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A middle-aged woman weighs in on the new Ghostbusters movie

A middle-aged woman weighs in on the new Ghostbusters movie
I so wanted the new Ghostbusters to be great. When it was announced that re-boot of the 80’s classic would be handled by Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones under the direction of Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig, my heart caught a small buzz – almost completely eclipsing a sliver of a worry lodged... Read more »

Nope. I won't play Pokemon Go AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!

Nope. I won't play Pokemon Go AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!
In the last 36 hours, a phenomenon has taken social media by storm: Pokemon Go OrSomeShit I mean, it came from out of NOWHERE and blasted into EVERYWHERE and now there’s no escape. It’s like my invitation got lost in the mail for a Worldwide Pokemon Go party. Suddenly I’m on the outside looking in and... Read more »

A response to Brock Turner's Father

A response to Brock Turner's Father
Brock Turner is the Stanford swimmer who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a fraternity party in January of 2015. He was recently sentenced to a mere 6 months of jail time for his crimes, a punishment that has outraged many for its leniency in the wake of... Read more »
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Some Mother's Day advice for my young son: How to Succeed in Trump's America

Some Mother's Day advice for my young son: How to Succeed in Trump's America
It’s Mother’s Day 2016, and I you an apology, son. For the past seven and a half years, I’ve been teaching you that honesty is the best policy. And while that’s a great concept for creating protagonists in Pixar Movies and leveraging Santa Claus’ influence in December, it will get you nowhere in “Trump’s America.”... Read more »

It's none of your damn business where my kid's Dad takes a piss

It's none of your damn business where my kid's Dad takes a piss
It’s gotten personal, North Carolina. Now you’re messing with my kid’s dad. I asked my 7 year old to give me five minutes to talk about what North Carolina just did to the trans community. And now I’m asking you to give me five minutes to listen to what he had to say about it.

Hey, Justin Bieber, my son is your latest - and biggest - fan! (so please don't screw this thing up)

Hey, Justin Bieber, my son is your latest - and biggest - fan! (so please don't screw this thing up)
Howdy, Justin Bieber. You don’t know me, and why would you? I’m in, like, the fourth circle your fanbase. I’m just one of the Moms standing behind the millions of tweens and teens whose hearts you have genuinely connected with through your undeniable and divinely bestowed talent. I’m Jenn-Anne, nice to meet you. My seven... Read more »
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Ten totally awesome things that happened during the (non) Trump rally in Chicago

Ten totally awesome things that happened during the (non) Trump rally in Chicago
What a night, what a city - my kind of town! I had suspected that Chicago might not be so welcoming to a man whose political platform threatens just about every principle this city is built upon. And boy, howdy… I don’t think I’ve ever felt more in awe of this city – one set... Read more »

Undercover Blogger: Why one progressive is going to a Trump rally - incognito

Undercover Blogger: Why one progressive is going to a Trump rally - incognito
So earlier this week, I half joked that I was going to create an alter-ego named Pam, then send her in my stead to the Trump rally at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. My undergrad degree was in theater performance, but 1) I don’t memorize lines very well, and 2) I would probably kill myself... Read more »

So what does a liberal girl wear to a fascist rally, anyway?

So what does a liberal girl wear to a fascist rally, anyway?
When I first heard that Trump was holding a rally in Chicago this Friday, naturally I was all like, “Hey, dude, while you’re in town, how about you get your feckin’ name off of our skyline because we’ve hated it being there since way before this election – Chop, chop. Oh, and Annoying Orange called –... Read more »
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Trump got you down? Here are 7 ways to survive the Trump campaign blues

Trump got you down? Here are 7 ways to survive the Trump campaign blues
On January 20th of 2017, we will swear in a new president of the United States. But no matter which candidate eventually places their hand on the bible and takes that oath, the fact remains that the people have spoken – and their message should not be ignored. For as hundreds of thousands of our countrymen... Read more »