I’m Alive Today Because Of Welch’s Fruit Snacks

I have a long, long history with Welch’s Fruit Snacks.   WELCH’S FRUIT SNACKS.   Let’s start with a little trip down memory lane, shall we? Back to the Early-Mid-90’s. Now, I’m A #90sKID, so obviously, I ate a lot of fruit snacks growing up. Who among us whomst was[…]

Currently… in February 2019

  FEELING:  Well, honestly, I’ve lost the last week and a half to being very, very sick. It started with that achy feeling in my bones, then turned into a fever that lasted for about a week, and now I have this lingering very wet deep chest cough. It really does feel like[…]

2019 Resolution: Get Out More!

I had a whim today. Well, really, it was because I saw this Time Out New York article on my Facebook timeline: talkin’ bout the 50 places you should visit in New York City. I’ll get the waiting out of the way: I’ve been to 33/50 of them. Not bad![…]

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[…]

A Tale of Two Fyre Fest Docs

  Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island in the Bahamas, in a former FEMA tent, subsisting on cheese sandwiches, you’re aware — aware that there are TWO competing documentaries about Fyre Festival for you to enjoy.   Some news outlets will pit the two against each other. Some[…]

Did I Solve The EARONS / Golden State Killer Case? MAYBE!!!

First things first, let me introduce you to my absolute favorite true crime podcast: Casefile. I have listened to every. single. episode. I’m obsessed. I devoured the entire back catalog of episodes (around 70 at the time I started listening) at work, often when I was alone in the adjacent[…]

The Angriest L Train Interaction I Have Ever Seen

With the possibility that the L train WON’T be shutting down, it’s got me thinking. A lot of people are happy. A lot of people are angry. A lot of people are ambivalent. There’s a lot of people in New York City, and they all have feelings! Most of them —which is a lot of[…]

My Very First Visit To TIMES SQUARE

Ok so FIRST OF ALL, this story takes place a looooong time ago. Like, 2005, probably. 14 years ago. That’s one entire Tweenage Disney Channel Sitcom Star ago. My first boyfriend — in college — because Late Bloomers Gonna Bloom Late — grew up in New York City. My first[…]

* ~ * Adult Fantasies * ~ *

stomach growling, I slink my way to the kitchen and open the fridge. It’s full of food, and some of this food comes together to make a satisfying meal, which I sensuously eat. my phone chimes with a text — it’s my pharmacy. They inform me that my prescriptions are due for[…]

The L Train Is SAVED!! Maybe.

We’ve been dreading it. Planning around it. Making forced gallows-humor jokes about it. And now… Well, in a bizarrely unilateral move, Gov. (ptooey!) Cuomo announced that there would be no L train shutdown.  Couldn’t have said it any better myself, cryptically ominous subway tile graffiti. In a totally “everything means nothing” move, that bitter pill[…]

Currently… in January 2019

FEELING:  Ahem, WordPress. Annoyed at this weird change? I legiterally have no idea what I’m doing, I just pray to sweet Satan that this post makes it out of the gates in readable format. Um, I’m okay. Feeling my grip on sanity loosen ever-so-slightly now that I’m not working regularly, and[…]

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[…]

Stop Making Me Cry!

  ‘Tis the season for RAMPANT HIGH EMOTIONS!   Sure, you can *try* to avoid the Christmas Cry-ies by not tuning into those schlocky Hallmark movies where Flannel Clad Single Dad teaches High-Powered High-Maintenance City Woman the *True*Meaning*Of*Christmas. You can avoid listening to “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” or any[…]

Bye Bye “BDE,” 2018 was *REALLY the year of…

  Do You Remember back in early 2018? When we all thought that Big Dick Energy — or BDE — was the “Big Mood” of the year?   BDE symbolized everything that we wanted to project into the world … or so we thought!  Early 2018, we were all younger than[…]

Currently… in December 2018

  FEELING:  Must I say it? “INCREDULOUS that the year is already over!!!” November was a hard one. Tours and work busy, then slow, then TOO BUSY. I mean, this post is 7 days late because I simply haven’t had the time, and I don’t think I took any selfies this[…]

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[…]

Broadway Musicals To Spice Up The Great (Stale) White Way!

  What percentage of Broadway these days is original content? Take away the musical (or staged play) versions of popular movies and you’ve got what left.   Hamilton. Basically, only Hamilton.   Look, we can’t all be the next Hamilton. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be creative!! I’m sure, if we tried thinking OUTSIDE the[…]

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[…]