On being a single, mildly wild 20-something who is newly going to be an aunt.

I’m 27, single, gainfully employed, wildly restless and newly going to be an aunt. My sister and her husband of 3 months came to my apartment one Sunday morning, as we had previously planned, with their Jack Russell terrier puppy, Vito. I immediately picked him up for face licks and squirmy puppy hugs. Vito was dressed up in a baby onesie that had the phrase “#1 Bro” splayed on his back, which I immediately noticed and brushed off. My brother-in-law’s family is very Italian, and thus anything even vaguely mob-related comes as no surprise....more

You're Doing It Wrong: Financing furniture in your 20s

Anyone whose ever walked into Crate and Barrel with any semblance of a budget is familiar with furniture sticker shock. Crap is expensive. You want $899 for a chipboard nightstand? A nightstand in a cute-as-hell shade of blue with just the right amount of distressing, but still, money doesn't grow on trees, especially when you're in your 20s.Back to Goodwill you go, if you know what's good for you. You can whip a belt at a dresser to get that worn-in look you crave, and a little paint does wonders....more

My Quarter Life Crisis

I have long been skeptical about the quarter-life crisis. I guess I used to think that it was silly, in a way, that people would have a quarter-life crisis. But now that I have hit 25, well, I am doing an abrupt about-face on the issue and I am going to say that the quarter-life crisis is REAL....more

This 20-Something's Rebuttal to the NYTimes

Two days ago The New York Times opened a proverbial can of worms with its article, What Is It About 20-Somethings? Considering 20-something’s knack for voicing an opinion on anyt topic, this has gotten the attention is deserves. There is a summary of the article on Lemondrop.com: 10 Signs You’re a 20-Something, According to The New York Times....more

I dream of GenY

If you're over 30 you probably don’t yearn to recapture 20-something days of gritty uncertainty. It’s even less appealing if you’re from the tail end of the Baby Boom, a generation gap in itself....more

Oversharing, Feminism and the New American 20-Something

The summer of 2008. A summer drowning in recession, debt, ridiculous gas prices, and boring, trashy television (I mean, Greatest American Dog??). Lots of things seem to be going wrong…or at least…discussed to the point of having us all believe they’re going wrong…and many teens and twenty-somethings are turning to the web to air their grievances. ...more