iOS app Android app

Entries by Cat del Valle Castellanos from 12/2013

Black Thursday

| Posted 12.01.2013 | Comedy

"Does anybody want to pet the turkey?" Only the fierce, southern woman that is my mother can look at an unpardoned, skinned bird, and turn him into a cartoon. "Catherine?" she says, "you want to name him?" Along with turkey and casseroles, vegetarian jokes are a Castellanos family tradition.

The Death of Romance

| Posted 12.04.2013 | Comedy

My generation's expectations of romance are way off. We've grown up watching the prince rescue the princess. Now we're watching The Notebook while scanning profiles online.

Expedition Denali: After the Climb

| Posted 12.10.2013 | Sports

Two years of planning. One year of training. In June, a group of African-Americans set out to climb the highest peak in North America. Less than a thousand feet from the top of 20,320 summit of Mt. McKinley (also known as Denali), the expedition had to turn around.

Old B*tches and Birthdays

| Posted 12.12.2013 | Comedy

It's 2013, yet there's still this idea that we're damaged goods if we're not settled down by 30. But freaking out over "finding a husband" seems a little too Jane Austen for me.

Unfortunately, No: The Importance of Rejection

| Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living

"Unfortunately" seems to be a key word in the rejection business. It often leads the most torturous denials, the ones that make judgments about my malleable core, the ones that critique my creativity, editing choices or talent. Now, here's the good part. If you fail, you're in good company.

Filming Denali

| Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact

This June, the National Outdoor Leadership School's Expedition Denali set out to climb the highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley. The group aimed to inspire minorities to get active and get outdoors. Andy Adkins, pro-filmmaker and novice climber, was there to capture the journey.

Kicked to the Curb on Christmas

| Posted 12.26.2013 | Comedy

You chose her out of a lineup in a parking lot. You paid top price. She submitted to your every will and you tied her up. She spread her arms and offered you everything.