Thursday No Bueno

by Catherine Down

From here on out, on days when I am feeling sad and need to be cheered up, I will think of the time that my sister tried to invite our friend Kenny from high school to host our sister's engagement party but she accidentally texted her plumber Kenny who, it turns out, was totally down for cohosting. Friend Kenny didn't know that he was hosting until he got the invitation with his name on it.


Meanwhile, my sister kept complaining to my father about how Kenny wasn't being helpful enough in party planning. True story, real life. 


Is the best part when my sister asserts that she's glad they're on the same page? Is it Thursday No Bueno? Probably the best part is that Kenny the Plumber stops responding once she asks him to look at private rooms. 

Imagine That You're Feminine

by Catherine Down

That time that I thought we we just going to a fun dance class, but it turns out that people attend just about every week and that those people appear to be professional dancers. And when the instructor asks if I'm okay, I think "Yes, but clearly I've made a huge mistake." He explains that it's not about the steps because this is a "woman class" a.k.a. a class on feminine wiles. You know, as taught by a very muscular, masculine man who shouts "Imagine that you're feminine!" 

And obviously, I am imagining that so hard and also imagining what the reaction will be in the clubs when Paris Stilton and I break out our synchronized Rihanna dance routine. 

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