ByNaomi Vega

Naomi Vega is a lapsed academic and full-time nerd living in Boston. She collects octopus jewelry and spends too much time talking about superheroines on Tumblr.

  1. My mother has two life mottos: "Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke," and "Any excuse for a party." These two serve her pretty well, and our family has adopted them for basically any situation. People tend to look at me funny when I tell them that the latter was the main theory behind my religious upbringing. My mother was raised half-Catholic, half-Jewish. She was confirmed in the Church and has a rosary her…