Black Friday isn’t a good time to find out you have a panic disorder.
It was my first year living away from home. I’d moved to Chicago for art school and stayed in the city over the Thanksgiving break. On Friday morning, I remembered my grandfather’s birthday… More »
Happpppy Thanksgiving, readers! Here’s what I’m giving thanks for this year… More »
Happy Thanksgiving! Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I am going to have to stay in Chicago this year instead of getting to spend time with my family back home in either Rhode Island or Rochester, NY. I am super close with my family, so I’m a little bummed–but, thankfully, we’re not people who put a… More »
The last time I was required to speak on what I was thankful for, I was standing in a circle in my ex-boyfriend’s living room, holding hands with strangers, all of whom seemed perfectly comfortable and at ease with being totally earnest. I’m not sure what I said, but it was clearly influenced by the… More »
It took several decades and multiple disownings, but family got simple for me a few years ago: family is made up of the people who stick around to support you no matter what, no “We’ll love you anyway,” assumptions, or prerequisites. Now, family members are the people I count on and I get… More »
Why can’t I open cranberry sauce cans on both sides now? More »
Each year, as the holidays approach, Black Friday inches closer to the Wednesday before the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and we are inundated with advice on how to diet the day of. This is apparently the one and only idea that literally all the health publications have in November. Gone are the tips for getting Lea… More »
Argue with Aunt Edna about immigration reform, if you want, or talk about literally anything else. Your call! More »
This Thanksgiving, be polite. And thankful. Don’t forget thankful! More »
Ack, Thanksgiving is this week and you’ve got a dietary need to accommodate! What do you do? Do you just go ahead and eat the desserts your hosts are offering, regardless of what your stomach or health or sense of ethics dictates?
NO! Of course not! Instead, you can bring one of these… More »
Don’t hate me for loving mashed potatoes. More »
The lineup for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (and for the love of all that is good in this world, please do not call it the “Macy’s Day Parade”): Mariah Carey, Pat Benatar, Questlove, Panic! At the Disco, and Plain White T’s.
Wait, what? What is this lineup? Who has heard of… More »
Perhaps Mars would like to make Mashed Potato M&Ms? More »
Happy Thanksgiving y’all! Here’s what I’m thankful for this year (in addition to my amazing Photoshop skills)… … More »
So, you’ve left the nest. Maybe you bailed on your suburban childhood home for college, or for life in a big city, or a town across the state. Maybe you have the occasional tendency to think you’re pretty hot shit because you’re off doing Big Exciting Things while everything back home seemingly stands… More »
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! What better place to do some sign spotting than during a holiday gathering? Read on to see if your friends and family members match up with their zodiac sign’s Thanksgiving M.O.! … More »