Trader Joe’s Tuesday: Crispy Crunchy Okra

  Tastes Like:  Aight, these are BOUGIE SNACKS. They taste like across between SnapPeas (bougie) and dried salted seaweed snacks (bougie) and kale chips (ugh, remember when those were EVERYWHERE? BOOOOUGIE). Great With: I think these would be good for like… giving to kids? To force them to eat vegetables?[…]

Busy-ness is BOOMING

  So, fun thing: When it rains, it pours.   I’ve been mentioning in my past three “currently” posts that I’ve picked up another job, which means I’ve been basically working 7 days a week for at least two months now. Pretty much every blog post that’s been published over[…]

Currently… in August 2019

  FEELING:  Uh, overwhelmed? I can’t believe it’s August already! July went by in a FLASH! I was working 3 jobs and pet-sitting for literally half the month. My only weekend off came about due to a DANGEROUS heat wave. And then I turned 35 yesterday! SHEESH! I love being[…]

35

  THIS.   YEAR.   Honestly, not a lot has changed, but it feels like everything has changed. I picked up an extra job, and developed abnormal changes in my routine PAP smear, and started taking Escitalopram. That alone feels like such a huge and monumental shift. And that was just in like, the[…]

RHONY or GTFO

  The Real Housewives franchise. Truly, has there been any other that has spawned quite so many spin-offs? Indeed, the entire Bravo network might now be more realistically dubbed The Real Housewives Channel, as that’s their main bread and butter. In the beginning, the format did not appeal to me. I was[…]

Felt Cute, Might Delete Later

  First, the history: According to KnowYourMeme.com, the “Feeling Cute Might Delete Later” Meme has been around since January 2017. At least, in some form. That’s more than two years! If you wanna feel real old, that was the month and year that Tr*mp was inaugurated as president. So, in emotional years, this meme[…]

Success

  What if success is by how much you ACCOMPLISH, but how much you ENJOY??? I type into my phone as I eat a burrata and a Prosecco for dinner at my favorite NYC restaurant of 2011, Saggio. Motown plays on the PA, the air conditioning is cool but not[…]

The Worst Bathroom In New York City

  Ok so, if you’ve been reading my blog faithfully over the years, you’ll know that I have some opinions on public bathrooms. Many opinions on public bathrooms. So please, don’t misunderstand me: I love public bathrooms. Every time my query “do you have a bathroom I could use?” is met with a “Yes!”, I am grateful for[…]

But I Can’t Go Anymore

  Every now and then, I’m hit with a pang of longing for a special place. Not necessarily a wanderlust, although these places are usually far away from where I am now. It’s a craving for a place that was familiar to me. None of these places were “mine,” but[…]

Colposcopy

  When I got the call from the doctor — that I’d had abnormal changes in my routine pap smear — I felt the wind knocked out of me. I trembled. I was so terrified. It took me a whole week to track down an appointment to get a colposcopy, an invasive[…]

Subway = Elevator

  A lot of visitors (read = tourists) feel very intimidated by the New York City subway system! I mean, maaaaaybe it has something to do with the fact that actual New Yorkers are endlessly complaining about it. I know it took me a year of living here before I felt fully[…]

Run, Hannah, Run! Why Luke on #TheBachelorette Scares the Shit Out Of Me

  I’m constantly triggered watching The Bachelorette because Luke — the “Bad Boy” of the season — is not only constantly picking fights with other contestants, he’s behaving towards Hannah with classic traits of a stalker.   For one thing, I take you back to the Man Pageant episode at the very[…]

55 Years of Crimes That Rocked New York City

  So the thing is, and I’ll admit, I have a pretty niche interest. What can I say? I grew up looking forward to Fridays … because that was the day of the week that Law & Order: SVU premiered new episodes (in the late 90’s-early 00’s). Honestly, I’m kind of amazed[…]

My Heritage

  Ok so when we were little kids in school, we learned the most terrifying thing about the Middle Ages. No, not the Plague! To me, the most terrifying this about feudalism was that, whatever class you were born into, that was your job for life. Basically, if your parents were farmers, you were a farmer.[…]

Pockets in Pajamas

  People, we have a lot of fun on this blog. But now, I need to address a serious issue.   We need pockets. In pajamas. And we need them. Yesterday.   Well, specifically, we need them a month ago. It was around a month ago when I was doing laundry in my pajamas…[…]

“Four Weddings” Is The Best Reality Show Because It Brings Out The Worst In Everyone

  In case you didn’t know, Four Weddings is on Hulu. Go, go, go!   There was a time in cable television when we went absolutely bonkers for wedding-related content, running the spectrum from the saccharine Say Yes to the Dress to the hate-watch Bridezillas. Does anyone remember Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? Because I DO. I lapped up every program[…]

Currently… in July 2019

  FEELING:  Busy! As soon as I got a new gig, things picked up at my regular job, which meant double the work! I’ve basically gone from zero to a million. I’m so glad I write and schedule my blog posts, like, 3 weeks in advance!! . WATCHING: My latest “noise in the background”[…]

My Favorite “Woo Woo Hippy Doo” iPhone Apps

  Dream Journal Ultimate I have been using Dream Journal Ultimate for over a year now. It’s honestly the most reliable part of my morning routine! Before I started journaling my dreams, I maybe remembered one or two dreams a month — now, I sometimes remember up to 3 different[…]

Quite The SUR-prise

  Okay, the first time I heard about the reality show Vanderpump Rules, I thought it was a joke.   It’s a soap opera surrounding the bed-hopping staff of a restaurant owned by a Real Housewife.   I, a connoisSUR of reality TV of the lowest order, refused to lower myself to watch[…]

On Being High Maintenance, Whatever The Hell That Means

  I am high maintenance, and I’m mad as hell about it.   I think about this a lot, but this article is just one of many that stuck in my craw. I guess I’ve been “high maintenance” for a long time. I do require a lot of maintenance just[…]