Posts by Tabitha Blankenbiller

Titanic: Adventure Out of Time photo
September 10, 2020 | Games of My Youth

Titanic: Adventure Out of Time

Tabitha Blankenbiller

I wandered the recreated Titanic dozens of times during my middle school summer of 1998, hiding from the heat and shitty neighborhood kids by camping in front of our family’s PC. TITANIC: ADVENTURE

Maribou Slippers photo
September 10, 2015 | Coutoure Noir

Maribou Slippers

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Near the end of my acting gig, my Frederick’s of Hollywood maribou slippers faltered. They could practically touch the finish line, one mere show’s worth of clomping away.

When I picked up the

Fiesta Barbie photo
March 27, 2015 | Coutoure Noir

Fiesta Barbie

Tabitha Blankenbiller

The dress was in my periphery for a lifetime before I searched for it, before I found and bought and wore it like an explanation.

Ugly Sweater photo
January 2, 2015 | Coutoure Noir

Ugly Sweater

Tabitha Blankenbiller

I wanted to tell her to fuck off, but I didn’t know the term yet. “Okay,” I said.  It was the blandest, safest response to something I knew in my marrow there was no escaping. 

Effortless photo
October 10, 2014 | Coutoure Noir

Effortless

Tabitha Blankenbiller

We were halfway through our second-date dinner when I realized that my shirt was on backwards.

“Oh,” said Tom, a flat thud to my confession. “I didn’t notice.”

I watched him chew, staring

Games of My Youth: True Animal Crossing photo
May 30, 2014 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: True Animal Crossing

Tabitha Blankenbiller

I couldn’t have my Wii hooked up and not play Animal Crossing. That would be like fries without ketchup; Vegas without blurry duck-faced selfies. Matt let out an uneasy chuckle when he saw the game

Games of My Youth: The Snake Escape photo
January 31, 2014 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: The Snake Escape

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller is revisiting the games of her youth, replaying them and writing semi-regular column for us. Previous installments include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ("Fifty Shades

Games of My Youth: Oregon Trail’s End photo
December 20, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: Oregon Trail’s End

Tabitha Blankenbiller

Tabitha Blankenbiller is revisiting the games of her youth, replaying them and writing semi-regular column for us. Previous installments include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ("Fifty Shades

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda photo
November 1, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: Fifty Shades of Lelda

Tabitha Blankenbiller

My favorite video game lives in an ark. Surrounded by artifacts packed in a Rubbermaid tote box, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was next on my Summer of the Video Game list of must-plays. 

Games of My Youth: The Last Star photo
September 20, 2013 | Games of My Youth

Games of My Youth: The Last Star

Tabitha Blankenbiller

The Summer of the Video Game will also go down as The Summer I Moved. Not across town, not from apartment to house. This is the year we made a leap from Portland to Tucson, forced by my husband