Bye Bye “BDE,” 2018 was *REALLY the year of…

  Do You Remember back in early 2018? When we all thought that Big Dick Energy — or BDE — was the “Big Mood” of the year?   BDE symbolized everything that we wanted to project into the world … or so we thought!  Early 2018, we were all younger than[…]

Currently… in December 2018

  FEELING:  Must I say it? “INCREDULOUS that the year is already over!!!” November was a hard one. Tours and work busy, then slow, then TOO BUSY. I mean, this post is 7 days late because I simply haven’t had the time, and I don’t think I took any selfies this[…]

Dream Journal Ultimate

  Every so often, I discover an app that totally changes my life. DREAM JOURNAL ULTIMATE is such an app!   I’m been using this app for the past four months, and I’ve logged well over a hundred dreams on it! I’ve always *wanted* to keep a dream journal, but[…]

Can’t-Miss Podcast: Bear Brook

  photo via the Bear Brook website   Bear Brook, a podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio, is my latest obsession!   I don’t even know how I heard of it, but damn, I’m glad I did! Consider this your *nudge* to check it out. I listened to almost every episode while working late[…]

Broadway Musicals To Spice Up The Great (Stale) White Way!

  What percentage of Broadway these days is original content? Take away the musical (or staged play) versions of popular movies and you’ve got what left.   Hamilton. Basically, only Hamilton.   Look, we can’t all be the next Hamilton. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be creative!! I’m sure, if we tried thinking OUTSIDE the[…]

The “Name Shame” Game

  One of my biggest pet peeves — and one of yours, too, probably — is when people make fun of other peoples’ names. Consider this blog post the antithesis of all the blog posts like this one out there that, I guess, just want to rain on parents’ parades for naming[…]

Making A Breakup

  You know how people talk about “food & wine pairings”?? Well, I think I’ve accidentally hit on an excellent “Netflix & Internet time waster” pairing.   Netflix’s Making A Murderer, and The Cut’s “Both Sides of a Breakup” series.   After being beyond busy for months, I’ve finally found time to sit down and watch[…]

My Favorite True Crime Documentaries

  True Crime Documentaries are all the rage! I don’t need to tell you that the genre has become increasingly popular, but not all true crime documentaries are created equal. I’ve watched COUNTLESS documentaries (all for you!) and I’ve determined that the best true crime documentaries are those that keep feeding you a[…]

Currently… in November 2018

  FEELING:  Incredulous that it’s almost the end of the year. I mean, it’s NOVEMBER! 2019 is right around the corner! Is it just me, or do the years go by faster now than they ever did before? Work has been SO BUSY the past two months! . WATCHING: I feel like I always find a[…]

My Favorite True Crime Podcasts

Aaaahhhhhhhh, October! When a young gal’s mind turns to TRUE CRIME PODCASTS! If I had a dime for every time I met another person who is as obsessed with true crime podcasts as I am, I’d be like, “What the heck am I going to do with all of these dimes?”[…]

Change in the Weather

  I say this ALL THE TIME. But I say it the most when the seasons change.   In New York City, it is SUMMER until the MINUTE that it is WINTER. And it is WINTER until the MINUTE that it is SUMMER.   Theydies and Gentlethem, Welcome to Winter.[…]

Egg Sandwiches! In The Microwave!

Ok everybody — it’s official! EVEYBODY’S cooking eggs in the microwave now!   *EVEYBODY = Matty Matheson, the COOLEST celebrity chef whomst I am low-key enamored with.     It’s been a hot damn while since I’ve talked about eggs in the microwave, and now “eggs in the microwave” are[…]

Kitchen Nightmares, Sweet Dreams

  I’m a CHAMPION sleeper. I’m asleep by 9pm most nights, and wake up by 6am most morning for work. I sleep SOUNDLY, have graphic DREAMS (which I journal, obviously!) and — compared to so many of my peers who struggle with sleep — I consider myself lucky that I’m[…]

Where I’m Coming From

  After ten years, I can call New York my “home town.” Those are the rules. Read ’em & weep, suckers.   But the place where I lived for most of my life — the town I grew up in — will always have a special place in my heart.[…]

Sunday At Home!!!

  Today…. for the first time in MONTHS… I’m spending an entire day at home.   I’m trying to remember the last time I actually spent an *entire* day at home without working a half-day, or doing a tour, or venturing out to meet my boyfriend. I think it’s really important[…]

Things I Wish I’d Done Before I Got My Forearm Tattoo

  In case you don’t follow me on Instagram (but seriously, why don’t you follow me on Instagram?). Two weeks ago, I got my forearm tattooed.   *wheeeeeeee!!!!!!!!*   Two days before the Chrysanthemum Moon in September, I got a huge chrysanthemum surrounded by sweet forget-me-nots down my left forearm. It was[…]

Currently… in October 2018

  FEELING:  SO OPTIMISTIC. And nostalgic, but in that “look how far I’ve come” kind of way. My life was turned completely upside-down on this day last year. Right now, I’m working two jobs that I love, living in the most fabulous apartment, dating someone who adores me and who is so easy to spend time with,[…]

Autumn Wish List 2017, Revisited

  *** HELLO, FRIENDS! During a Drafts Folder Clear-Out, I came across this draft that I’d last edited on September 27th, 2017. I abandoned this post — and my blog, really — for basically all of autumn after that while I was going through a bad breakup. A year has[…]