Archive for May 2013

Follow the garbage truck to Wendy’s house: How my shame stil lingers

“Follow the garbage truck to Wendy’s house” is the refrain an old classmate would use to refer to my home growing up. For years, a large cluster of trash sat in the upper part of the driveway, right under my bedroom window. In front of it sat a dead, dark red Chevy Cavalier that we had... Read more »

Why I March Against Monsanto

When it comes to Monsanto, I have to admit I’ve been a bit lazy in my research about whether GMOs and genetically engineered crops are all that bad for us. I’ve been complacent, and preoccupied, and naive in my belief that our government and the scientific community are looking out for our best interests. But... Read more »

Best Ways To Increase Libido Without Medication: The Female Viagra

According to an interesting article in the New York Times magazine this week called Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That, Dutch inventor Adriaan Tuiten is well on his way to getting FDA approval for Lybrido, a drug designed to increase women’s sex drive. Apparently, this female version of Viagra will help gals who... Read more »

Best Week Ever? Not Exactly

Discovering 3 of my posts made ChicagoNow's top 20 list and that I had the 3rd most read blog of the week.
Sometimes, a gal’s week  — and life, for that matter — don’t go exactly how she planned. Take a look. [photo credit:]

Mother's Day When You Don't Have a Mom

Only two days to go until Mother’s Day, a holiday that evokes, at least for me, both joy and sadness. The joy came in 2006, when I gave birth to my daughter. That was when Mother’s Day became My Day, a nationally sanctioned opportunity to buy whatever I want for myself, eat an overabundance of... Read more »

Good Vibrations That Keep on Coming

I’m about to raise a very “touchy” subject. If you don’t like subjects that are touchy, the kind of touch one does to herself or another person does to her, go away. Go away right now and never again wonder about the pleasure your body is not enjoying. This is a public service announcement about a battery-operated device... Read more »

What's Wrong With Twerking? 33 Girls Suspended at Scripps Ranch High School

In San Diego this week, a group of girls from Scripps Ranch High School were suspended for “twerking” on school property. In case you’re living in a cave, like I apparently have been, you may not be familiar with this phenomenon. So what is twerking? It’s when a person, usually a woman, rapidly shakes her hips... Read more »