On Beyonce, Recovery Brownies and #WhyITribe

It started the way these things always do: my friends were doing it. Over the two and a half years that I spent in New York, [better known as: the years that shall not be named], several of my North Carolina friends joined a gym calledIron Tribe. Similar to Crossfit, I watched … [Read more...]

How My Fitbit Ruined My Entire Life. [Tales From My Demon-Bracelet.]

Two weeks ago, Kellan and I were given twin Fitbits. You’ve heard of them, I presume? Gender-confused electronic bracelets designed to track every step you take and every mile you run, all in a valiant effort to coerce America into laying off the ho-hos. Kellan and I saw a lot … [Read more...]

The Day I Became a Woman.

It sat on the counter taunting me for days. An auspicious looking manila envelope housed an offer for a free, two month trial membership at BJ’s—our local jumbo store. Now, I should tell you that in my mind, I am the sort of girl that shops at five different grocery stores in an … [Read more...]

How to Impress Your In-Laws.

Well, hi there! You haven’t changed one bit. I apologize for the unannounced summer hiatus-- but now that fall is here, let’s get back to our normally scheduled programming, shall we? We’ll pick up right where we left off: when my in-laws came to visit. Now, when I was in … [Read more...]

What Y2K and my Mother in Law Have in Common.

New Year’s Eve 1999 found me wide-eyed with unabashed glee at the prospect of the impending doom about to descend upon civilization as I knew it.  An uncertain world was curiously teetering on the brink of Y2K, and in a startling flight from rationality my parents had decided … [Read more...]

Skirting the Edge of Scandal.

My Mama turned 52 yesterday. Now, ordinarily I wouldn’t share that little nugget of information, given that women normally adhere to a very strict “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy when it comes to obnoxious numbers like age and weight. However, it just so happens that Facebook … [Read more...]