Tag: Evanston

How a lovely relationship has closed my womb

It’s always been a given that I want to have kids.  That is, until I came into a loving, healthy, fun, stable, invigorating, hilarious relationship. My interest in and experience with tykes began for not the most noble reason — as a freshman in high school, I needed ten hours of community service to become Read more…

Well, if you can like me when I look like that…

Imagine the worst possible scenario EVER — You win the lottery but accidentally throw away the ticket You spend six months editing a film, only to lose everything when your hard drive crashes the day before you planned to a major back up Huge pit stains on your way into a job interview You chat Read more…

Would I be president by now if my name was Alexis?

I love names.  When I worked at Crown Books the summer before sophomore year of college, we were told to choose three sections for which we’d be responsible – straightening, re-shelving, dusting.  I chose Current Events, a section I don’t remember, and Health.  I had no interest in cholesterol levels or micro-biotic diets, but Health Read more…

How to have a hangover without drinking a sip of alcohol

Friday night, I hosted the family to celebrate Fall birthdays.  I gave my cousin a new board game to in hopes that it’d replace the worst game in the world, Apples to Apples, as a favorite.  The next present she opens?  The adult version of Apples to Apples! Saturday night, I hosted a Mac ‘n Read more…