Just Putting It Out There

  In my most cynical moments, I have believed that there is no such thing as pure altruism. Like I said. Cynical.   Every day express your love to 3 people, animals or objectsBe true to your heartKeep doing it for 3 months & your life will totally change —[…]

SELFIES

Yo, I wasn’t going to say anything about Kim Kardashian on this blog… ever, but I loooove talking about SELFIES.Β  When I see selfies being attacked, I gotta run to the rescue.Β  Oh, and slut-shaming.Β  That too. By now, you’ve seen Kim Kardashians “Internet-breaking” nude (and tastefully censored) selfie.Β  First,[…]

You Should See Me Climb Stairs

I really don’t know who first said, “If you think that’s impressive, you should see me climb stairs.”  I spent actual time Googling that quote, and I can’t seem to find its true origin, so I’ve decided that it’s a thing my dad used to say.  It sounds like a[…]

Love Letter to Law & Order: SVU

Law & Order: SVU has been on television for 17 Seasons – the age of legal consent in New York State!  What?  Don’t act like you’re not in love with SVU, and don’t act shocked!  It’s been 17 seasons of twisted plotlines, tense standoffs, mistaken identity, snatched babies and jaw-dropping[…]

Can You Be A Feminist And LOVE Reality TV?

Can you be a feminist and – YES.  Shhh.  YES YOU CAN.  You can be a feminist and do whatever you want. But. I looooooove Reality TV – especially dating shows.  My favourite dating shows are of the “_____ of Love” oeuvre.  The challenges are over-the-top ridiculous (Mud Bowl!), the[…]

Exciting Announcement!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m writing advice for Femnasty!  I’ve been a huge fan of the website ever since last fall, when the Basic Bitch article caught my eye and tbh, my heart exploded.  I was all, OMG, these girls totally get it.  I am so proud to[…]

2015 in Review: First Quarter

JANUARY Adjusting to the New Job (1/22/15):  “Most days I go home tired.  Some days, I go home feeling like a total failure.  I feel so defeated it’s hard to breathe as I walk to the subway.  And some other days, things go so well that I feel like dancing[…]

Dear Santa…

Dear Santa: I don’t ask for much in the way of gifts and presents, because what I really want can’t sit under the tree with a shiny red bow on top.  Santa, if you think (as I do) that I’ve been good this year, I will be even better next[…]

Macy’s Charlie Brown Christmas Windows!

Charlie Brown’s face up there pretty much sums up what it’s like to live in New York City during the Christmas tourism season.  On the one hand, everything is festive and pretty from the lights on the high street shops to the carollers down in the subway.  On the other[…]

My First Date with Lush

Yes, you read that right: my first.  After I shared about my struggles with acne, I took the advice of the comments and got my butt to Lush on the Upper West Side.  It was a rainy Thursday afternoon, and I was the only shopper in the store, with three[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Holiday Recommendations

I’m going to be completely honest with you (like uh, when am I ever not?) and say, I have no idea what this prompt means, taken as a whole.  BUT, taken one piece at a time: “Holiday” and “Recommendations,” I gather it means “Tell People What To Do This Holiday.” […]

What Was Your Favourite Book As A Child?

My very first book obsession was Go, Dog, Go!  Apparently, I made my parents read it to me so many times that I memorized it and would “read” it back to them!  They figured out my “secret” when they put a random other book in my hands, and I proceeded[…]

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Reasons I’m Thankful for Blogging

This week’s 5 Fandom Friday topic is “Fandoms You’re Thankful For” but the only fandom community I could think of was this one:  The Blogging Community.  We have our inside jokes, our struggles, our cliches, and our unique culture.  I knew I wanted to write a Thanksgiving post about the[…]

Interview With My Liquor Cabinet

Lotsa whiskey.  My boyfriend is a whiskey man.  Whiskey declined to be interviewed. Meghan Sara:  Hi, everybody.  This Saturday, I thought we’d try something a little different, and introduce you to the ladies in my liquor cabinet.  We’ve got White Wine, here.  White Wine, how are you doing? White Wine: […]

QUIZ! What Social Media Are You?

These five simple questions will help you determine your Social Media SOULMATE!!! 1.  You meet three of your best friends for brunch!  Yay!  What do you spend the meal doing? a.  Filling everyone in on which of your friends are pregnant or engaged b.  Cracking witty observational quips about the[…]

Sunday Stealing: Big Bad Meme

Hello, Sunday Stealers!  This week was, not gonna lie, brutal.  I got a tetanus booster on Monday and my arm is STILL SORE.  Things have just been down and not great lately, but they’re picking up and Look!  I dressed up!  I personally think I look like I’m playing Abigail[…]

Seven Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

I knew I’d be suffering from 5 Fandom Friday withdrawal today, and it just didn’t feel right not to post a list of things I love on a Friday.  SO!  Inspired by so many other awesome “My Favourite Instagram Accounts To Follow” posts, I thought I’d share some Insta-love for[…]

Guilty Pleasure Wedding Reality Show

VO:  This week on Guilty Pleasure Wedding Show, a natural blonde in her early-mid-twenties plans the wedding of her dreams to her 5%-less-attractive-than-her-but-inexplicably-wealthy-despite-working-for-his-father fiancee.  We’ll watch as they drama unfolds while she attempts to live out a princess fantasy for some reason and he counters her at every turn by[…]

Greenpointing II

Four months after moving to Greenpoint and the weather is perfect.  Just right to go kick some things off the Greenpoint bucket list!  You know, explore as far as possible, eat at the restaurants you  keep saying you’re going to, and drink Bloody Marys because that’s what weekends are for.[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Girls Just Wanna Have Pumpkin!

It’s that time of year!  Time for Pumpkin Everything.  Ornamental gourds?  CHECK.  Coffee-flavoured beverages?  CHECK.  Grab your nearest infinity scarf and strap on those black leggings, it’s time to go pumpkin picking!  Not real pumpkins, hello, what do you think this is, Long Island?  Aw.  Hell.  Naw.  This is Brooklyn,[…]