Posts in category "Hippies"

Nice to be nice: Eating meat vs vegetarian

When I got the hospital bill for Boss’s birth, I mailed a check for the balance posthaste. I don’t like to have things hanging over my head, you know? Or lost in a pile with a bunch of coupons for gutter cleaning and fliers for bingo night. (The K house is all sex and style!)... Read more »

The politics of my Craigslist baby crib

I’m not so much of a deal junkie as I am a weird-thing junkie. I own an original Chicago el stop sign (Linden!) as well as a leather voodoo mask, a ceramic shrunken head, and a beer can from 1978. The other day I was bored, as a person confined to the couch 22 hours... Read more »

All moms yell

One day while my mother-in-law was helping us organize the new house, I got onto my daughter for dropping food. “Ahh! Be more careful!” I huffed and dabbed the crumbs like they were killer spiders. Yes, I yelled. You do it. I do it. Moms get annoyed at crumbs (and unfinished homework discovered in backpacks... Read more »

Does anyone else not get yoga?

Guys, I want to like yoga. I want to like it almost as much as my friend Jill wants to like coffee. Its right up my alley. I’m a vegetarian philosophy major who is naming her kid after a woodland creature. I had exactly one day in San Francisco last month and I chose to spend... Read more »

Student-Cum-Porn-Star Lectures At University, Blows Minds

A porn star? Giving college lectures? I’m sorry, I don’t mean to poke fun or give him a hard time (because he’s received enough stiff criticism) but feminist writer and gender studies professor Hugo Schwyzer found himself in a bit of rub at his university for inviting a former-student-cum-porn-star to guest lecture about pornography on... Read more »

Wine v. Pot: The Perennial Debate (Oh, and Wine Totally Wins)

Heyyyy potheads! Try to pull yourself away from your Salividor Dali paintings and Magic Eye books and rap with me. Why do you mess around with that stinky lung fog when you could be enjoying a nice, tasty, legal glass of wine? I am so confused by you! Smoke is gross. Besides, unless you’re a... Read more »

Tinier than thou: Living in a 100 sf single family home, a movement.

So what’s not a “movement” these days, huh guys? We’ve got the “men’s rights activists” and the anti-adoption crowd. People who hate people who move to the suburbs and people of means who insist on eating from the trash. What next, a movement to eradicate shoes? (Too late!) Let me introduce you to the next wave of... Read more »

Ear piercing for babies: Is it child abuse?

Babies are all born perfect. Even the not-so-healthy ones. They’re all fresh and clear like new snow or a blank Google doc. And although we’re in charge of their little bodies (no smoking, ever, missy) their bodies are actually theirs to make long-term decisions about and upon which to make modifications. In theory. We can’t... Read more »

Throwing food in the trash = SIN!

I’m livid right now. Naturally, the answer is to blog it out, presumably to an audience who will call me a jobless [DELETED] in need of rhinoplasty. But let’s begin! It seriously pains me to throw food away. Uneaten produce has to turn black in my refrigerator in order to get a trash pass. (Think... Read more »

I wanted to like acupuncture.

I forgot if I mentioned we were in a car accident in January. If you are wondering whether I survived, the answer is yes. Imaginary applause! It was a minor thing. To stamp out the last bit of whiplash, my chiropractor recommended a few sessions with a voodoo needle ninja an acupuncturist. Needles aren’t my favorite thing,... Read more »