“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,[…]

Reality Can Be Harsh

  As I sit here watching I Wanna Marry “Harry,” the FOX reality show where 12 American women vie for the heart of a man they’ve been led to believe is Prince Harry, it occurs to me how mean reality television used to be.   Nowadays, the biggest reality TV program is, without question, Keeping[…]

PLASTIC BAG BAN!!!

  True Story: the first time I visited Brooklyn, it disgusted me.   I have a sharp, distinct memory of walking past industrial spaces hemmed in with barbed-wire fences, topped with stringy… wet… flapping… dirty… plastic bags. Tattered and tangled inextricably around the foreboding spiked fences. I don’t remember the neighborhood —[…]

True Crime Meets Truly Funny: American Vandal

  I don’t know who recommended this show to me (I think I saw glowing reviews on Twitter?) , but it is AWESOME. American Vandal is Serial (the podcast) meets 90210, Making a Murderer meets Christopher Guest movies.   The editing & score are a perfect parody of Making A Murderer. The narration’s tone and timbre perfectly mocks[…]

Morningside Park

  I’ve lived in NYC for over 10 years — almost half of those in Upper Manhattan — and I only just visited Morningside Park! And on my visit, I saw: two cats, countless turtles, a duck, a goose, and what I *think* is an egret?     And stairs. LOTS of[…]

Enough On My Shoulders

  The recent news cycle has been draining. The recent abortion bans in Georgia, Alabama, Ohio. Every day, my entire social media feed is dominated by stories of desperate women whose lives ended in pursuit of reproductive freedom. Horrifying tales of 11-year olds forced to carry their rapists’ babies to term, women[…]

TEMPEH! In the MICROWAVE!!!

  So Here’s My Pickle.   (food pun? no? ok)   I have basically blogged a thousand times about making eggs in the microwave, and how it’s my favorite depression meal, cheap source of protein, and basically the thing I eat for breakfast every day.   Well.   One day[…]

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[…]

Mama Giuseppa’s – My Own (Generous) Helping of Red Sauce America

  I can’t cook to save my life, but I closely follow Bon Appétit online. I have never once made one of their recipes. Not. One. I’m only into it for the food culture articles, and this month, they’ve been running a series that has knocked me for a loop.   The Red Sauce America[…]

Home, Home On The Grange

  Now, I have been to the Grange, before, technically. A few months ago, I took a trip up to the house but, having missed the guided tour and nearing closing time, I didn’t go in. I did take this super-sick Instagram of me & the Hamilton homestead, though!:   View this post on[…]

Roommates Are Basically The Same Thing As Poltergeists

  DON’T GET ME WRONG:  I LOVE MY ROOMMATES.   Okay, “love” is a strong word. I definitely prefer my roommates over most other roommates I’ve ever had in my adult life. Do I wish I wasn’t forced to consider crapping in a Tupperware on a weekly basis? Sure. Nobody’s[…]

Return to the Little Red Lighthouse

  I’ve loved the Little Red Lighthouse for a long time. And I can PROVE it! HERE! With this blog post from 2012! Now, don’t be confused about the purple Chuck Taylors — it’s a pure coincidence that I was rocking these Chucks in May ’12 and happen to have[…]

Currently… in May 2019

  FEELING:  Ugh. I am going. through. it. I noticed myself starting to go downhill last month, so I scheduled an appointment to see my general practitioner (primary care provider?) and instead saw a new doctor at my usual clinic (whom I liked a lot more? He let me talk[…]

Target Sells Sex Toys Now, Because, Of Course They Do (And I Love It!)

  It started so small, as it always does, and just got out of hand from there — yeah we’re talking about Target.   Target Sells Vibrators in Stores Now so, Hi, I Basically Live There https://t.co/LpyNjPeNBv pic.twitter.com/57EBBx08EB — Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) April 11, 2019   Which led me to the[…]

The Beauty of Bushwick

  My Instagram account is now a street art appreciation account. This blog is now a street art appreciation blog.   With spring sloooowly inching the mercury higher, I’ve been making little efforts to get out of bed and get out more. The smallest of these efforts being strolling trips[…]

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,[…]

It’s Cadbury Mini Eggs Time!!!

  Open a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs right now. Put them under your nose. Smell them. Don’t they smell exactly like the powdered “hot cocoa” you used to make in the microwave as a kid???   Yes, I bought a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs just for myself. Showing remarkable and uncharacteristic restraint,[…]

🎶 Don’t Stop Me Now 🎶

  I’m one of those people who thrives on being busy. If I’m allowed to rest for too long, I fall into a depression and stop taking care of myself (see: wearing the same sweatsuit and not showering for 5 days straight while living off of mayonnaise sandwiches and frozen microwave dinners).[…]

Of Leggings And Janties

  godDAMN, there is nothing I love more than petulant absurdity.   But I didn’t love THIS: Last month, believe it or not, a grown woman wrote an OpEd to the formerly-respected publication The Washington Post to beg — okay, sit down, take a deep breath, drink a glass of water,[…]