Yes, I’m sending my six-year-old to school wearing blue eyeshadow. Retro Day is second only to Halloween. My only regret is that I won’t have time to crimp her hair.
What happened to math? Way back when I was pretty good at math. Going through the steps to solve problems was relaxing. You followed the rules, got an answer, were confident in its correctness because you followed the rules, and then moved on to the next problem. I was excited to pass this enthusiasm onto [...]
I found this ad while cleaning. They baby-proofed the house and parent-proofed the credit card. They’re saints, these credit card companies, protecting us from ourselves. But this is actually what caught my attention. Put aside the fact that it’s a picture of a model holding a model in a pretend kitchen. Just look at this [...]
Early this morning I had planned to write about winning. After all, who doesn’t love to win? And later today many of you will win Girl Scout cookies, just as soon as I find a fair and equitable way to draw the names of a hat. I’d like to use my dogs and video their [...]
You know, I have to hand it to Meat Loaf. He is not an attractive man. And yet he’s made it, and made it big, in a beauty industry. I don’t know much about Meat Loaf, his inner working or mob ties or whatnot, so I’m just going to attribute it to talent. Last night [...]
Earthquake shoes. Not to be confused with Earth Shoes, those inversely contoured clogs available only at Whole Foods between the colon cleanses and hemp purses. Last night I drove my husband’s car to an event twenty miles from the house. I picked up my keys and unceremoniously grabbed my sneakers out of my car and [...]
I have some early settler tendencies. I bake bread, usually kneading it by hand because, well, there is no reason. It’s in the same category as… It’s in the same category as nothing. It’s perfectly acceptable to use the mixer or food processor to knead your dough, but hand kneading feels more authentic for some [...]
This isn’t about people who are deeply affected by the weather, clinically affected. This is just about those who don’t like the damn rain. And those who are the opposite of them. When I graduated from college, I focused on two cities: Los Angeles and New York. This was in April 1997. That spring, in [...]
I’m not really qualified to love spin class yet because I’ve only been to one in the past ten years. Over ten years ago I was on a spin kick and took classes at the Y a few days a week. But that was more for exercise. I liked the exercise, but it wasn’t love. [...]
I was toying around on BurdaStyle the other day when I found it: The Hipster Shopgirl Apron. The apron itself is cute enough but it was the description that got me. Picture this apron worn by the cute hipster cashier at an indie shop. The apron is short, sweet, and shaped with two front darts. [...]
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