Posts tagged "girl talk"

Girl Talk: I Was Born With A Cleft Palate

I was born with a giant, gaping hole in the roof of my mouth. Also known as a cleft palate, the cave within my lips has been through a 20-year…

Daley Quinn | June 22, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Dating A Human Salve — And You Should, Too

The other day I gave my boyfriend a compliment. “Boo, you are so awesome — you’re like a human salve,” I told him. I said that after we’d gone tubing…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Stepped On A Rat And Met Maxwell (Or How The Something Really Bad Can Turn Into Something Really Good)

Last week I was racing across the street in flip flops when, before I could stop it, my left foot landed on a pulverized rat. This was upsetting. Standing on…

Jennifer Garam | June 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: On Calling A Man “Daddy” In Bed

He liked to talk in bed — a lot, and always dirty — and, as part of his rhetorical repertoire, he liked to tell me about other women he’d been…

Callie Fitzgerald | June 14, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Things That Freak Me Out When I Think About Myself In A Bikini

I don’t want to write about bikinis. I want to write about the amazing blue cheese dressing I made with buttermilk! (For some reason, I think buttermilk is the coolest…

Kate Fridkis | June 13, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: How Snuffleupagus Saved My Relationship

You probably know Mr. Snuffleupagus as the heavy-lashed wooly mammoth from “Sesame Street.” He’s the lovable, large, brown creature who swings his trunk to and fro with every step, spends…

Marissa Willman | June 11, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m A Celine Dion Superfan And I Don’t Care Who Knows

I have a dark secret. Okay, it’s not actually that dark and as far as secrets go, it hasn’t been particularly well hidden, but still, here goes… This weekend, I…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 8, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Confronting My Fear Of Being A Fraud

I think we all suffer from having secret fears about ourselves, that stunt our growth both personally and professionally. Since I graduated from college and became an “adult,” I’ve struggled…

Ami Angelowicz | June 7, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Really Feel Like I’m Losing My Best Friend

When I’m really upset there is only one person I want to talk with: my mom.

“Mom?” I said, my voice wobbling. “Ashley got into med school.”

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Don’t Have A Dating Checklist

In the preview for Bravo’s upcoming reality show “Miss Advised,” internet personality Julia Allison boldly exclaims that she’s looking for a husband and has a 73-point checklist. When I heard…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | June 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Bay Of (Guinea) Pigs

It took months of begging, pleading, bribing, and promises to convince my parents to get me my first guinea pig. We lived on a 38-acre farm with dogs, cats, and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Time I Accidentally Ordered A $175 Steak On A Date

A few years back, I enjoyed a dream-like experience. It was like something out of the most ridiculous rom-com starring … oh, let’s say, Amanda Seyfried as me, the protagonist,…

Sara Barron | May 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Nightmare In Yoga Class

I was late to yoga, and when I walked in, carrying too many things, everyone was already on their mats.

Yoga is still really new for me. It…

Kate Fridkis | May 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Weekend Boyfriend

When I decided to visit one of my best friends from college in her new city of Austin, Texas, I was 26, single, and crashing with my parents in suburban…

Megan Gillin-Schwartz | May 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Anjelica Huston Is My Beauty Role Model

You know how girls who are trying to lose weight tape pictures of sleek, gorgeous models to the fridge? I want a huge photo of Anjelica Huston, in “Smash,” on…

Kate Fridkis | May 22, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Would Like To Have Guy Friends

For the longest time, I have only had one guy friend. And I used to date him, in college. Which complicates things. It makes my husband Bear uncomfortable. It makes…

Kate Fridkis | May 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Confessions Of A Serial Friend Dumper

Halfway through my freshman year of high school, I found myself two states away from my childhood home of Seattle. I was sure my new school would offer an opportunity…

Marissa Willman | May 18, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Maybe We’re All Just Too Selfish & Immature To Find Love

I’ve been thinking a lot about a date I had this weekend. I’m not sure that the guy and I are a right fit for some compatibility reasons, but we…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Grandma’s Vibrator Gives Me Hope

A decade ago, my grandmother, then 82, broke her hip. Her recovery involved a month in the hospital while she learned to walk comfortably again, a month that drove my…

Sara Barron | May 16, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Harm In Labeling Someone “Harmless”

I just got back from a totally blissful six-day vacation in Tulum, Mexico, a quiet beach town about two hours from Cancun. I went alone. I’ve traveled solo (i.e. not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm
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