Also fun: Really weird activities. I went axe-throwing for my bachelorette (bitchlorette) and it was amazing (they also let you bring beer and wine as long as there was no glass). Stupid activities that also involve booze (if you're into that) can be a blast, especially if there's a small learning curve and everyone… » 2/25/15 3:44pm 2/25/15 3:44pm

I missed the original post, but I wore a pair of black leather flats for my wedding two years ago (because I'm super bad at heels and like hell am I going to teeter around for seven hours while trying my best to get discretely drunk) and the best thing about them was the entire toe cap was COVERED in giant gold… » 2/17/15 11:07am 2/17/15 11:07am

As the mid-afternoon sun began to wane into the bleary evening light, several Cardinals players tapped the dirt from their shoes and started warming up. Hamstrings taught, muscles starting to strain against the dusty white fabric of their uniform, the team began to prep for another game that would decide not only… » 10/09/14 2:04pm 10/09/14 2:04pm

Come on, we all know that the dried fruit ranking goes:

1. Mangoes
2. Apricots
3. Pears (I've never actually had a dried one, but fuck it, pears are delicious)
4. Raisins (but never in cookies. HOW DARE YOU LIE TO ME AND PRETEND TO BE A CHOCOLATE CHIP YOU STUPID RAISIN)
5. Bananas
6. Pineapples
7. Apple Rings, because they… » 7/29/14 3:15pm 7/29/14 3:15pm

I've been travelling around Europe as of late and I'm gobsmacked to see how many freakin' locks there are on EVERYTHING. I saw locks on the little fences around trees in Budapest, locks on bridges in Amsterdam, locks on locks on other bridges in Paris, locks on fences in Pisa, wherever. If there was a place that… » 6/10/14 10:30am 6/10/14 10:30am

My aunt was pushing really, really hard to get my parents to name me Matisse. As in the last name of the artist as my first name. Thankfully, my mum went, "Hang on a second, no" at the last second and named me Alex instead. MUCH BETTER, THANKS MOM. » 5/23/14 5:31pm 5/23/14 5:31pm

You'll Never Flop Alone: Sad Scenes From The Last Of Liverpool's Season

On Sunday, I watched the deflating end of Liverpool's season from various points along Anfield Road, not far from the team's stadium and headquarters. The result was the culmination of a slow-motion regression to an unhappy mean. Having entered the stretch run looking like a lock to win the Premiership and having… » 5/13/14 1:21pm 5/13/14 1:21pm