Author: Shanny the Granny

A Response to the Article that says Alpha Women are Unable to Love

My friend recently shared an article about a woman who claims to have the answer to a successful marriage: A wife must let her husband be the alpha, and she must be the beta. It’s called “Society is Creating a New Crop of Alpha Women Who are Unable to Love.” Let it be said that my friend who shared this was not sharing in agreement, rather in a why-does-this-article-even-exist way. You know, I think I have an idea why this article exists. Perhaps I’m being a little too generous in interpreting the author’s intentions, but in the spirit of...

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Bachelor Recap, Nick, Ep. 6: And Then There Were Six

Let’s jump right in, shall we? The girls find out that Taylor was sent home on the two-on-one date when the Red Witch from Game of Thrones removes her suitcase from their suite. Josephine squeals with excitement because this means Corinne is staying! Looks like Corinne has made a friend in the house, folks! Raise your hand if you’re surprised it’s the thespian misfit? (Not to be confused with the lesbian misfit: Jaimi.) Listen, Josephine probably just likes having Corinne around to study her acting skills, because Corinne is the master of improv. The fact that she has managed to...

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An Awkwardly Honest Review of LipSense: A Story of Love, Trust, & Turtlenecks

If I had to choose my two favorite features on myself, I’d go with my collar bones and my lips, with ears coming in a close third. Sadly, I get more compliments on my derriere (good thing big butts are back in style) than I do on anything else, but I guess I’ll take it. Still, I wanted to point you all to the less, erm, popular features I like about myself, because I’m a big believer that all of us can find something to be confident about, even within a society that tells us we have to look like a hybrid...

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Bachelor Recap, Nick, Ep. 5: The Swamp Monster

My girl Becca from high school chorus class (#falconjazz) is the reason this week’s recap exists. Had it not been for her Venmo contribution to my caffeine fund, I am 99% sure you would not be reading this. My husband and I are godparenting another little puppy for a week, who thinks sleep is for squares, so we get to wake up with her every 2-3 hours throughout the night. Becca, your donation to my mental wellbeing while I piece together this fiasco of an episode on little to no sleep is beyond appreciated. Your generosity was way more...

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Bachelor Recap, Nick, Ep. 4: Abraham Lincoln Took Naps

Catherine P, you are a gift from heaven. I tried looking you up on Facebook to see if we have mutual friends, and my stalking skills failed me (perhaps for the first time in my entire life). So, whoever you are, thank you for the amazing Venmo money that will buy me at least 4 iced soy chai lattes, which carries us almost to Hometowns. Bachelor Nation doesn’t deserve you. [I’m not kidding when I say that you guys finding me on Venmo and sending caffeine/wine money to get me through the recaps truly is the light of my...

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