Be Forgiven. (and listen to Daughters of the Soho Riots)

One day, I’ll let you wonder at the place and time, I was waking up extraordinarily hung over. The wall of guilt was dwarfing me as I tried to get my bearings. It was one of those mornings when I woke up earlier than normal, because I felt too bad to keep sleeping. Thom didn’t…

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┬ánot a big fan of everything pink, glittery, covered in hearts and draped with tulle, but holidays are a chance to have fun with people…

Valentine’s Day for Dorks

So its Valentine’s Day, but you still want to make sure everyone knows you’re a dork? Good news! There are plenty of options out there that will allows you fulfill your love interest’s holiday expectation without being smooth, sophisticated, or overly dignified.               I decided to write a series…

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…

Make-Your-Own Valentine’s Day Gluttony

Thom and I decided to make our own Valentine’s Day feast. I think we are getting to the point where most of the time, we would rather eat our own cooking than go out and eat someone else’s. We have gotten pretty damn good at cooking. I do wish we had wait staff at the…