Kitchen Nightmares, Sweet Dreams

  I’m a CHAMPION sleeper. I’m asleep by 9pm most nights, and wake up by 6am most morning for work. I sleep SOUNDLY, have graphic DREAMS (which I journal, obviously!) and — compared to so many of my peers who struggle with sleep — I consider myself lucky that I’m[…]

Where I’m Coming From

  After ten years, I can call New York my “home town.” Those are the rules. Read ’em & weep, suckers.   But the place where I lived for most of my life — the town I grew up in — will always have a special place in my heart.[…]

Sunday At Home!!!

  Today…. for the first time in MONTHS… I’m spending an entire day at home.   I’m trying to remember the last time I actually spent an *entire* day at home without working a half-day, or doing a tour, or venturing out to meet my boyfriend. I think it’s really important[…]

Things I Wish I’d Done Before I Got My Forearm Tattoo

  In case you don’t follow me on Instagram (but seriously, why don’t you follow me on Instagram?). Two weeks ago, I got my forearm tattooed.   *wheeeeeeee!!!!!!!!*   Two days before the Chrysanthemum Moon in September, I got a huge chrysanthemum surrounded by sweet forget-me-nots down my left forearm. It was[…]

Currently… in October 2018

  FEELING:  SO OPTIMISTIC. And nostalgic, but in that “look how far I’ve come” kind of way. My life was turned completely upside-down on this day last year. Right now, I’m working two jobs that I love, living in the most fabulous apartment, dating someone who adores me and who is so easy to spend time with,[…]

Autumn Wish List 2017, Revisited

  *** HELLO, FRIENDS! During a Drafts Folder Clear-Out, I came across this draft that I’d last edited on September 27th, 2017. I abandoned this post — and my blog, really — for basically all of autumn after that while I was going through a bad breakup. A year has[…]

Top 5 NYC Neighborhoods I Have Lived In

  Ten years in New York! This photo was taken a little over a month after I moved here and thus, began the longest and most fulfilling relationship of my life —   HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!   But I haven’t exactly stayed put all this[…]

Now That I’ve Seen Batman’s Penis, I’ll Never Be The Same

  So, DC Comics has launched a new label called “DC Black” (“why it gotta be black?” — RuPaul) which is aimed at a more “mature” audience, presumably to tell stories with more sexual content, because they had no problem grappling with extreme, disturbing violence content under their existing label.[…]

HOW Tired Am I? *THIS* Tired

  I *thrive* on being busy. I sleep better when I’m busy, drink more water when I’m busy, keep my room cleaner when I’m busy. I’ve been pretty busy lately, but it’s a delicate balance. I know that I’m too busy and too tired when THIS happens:   I think it was the night of the[…]

I Would Never Hurt A Fly… On Purpose

  WARNING: what you are about to read is undoubtedly going to be the most upsetting and disturbing story of insecticide (insect MURDER!) that you will EVER hear in all of your live-long-life. This story contains graphic details of toilets, MURDER!, and butts. Mom, don’t even read this one. I’m[…]

Top Ten Reasons You Should Sign Up To Be A Poll Worker!!!

  You know how passionate I am about Workin’ the Polls! This will be my sixth election (and my FIRST in my NEW DISTRICT eeeeEEEeee!!!!)   everybody thanks you for what you’re doing. The long hours, the early wakeup time, the nonstop stream of voters. Everybody THANKS you for your service, but they[…]

Back To School

  I haven’t been a student since 2007.   HOLY CRAP, I’m old!   And yet, I don’t think a week goes by that I don’t have a dream about going back to school.   I’ve been using the Dream Journal Ultimate app to log my dreams for the past[…]

After A Decade Of New York, You Will…

  Today is my 10-year anniversary of moving to New York City.   You probably know me as someone who talks a lot. HA! I do. But reflecting on this momentous occasion, and what it means to me, I’m actually at a loss for words. I can’t seem to form[…]

Currently… in September 2018

  FEELING:  Purposeful. I’m pretty busy now, but I am reaping the rewards of all my hard work and I’m absolutely loving it. Things have been a little hectic and I can’t lie, Leo season was bringing PLENTY of drama and I’m kind of happy to be in nice, organized, Virgo[…]

Dance As If Nobody’s Watching — Oh God, Are They Watching?

  You know how some people are afraid to dance because they claim that they “can’t dance”?   Hmm…. can’t relate.   Not that I’m bragging about my skills on the dance floor! Au contraire — I am openly and unapologetically an awful dancer. But I’ve always taken a special joy in dancing.   I vividly[…]

What’s Cooking?

I used to shit on cooking. Like, a lot. *looks back at that unsavory sentence* *decides to leave it in anyway*   Basically, I would run around boasting, “I can’t cook!” “I can’t cook!” like it was some kind of badge of Third-Wave Feminist Honor. No I will not get back[…]

Be Prepared

    At any given time, I will have at least 5 tampons in my bag. 24/7/365. In the name of “being prepared.”   But that’s not all: of the 3 bags I carry with me on a regular basis (purse, backpack, and tour bag), each of them have their[…]