summer that are awesome and don’t involve barstools, though you could drink WHILE doing them, should you choose.
in

May 22, 2012 at 9:00am | 84 comments

addiction
I'd been so far from feeling empowered to treat myself with kindness, that I needed two 26-year-old cops to tell me "Get off the road, fool."