Category Archives: Holidays

JFKLAX, Meet SAN

So it’s been two weeks since Ellyn moved to San Diego, and while she’s not having second thoughts – have you seen the beaches? – now that she’s sort of settled, she has a few questions. Fortunately, it’s just a … Continue reading

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Be Back After Spring Break…

We won’t be posting this week, so you can stop compulsively checking back. So upsetting, we know, and we’re very sorry. What’s our excuse this time? Let’s just say we’re on Spring Break. Not that kind of Spring Break. Remember, … Continue reading

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Quarter-Life Crisis?

So on Monday, Miriam turns twenty-six. Four days later, so will Ellyn. Miriam: I know I should have qualms about entering my “late twenties,” namely qualms about getting old, but dating a thirty-something really changes your perspective. I really never … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Micromanagement Edition

Dear Miriam, I used to think I had decent fashion sense, but then I moved in with Shaun. Whenever I try something new on, he always has a “needs improvement” comment. The other day I was about to buy a … Continue reading

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The Trouble With V-Day

In honor of that upcoming troublesome holiday (seriously, we can’t decide if we love or hate it), we decided to forgo our usual weekly “Dear” column in lieu of some good old-fashioned Valentine’s Day snark. But never fear! There’s still … Continue reading

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We Know You Miss Us Terribly…

As soon as we catch up on work, cure our colds, and recover from the holidays, we’ll be back. This is just a very brief hiatus, and it’s not that we’re out of ideas (the snarky witticisms are truly bottomless.) … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Things in 2010

Every year I resolve to complain less. Yet as I sign another lease in the city, I find more to whine about. The winters seem colder, subways more crowded, rats larger, tourists more annoying, garbage smellier, dogs yappier… oops, wrong … Continue reading

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A Jewish Girl's Love Affair With Santa Claus

When I was twenty-one, I fell in love with Santa Claus. Growing up Orthodox Jewish, my initial understanding of Christmas was that it was a goyishe holiday that put us chosen kids at an unholy disadvantage because it involved majorly … Continue reading

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Handling Holiday Hassles Part II

5 days ’til Christmas… for some of you, that makes your heart rate increase and your palms sweat. But do not fear. I advise here on even more holiday gripes so you can keep your sanity and make it to … Continue reading

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Here's a Holiday Tip… or 20.

Before you start complaining about how many people you need to shop for and spend your hard-earned money on this holiday season, be thankful you don’t also have to include 20 doormen. (I know, I know, it’s better to give … Continue reading

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