Archive for February, 2019

Isn’t It Romantic?

Isn't It Romantic?

I love pretty much everything about “Isn’t It Romantic?”, the new romantic comedy. The premise is that Rebel Wilson plays a woman who grew up increasingly jaded about the airbrushed, happily-ever-after world presented to her by rom coms. Her life is the antithesis of these films, yet she’s acutely aware of them–at the beginning of […]


My Niece, the YouTuber

A few months ago, my (then) 8-month-old niece made an unboxing video of a game called Fireball Island. While I’m biased in saying she’s cute, I think there’s something endearing about seeing a tiny baby interact with grown-up toys. Also, my sister-in-law vocalizes my niece’s hilarious inner monologue. So I asked my brother and sister-in-law […]


I Watched an Episode of The Bachelor, and I Was Surprised by What Happened

I Watched an Episode of The Bachelor, and I Was Surprised by What Happened

That’s right, I watched an episode of The Bachelor, the show featuring dozens of women vying to be engaged to a man on network television. It’s both incredibly archaic and quite modern at the same time. What compelled me to spend my time this way? Well, I subscribe to two YouTube channels–Jimmy Kimmel Live and […]


Does Your First Car Make You More Likely to Buy the Same Brand Later in Life?

Does Your First Car Make You More Likely to Buy the Same Brand Later in Life?

I’ve had a few friends buy cars lately, and I had a random thought in relation to them: Does your first car make you more likely to buy the same brand later in life? Here’s the foundation for my theory: Every brand of car has a different layout for the controls and core functions. If […]


My Top 3 Saturday Night Live Sketches of the Week

Last night, SNL was hosted by someone named Halsey. I’ve never heard of her, but I thought she did a good job, and there were some solid sketches and bits. Here are my 3 favorites–all 3 of this hit close to home for me: 3. Instagram Couple Despite cringing through this sketch (it reminded me […]


The Cassoulet Story

The Cassoulet Story

True story: In late 2002, I traveled with my parents and brother to visit my sister in France, where she was studying abroad for the year. I was greatly looking forward to the land of bread and butter, crepes, and fashionable French women. But as soon as I arrived in Paris, I came down with […]


Does “Sex Education” Match Your High School Experience?

Does "Sex Education" Match Your High School Experience?

I’m currently in the middle of the first and only season of a fairly new Netflix show called “Sex Education.” The core idea is that a high school student who happens to be the son of a sex therapist decides (for various reasons) to serve as a sex therapist himself for his fellow students. The […]


Would You Attend a Stranger’s Bachelor Party?

I’ve never had a bachelor party of my own, though I’ve been to several for friends. One of the neat things about these parties, I’ve found, is that you get to meet all sorts of friends of the bachelor from different times and places in their life, which lets you learn a little more about […]


This Was Almost a Completely Different Post

This Was Almost a Completely Different Post

As I was looking at my list of blog entry ideas for tonight’s post, I noticed something I added on Saturday that makes no sense to me a mere 2 days later. The idea on the list was simply, “Broken Early,” capitalized as such. Normally I can decipher these notes, but I have no idea […]


How Many Layers of Dip Did You Eat During the Super Bowl?

How Many Layers of Dip Did You Eat During the Super Bowl?

This was a deja vu Super Bowl for me. 17 years ago I was studying abroad in Japan when the St. Louis Rams–a team I started rooting for when I entered my freshman year at Washington University in St. Louis in 1999, the same year that Kurt Warner led the Rams to a Super Bowl […]