“Will Orange Wine Kill Me?”

You thought this post was a joke, but seriously I get asked this question all the time. (By “all the time” I mean the one time I excitedly told all of my coworkers about my first Jura wine and was ostracized for the rest of the day.) Due to the prevalence of urine-colored chardonnays in…

Crete for Christmas

Does anyone know for what Boxing Day is, other than passing post-Christmas dinner wind and returning doubled gifts? (This year I received two food processors; my crusade to project an image of Nigella-level domesticity is almost complete.) Spending Christmas weekend with another family is a frightening exercise of navigating when you are welcome to join…

Musar Jeune

Since I am at the bottom of the proverbial totem-pole in my department, I have graciously accepted all of the “Sorry for dumping all of our shit on you” Christmas gifts I’ve received so far. I struggled, however, to think of what was appropriate to give back to everyone. I’m in a tight little team…

Il Brut and The Beast

It’s the day after my annual Love Actually screening and I am rightly feeling like I’ve had the shit kicked out of me by love (not literally obviously, my boyfriend is a human teddy bear.) Despite the backlash that came out in droves last year during the film’s ten year anniversary, I fucking adore this movie. I…