I Unfollowed WhoWhatWear; It Felt Great

Confession: I’ve more than once wanted to commemorate unfollowing someone – either a blog, or on Twitter, or Instagram, or whatever – with a liberated rant post, but I’ve always felt too bad to do it. I really, really, wanted to tell you about it once when I unfollowed a very popular blog. I wanted…

Rocket Dogs Baker Platform Sneakers – The Evil Shoes

  I’ve bought Rocket Dogs obsessively for almost ten years now. I’ve probably had fifteen different pairs, a lot of Joint canvas, and various others.   I even post things like this to Instagram… Recently I saw a black Friday sale, and grabbed the Baker Set Sail platform sneaker. I bought it for a  specific…

Sports: They’re Probably OK for.. Some People.. I Guess.

Someone just made a remark to me that implied that I don’t like sports because I’m a girl. While not made with unfriendly intentions, every time I hear this it annoys me. It irks me because it fails to recognize the nuance of my dislike of sports. I don’t like sports, or perhaps more properly,…

Valentine’s Day for Anti-Commercialists

I hate hearing people say, “I don’t believe in Valentine’s Day, its just a commercial holiday.” They might also call it “an excuse to sell flowers” or a “Hallmark holiday”. I’m not a big fan of everything pink, glittery, covered in hearts and draped with tulle, but holidays are a chance to have fun with people…

My Tiny Engagement Ring

“My mother is urging me to have my ring “upgraded” because a respectable American middle-class woman needs a bigger diamond. Other people have made comments along the lines of “That looks like a promise ring that a high schooler would give to his girlfriend” and “You should have held out for something nicer.” To many…

Confession: I Failed to Ride My Bike to Work.

Last night I went to sleep swearing to myself that I was going to get up early and ride my bike to work. This morning I woke up, on time, wide awake with the alarm playing at 8.. and I talked myself into thinking it was okay to roll back over and sleep another 45…

The Classless Fashion Guide to Eye Patches

  Having a swollen, watery eye can make you look like a rat plague victim… but, never fear, putting on an eye patch can quickly make you the coolest girl in the bar. Eye patches can relieve strain on compromised eyes, can keep people from avoiding you in case what you have is contagious, and…

What I Am (Not) – Blogger Personality Exercise

I have been shying away from “thoughtful” posts lately, and also from finally filling out my About page although I need to, but I don’t want you to think that I haven’t been thinking lately. Actually lately I’ve been thinking about why I blog and what I want this blog to be, and what kind…