Subway = Elevator

  A lot of visitors (read = tourists) feel very intimidated by the New York City subway system! I mean, maaaaaybe it has something to do with the fact that actual New Yorkers are endlessly complaining about it. I know it took me a year of living here before I felt fully[…]

Run, Hannah, Run! Why Luke on #TheBachelorette Scares the Shit Out Of Me

  I’m constantly triggered watching The Bachelorette because Luke — the “Bad Boy” of the season — is not only constantly picking fights with other contestants, he’s behaving towards Hannah with classic traits of a stalker.   For one thing, I take you back to the Man Pageant episode at the very[…]

55 Years of Crimes That Rocked New York City

  So the thing is, and I’ll admit, I have a pretty niche interest. What can I say? I grew up looking forward to Fridays … because that was the day of the week that Law & Order: SVU premiered new episodes (in the late 90’s-early 00’s). Honestly, I’m kind of amazed[…]

My Heritage

  Ok so when we were little kids in school, we learned the most terrifying thing about the Middle Ages. No, not the Plague! To me, the most terrifying this about feudalism was that, whatever class you were born into, that was your job for life. Basically, if your parents were farmers, you were a farmer.[…]

Pockets in Pajamas

  People, we have a lot of fun on this blog. But now, I need to address a serious issue.   We need pockets. In pajamas. And we need them. Yesterday.   Well, specifically, we need them a month ago. It was around a month ago when I was doing laundry in my pajamas…[…]

“Four Weddings” Is The Best Reality Show Because It Brings Out The Worst In Everyone

  In case you didn’t know, Four Weddings is on Hulu. Go, go, go!   There was a time in cable television when we went absolutely bonkers for wedding-related content, running the spectrum from the saccharine Say Yes to the Dress to the hate-watch Bridezillas. Does anyone remember Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? Because I DO. I lapped up every program[…]

Currently… in July 2019

  FEELING:  Busy! As soon as I got a new gig, things picked up at my regular job, which meant double the work! I’ve basically gone from zero to a million. I’m so glad I write and schedule my blog posts, like, 3 weeks in advance!! . WATCHING: My latest “noise in the background”[…]

My Favorite “Woo Woo Hippy Doo” iPhone Apps

  Dream Journal Ultimate I have been using Dream Journal Ultimate for over a year now. It’s honestly the most reliable part of my morning routine! Before I started journaling my dreams, I maybe remembered one or two dreams a month — now, I sometimes remember up to 3 different[…]

Quite The SUR-prise

  Okay, the first time I heard about the reality show Vanderpump Rules, I thought it was a joke.   It’s a soap opera surrounding the bed-hopping staff of a restaurant owned by a Real Housewife.   I, a connoisSUR of reality TV of the lowest order, refused to lower myself to watch[…]

On Being High Maintenance, Whatever The Hell That Means

  I am high maintenance, and I’m mad as hell about it.   I think about this a lot, but this article is just one of many that stuck in my craw. I guess I’ve been “high maintenance” for a long time. I do require a lot of maintenance just[…]

Clothes Horse

  When that new Netflix Marie Kondo show came out, I couldn’t even finish it. The idea of decluttering — especially clothes — does not compute to me. Hi, my name is Meghan, I have a wardrobe problem. The problem is, my closet bar just SNAPPED under the weight of[…]

Is It Time To “Eliminate” Reality TV Dating Shows For Good?

  It’s not me, it’s them.   I’m having relationship trouble with reality TV dating shows. It’s a very unhealthy relationship, you see. They make me so upset, but I can’t stay away. Take, for example, my latest new addiction: Paradise Hotel on Fox. Which was cancelled-ish after 4 episodes. I mean, -ish. The show[…]

Bad Habits

  When I was a kid, I was a nail-biter. I’ve graduated to being a lip-chewer. I’m full of bad habits. I’ve been a hair-twirler, an eyelash-puller, a cuticle-picker, and a leg-jiggler. On the way, I’ve picked up several other bad habits I’m trying to break:     Pointing. I[…]

Yes, Vale Park Is Hip, And I Found It First

  Vale Park isn’t a city park. It isn’t even a state park. Far from a National Park! Vale Park is an elevated green space, part of the William Vale, a trendy boutique hotel in Williamsburg. So it’s not really an official park, but it’s like, an alternative park?   Located basically a block away from[…]

The Instagram Depression Cure

  I am  L I V I N G  for Instagram lately.   A lot of people say that Instagram causes depression. O…kay? I guess it’s like, when you look at other people’s pictures on Instagram, you compare yourself to them, and comparison is the thief of joy, therefore Instagram[…]

Adventures in Escitalopram

  Wow, gee, post a picture of your brand new bottle of Lexapro on your InstaStories, and suddenly everyone you know surprises you with the revelation “HEY! That’s what I’m on!” I think it’s easier to ask, do I know anybody who’s not taking Lexapro? For years I’ve been recommended, but afraid of, antidepressants.[…]

Things That I Actually Believe Are Honestly Magical

  I think magic is pretty cool. I’m talking MagicK, you know — Glamours, transfiguration, potions, enchantments. But believing in it? Phew. Belief is a tricky thing. I feel like belief — true belief — is the thing that only shows itself when you’re tested. The thing you turn to[…]

Wading in Williamsburg

  It’s officially blog canon now, how much I love the coastline of New York City. And with so many islands to choooooose from, there’s plenty of opportunities to smell the salty air and feel the water’s wind whipping your hair back and forth. But let’s say you want a more immersive experience. Let’s[…]

Currently… in June 2019

  FEELING:  Drained. Drained! I started this month with unbearable allergies. Taking Lexapro, an SSRI, for depression/anxiety. A painful colposcopy and biopsy. The bizarre balance between feeling better due to meds and yet more anxious due to my health scare has been DRAINING! Luckily, the biopsy came back negative!!! But I basically[…]

Happy 200th Birthday, Walt Whitman

  I’ll be honest with you: The first time I picked up Leaves of Grass (in college), it bored me to tears.   Maybe it’s a thing you have to grow into? I for sure skimmed the book to pass the class, but didn’t understand why so many people considered it a[…]