Erica- University of Michigan

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Oct 20, 2009

Gossip Girl: It’s All Fun And Games Until Chuck Bass Gets Hurt

I think we can all agree that it's not nearly as fun watching Vanessa Abrams be a bitch as it is watching Blair Waldorf. Mostly because Blair doesn’t normally get bogged down by remorse…at least not right away.

Oct 13, 2009

Gossip Girl: Weddings Are Never All About Love

Call me a sap all you want, but there were tears this week. Real ones. First they were tears of frustration and anger - crying because the scene that I have been anticipating for weeks, when Rufus and Lily finally discover that Scott is their son, was squished into some 15 second clip where Georgina walks by and breezily mentions it.

Oct 6, 2009

Gossip Girl: Hilary and Tyra and Tori, Oh My!

I have a confession to make: I LOVE HILARY DUFF! Ever since the days of Lizzie McGuire I’ve been a fan. And when I say "fan" I mean "I cried at the Lizzie McGuire movie when she finally kissed Gordo." Sigh. I also love her music, her style and her sister (but only in Napolean Dynamite).

Gossip Girl: Photos, Lies and a Walk Of Shame

Yesterday was the best day ever. First, my Communications teacher decided to show Gossip Girl in our class and then the CW broadcast a fabulous new episode and finally developed the “Rufus Humphrey’s kid is hiding out in New York” plot line. Oh, and I got to see Dan Humphrey do a Walk of Shame. Yay, life.

Gossip Girl: Georgina’s Back and Badder Than Ever

For a week there, I thought that my beloved Gossip Girl was destined to go the way of The O.C., becoming a drama where the only superior things were wardrobe choices. But after watching episode two of the season, it seems that the drama and romance we cannot live without is here to stay and growing better by the week.

OMFG – Gossip Girl Finally Returns

Serena Van der Woodsen is back in the tabloids, Blair and Chuck are still smooching, and Nate’s dating the family enemy? Sounds like we’re setting up for a season full of OMFG!

Sep 12, 2009

An Open Letter To Obnoxious Texters

Dear Obnoxious Phone Users of the World: While I will never deny that my cell phone has allowed me the opportunity to amuse myself during a boring class, I understand that there is a time and a place for texting.

Aug 29, 2009

And Why Can’t My Life Be a Movie Moment?

After spending lots of time analyzing my favorite movies, I’ve realized that it’s not so hard for the everyday man to create a movie moment in everyday life. Sure, finding a Leo DiCaprio to sketch my naked body on a sinking ship might be hard (and not ideal considering the ending), but many of the most romantic gestures in movies aren't so hard to manage, even without a script:

Aug 2, 2009

Intro To Cooking: Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You know those people who screw up the brownies where all you have to do is add water? Yes, that’s me. I have screwed up popcorn, switched ingredient amounts, and frequently embarrassed my mother with my basic lack of culinary skill.

Aug 1, 2009

Saturday Read: Straight Talking by Jane Green

Instead of educating myself with the help of intellectual books, I have spent my whole life devouring romance novel after romance novel, missing out on some much-needed sleep and creating completely unrealistic expectations about men and love.

Jul 20, 2009

The Things Maybe We Shouldn’t Be Sharing…

Upon some recent discussion with my guy friends, I’ve come to realize that we girls may just be a little bit “too close.” I happen to be one of those people blessed with an intimate group of girlfriends, and therefore we talk about everything from the specific color name of our nail polish to the exact millisecond of how long our most recent sack session lasted.

Jul 4, 2009

Burnt To a Crisp? Read On…

Now that a lot of us hold weekly office jobs, it makes perfect sense that we want to soak up as much sun as possible on the weekends. However, too many girls make the mistake of not wearing sunscreen while sitting in the sun to compensate for their pale bodies…and end up looking like a lobster instead.

Jun 17, 2009

The Top 10 Celebrities Who Should NOT Be Famous

As far as I can tell, there are three main types of celebrities that the world fawns over. Type 1:“The Talented Celebrity.” Think models who have shown up on the cover of Italian Vogue, actors like Brad Pitt who have starred in everything from comedy to drama, and music moguls who come out with one hit after another (think Madonna)...