Author Archives: Minnie

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 […]

The Big A

When Heidi wrote about why she doesn’t want to have children, her arguments seemed to boil down to being too selfish to be responsible for another human being.  I have to say I feel the same way.  I can barely feed myself (seriously, boiling water takes too long, so I don’t eat anything that can’t […]

How To Make a Friendship Bracelet

Start with three strands of embroidery thread the length of both your arms. Fold each in half. Tie an overhand knot, leaving a good amount of thread coming out of the top. Insert a safety pin through the knot and pin it through the seam of your pants around the knee, or tape the strands […]

The Games We Don’t Play

Around Shore HQ, we’re fans of games.  Card games, mind games, drinking games…but there are three that we simply cannot play without someone throwing a fit. Game #1:  Monopoly Monopoly takes too long and generally loses its appeal after 3 or 4 loops of the board.  Megan and I may be able to stick out […]

Why Do I Love Terrible Things: Alec Baldwin

I never cared all that much about Alec Baldwin before 30 Rock.  Frankly, I wouldn’t have known him if I saw him on the street.  Also, there are 4 Baldwin brothers who are all actors, so even if you’d said “that’s Alec Baldwin!” when he walked by, I wouldn’t have known the difference between him […]

What You’ve Missed In Reality TV This Summer

For some reason, no one I know has the same appetite for reality TV that I do.  I never thought of myself as one of “those” reality TV nuts, but recently more than one person has made a comment about how they’re just not as into it as me.  Megan and Heidi also both say […]

Who Should Justin Timberlake REALLY Marry?

Justin Timberlake.  Singer, actor, dater of boring women.  I know his engagement to Jessica Biel isn’t new news, but I’m still upset about it.  There are much better choices he could make.  Let’s explore them! The terrible couple together in 2010. Kate Miucci.  She’s also a singer/actor/comedian.  She’s also cute and funny and quirky.  Sure, […]

Tattoos and You

  I’m one of those awful people who got a tattoo at 18 and now, 7 years later, I regret it.  Unlike Kimberly Vlaeminck, I luckily didn’t get anything that can’t be covered.  I have 7 stars on my back that I think are ugly as sin.  However, they have meaning for me and reflect […]

Rank a Rapper!

Recently, Megan and I were discussing music and somehow devolved into ranking rappers.  The thing about this ranking is that it’s non-standard.  How so?  Check it out: 1.  Drake Drake, we decided is better than your ex boyfriend, who wrote raps on the toilet at work; but not as good as this video of singing […]

Kanye West: Still the Genius Voice of a Generation?

I’m listening to “Watch the Throne” as I write this article, hoping to draw some inspiration from the album.  Besides wanting to do my best hardcore rapper impression, I’m also drawn to a comment Rakim made about Kanye West and Jay-Z’s particular brand of rap.  In an article for The Atlantic, David Samuels asked Rakim, […]