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yet another blog post about the isla vista shooting

yet another blog post about the isla vista shooting

I guess this is how our nation copes with tragedies now. Hashtags. Twitter monologues. Blog posts. I wasn’t going to write one, I guess, but then I read this Thought Catalog article and it made me so mad that I had to sit down and explain every reason that it is partially right but mostly horrifically wrong.(…)

five songs you need on your road trip playlist

five songs you need on your road trip playlist

1. Something to learn all the words to. There’s nothing more fun than singing in the car (which is why road trip playlists are so important.) If I could make a decent living as a truck driver, I’d consider it, because singing in the car is one of my favorite things in the entire world.(…)

how to not look like you’ve been crying

how to not look like you’ve been crying

Photo: Shandi-lee via Compfight cc It’s cool. College is stressful. Sometimes you’re going to want to cry, and then you’re going to want to go out and not look like you’ve been crying. I’m not asking any questions. I just want to help you fix your face. I consider myself something of a pro at(…)

5 important things missing from my high school sex ed

5 important things missing from my high school sex ed

I should preface this by saying that I consider my high school’s sex ed program pretty good, as far as high school sex ed programs go. We learned all about condoms and birth control and diseases and whatnot, and did so in a fairly open minded setting (in a private school in the suburbs of(…)

the four guy friends every college girl needs

the four guy friends every college girl needs

1. The slut. This guy gets around. He’s typically conventionally attractive, and flirty with just about everyone, so he gets more than his share of ass. And in typical male-in-western-society style, he has no problem with telling you about it. This guy is an excellent friend to keep around, because he will give you a window(…)

on being a person

on being a person

As I anticipated, there was some fallout from my post from a few days ago, Things I’m Afraid to Tell You. Mostly from my parents, who were concerned that I was moments away from throwing myself off of the nearest building. Let me just assure you all that this is patently false. Here’s the thing.(…)

you’re like, really pretty

you’re like, really pretty

“So you agree?  You think you’re really pretty?” This is not where I was going with that, but one of That Girl’s ten commandments is that, when presented with an opportunity to quote Mean Girls, quote Mean Girls. Onward. You’re like, really pretty. That thing you do with your hair when you’re thinking is charming(…)