sj (never SJ) hates everything. Except books and music. Sometimes she hates those too. When she's not going on and on about something at IB, you can find her (usually ranting, but occasionally loving things) at her blog, Snobbery.

The Weekly Verse, Sexy Edition: Come Out Tonight by Steven “Jesse” Bernstein

April 23, 2014 | sj | 10 Comments

I usually make a thing about poetry not really being my bag.  That’s not to say I didn’t write some really shitty poems in my day, cos I totally did, but for the most part I am not a huge fan of READING poetry.  I […]

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Morpheus Mondays for This Special Announcement

April 7, 2014 | sj | 6 Comments

I know, guys.  It’s Monday and you’re prolly all “Wait, I thought we were doing Morpheus on Mondays [heh], how come I don’t have some Dream in my RSS?” I promise, there’s totally a reason for that!  Some of us have been falling behind, and […]

Judy Blume Taught Me About Sex, Masturbation and Premature Ejaculation

April 4, 2014 | sj | 35 Comments

Like most kids my age, I read and loved Judy Blume with that white-hot intensity that can only happen when you’re young.  I read fast, so it wasn’t unusual for me to burn through all of the SuperFudge books in a day or to read […]

Morpheus Mondays – A Game of You & Fables and Reflections

March 31, 2014 | sj | 8 Comments

So, when we started scheduling this group read of The Sandman, I was all “I CALL WEEK THREE!” cos I totally wanted to be the one to talk about these two volumes…and then I’ve been sitting in front of a blank draft for the last […]

Morpheus Mondays – Dream Through the Worst Day of the Week

March 10, 2014 | sj | 25 Comments

I had lots of book crushes when I was growing up. Almost as many cartoon crushes, too. But the first comic book character I wanted to be my boyfriend was Dream/Morpehus/Lord Shaper/Oneiros/etc from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. It probably helped that I was way into […]

Put This In Your Earholes: Because Valentine’s Day Can Suck It

February 12, 2014 | sj | 19 Comments

Ugh, Valentine’s Day, amirite? Okay, so maybe you’re not alone. Maybe you’re not (as my friend Herc put it) trying to decide between “ironically not-masturbate[ing], or just unashamedly and unironically masturbate[ing].”  But a LOT of people have a decision like that to make. Even if […]

Flowers in the Attic: “Our Mother’s Surprise” through The End (DUN DUN DUUUUUNNNNNN)

January 10, 2014 | sj | 25 Comments

Whew!  We are finally done, and it has been one hell of a ride, amirite? When Tess left off, Cathy had just lost her shit at mommy and Corinne decided to punish them by staying away and NOT telling them her super frabjous news. Eventually […]

Put This in Your Earholes: Because You’re Too Damn Old for Green Day

January 8, 2014 | sj | 16 Comments

First things first: I AM NOT TALKING SHIT ABOUT GREEN DAY. HOWEVER, I feel that since I’ve been listening to them since I was 13, it would have been nice had they matured along with me, you know? Yeah, yeah, I know – American Idiot […]

Put This in Your Earholes: Songs About Girls

October 16, 2013 | sj | 11 Comments

When I was in high school, I was the person everyone came to with their music questions.  “Hey, who does…? [hums badly]…” BOOM, sj had your answer. I don’t even know why, I have difficulty remembering the plot of some books I read last week […]

Cunts Need Music, Too.

August 9, 2013 | sj | 30 Comments

You know what was the fucking BEST about being a young person constantly on the lookout for new music in the mid-90s?  The goddamn riot grrrl movement. In case you’re not familiar, the grrrls were underground punk rock feminists.  They sang songs about things I […]