Deconstructing The Love Affair With Zoella

As an Anglophile, I’m shocked it’s taken me so long to discover the beautiful world of Zoella, but rest assured, I am making up for lost time. With two YouTube channels full of a plethora of videos and numerous guest appearances on her friends’ channels, a newly-minted Zoella fan has[…]

Good News: Cute Things Are Cute

Liz Climo‘s illustrations are freakin’ adorable and super funny. If you’re a fan of TNG, you have to watch this adorable fan-video made by a kid. OMG. It’s so hilarious. The hashbrown that Troi was saving “for years!” cracks me up. Dena Landon’s story over at xoJane about Tindering with[…]

One Thousand Paper Cranes -aka- Job Applications

To Whom It May Concern: I have begun keeping a tally of jobs that I’ve applied to since the last time I got turned down in the final throes of *almost* being employed. I haven’t really been keeping numerical track of these applications, which I fill out at a rate[…]

“Start Days” and “Finish Days”

Ah, the ongoing saga of my fight with the “To Do List.” From trying to (and mostly succeeding) (mostly) incorporate LISTS into my life, I’ve learned that my productivity on any certain day will fall into one of two categories: “Start Days” or “Finish Days.” Start days are the days[…]

Christmas in October

  It isn’t even Halloween yet, and I’ve already made a Christmas Spotify playlist that’s over 3 hours long. And I’ve been listening to it since September. I have become that which I once hated. I’m going to be a Grinch up in here and suggest that it doesn’t have to do[…]

What’s Going On With Me, LAAAATELYYYYY…

I know, it’s been quiet around here. Almost…too quiet. What’s been going on with me? I interviewed for a couple of jobs, made it through to the third round of interviews for both, and… Nothin’. Still nothin’. So, that’s a bummer. I took a surprise trip out of town. I went[…]

The “To Do” List

As Mrs. Mia Wallace mused in Pulp Fiction, “there are two types of people.” Well, I happen to like both Elvis and The Beatles (although if I have to choose, you know I’d pick The Beatles, obvi), as I believe the population can be split into two different types of people: people who make lists, and[…]

The Backup Plan

So this week has been a ride! It started off pretty good, everything going well, things were looking up, even! AND NOW I’m here on the couch like, crying and watching animal videos and feeling completely hopeless. Let’s give this a run-down: I had a couple of job interviews that I thought I had[…]

Gender is DEAD! That’s the Good News this week!

Last Friday, I listed 7 things that made me exceedingly happy, and I enjoyed sharing so much, that I decided to make “a thing” of it. So welcome to the Second Weekly Edition of my Good News posts. YAY! Good news, for once! So as I was compiling the things[…]

“Self Care” Was At My Fingertips All Along

“Self care” is trendy. I would go so far as to say “self care” is the buzzword of 2016. And the way 2016 has been going, we all need a crapload of self care. When the “self care trend” started happening, I scoffed. It sounded so woo-woo, hippy doo —[…]

Send No Penis, Please

You guys, I had a whole other post written up. I was all set to tell you about awesome stuff on the Internet and my cool new nails and then somebody. Somebody sent me a penis. In theory, I like penises! Penusi? What is the plural of penis, when it regards the[…]

Cold Feet

It’s autumn/winter here in New York City, or as I like to call it, “Double Sock Season.” I think I must have the coldest feet of any human being. My feet are literally ice. I think in a typical year, I’m numb from the ankles down, October through May. Speaking of[…]

Yes, I’m An Egg-cellent Cook

There’s a little saying that goes, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” And when life hands you eggs and a fridge full of nothin’ but leftovers, you make BRUNCH. Aw yes, folks, I’ve been cooking. That’s right. ME! Cooking on the fly, making up recipes. And I’m going to share the wealth[…]

Tweet Relief

Holllllly shit, guys, Twitter has become Something Else these days. Politics-as-usual has become politics-as-unusual-as-it-gets. Trolls are everywhere. Hashtags are grim. You gotta have those guilty pleasure accounts to break up the monotony of horrifying trending topics of you’ll go slowly mad, mad I say! Let's talk about 6, baby. Let's[…]

Get THE SELF-ESTEEM WORKBOOK, Seriously!

So this story begins where it’s been all my life: a slow supernova of self-loathing and self-fulfilling prophesy expanding in a fireball of snowballing problems, sitting in a therapist’s squeaky leather chair. “Would you like to try something?” she asks. I always say yes, because she’s the professional, isn’t she? It’s[…]

7 Things That Made Me Happy To The Point Of Tears This Week

Wow, you guys, this week has been A DOOZY! DOOZY, I say! There’s been A LOT going on and the weekend is almost upon us! I have a tour in Lower Manhattan on Saturday, and it’s supposed to rain again but like, it rained on me last week! I got[…]

If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another

When I was 12, I remember seeing the old Saturday Night Live skits starring Gilda Radner, and laughing at Roseanne Roseannadanna. Goofy name! Fluffy hair! Funny faces! And the catchphrase: “Well, it just does to show, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.” I don’t know if there’s another quote that so[…]

A Lot Of Bad Things Happen

From The Washington Post. Okay, we all know he doesn’t pay his taxes, he doesn’t think America is “great,” and now he admits he doesn’t have any faith in the democratic process. What the hell? So, why is it that you want to President, exactly, Donald? You don’t have any[…]