The Short List

XoXo: They’re Heerrrrreeeeee….

Today on December 1st my arch nemesis once again returned to our home to taunt me for the remaining days until Christmas. Obviously, I’m referring to the Elf on the damn Shelf. If you aren’t a parent or you’ve just been living under a rock for the past few years, I’ll fill you in. The […]

XoXo: Did It Hurt…When You Fell From Heaven?

The Victoria’s Secret Annual Fashion Show has become a pop culture staple for its statuesque models, A-List musical performances and lingerie so elaborate that it makes me exhausted just thinking about strapping those wings on. #TeamLazy This year the show made history, but probably not in a way viewers expected. Chinese model Ming Xi became […]

XoXo: Rest in Philly Cheesesteaks…

  Today I came across a story that at first glance might seem like a joke, but I found it oddly touching. A 76 year-old Pennsylvania man, Richard Lussi, was granted his dying wish: to be buried with philly cheesesteaks. Not just any cheesesteaks, though! They had to come from his favorite sandwich shop, Pat’s […]

XoXo: The Boy Who Lived…

Today marks an important historic milestone. On November 16th 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone opened in theaters across the United States and our muggle lives changed forever. It’s hard to explain why so many of us hold such a deep connection to this franchise. I happened to be about the same age as […]

XoXo: Does Anyone Else’s Kid Do This…?!?!

Whether you’re a parent or not, it’s a well known fact of life that sometimes they do some seriously weird crap. Case in point, my own precious 4 year-old daughter has developed quite an interesting demand. Whenever we go shopping, no matter where or when, she asks to have her picture made…with the store mannequins. […]

XoXo: To Stream or Not to Stream?

We’re just days away from Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album “Reputation.” After a marketing campaign that included a full social media blackout prior to the release of its first single “Look What You Made Me Do,” which promptly broke YouTube records with the music video, it’s hard to argue that this isn’t Swift’s most highly […]