Monthly Archives: October 2012

Don’t Worry so Much About the President

Tonight President Obama and Governor Romney will meet in their second debate. In three weeks we will cast our votes, mock CNN’s newest piece of election-night technology, and watch the numbers come in as polls close in one state after another. Since I live in Washington, I will come home to my mail-in ballot one […]

An Open Letter to Pinterest

Dear Pinterest Users, You have revolutionized the way I surf the internet.  Everything I could possibly want to waste my time on–whether it be recipes, crafts, or hilarious one-liners–are all collected so neatly for my perusal.  When I’m in need of cheering up, I just turn to you for pictures of dogs getting into trouble. […]

But Did You Plan for the Drunk Bears?

There is a story that gets passed on to architecture students, though it is largely thought to be untrue: An architect commissioned to design a library built an outstanding beauty, just to have it sink because he hadn’t taken into account the weight of the books. The message is clear: Pay attention to the little […]

Champagne: The Fanciest Wine

It started with a wedding.  I was 19 and while I may have had champagne before, I’d never had good champagne.  I was passed a flute for the toasts and when I sipped that drink, my whole world changed.  It was class, girliness, summertime and love all distilled into a bubbly liquid.  I knew then […]