The Weather

Honest and Unbiased: Buffington’s

Buffington’s Milledgeville, GA 3 Stars Milledgeville’s not famous for its bar scene. When it comes to nightlife, you’ve got Hancock Street and Wayne Street, which is a cross street of Hancock Street. If you’re an undergrad…

What Happens Right Before I Get My Hair Cut

At a nice salon. Beautiful Receptionist: Okay, there’s Justin! Let’s go over the plan to humiliate him in front of everyone in the shop. Sexy Stylist: I’ll ask him what he’s looking for today and make…

Advice for Sweatpants Wedding, Part One

Sweatpants Wedding is an unfinished musical with enormous financial and artistic potential. I started my Trop career as the producer of an audio advice column. “Advice for Sweatpants Wedding,” the series-within-a-series that begins now, is my…

The Camping Lesson

Teacher Jan: Okay class, everybody circle up, it’s circle time, it’s time, Calder, Bethany—Calder, we’ve talked about biting. No biting. Calder: I’m nibbling. Teacher Jan: No nibbling. Nothing with the teeth. That’s our rule, remember. You…

Astro Guide: March 3-7

Pisces (20 February – 20 March) Sorry to hear you lost your office’s Oscar pool. But serves you right for betting on Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa to win for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Please pay your blood debt…

Honest and Unbiased: AWP 2014

AWP 2014 Seattle, WA 2 Stars Every year, AWP, the big writing conference for writers, happens. All the writers go, then all the writers write about it. Everyone tries to make sense of it because AWP…

So This is Hell

I have to admit, “Book Jacket Status: Jacketed” was a major selling point. Like most of the books on my reading list, I ordered Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy during an alcohol-fueled Amazon binge, and specifically to appear…

Morongolalia: The Killer of Men

Read the first seven posts from the Morongolalia series.  Dear Cleo, I’m in a car. I’m driving the car. You never let me drive. It’s Chris’s car. He’s in the backseat. He’s told me to drive…

Astro Guide: February 24-28

Aquarius (21 January – 19 February) A Girls think-piece on Thought Catalog is your Ragnorak.   Pisces (20 February – 20 March) Listen up, Pisces. You know that little voice in the back of your head? The…

Astro Guide: February 17-21

Aquarius (21 January – 19 February) The ice storms are over, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods, Aquarius. Put on pants when you’re out in the snow this week. Just because the weather’s…

Honest and Unbiased: Fly Zone

Fly Zone Gardena, CA 4 Stars My friend Doug’s always putting these crazy activities together—water park extravaganzas… slip & slide BBQs. So when I got the group invite to a trampoline park, I wasn’t sure what…

The Struggling Humorist IV

The Struggling Humorist sat in his borrowed car outside the laundry depot and stared at the dashboard clock. The Struggling Humorist didn’t want to spend one extra second inside the laundry depot. He wanted an ejector…