Talk to Me: How to Ask Out a Coworker

  Q: How do I ask out a girl that I work with? Is it a good idea? A: Ah, yes, dear reader. Coworkers are a tricky territory. You spend so much time with them that it’s almost impossible not to feel a connection to them, but you also run the risk of some very…

Music for Your Emo Heart

I dabbled in the emo life for a few years in my teens. Though I wasn’t as committed as a lot of my black eye-lined, flat ironed banged peers. I had black wide-legged jeans and my Myspace background was always some sort of sparkly skull, or whatever, but I was pretty mainstream emo. My iPod would…

When You Come From a Big Family

1. You need clarification “Have you talked to your brother lately?” “Which one?” 2. You never know what they’re up to “So how is your brother?” “Um, I think he lives in Colorado now?” 3. You have nightmares about the middle seat in the car Not only do I have a lot of siblings, but…

When you Have an Irregular Regular Nam​e

You respond to mispronunciations. If someone yells KIR-STIN, I’ll turn around. No, it’s definitely not how it’s pronounced but I get called that so often that the reaction is learned. Every important phone call starts with, “Could you spell that for me?” “That’s Kierstyn, K-I-E-R-S-T-Y-N, Robbins, with two B’s…….Yea, K-I-E-R-S-T-Y-N. Thanks.” Sometimes you’re not even sure…

I Tried Writing Letters to the People I Love

I’ve already covered the fact that I’m not a great friend. I suck at answering text messages and cancel plans to hang out all the time because the concept of having to leave my home and do something sounds super hard sometimes. I’m honestly shocked that my friends still try to talk to me at all.

Dating Culture Didn’t Change

Hey, it’s your girl Kierstyn, back with another unpopular opinion. I feel like every post I see online from people my age is about “millennial dating” or “how hook-up culture is destroying America one dick-pic at a time.” So here’s the unpopular part: I don’t think dating culture has changed at all. Sure, it’s morphed with technology…

The Most Beautiful Song I Know

In case you haven’t noticed from my previous posts, I have a tendency to live in the past. I find it so easy to think back to a time when things were easy or beautiful and spend so much time wishing I could go back that I miss out on what’s beautiful right now. No,…

Why Having a Sister-in-Law is the Best

Today is my sister-in-law’s 21st birthday. Since she doubles as my sister-in-law as well as my best friend, I thought it would be a good time to talk about all of the things that make having a sister-in-law equally as great as being married. We tell practically everyone that we meet is that I only married her…