Category Archives: Portfolio

Old-ass Aubrey Graham (Drake) Interview

Tweet [I did this interview with Aubrey Graham over IM in 2005, for The-N.com. I have no idea if he’d be upset that I’m keeping it alive over here as part of my portfolio, but I think it’s kind of hilarious and awesome. I remember asking him (I think twice) afterwards if he was really […]

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You’re allowed to think you’re pretty. It doesn’t mean you’re conceited.

Tweet There isn’t anything wrong with thinking you are pretty … as long as you don’t think it makes you better than anybody else.” -pandora615 [These are some blogs I wrote in January of 2008 on The-N.com. Didn’t want it to disappear from the internets forever.] … So, back on the topic of conceitedness. This […]

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Do you trust him with your body?

Tweet [This is from October 2009 on The-N.com. A little back story: on Degrassi, Alli Bandhari lost her virginity to Johnny DiMarco on something of a whim. Afterwards, he told her that it had been his first time, too. Buuut then the next season, he pulled her aside to let her know he had “a […]

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Old-ass Stacey Farber Interview

Tweet [This was for The-N.com in 2005. Stacey was Ellie on Degrassi, and I was a big, big fan. There were many other interviews after it, but this one makes me the happiest to read. I love how totally candid and fearless and independent those kids were. The Degrassi cast are seriously the sweetest, least […]

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Comparing is dumb.

Tweet [Old The-N.com post I wrote, reproduced for posterity. kthx.] I went to this yoga workshop last weekend, and this one throwaway thing that the teacher said totally blew my mind and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. He was saying how when men come to yoga class they compare themselves… and not to […]

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Why is kissing so awesome?

Tweet [lalala, old The-N.com post, vanished from the intornets, re-published here for my portfolio.] Researchers released a study last week about all the stuff that goes on when you get frenchy: that your cortisol (the stress hormone) levels decrease, and oxytocin (the feel-good happy bonding hormone) levels go up in guys, but go down in […]

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How to Approach a Random Cute Person

Tweet [This is a piece I wrote for The-N.com in 2004 maybe? Except back then it was “Approach a random hottie.” I decided to change it to “cute person” so it wouldn’t make me cringe. ] OK. Approaching random cute people is not amateur stuff. So first, some prep work: two very important rules of engagement. […]

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16 Reasons Boys Don’t Suck

Tweet For reasons science has not yet deduced, their hugs just work better. Yes, they show off… but it’s all to impress you. They’re not nearly as harsh with the criticizing girls’ bodies as girls are on themselves and each other. Without them, would we have the word “gnarly”? It’s doubtful. When they see “Boys […]

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Advice: Friends with Benefits, Before and After

Dear The-Mary: I’ve been talking to my ex-boyfriend recently, and I hadn’t spoken to him really since we broke up at the end of last summer. He wants to hook up and stuff, and admittedly, I do too. Neither of us wants a serious relationship, and I personally think they’re unrealistic at our age (I’m 16 and he’s 17). Does it make me slutty that I’m willing to hook up with him without being in a relationship?

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