Private Property

I have been reading the reactions to the Isla Vista killings like I can’t get enough.  Elliot Rodgers acting out in violence because he felt entitled to female attention struck a chord with me and rattled me in a very personal way.  You see, earlier this year I had to[…]

Day at the (Metropolitan) Museum (of Art)

Finding myself alone and with no plans on a rainy Friday morning, I swallowed my pride and took myself on a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  I had a couple concerns going on a solo date to the museum: Concern #1:  That I would feel awkward being alone[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Dark Chocolate Edamame

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Edamame Tastes Like:  flaky, savory crunch with a hint of bitter dark chocolate.  it almost reminds me of “crunchy” or pretzel M&Ms, but salty and sophisticated. Great With:  Trader Joe’s Yogurt-Covered Raisins and salted almonds.  The soft sweetness of the raisins is the perfect foil –[…]

French Milk

A long time ago, somebody (so long ago that I forgot who!) recommended to me that I read French Milk by Lucy Knisley.  When I discovered how difficult it is to find, I crossed it off my to-do list until I stumbled across her website and fell in love with[…]

T-Shirt to Tied Tank Tutorial

I love destroying t-shirts.  Perhaps the anarchist in me loves to see the classic staple brought to its knees?  Whatever.  In any rate, this is a quick and easy way to take a normal blah t-shirt to something a little edgier!  Seriously, it is SO easy, I doubt it took[…]

Attack on Titan

Fair warning:  DO NOT start watching Attack on Titan if you have anything important happening in the next 24 hours.  Because that shit is just not going to happen. Now I finally understand why NYCC ’13 was overrun by cosplayers in white leggings with electrical tape detail and brown leather[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Garlic Chipotle Salsa

Trader Joe’s Garlic Chipotle Salsa Tastes Like:  tangy, peppery, garlicky salsa; thin with small chunks (perfect for scooping!). Great With:  the usual suspects:  chips, carrots, mushrooms.  But you’d never guess – it’s amazing for dipping with raw broccoli!  The broccoli “hair” catches all the spicy juice and the seasonings offset[…]

According to Instagram…

The sweet-and-beautiful-online-and-in-real-life Eeka at Live.Love.Random recently did a post called “According to Instagram” about the telling nature of her Instagram feed.  And I vowed to steal that idea.  Fair warning, I left a comment!  And it turns out, my Instagram feed pretty much paints an accurate picture of who I[…]

Functionally Funked

One of the best decisions I ever made in my adult life was to spend a year getting weekly therapy.  At the time, I felt trapped, hopeless, alone, and desperate – in a way that I’d felt many times in the past.  Thankfully, I was able to seek the help[…]

Throwback Thursday – Ashton and Me

Facebook kind of sucks for a lot of reasons.  It creates unnecessary drama, shows a side of people you’d rather not see, blah blah blah.  But what it’s really good for is storing photos!  And without further ado, here are some choice shots of my puppy love and me: Those[…]

Luke Sleepwalker

When I was a kid, I used to sleepwalk.  Like a champ.  Out the door, down the stairs, through the hall, round the kitchen, down another hall and wind up waking up in the room with my parents watching Nick at Nite, wondering why my dad was going on about[…]

Fake Geeks on the Internet

First, they came for the Fake Geek Girls. A crazy uproar on the internet about girls “pretending” to like “geeky things” “for the attention.”  So many air-quotes, I may have accidentally rerouted planes from JFK.  And that’s because I have so many ragey feelings on the matter that I can’t[…]

Flowers In Your Hair

When the weather gets warmer, my cold, cold heart warms up and I start to want to be, dare I say it, girly again?  And nothing says spring in bloom and life renewing itself like spending a sunny day on your couch re-watching Louie on Netflix while working on a[…]

A Helping Hand

New Yorkers get a bad rep for being “rude” all the time.  You say “rude,” I think you mean “fast.”  Yes, we move very quickly and don’t take kindly to things/people/strollers that happen to be in our way. But ask a New Yorker for help and they will be more[…]

Play With Your Food: “Cosmos” Edition

For the past eight weeks, Sunday night has meant rush home from work to watch Neil deGrasse Tyson host the new run of Cosmos on Fox!  Last week, I got out of work an hour early and my boyfriend suggested that we make a Cosmos-themed dinner.  Television and food puns? […]

Currently…in May 2014

FEELING:  Overwhelmed and charmless.  I’m so tired of dealing with people.  People are stupid and aggravating!  I just want to be quiet and keep to myself.  I’m also exhausted and have a great, hacking cough that I can’t seem to shake.  WATCHING: Just as RuPaul’s Drag Race is winding down,[…]