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[…]

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[…]

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…[…]

Bad Habits

  When I was a kid, I was a nail-biter. I’ve graduated to being a lip-chewer. I’m full of bad habits. I’ve been a hair-twirler, an eyelash-puller, a cuticle-picker, and a leg-jiggler. On the way, I’ve picked up several other bad habits I’m trying to break:     Pointing. I[…]

Being Basic

  Over at Man Repeller, Julia Gray has written a thoughtful and considered piece about the nature of being “basic” in 2019, aptly titled, “What Does Being Basic Look Like In 2019?”     I’ve very much come full circle on “Basic Bitches.” Which, I guess, is to say, I’ve[…]

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,[…]

Dentist

  This is the face of a woman who hasn’t been to the dentist in ten years. And she’s terrified.   Trigger warning: if you’re afraid of the dentist, you probably don’t want to read this post, as it will probably only make you more afraid of the dentist. Especially if you,[…]

Will The Real Comedian Please *NOT* Stand Up?

  My least favorite part of the movie where the comedian plays a comedian is the part where they do comedy.   For example: Obvious Child. Sleepwalk With Me. The Big Sick. All movies —and there are many more — where a Known Comedian™ plays a comedian in their movie.   To be fair,[…]

🎶 Where Have All The Napkins Gone? 🎶

  I’ve always looked up to Amy Sedaris. You know, she was born across the river from my hometown? And ever since her Comedy Central TV show Strangers With Candy filled my adolescent eyeballs with its raunchy, subversive humor, I’ve definitely known who she is. You can’t miss her. Beyond her iconic[…]

March Through The Snow???

  Ok so let’s look at the facts:   It’s March 4th and it’s been declared a SNOW DAY in New York City. It’s already snowed more in MARCH than it has the ENTIRE WINTER BEFORE THIS.   I CALL SHENANIGANS!   You will recall, our first major snowfall of[…]

Sometimes, Living With Roommates Can Be… Shitty

  I would like to tell you that this is the story of the time I almost pooped in a shoebox, but that wouldn’t be the whole truth. Because the truth is that I almost pooped in a shoebox on multiple occassions.    So I live in a 4br/1ba loft in Brooklyn with 3 other[…]

Things You Might Not Know About Me

  I feel like my blog is a pretty good representation of who I am. Like, if you read my blog, you for sure know about my obsession with true crime podcasts, and that I put Kewpie mayo on pretty much everything I eat, I love thrift shopping, and I[…]

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[…]

The “Name Shame” Game

  One of my biggest pet peeves — and one of yours, too, probably — is when people make fun of other peoples’ names. Consider this blog post the antithesis of all the blog posts like this one out there that, I guess, just want to rain on parents’ parades for naming[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

Fear Itself

  It would figure that, as soon as my life starts going Really Well, I’d begin getting random, life-halting panic attacks. And I mean it when I say that my life is going really well! I love my job, my tours are really fulfilling, my boyfriend is fantastic, my apartment[…]

Ass To Plastic

  It’s 87º — do you know where your ass is? If you’re one of the literally millions of commuters aboard the NYC MTA, chances are, your sweaty upper thighs and gluteus maximuses are sticking right to the plastic seats aboard your chosen train. That’s right. It’s ASS TO PLASTIC SEASON.     The phenomenon known[…]