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[…]

The Instagram Depression Cure

  I am  L I V I N G  for Instagram lately.   A lot of people say that Instagram causes depression. O…kay? I guess it’s like, when you look at other people’s pictures on Instagram, you compare yourself to them, and comparison is the thief of joy, therefore Instagram[…]

“Outsourcing Adulthood” Doesn’t Cut It

  Every week, I swear, I read a new smear piece on why “Millennials,” aka human beings aged 23-38, are not doing it right. This article on The Cut stands out because its author is actually a Millennial, so you think they wouldn’t be so quick to hop on the self-loathing Millennial train,[…]

What Is Millennial Culture?

  Bret Easton Ellis article for The Sunday Times which is conveniently hidden behind a paywall. If you’re complaining about a lack of reading and bragging about your writing abilities, I guess a good way to ensure your opponent has no leg to stand on is to hinder their ability to access your alleged “writing.” So,[…]

New True Crime Faves

  Ok ok ok you know I’ve devoured every true crime podcast and true crime documentary I can get my hands on, and I’m always on the lookout for FRESH MEAT to sink my maudlin teeth into. And boy, have I got some DOOZIES for you today! It’s Wednesday, and[…]

I Don’t Believe In “Ghosting”

  I’ve started and re-started this post so many times and every time, I work myself into a frothy rage so I’m gonna keep this short and sweet (that’s right, UNDER 700 WORDS) and just say this: I don’t believe in “ghosting.”   Why not?   1. Ghosting is a “new[…]

Three New Favorite Podcasts

    Broken Harts is a true crime podcast from Glamour magazine that follows one singular case: the case of the Hart family. In short, this was the case where two (white) women adopted two families of three (black) children and all (?) of them died when the head of the[…]

I Need Your *Advice*

image source: Wikimedia Commons Dear Reader: I need your help. I’m addicted… TO ADVICE COLUMNS! Ever since I was old enough to reach for the coveted “Lifestyles” section of the local newspaper. That’d be the Press & Sun Bulletin, FYI. The “Lifestyles” section back then had everything I needed to know: the funnies the[…]

Dream Journal Ultimate

  Every so often, I discover an app that totally changes my life. DREAM JOURNAL ULTIMATE is such an app!   I’m been using this app for the past four months, and I’ve logged well over a hundred dreams on it! I’ve always *wanted* to keep a dream journal, but[…]

Can’t-Miss Podcast: Bear Brook

  photo via the Bear Brook website   Bear Brook, a podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio, is my latest obsession!   I don’t even know how I heard of it, but damn, I’m glad I did! Consider this your *nudge* to check it out. I listened to almost every episode while working late[…]

My Favorite True Crime Podcasts

Aaaahhhhhhhh, October! When a young gal’s mind turns to TRUE CRIME PODCASTS! If I had a dime for every time I met another person who is as obsessed with true crime podcasts as I am, I’d be like, “What the heck am I going to do with all of these dimes?”[…]

Hate-Watching “Snog, Marry, Avoid”

  Generally speaking, I’m not a huge fan of makeover shows anyway. in the Venn Diagram of “Things I Hate” and “Things I Watch Ironically,” “Makeover Shows” stay squarely in the former category. Maybe it’s the little girl inside me, who remembers being forced to wear way-too-uncomfortable tights with dresses,[…]

Highlights From My 33rd Twirl Around The Sun

July 31st is my birthday! I have been a bit quiet about it on here… frankly, I’ve been quiet about a lot on here, this past year. This year was intense — by which I mean, it had some of the highest highs and the lowest lows — but overall, I’m surprised[…]

Facebook Is Past Its Peak… But What Do We Do Now???

  Ahh yes, Facebook. I have been on Facebook for the past 12 years or so. 2005? 2006? Yeah, I remember Facebook’s humble roots. I remember Facebook when it was TWITTER! You had to have a college email address to sign up, and the only thing you could do was[…]

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[…]

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! It’s SHOWTIME!!!

  Oh, hello, there! Tonight is OPENING NIGHT for The Bloody Deed of 1857! I am all kinds of nervous, and I’ve been buzzing about all week long. Which mostly means hanging around on street corners in the East Village, talking aloud to myself about murders that took place in the nineteenth[…]

LOST: my inspiration. FOUND: this stuff…

  So I just told you in my boat post that I’ve been struggling with finding “inspiration.” That’s pretty harsh, but it’s true. I’ve been actively searching for, but (largely) failing to find, things that excite me. Apologies in advance for sounding like a total jerk, but I’ve been going through a big period[…]

Fixing A Hole

  I wrote over 400 words in this draft. Then I erased it all. Call this “Take Two.”   I’m very proud of myself for writing more in this blog. There was a time, not too long ago (OCTOBER 2017) when I couldn’t even fathom stringing two words together. I was like,[…]

You Can Ask Me Anything!

  Hey, you! Yeah, you! Reading this right now!   You can ASK ME ANYTHING!!!   This post is an invitation. My small but mighty readership, if you want to ask me anything, please feel free! My comments are always open, my email address is on my About Me page. And I love to hear from you! If[…]