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Linda Roy
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Linda Roy is a humorist, writer, and musician living in New Jersey with her husband and two boys. Her blog elleroy was here is funny with a soundtrack. She is Managing Partner and Editor-In-Chief at the politics & pop culture website Lefty Pop, and writes & records a musical humor column at Funny Not Slutty. She's contributed to Aiming Low, Sprocket Ink, In the Powder Room, Mamapedia, Bonbon Break, The Weeklings, and Earth Hertz Records. She's was selected as a BlogHer Voice Of the Year for 2014. When she's not snarking and kvetching, she's fronting the Indie/Americana band Jehova Waitresses and being social at Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Bloglovin'.

Entries by Linda Roy

In Defense of the Pumpkin

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Our old friend the pumpkin. Is it just me, or does anyone else here think he's getting a bum rap?

I mean, sure things have gone a little overboard in the last several years. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, we're deluged with so much pumpkin that we don't know...

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Playgrounds, The New Bar Hopping

(3) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Before kids, I bar hopped. My rock band played in them. It was a lot of monkeying around minus the monkey bars; a pretty swinging lifestyle.

After years of teeter-tottering toward my career goals, in which the industry was the bully -- always waiting for me to climb ever closer...

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Stigma Is What's Crazy About Depression

(3) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 1:57 PM

I'm the "artsy" one in my family. The black sheep. Translated, that means I'm the moody one. Or at least I always thought that was the reason for my dark moods growing up.

To some extent that's true. That sensitivity thing -- whatever it is, that makes us turn...

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Job Ideas for the Stay-at-Home Mom

(4) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 1:49 PM

The question comes up frequently: "Are You Working?"

No, I get it; there are a lot of women in the workforce. They're making their own money, getting out of the house, empowering themselves. We've come a long way, baby, and I'm all for it.

But I see the advancement...

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Fond of Fondue

(9) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Well, I did it. I finally bought a fondue pot.

I was in the Crate & Barrel outlet the other day, and that shiny red fondue pot that usually sells for a cool $50 was marked down to a mere $16. I had to have it. I had to, I...

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Life Lessons Through Rock Music

(3) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 5:44 PM

"You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find...You get what you need. Oh yeah." -- The Rolling Stones

I've been known to actually utter these words to my kids on numerous occasions -- minus the "oh yeah," depending on my mood. Sometimes...

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Half Caff Gaff

(7) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 11:39 AM

Tuesday midday fatigue sets in miles away and hours to go until I am reunited with my beloved single cup home brew. On a particularly trying day befitting the choice of a comforting cup of something that will strain my wallet, if not my sensibilities, the local donut shop is...

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20 Signs You're Getting Old, Generation X

(34) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 6:37 AM

Let's face it; we live in a youth-oriented society. And as a member of Generation X as well as a member of an indie/alternative band, I've always clung to my youth, however fading or fleeting, with white knuckles. Judging by the number of over-40 somethings running around in velour sweat...

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I'm Just a Girl

(20) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 4:43 PM

My husband returned from a client meeting shaking his head in frustration. As an architect, he deals with all sorts of humanity, not the least of which are demanding, entitled, "I can have and do anything" types. But this time, the source of frustration did not stem from that ilk.

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