‘Serial’ Fan Fiction: 50 Shades of Hae

Excerpts from an e-book in progress: Sarah was waiting by the phone again. Outside her window on the ninth floor of NPR’s office, clouds rolled over the tall Chicago buildings, ominous and grey – multiple shades of grey. At the very least, ten to fifteen shades of grey. Sarah sighed and wondered what color the […]

Les Miserables Parody … The Parody

I am so honored and overjoyed to see that our Les Mis parody inspired this group of (mustached) performers! A million thank yous to this random group of people that I’ve never seen before. I hope that someday we can all draw on eyebrows and pretend to be toothless children together in harmony!

Sporknotes: A Brief History of Birthday

Thank you, friends, family, and complete strangers, for the incredibly sweet birthday wishes!! I looked up the history of my birthday, hoping to find some incredible events, like Santa’s release from jail or the invention of the baked bean, but instead I found … some other stuff. So, I present you with a Brief History […]

Ask Me How I’m Feeling: Day Changers

A day changer is a sentence or an event or even just a weird eye contact situation that, well, changes your day. Day changers can be both negative and positive, so I’ve indicated which is which with — surprise! — negative and positive signs. You’re welcome. (I had two glasses of wine at lunch, so […]

An Open Letter to Lil Wayne

[This post contains crude language and some crazed lady-ranting. I’m not apologizing. I’m just saying.] Dear Mr. Wayne, Last week, a friend sat me down and insisted I listen to what he deemed “the most misogynistic song to ever exist.” While I usually don’t go out of my way to listen to music that will make […]

On Being Tweeted By Russell Crowe

Have I mentioned that I have a dumb phone? Because I do. It has the IQ of a peanut. A peanut that has already been eaten, digested, and reunited with its deceased friends in peanut heaven. IT’S REALLY DUMB. However, I do have to give my dunce of a phone a little credit because it […]