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Archive - January 2014

When Someone You Love Gets Sick

Dr. Ross, save my career next. I'll be a classier beard than Stacy Kiebler.

My mom might be sick. Why am I calm? My mom called yesterday afternoon in the midst of long, lazy polar vortex snow day spent with Poofy Face, Stinkatron, and Paul, to tell me she’d had her follow-up with a breast cancer specialist. Although the gyno and radiologist said she could wait six months to see if the new mass grows, the oncologist...

“Girls” Gives TV Critics Sandy Vaj

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 Why should we watch the dislikable”Girls”? I dragged my body weight in emotional baggage to New York City in the fall 2005, along with two giant suitcases stuffed full of H&M baby-tees. With fresh wounds weeping after a break-up with my college sweetheart, I hunted for an affordable apartment in a neighborhood with artistic...

Q30’s Guide to Healthy-ish Drinking

40/40 Club calls  this 'Beverage Architecture.'

Does healthy drinking exist? How much can I drink without becoming an alcoholic or peeing in my sleep? Can I still look cool when everyone else is drinking? Q30’s Guide to Healthy-ish Drinking (looking at you 28 and over crowd) There’s a polar vortex headed your way, and once you’ve made sure your cats are sufficiently cuddled, I bet...

NYE: Rockbottom and Slurry Pants

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How do you know when you’ve hit rock bottom? Happy New Year! Happy New Year? Tonight, I went to my fourth Champagne-a-palooza at a good friend’s very fabulous DC condo. This was the first time the annual Champagne shindig fell on NYE so I showed up with Paul, my bff, and her boyfriend in everything sequined or sparkly that I could...