I wrote about my favorite Japanese TV show, Knight Scoop. It is perhaps a small and silly thing to focus on in light of everything else going on, but a show that aims to solve viewers' tiny everyday mysteries makes me incredibly happy.
I wrote about what Twitter's responses to abuse would look like if they were actually, you know, honest.
IKEA makes people fight. Even if you don't go to IKEA with your spouse, IKEA products will cause marital discord.
I hate to delve into such a sad story, but we need to talk about how flight crews should wield their near-absolute power with more empathy.
I wrote about the real reason I hate traveling by myself: because the second I do, I'm either harassed, or overcome with anxiety about being harassed.
In a completely different tone from yesterday's piece, I wrote about what happens when you watch the entire Fast and the Furious series in a week:
HI, I wrote something for the Washington Post today.
I wrote about one of the questions I'm most often asked about writing: How do you become better at it?
I wrote about Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino, and what Kill Bill taught me about surviving abuse.
Hi! I just wrote this piece for Lenny Letter about what happens when a long-lost relative dies and leaves you money. (Spoiler: it's not the carefree windfall you think it is.)
Hey friends - my everywhereist Twitter account was hacked - and the bot that hacked me is now sending out tweets with TYPOS.
Obviously, that's not me. If you can, please report the account as having been hacked - I reported it, but I can't get Twitter to do anything so far.
"Was his PR team drunk? Do these cinnamon rolls somehow destroy the patriarchy? Does the icing advocate for equal pay?"
I wrote about the hot new decluttering trend of 2018 which I just made up.
I wrote a piece for the New Yorker's Tiny Shouts about what the perpetually optimistic Lin-Manuel Miranda would tweet at the end of the world.
I think it's pretty funny and I hope you will, too.
Friends, I don't normally promote podcasts I've been on, but this one is with a Scotsman. Which means he has a Scottish accent. Which means I spent the entire interview trying not to giggle like a schoolgirl.
(We also talk about important things, too.)
There's so much to love about Minneapolis, and the Walker Art Center is no exception.
I visited Bar Luce - a Wes Anderson designed cafe in Milan - and was exactly what you'd expect.
Rand and I recently moved across town and I accidentally dyed my Invisalign yellow and we have cardboard on our windows and for some reason now the neighbors aren't talking to us.
Friends - I'll be in Minneapolis this weekend for the Twin Cities Book Fair - come join me as I sign books and try to act comfortable in front of strangers. :) http://www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/authors/
Life is fleeting, love is eternal. Eat currywurst (my new post, which I am immensely proud of.)
I wrote about visiting the Los Alamos National Laboratory in NM - where the first atom bomb was built - and how the truth is always more complicated than we think it is.
Oh, hi. My piece went up in The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs section. NBD. (Just kidding, it's a big deal, I'm freaking out over it.)
Hey everyone - I just wrote my first piece on Refinery29 about babies and not having them and confusing Japanese pregnancy tests.
Hey, Minneapolis peeps! I will be at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday, October 14th, with the amazing Doug Mack - come see us talk about travel and lord knows what else. :)
I was slut-shamed at one of my readings by a guy who claimed to be a feminist.
I wrote about Soylent last week.
Then I had my own poops mansplained to me.
Here's why that's a problem.
"I was slightly concerned about ingesting something developed by guys who felt that the prep work for corn dogs and ramen was too much for them."
I decided to try Soylent for a week. I lasted 2 days.
Psst - if your book club selects ALL OVER THE PLACE, let me know. I'll call in and answer questions and basically make a fool of myself.
An important message for all my fellow bloggers who hope to one day be writers: you're already there.
FRIENDS MY BOOK IS ON SALE FOR $4. BUY IT NOW. BUY 12. BUY 100.
Five years ago today, I wrote this post. As the healthcare debate rages on, it feels pertinent. The ACA has helped a lot of people.
I thought that publishing my book would be like crossing a finish line. Turns out that it's just the start of another race.
Need something to listen to while you work out/stress about the state of the republic/drive to work? I recorded an episode of The Half Hour Intern - check it out!
New post, about why ignoring politics is a privilege many of us have lost in recent months.
From the archives: I made Father's Day cards for broken people. Because some dads are jerks but we love them anyway.
PORTLAND: THIS IS HAPPENING TONIGHT AND I'M SO EXCITED.
At The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, you can see how the beauty of the New Mexican landscape influenced one of the foremost American Modernists.
Also some of the paintings look like lady parts.
Portland friends! I will be reading at the Powell's on Hawthorne tomorrow night at 7:30, and I'll be on KATU's AM Northwest and Afternoon Live shows tomorrow as well! SET YOUR DVRs, I AM GONNA RACK UP SOME FCC FINES.
Goodreads is giving away copies of my book! Enter to win!
After feeling out of place in the ritzy galleries of Canyon Road, New Mexico, I found one that turned us into works of art.
Attention PDX friends: I will be reading from and signing copies of my new book at the Powell's ON HAWTHORNE on Thursday, June 15th at 7:30pm. Come join me and pretend that you don't notice the frosting on my shirt.
In a somewhat jerky but utterly satisfying act of revenge, I sent a press release out to everyone who's ever sent me a spammy press release.
Friends, the ebook version of ALL OVER THE PLACE is now on sale for $3.99 on Barnes and Noble. That's, like, a penny a poop joke. THIS IS THE BARGAIN OF THE CENTURY.
I wrote this about Santa Fe. It's sadder than I intended it to be. But I still like the post. And I still like New Mexico.
Meow Wolf was one of the most amazing places I've ever visited - as soon as I stopped trying to understand it, that is.
I wrote a post about an issue that keeps coming up as a travel. (Yes, this is a political post.)
Psst! I'm currently doing an AMA on Goodreads RIGHT NOW!
Leave your questions about travel, publishing, blogging or whatever and I'll do my best to answer!
Psst. Hey everyone, in case you missed the news, I wrote a book. And it's now out.