Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Black Bean & Cheese Taquitos

Trader Jose’s Black Bean & Cheese Taquitos Tastes Like:  Tiny little super-crunchy chewy tacos.  These were My First Taquitos (awww!) so if you have had taquitos before, you may find them similar to what you’re used to.  Flavorful filling, not too spicy, perfect corn tortilla that crunches up beautifully. Great[…]

Time for the Stars

As far as Heinlein goes, this one is probably one of the least convoluted, and most child-appropriate.  That said, he falls into what I like to think of as his “short-book” pattern, where the first half is slow, plodding character development.  You get to know someone, get to like them…and[…]

Sunday Stealing: Funky Twenty-Five

1. Most unflattering hairstyle you ever had? What made it so unflattering?  I got a really unfortunate bang trim a while back and actually stopped going to that hairdresser because of it!  I don’t really know how to explain what she did, so here’s a picture – it made my[…]

New York Transit Museum

This post is SO belated but a million years ago, my boyfriend and I and his friends from work went to the New York Transit Museum!  Which is conveniently located betwixt our respective workplaces, in “downtown Brooklyn,” whatever that means (NOTE:  I seriously do not know what that means. If[…]

5 Fandom Friday: GAMES GAMES GAMES!!!

I lurve lurve lurve games.  I was taught card games at an early age by my family, later to share them with friends and become an obsession.  My Odyssey of the Mind team were among the first to jump on the Apples to Apples bandwagon.  There are so many “secret”[…]

Jiminy Crickets!!

To most of us in the 20’s-30’s age range, weekends are a time to do stupid stuff.  Stupid, weird, bonkers, ill-advised stuff.  We go wild!  Like, really wild!  Like, eating bugs wild! Well, don’t you? It all started with a conversation between my boyfriend and his roommate about eating bugs. […]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Fireworks Chocolate Bar

Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate Bar Tastes Like:  HOT, HOT, HOT!  First, there’s the crackling popping candy.  THEN comes the pepper heat!  You want fireworks?  You got it, dude! Great With:  A glass of milk – to cut the heat factor and help cleanse the palate so that each bite is[…]

Love in the Time of Cholera

Hoping for some light reading?  Love in the Time of Cholera is not it.  After four hours of reading in a waiting room, I had only made it through the first 30 pages.  This wordy behemoth is worth your time, because it will be hard to put it down, I[…]

5 Fandom Friday: RIDES RIDES RIDES

I LOVE RIDES.  I LOVE RIDES.  I LOVE RIDES.  I love getting in line all cocky, totally sure of yourself, trying to show off for your friends how cool and brave you are and then feeling, as the coaster goes up, that you are certainly going to die and this[…]

Buffalo Botanic Garden

I took so many pictures in Buffalo for Easter that I’m still dumping them out, can you believe it?  The weather is still crappy as hell out here so I’m living for flower shows and Botanic Gardens.  We had a little time to go sightseeing in Buffalo and since the[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Brooklyn Brine Whiskey Sour Pickes

Brooklyn Brine Co. Whiskey Sour Pickles Tastes Like:  These are THE ULTIMATE PICKLES.  Okay, it’s not necessarily a TJ brand, but I found them here and without a moment’s hesitation, after seeing the look in my boo’s eyes holding them, I knew they were coming home with me.  They are[…]


I met Jennie Wood at NYCC14 and this review is so beyond late, but trust me, it’s worth it.  If you’re a fan of Sex Criminals and coming-of-age comics, Flutter is one to check out. Navigating growing up and figuring yourself out is hard enough when you’re a teenager.  Understanding[…]

Easter Vacation Recap

“Nothing in moderation” is my motto.  So when I had the chance to head upstate for Easter, I made sure to visit four towns in three days.  You’ve already seen my Owego and Corning, NY photos!  The majority of the trip was spent in the ‘burbs of Buffalo, NY, visiting[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Black Magic Woman

This week’s prompt is “5 Magical Items I Would Love to Own.”  I’m not actually sure what that even means.  Are these items that contain magic?  Is this asking about Magic: The Gathering?  I’m not sure.  So here’s me answering the prompt to the best of my ability: 1.  Salt[…]

Small Town Charm: Owego & Corning, NY

When you live in The Biggest City On Earth (well, at least The Most Important Big City On Earth), sometimes it’s nice to get away from it all.  That’s why Brooklyn exists!  J/K Brooklyn, you know I love ya, betch.  So when I go upstate to visit family, I always[…]

Trader Joe’s Tuesday: 100% Cranberry Juice

Trader Joe’s 100% Cranberry Juice Tastes Like:  Tart, tart, tart!  If Bette Midler was a juice, it would be this bright, sassy, bold concoction. Great With:  Seltzer to water it down a little bit – my favourite is the Trader Joe’s Raspberry-Lime flavour, but feel free to use any kind[…]

I Have A Crush…

Ever since I first watched West Side Story as a young girl, I knew I wanted to live in Manhattan.  I thought that was the place for me, and in my heart, I yearned to be at the center of the Big Apple. And then, I started getting to know[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Fangirl Out!

Five Times I Totally Fangirled 1.  Alan Cumming  when I was 19 years old, I worked at the Target on Reno Blvd. One afternoon Sunday shift, customers kept remarking to me offhand that a famous person was in the store.  Being a local star of the stage, I assumed they[…]

Currently…in April 2015

FEELING:  Confused beyond words!  I’m so uncertain of what my future should be like.  It’s almost completely crippling!  But I’m really upbeat about it! WATCHING:  I’ve been eagerly awaiting each new RuPaul’s Drag Race and devouring the entire Broad City! LISTENING TO:  Lots of bouncy new wave, especially Morissey! READING: […]