Cartoon Plague Hits Family Guy. Who’s Next?

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERRRRRRT!!! Normally witnessing a character on Family Guy suffer a mortal wound/illness/fight with a giant chicken is no big deal, but this week’s episode, “Life of Brian,” shocked fans when Brian Griffin was hit by a car and didn’t survive. The show’s producers had been promising that a member of the Griffin family would […]

Lady Driver Detour: A Word On Luxury

After my conversation with JMPR President Joe Molina two weeks ago, I have been contemplating the idea of luxury, especially when it comes to the cars we drive. When I do the math in terms of hours, it’s obvious that my car is a huge part of my life: I spend more time with my […]

What I Think About When I Think About Loans

Student loans make me feel guilty. I have taken out enough to pay for two years of grad school and fund my move across the country. And some extra for living expenses. Like books, food … occasional drinks, those especially fine-tipped ink pens I’m convinced make me write better, the constant flow of canned horse […]

‘Appy Birthday, ‘Arry

Today, Harry Potter turns 33. According to Potterpedia, Voldemort was defeated in 1998, so it’s been fifteen years since Harry has had to do any Expelliarmussing (at least in the life-threatening capacity). He has been Head Auror for some time now and has been featured on his very own Chocolate Frog Card (Ron and Hermione […]

5 Things You Have in Common with the Royal Baby

O little town of Buckingham, a miracle has occurred in Great Britain: unto us, a babe has been born! Okay, but babies are born ALL THE TIME. Even though this little nugget is all over the news, I think it’s important to remember that we are all cut from the same cloth (it’s just that […]

Is Your Dad an OB/GYN?: The Official Quiz

Somebody suggested that I write about how my dad is an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN if you want to use AIM speak), and I really like this idea! My dad is one of the hardest working, kindest, most patient human beings the world has ever seen. He deals with the craziest, hormonal people on a daily basis […]

I Asked for Burning Questions …

Thank you so much for all of your suggestions for what to write about in the month of July. Here are some burning questions (from Wade — thanks, Wade!) that I gathered from the comments. With burning answers to match: 1. Contrast and compare European Catholicism of the 17th century to that of today, please […]

Missing College

I’ve decided that it’s okay to miss college. It’s okay to look out your window at a perfect, sunny day and wish that you could skip class and drink pre-mixed margarita out of a water bottle. It’s okay to daydream about a time when waking up for a Biology class at noon was really really […]


I’m way behind in my schoolwork. I had to wake up really early this morning. I have to wake up really early tomorrow morning. I need a nap. I need another nap. I’m trying not to eat cheese. I’m trying not to eat sugar. I’m grumpy as duckkkkk. I’m just not feeling inspired. I can’t focus. […]