Posts tagged "true story"
[TRUE STORY] Purgatory Playground: An Ode to Beach Goth 3

[TRUE STORY] Purgatory Playground: An Ode to Beach Goth 3

  The Growlers’ third annual Beach Goth Festival took place October 25th, 2014. I attended the event for the first time this year. Here is my account. (photos by Michael Cukr)   Begin Scene  9 a.m. It’s way too goddamn early to wake up for a music festival. I promised Warren Thomas (of The Abigails)...
[TRUE STORY] The Time Tim Presley of White Fence Met Jackson Browne

[TRUE STORY] The Time Tim Presley of White Fence Met Jackson Browne

One time Tim Presley (currently of White Fence fame) met Jackson Browne. Here’s what happened: I was at the LA Airport and I saw him at the gate giftshop…I had a couple friends who had lived on Laveta Terrace in Echo Park and it was rumored that JB lived there in the 60s. So I...
[TRUE STORY] The First Time I Took Honesty Too Far And Humiliated My Mom

[TRUE STORY] The First Time I Took Honesty Too Far And Humiliated My Mom

Lying was one of my finest skills as a child.  Once, during Black History Month, I proudly proclaimed to my first grade class that my Aunt Karen was married to a black man.  I am part of an interracial family! I shouted, all blonde hair and no teeth. This was news to my Uncle, however,...
[CONFESSAY] Pink Hair, I Care: How Going Pink Made Me Realize I'm A Judgmental Hypocrite

[CONFESSAY] Pink Hair, I Care: How Going Pink Made Me Realize I’m A Judgmental Hypocrite

Dyeing your hair is an addiction. Like heroin, or sex, or picking your face until it bleeds, or like not leaving your college dorm room for the entirety of winter because you’re holed up watching the OC (and taking oxycontin). Or like chips. I once tweeted (please hold while I search my twitter history for...
[TRUE STORY] I Lost My Virginity To A Juggalo*

[TRUE STORY] I Lost My Virginity To A Juggalo*

*Okay so he wasn’t a full Juggalo, no face paint or Faygo, but he was definitely an ICP super fan. Here’s the story I will probably never tell my daughter: By today’s standards, I lost my virginity late. I grew up in Torrance where we started drinking beers in the alley behind school at twelve...
[TRUE STORY] I Did Karaoke With Legendary Music Critic Rob Sheffield And Lived To Tell The Tale

[TRUE STORY] I Did Karaoke With Legendary Music Critic Rob Sheffield And Lived To Tell The Tale

  Doing karaoke with legendary rock journalist and author Rob Sheffield is really intimidating. Not only because I respect him as a writer and a professional but more so because he’s really good at it. He really, really loves karaoke, so much in fact that the man wrote a book about it.  That is what...
[TRUE STORY] I Cried At Home Depot

[TRUE STORY] I Cried At Home Depot

If you’ve read this site at all, you may have astutely pegged us as the gender-equality types, and we are (we are, right Jane?), but every once in a while I think a thought that is so unflinchingly non-feminist that I start to question my own ideals a bit. (I know Jane does too, but...
[TRUE STORY] I Got Dumped And Then Went To A Danny Brown Concert

[TRUE STORY] I Got Dumped And Then Went To A Danny Brown Concert

(photo by Sara Nataf) Being a girl at a Danny Brown concert is rough. The day after his show in New York, all I kept reading about was how the world was clutching its collective pearls over the crowd chanting “Suck his dick” at Kitty Pryde during her set. I was there. Let’s talk through...
[TRUE STORY] Help, I'm Hair Removal Challenged

[TRUE STORY] Help, I’m Hair Removal Challenged

You guys, I’m 26 (almost 27). Not to brag, but I’m naked. A lot. While most of my friends are perpetually running late for plans because of various laser, waxing, threading, sugaring, sand-papering, tweezing, sewing, knitting, and other painful sounding hair removal appointments, I’m still right here in the early 2000s, sprawled out on the...
[TRUE STORY] The Time I Went Speed Dating

[TRUE STORY] The Time I Went Speed Dating

(This was originally published in Missbehave Issue #3 Spring 2007, but we’re short on content this week because Jane and I are tired ok? Let us fucking live). Note to self: Anytime someone says, “You go girl!” without a hint of irony, remember to flee the premises. Let me tell you the gleeful tale behind...
[TRUE STORY] I Cried After A Facial (And Not The Spa Kind)

[TRUE STORY] I Cried After A Facial (And Not The Spa Kind)

Crying before, during, or immediately after sex is rarely an indicator of a good time (except in a few special cases, most of which involve cameras and props). A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I were enjoying a typical lazy Sunday afternoon whilst morbidly hungover from a night of drinking with the pretentious French...
[TRUE STORY] The Time I Wore A Dog Collar

[TRUE STORY] The Time I Wore A Dog Collar

Now that I’ve spoiled the climax (haha) with my super creative and writerly (not a word) title, let’s just skip to the meat and potatoes. Do you want to know perhaps the most embarrassing part of the whole scenario? It was my dog’s actual collar, like the one he wears to roll around in the...