The Time I Catfished Somebody I Knew IRL

I know we just flipped our calendars over to 2016, but tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1999!  That’s right – we’re going back to the days of dial-up internet! If you had to google either of the phrases “dial-up internet” or “party like it’s 1999,” I’m gonna bet that[…]

What’s Your Go-To Pose?

When someone aims a camera at you, you have to ACT FAST!  What do you do when the shutter’s on YOU?  Peace sign?  Duckface?  Maybe Duck-and-run-for-cover?  Put your hand in your hair and look down at the ground? Looking back at photos from my college years, it’s clear that I[…]

BROOKLYN!

Yes, it’s true, I’m officially moving to Brooklyn this weekend!  The nightmare that is moving in NYC (don’t get me started) is more like a dream come true!  As I write this, there is a perfectly passionate thunderstorm rolling overhead and my first thought is, “I can’t wait for my[…]

#tbt The Gothic Renaissance

Kids say the darnedest things. I’m in my second week working at the school and already I’ve heard some amazing and truly terrifying conversation happening around me.  But perhaps the funniest thing came from one of my students who, upon noticing my predilection for dressing all in black and my[…]

#tbt The Traditional Thanksgiving Butter Turkey

Ah, 2012 – spending Thanksgiving with my mother’s family.  As the only gluten-free vegetarian in the family, Thanksgiving is kind of a lame holiday for me.  I am reminded of the Mean Girls quote, “Is butter a carb?”  No.  No it is not… …which means that I (fortunately!) am able[…]

#tbt Coney Island Dreamin’

This summer, I was determined to make my way to Coney Island before the end of the summer season and, one perfect day in September, I got my wish. It was the absolute perfect Coney Island day.  I got off the train and right on the Cyclone.  From there, I[…]

#tbt The Closet Costume

Ahhh, the art of the Closet Costume – a Halloween costume pulled together last-minute out of things you already own in your closet.  This photo wasn’t taken last week, it was taken twenty (eep!)ish years ago.  I was a hippie for Halloween that year (proof that some things never change?)[…]

#tbt Happy Birthday, Old Diane

In 2006, when I was a lowly transfer student at Binghamton University, a tall handsome ginger approached me in Watters Lobby and…asked me when I knew about AIDS lesions. That handsome ginger would go on to become one of my very best friends.  Seriously though, isn’t he HOT??? Well, TOO[…]

#tbt Last Year’s ComicCon

TOMORROW IS NYCC NEW YORK COMIC CON! I hope everyone’s cosplay is finished, have gotten their flu shots, have bought enough granola bars to stuff into their bags, and have slid insoles into their Storm Trooper boots.  I am so excited to drool on Artist’s Alley, to finger all the[…]

#tbt Baby’s First ComicCon

Okay, okay, so these photos are only from 2012.  But with NYCC only ONE WEEK AWAY, I thought it was appropriate to share these photos of my first time at ComicCon!  I had so much fun, I mean, LOOK at that face!  I even got to live out my dream[…]

#tbt Everybody’s Doin’ It

Back when I was in first or second grade, I begged my parents to let me pierce my ears.  All my friends were showing up at school with dainty, sparkly studs, and I wanted to be just as grown-up as they were!  My parents’ answer was an emphatic NO.  “You’re[…]

#tbt Dance, Dance

This photo is from late August 2007 and the real beginning of my adult life and as such, I am in a toy store.  playing DDR.  and falling in love with New York City.  a year later, I would move to the Big Apple – September 8th, 2008, and from[…]

#tbt The Least-Super Model

My mother sent this article to me, clipped from a local magazine.  The year is 2006, and despite a deep-seated self-loathing that the photograph conveys, I have volunteered myself to model for a local photo-feature.  Does this image not make you cringe?  The forced, uncomfortable smile barely peeking through a[…]

#tbt A Tale of Two Robots

On January 19th, 2012, I took this photo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Pay CLOSE ATTENTION the goofy little robots in the bottom, holding up the carnation? I loved this photo and the robots and the flower SO MUCH that I made that photo my lock screen photo for the past, like,[…]

#tbt My Blog Turns 5!

So apparently, I started this little blog FIVE YEARS ago!  Woohoo!  Originally, my posts were short (like tweets) but now they’re…um…less so?  And it may interest you to know that when I first started this blog, I loved to rhyme.  So for my blog’s fifth birthday, I would like to[…]

#tbt On The Boards

I used to act, believe it or not.  This photo from my college days, back when I used to love acting and boy, do I look like I’m loving it in this picture!  How hot is that orange and yellow dress?  And the white feather twixt mine cleavage?  Hawtness.

#tbt Grandma’s Birthday

My Grandma is an awesomely funny lady. She just turned 89 two days ago.  This photo is from her 80th birthday party a.k.a. the last time I wore a blouse to please my mother.  I’m sure I was sweltering in the late July heat, here.  Ugh!  Look at those neutrals! […]

#tbt WAL-MART

This photo isn’t dated, but to the best of my knowledge, it was taken sometime in the spring of 2006-7.  I have no recollection of the time or who I was with but I remember spending glorious hours hanging out with my friends in the local WAL*MART.  It was a[…]

#tbt Flattering

I always thought neon pink was a flattering colour on me.  Soft lighting, my best friend.  And as far as flattering angles go, those of us with big noses know to look no further than the overhead angle.  Boom.

#tbt Clingin’ to Big Red

Back in 2005, I was clinging to a lot of things I probably shouldn’t have.  The delusion that I could still pull off being a blonde.  I’m talking full-time blonde here, of course, not the partial blonde that I currently rock to, if I may say so myself, great success.[…]