Vacation Journalism

My blogging partner's computer died, so I'm taking the day off, too.

Addendum: or the week? We will see. This should come as a surprise to no one. I have never been good at keeping up with this blog.

Taylor Swift is taking one for the team.

Every day this Christmas break, my friend Marie-Claire and I have decided to join up in our blogging efforts. We will be choosing a topic and posting our own interpretation of it. So follow along with both of us as we share our completely reliable opinions on fashion, pop culture, and life before our last semester of grad school.

Whenever people criticize Taylor Swift for the number of men — er, boys —  er, guys — she has dated in recent years — and her penchant for using these relationships as lyric fodder — I am like, y'all, we should be thanking her. If T-Swift weren't willing to put her heart on the line publicly time and again, we might not have such pop hits as "Today Was a Fairytale," "Forever and Always," and — duh — "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

When I see pics of Taylor out with a new beau, I recognize that she is risking heartbreak — not to mention criticism — just to be able to provide us, her loyal fans, with our next favorite pop song. Talk about sacrifice.

Taylor Swift is not just some naive ingénue, people. She is a songstress dedicated to her craft.

Speaking of dedication, when was the last time your diary got read on the radio, huh? That's basically what happens to Taylor Swift every time one of her songs plays — which is, like, thousands of times a day.

So next time you find yourself bebopping around the house to one of T-Swift's hits, remember that she took one for the team and be grateful.

Royal Baby

Every day this Christmas break, my friend Marie-Claire and I have decided to join up in our blogging efforts. We will be choosing a topic and posting our own interpretation of it. So follow along with both of us as we share our completely reliable opinions on fashion, pop culture, and life before our last semester of grad school.

Potential Names for Will and Kate's Baby:

5. Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking (Pippy for short)

4. Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi

3. Suri Apple Blue Shiloh Beckham

2. Shia LaBaby (courtesy of my brother)

1. Neville Longbottom

What would you name it?

Christmas Movies

Every day this Christmas break, my friend Marie-Claire and I have decided to join up in our blogging efforts. We will be choosing a topic and posting our own interpretation of it. So follow along with both of us as we share our completely reliable opinions on fashion, pop culture, and life before our last semester of grad school.

What are my favorite Christmas movies, you ask?

5. Harry Potter series

Christmastime at Hogwarts sounds even more magical than Hogwarts during the rest of the year, if that is possible. I want to go to the Christmas feast in the Great Hall and open presents with the Weasleys. Is that too much to ask?

4. Gilmore Girls Christmas episodes

So maybe including a television show is cheating, but Stars Hollow looks like the perfect place to spend Christmas, and I always get the urge to watch this show when it gets cold outside. (The day Gilmore Girls is made available on Netflix Instant is the day that I cease to be productive for the rest of time...)

3. A Muppet Christmas Carol

Our family used to own this movie on VHS, but we lent it to some family friends when I was a kid and never got it back. I am still bitter. I don't remember enough about the movie to say why I loved it, but I know I did.

2. Serendipity

This is not only one of my favorite Christmas movies but also one of my favorite anytime movies. New York City sounds like a wonderful place to spend Christmas, what with the decked out department stores and outdoor skating rinks. Plus, Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack are perfect together.

1. The Family Man

It has come to my attention recently that a lot of people have never seen this movie. If this is true of you, get your hands on a copy at once. My mom bought a copy from the $5 bin at Walmart because I wanted to rent it every single Christmas. It just makes me want to snuggle up in a blanket with hot chocolate and my family and celebrate togetherness. That sounds so cheesy, but it's so true. What are your favorite Christmas movies?

Haiku Friday

Every day this Christmas break, my friend Marie-Claire and I have decided to join up in our blogging efforts. We will be choosing a topic and posting our own interpretation of it. So follow along with both of us as we share our completely reliable opinions on fashion, pop culture, and life before our last semester of grad school.
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Teleportation

should be invented by now

It's 2012

 

I missed the wedding

of my dear friend Dottie J.

What a lovely bride!

 

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Classes are over,

and I have this urge to say,

Take that, professors!

 

Ninety-three point five —

the lowest A you can get,

a.k.a. success

 

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Eight hours alone

passing cornfields en route home

Someone call me please

 

List'ning to podcasts

made by Focus on the Fam

Am I a grown-up?

 

T-Swift on repeat

She's finally 23

Now I feel less old

 

I'd like to pretend

that Asbury didn't end

Can't we all go back?

 

I trusted MapQuest,

but I'm lost on a horse farm

It led me astray