NOT THE FACE

    I hate a LOT of things. Fascism. Bacon. That thing where you have to poop really badly but your roommate is in the bathroom and then you hear the shower turn on?   Eeeeeuuuuuuuurrgghhhhh.   But there is ONE THING that I hate more than ANYTHING ELSE in[…]

A Weekend in the Country!

  So the *official* reason for going to Vestal, NY for the weekend was to visit my parents buuuuuuuut it didn’t hurt that their new puppy, Kenzie, was there too! Is this an unabashed photo dump? Yes, AND: it’s my excuse as to why “my homework was late” aka I[…]

Currently… in June 2018

  FEELING:  Excited. Yes, excited! It sort of feels like, overall, everything has been falling into place for me lately. I’ve been working hard, saving up, keeping going. You know, six months ago, if you told me that I’d be in this place by summer, I doubt I would have believed[…]

Getting Back On The Horse

  I have no idea why, BUT, I’ve been having the hardest time posting anything here.   My “drafts” folder has been GROWING and GROWING!!! and yet, it’s just so hard to be satisfied with anything enough to hit “publish” on it.   I’m a firm believer in just getting back[…]

Hey! (What’s Going On)

  Somebody once told me, “don’t give away your brilliance for free.”   Woah! Not that I’m claiming to be “brilliant,” here! But it stuck with me. So I’ve been holding back here, because of a weird, vague fear of putting my best stuff out there on the vulnerable *I*n*t*eR*n*e*t, and having[…]

Squeaky Shoes

  The skill that has taken me the longest to hone, and the skill that has served me the best in my everyday life, is the ability to squeak my shoes.   Yes, I have finally mastered the gentle scuff of my Converse against nearly any ground-type surface that elicits[…]

Currently… in May 2018

  FEELING:  Lots better. Lots better. I had one truly amazing therapy session and also worked almost every day of the past month, and that changed a lot for me. I went from agonizing over feeling “lazy” when I wasn’t working, to realizing that there are ebbs and flows, and[…]

BACK OFF: An Unpleasant Trader Joe’s Story

  “Personal Space” is a funny concept in New York City. In a municipality where we think nothing of entwining our legs with a stranger’s on the subway to keep our balance on that crowded L train, there are still clearly situations where there is an accepted distance that one[…]

GOOD NEWS! SNL is Funny Again!

  Hey, Super Troopers! What a week it’s been! ( <– I am starting this post on Monday, as usual )   We gotta start off with THIS: John Mulaney hosted SNL this past weekend and it was INCREDIBLE. You really should watch the whole thing (especially his monologue, which[…]

Texting + Stairs = DANGER!

  As the famous nursery rhyme “Ring Around the Rosie” posits, “We all fall down.” Some of us more spectacularly than others.   Picture this: Monday night, around 8pm. I’ve just left work and I’m heading home while texting my boss about the progress we’re making. I do this all the[…]

On Top Of Things

  I had the Perfect Day™ the other day. Not in that it was particularly good, more in the way that I felt EXTREMELY GOOD ABOUT IT. It was one of those days when I was SO on top of things — now, I’m not scatter-brained by any means, but on this[…]

GOOD NEWS! I’m Busy As Hell, Which Is A Good Thing!

  Oof my gawd, this week is busy but amazing! It started on Saturday, when I finally made it out to the Guggenheim to see Dahn Vo’s exhibit “Take My Breath Away,” and looking back, it definitely did! It was also my first time at the ‘heim, or the Guug,[…]

Take My Breath Away, Dahn Vo! at The Guggenheim

  COOL STORY BRO: Four years ago, during my second season giving ghost tours in Lower Manhattan, City Hall Park was overtaken by an installation by Dahn (pronounced “Yon,” I googled it) Vo, called “We The People.” Click the link! Did you click it? So basically, it was life-sized CHUNKS[…]

GOOD NEWS! I’m Busy Work-work-work-work-work-workin’!

  Wondering why it’s so quiet around here? No, it’s not because I’m so depressed that I can’t get it together to actually form a sentence — that was last week. This week I’m doing a lot better, because I’m at work! Yes, thank GAWD, I have something to take my mind off the[…]

Currently… in April 2018

  FEELING:  Deep in the throes of PMS + Mercury retrograde + depression, FUN. Fun fun fun. It’s really messed me up, and the endlessly cold and grey weather doesn’t help. I’m struggling to see a light at the end of the tunnel or any hope that things will change as I feel[…]

GOOD NEWS! A Day Late, And Hastily Thrown Together TBH

  Well, what can I say? It’s a combination of PMS, Mercury Retrograde, generally overcast weather, and terrible depression! I haven’t been sleeping well, and when I am, my dreams are really shitty: like, I had a dream that RuPaul invited me to camp with him at Burning Man, and[…]

GOOD NEWS! I *FINALLY* Touched Up My Roots!!!

  So this week was a week off from the studio, and I made myself to-do lists EVERY DAY. At the top of the list was TOUCH UP MY ROOTS. They were getting to be like 2.5 inches long, and it wasn’t the BEST touch-up job (can we say, “polka[…]

Missed Connection (???)

  Have you ever posted a “missed connection”? Have you ever read the “missed connections”? Have you ever missed a connection?   I confess to you, I may have fucked up and missed one, myself.   It was A LONG time ago. Like, the last week of February. It was that one[…]