Tampocalypse Now

In about a month, I’ll be 29 years old.  That’s practically an adult! One of the things I am most proud of as an adult is never running out of the essentials.  I have managed to, since moving out “on my own,” have a never-ending supply of toilet paper, peanut[…]

Science Fiction Rubber Creature

So I’m a little opinionated when it comes to Sci-Fi.My relationship with the genre is complicated.  Unlike most people, I never saw Star Wars as a child, in fact, I never felt the urge.  It didn’t seem to be my “thing.”  My grandmother would sometimes watch Star Trek and to[…]

There’s Got to Be a Morning After(care)

This is a post about my tattoo healing process.  Some people may be grossed out or even offended by the descriptions.  Also, my experience may be different from your experience, and each tattoo heals differently under different circumstances.  This is a (hopefully) humourous look at my own circumstances. “It rubs[…]

Close Encounters of the Chance Kind

Me and my Big Brother in a Chance Encounter, seven years ago! They say, when you go looking for a connection, you will never find it.  Specifically when you go looking for love, it will elude you.  You have to let it come to you. Readers, I have tried to[…]

Always Find A Reason

Correct me if I’m wrong, but there’s a quote floating around out there somewhere that goes a little something like: “Unhappy people will always find a reason to be unhappy.Happy people will always find a way to be happy.” If not, well, you heard it here first.  I’ll happily be[…]

Painting the Roses Red

I’m taking the day off from blogging today to recover from this. Have a great weekend, everyone! LAST WORD: In two weeks, Google Reader goes Bye-Bye!  I don’t want to see this beautiful thing end, and neither do you.  Let’s try to make it work, baby, we can beat the[…]

Requiem Maria

One of my favourite things to do on my long walks up Broadway is to spy on people eating in restaurants.  I adore Broadway from 72nd to 116th Streets, it’s like a whole world unto itself, and the variety of eateries therein is vast and fascinating.  There are solemn, polite[…]

Summer 2013 To-Do List – Punk: Chaos to Couture

First of all, apologies in advance, but there is no photography allowed in the Punk:  Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Met.  So you’ll have to be satisfied by my wordy review and thie picture of me awkwardly posing on the stepladder in my apartment using a self-timer on my[…]

Non, Je Ne Regrette Much…

“No Regrets” is kind of a funny motto.  If hindsight is 20/20, how do you know you’re not doing things you’re going to regret all the time?  I try to live with as few regrets as possible, and yet there are always things nagging at my brain that I wish[…]

Ma Vie En Rose

Last week’s cold, rainy Friday, I went off to finally get my rose tattoo done.  After years of turning it over in my head, fantasizing, and saving up money, months of appointments and consultations, and days of preparation for the pain, I finally went through with it and felt…amazing. During[…]

Friday, I’m in Love (Songs)

These days, you don’t see me out and about without my headphones practically glued into my ears.  I am so into discovering new music lately and realized to my horror recently that many of them are – gulp! – love songs!  Sappy shit, who knew?  So I’m sharing today, my[…]

The Key To Hitting It Off With Strangers

Crowded 1 Train, headphones in.  Trying my best to squish into an impossibly tiny space while carrying armloads of groceries, keys in hand. A stranger taps me on the shoulder. “So nice to meet another Doctor Who fan!” Earphones come out. The older gentleman and I launch into an extensive[…]

…Love and Tenderness

I am very impatient by nature.  I like to solve problems.  It’s what I do!  Having participated in Odyssey of the Mind (“a creative problem-solving competition”) for seven years, I always believe that there is an elegant and swift solution to any problem.  And that I can find it.  And[…]

Don’t Get It Twisted

This one time, I nearly had a heart attack. I was at work, doing my thing, when I suddenly became aware of an acute, piercing pain directly over my heart on my breastbone.  It hurt so much I couldn’t breathe.  I started to launch into self-calming mode:  I started to[…]

This Place Is Dangerous

This is me, dressed as a “wicked temptress”, or as some people call it, “a donut” What really gets my goat cheese at the candy store is when people call it “dangerous.”  Uh, only if you don’t hold the handrails! I kid, I kid.  But here’s a typical conversation with[…]

Summer 2013 To-Do List – Wafels & Dinges

I’ve already started making headway on my summer checklist!  The easiest one to accomplish was finally getting a waffle from the Wafels & Dinges guys.  Because those guys are seriously freaking everywhere. There was a time when I thought the Wafels & Dinges truck was stalking me.  I would see[…]

Currently…in June 2013

Feeling: EXCITED!  I have so much awesome stuff going on, and so much to look forward to!!!  Well, I’ll get to that!  Watching: Black Butler – an anime series that a friend turned me on to.  At first, I wasn’t sure I could get into it, but I always try[…]

Beyond Belief

Tonight, I will deliver my first solo Lower Manhattan tour with Ghosts, Murders, and Mayhem Walking tours.  It is the final route for me to learn, and kicks off my third summer season with the company!  I love giving ghost tours, and I’m so excited and grateful to be a[…]