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Why Phish Will Never Be My Favorite Band

Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 10.02.50 PMSince 2009, I have seen Phish 37 times. By the end of summer I will have seen them 39 times. Just one show shy of 40, but I have to fly out of Denver a day early because plane tickets are much less expensive that way, and yes it is killing me inside that I can’t be at the final show of their summer tour, especially for the big 4-0.

I guess I can’t complain about only being able to catch them five times this summer, even though this winter will be the first New Year’s run in three years where I won’t be in attendance, and I fear I’ve forgotten what it’s like to hit the stroke of midnight without Trey wailing out “Auld Lang Syne” on his guitar.

I have spent the last four Fourth of Julys with this band, I have spent thousands of dollars on this band, I have spent many hours in many cars traveling to go see this band. Fuck, I even met my boyfriend at a Trey show. But despite all that, Phish will never be my favorite band. 

To a Son, Husband, Father and Friend

My dad was diagnosed with cancer last Father’s Day, June 15, 2013. He died 11 months to the day—May 15, 2014. The cancer began in his esophagus, a result of Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition caused by many years of untreated acid reflux…

The Plight of the ‘Working’ Mom

Poor Gwyneth. Even before she and Chris Martin split she was complaining about the challenges of being a working mom.

Feminist Guide to The Bachelor: Season 18, Episode 3

The third week of The Bachelor begins with all the ladies commiserating on the couch, as per usual. Chris Hanson arrives in his best color block shirt to tell them that this week, like all other weeks that came before it, will be two solo dates and one group date. Thanks for that, Chris.

Feminist Guide to The Bachelor: Season 18, Episode 2

The episode begins with all of the ladies chilling by the pool, discussing how jealous they are that Clare gets to go on the first 1:1 date with Juan Pablo.