Trader Joe's Tuesday: Coconut Strips

Trader Joe’s Coconut Strips Tastes Like:  Coconut gummy candy, coconut jerky, everything that is good in the world.  they remind me of chewy macaroons.  THEY’RE ADDICTIVE. Great With:  yogurt at breakfast time, tea at bedtime.  These would make a great “leave in your drawer at work” snack but they won’t[…]

Currently… in September 2014

FEELING:  I’m going to let my feet answer this one: THEY HURT!  Work has been keeping me hopping from one job to the next and I’m soaking my feet and taping the band-aids on but it feels like I’m stepping on shards of glass everywhere I go! WATCHING:  absolutely nothing[…]

#tbt The Least-Super Model

My mother sent this article to me, clipped from a local magazine.  The year is 2006, and despite a deep-seated self-loathing that the photograph conveys, I have volunteered myself to model for a local photo-feature.  Does this image not make you cringe?  The forced, uncomfortable smile barely peeking through a[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Tea Tree Oil

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Oil Tastes Like:  Not for eating!  This is a beauty product!  I will tell you that it smells minty fresh and feels like tingles. Great With:  I know it says not to, but I use this occasionally as a toner when I feel like my skin[…]


Last week, I spoke about my disappointment with Jurassic Park, and how I felt the movie was better.  In a dramatic turn of events, this week I review the novel Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer, which was the inspiration for a one-season TV drama on ABC several years ago.  SPOILER[…]

Does Not Compute

well, it’s happened again.  last summer, my laptop was reduced to a useless piece of machinery by lack of a charge cord.  earlier this week, almost a year to the day later, it simply refused to turn on. I hve to wonder if the “robots” in my life just know[…]

#tbt A Tale of Two Robots

On January 19th, 2012, I took this photo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Pay CLOSE ATTENTION the goofy little robots in the bottom, holding up the carnation? I loved this photo and the robots and the flower SO MUCH that I made that photo my lock screen photo for the past, like,[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Fruit Wraps

Trader Joe’s Fruit Wraps Tastes Like:  Extra-thick fruit roll-ups.  Or very gummy fruit leather.  The texture is odd, but not displeasing. Great With:  your evening glass of cranberry juice…or anything else, really. Perfect For:  Children?  A quick nosh?  A sweet exit to a healthy lunch? Must Know:  They are “organic,”[…]

Jurassic Park

I picked up Jurassic Park in the beginning of the summer, expecting it to be a fast-paced, quick summer read.  Your typical “beach/airplane” book.  I carried it with me all over town and perhaps the most amusing anecdote I can tell you is that when I was reading it in[…]

#tbt My Blog Turns 5!

So apparently, I started this little blog FIVE YEARS ago!  Woohoo!  Originally, my posts were short (like tweets) but now they’re…um…less so?  And it may interest you to know that when I first started this blog, I loved to rhyme.  So for my blog’s fifth birthday, I would like to[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Pure Organic Bars

Pure Organic Cherry Cashew & Chocolate Brownie Bars Tastes Like:  Rich, sticky, gooey delicious dessert that’s actually good for you!  The cherry cashew flavour tastes like gnawable, portable pie filling. and the brownie – do I even need to say it?  Okay, imagine Little Debbie walnut brownies, but denser and[…]

The Time I Wore A Snake

Like, I’m always bragging about how New York City is magical and any given night can turn into an amazing adventure and blah blah blah and I think sometimes people roll their eyes and assume that “New York City is a constant adventure!” is just something we tell ourselves to[…]

#tbt On The Boards

I used to act, believe it or not.  This photo from my college days, back when I used to love acting and boy, do I look like I’m loving it in this picture!  How hot is that orange and yellow dress?  And the white feather twixt mine cleavage?  Hawtness.

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Apple-Banana & Apple-Mango Bars

Trader Joe’s Apple-Banana & Apple-Mango Bars Tastes Like:  well, first, we’d be remiss if we didn’t say what these things look like:  slabs of semi-digested food.  Or bird-feeder fodder.  Or some kind of fruit jerky?  But if you close your eyes, and try not to think about it, they’re delicious! […]

Job: A Comedy of Justice

My first Heinlein novel may still be my favourite.  It’s called Job:  A Comedy of Justice but it could just as easily be called Alec and Margrethe:  A Romance of Love because this book is dripping – dripping – in adorable little scenes like THIS: AWWWWWWW! (it earns bonus points[…]

Currently…in August 2014

FEELING:  Stoked, excited, and sooooo happy!  My big vacation was a lot of fun, I’m glad to have gotten away, but I’m also so happy to get back!  My life lately is so surreal and wonderful. WATCHING: I’m falling behind on Sailor Moon because I’m just a bit too busy[…]