Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Holidays!

Hope you’re having as much food and fun as you can stomach. Speaking of both holidays and stomachs, have you heard of Pre-Thanksgiving Workouts? As in, you do some intense exercise the morning of Thanksgiving so you are extra ravenous and basically become a culinary black hole, immediately inhaling any food set in front of […]

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On Final Destination Moments

Last weekend, my boyfriend B and I were walking through a pretty DC neighborhood on our way to brunch. As we waited to cross the street, a pickup truck made a sloppy left turn. We watched as a bulky piece of equipment as big as an AC unit flew off the back of it, skidding […]

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On Not Being Bilingual

I miss my Spanish skills most when I am walking down the street, some man eagerly throws open his truck door, starts in with, “¡Hola! ¡Hola, guapa! Sexy! ‘Ey!” along with some highly enticing smooching noises, and I can’t quite come up with the right combination of searing words that make tears swell in his […]

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On Human Golden Retrievers

Recently I was in a cab, spacing out while watching Jeopardy on Taxi TV. I snapped to attention when I saw “What is Ryan Lochte?” flash across the screen. I had missed the prompt, but figured it was something like, “This athlete not only coined the inexplicable yet somehow invigorating saying ‘Jeah,’ but probably also […]

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The Blackup Dancer, Defined

Blackup Dancer /ˈblakˌəp/ˈdansər/ noun c.2013, from a tongue-tied conversation I had after watching Lily Allen’s “Hard Out Here” video. 1. A woman of color who is so talented at dancing that you didn’t even know bodies could move like that. Her moves are far superior to those of the star of the video. As of […]

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Subway Stranger Danger

The scene opens. He is a Channing Tatum look-alike circa 2008, except less cute. She is a magazine editor on her way to work. Our heroine woke up late this morning and isn’t wearing any makeup, hoping to put a bit on at her desk. She also didn’t have time to moisturize and is resigned […]

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