All Those ’90s Vibes

I didn’t spend the ’90s in St. Louis. I spent the ’90s in Springfield, Illinois, watching Clueless and Boy Meets World in my mother’s basement. I was obsessed with Hello Kitty and Lisa Frank and Keroppi. I was madly in love with Tommy, the green/white Power Ranger who — if I recall — was troubled with a heart of gold. I wanted to … Keep reading…

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Dessert Law

There is a hierarchy of desserts, and I am here to break it down for you. It is important to note your categories: cookies and sponges, like cakes or brownies; candy, both homemade and store-bought, plus brittle; creams, including ice cream, custard, and pudding; and fruit-based treats, including pies and tarts but not fruit by itself because that it fruit and not … Keep reading…

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Jumbo Headbands & Grown-Out Roots

Big shock: My hair isn’t actually red. (I know you must be sooooo surprised, what with its ever-changing shade of copper. Har har.) For nearly a decade I dyed my hair in my bathroom sink every six weeks like clockwork. I let the pros take over after we started planning the wedding — sure, my at-home results were good almost every time, but … Keep reading…

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“Because I love cats, but hate people.”

Weird story: I recently picked up a curling iron by the hot part and turned my hand into a calloused, nonfunctional lobster claw. Brilliant. It should come as little surprise I have only wanted to leave the house for coffee. Thankfully, my best friend Sara got me a gift that explains how much I love cats and how little I love being social. … Keep reading…

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