New Jersey Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

  It never occurred to me before, but I was raised to be afraid.   Maybe you were, too?   From as far back as I can remember, up until the most recent conversation I’ve had with my parents, I’ve been cautioned to be safe. “Give me a ring when[…]

Currently… in August 2017

  FEELING:  Well, considering the fact that I’ve just returned from an epic (I think?) weekend of drinking too much and sleeping late, I honestly feel a little bit dazed! It’s the day after my birthday, so I’ve got a bit of post-birthday blues, but I can’t wait for Burning Man to[…]

Currently… in March 2017

FEELING:  Excited and inspired. I’ve been working for the past …well, a little over a week… nonstop at the studio I was working at a few months ago. I love love love it. It’s so much fun helping out, and every day I get asked to do something that scares me: power[…]

“What Do You Have In This Bag – ROCKS?” Well, Um, YES.

Yes, I was the weird kid who’d stop to pick up a rock off the ground if it was shiny, smooth, OR formed a neat shape (this one looks like a strawberry!). It wasn’t uncommon for me to come home with pockets of rocks. And that’s exactly what the inside[…]

Five Albums: Tapestry

Sometimes I wonder if I’m ever going to make it home again. I didn’t know just what was wrong with me. Doesn’t anybody stay in one place anymore? Carole King’s Tapestry is a masterpiece of meandering insecurities and confident piano riffs.  The album dives right in with “I Feel The Earth[…]

Joshua Tree National Park, California

  You down with OPV, Other People’s Vacations?  I hope so, because you’re about to get photo-dumped!  I’ve just flown back from California and BOY are my arms tired!  We stayed in a dome that was decorated like the Brady Bunch vacation hideaway – swinging 60’s baby!  Like Austin Powers’[…]

2015 Best Nine Instagrams

What the hell is this post, a shameless plug for my Instagram?  On the one hand, yes definitely.  On the other hand, I’ve felt an Instagram rant has been long overdue from me and I want to get my feelings out there and see what you think.  But first, the[…]

Rainy Sunday Morning Update

First off, thanks for all your kind comments, tweets, and (mom) concerned texts about my cold – can’t say I’m 100% yet, but I feel like I’m sloooooowly getting better! Aside from work and doctor’s visits, I’ve been laying pretty low at home, but I had my first social venture[…]

Brooklyn’s Best Bloody Marys

If your 20’s are all about mimosas, then your 30’s are the decade you finally appreciate the boldness of the Bloody Mary.  Clearly the more sophisticated of the brunch cocktails, the best ones come with a kick and so much garnish you can’t even find your straw.  If you’re brunching[…]

Currently… in August 2015

FEELING:  You know what?  Summer vacation has been everything I dreamed of.  I am so grateful for this time to relax and focus on one job at a time!  I feel like my life is not a crisis anymore. WATCHING:  For the first time in months, I have the time[…]

Buffalo Botanic Garden

I took so many pictures in Buffalo for Easter that I’m still dumping them out, can you believe it?  The weather is still crappy as hell out here so I’m living for flower shows and Botanic Gardens.  We had a little time to go sightseeing in Buffalo and since the[…]

Easter Vacation Recap

“Nothing in moderation” is my motto.  So when I had the chance to head upstate for Easter, I made sure to visit four towns in three days.  You’ve already seen my Owego and Corning, NY photos!  The majority of the trip was spent in the ‘burbs of Buffalo, NY, visiting[…]

Small Town Charm: Owego & Corning, NY

When you live in The Biggest City On Earth (well, at least The Most Important Big City On Earth), sometimes it’s nice to get away from it all.  That’s why Brooklyn exists!  J/K Brooklyn, you know I love ya, betch.  So when I go upstate to visit family, I always[…]

Adventures in Boston!

Over my school break, my boyfriend and I drove up to BOSTON for a weekend!  I’ve never been, but often said I want to visit!  (Side note:  apparently I did visit as a child, but was too young to remember.  Gotcha on that one, Mom!) You would not believe the[…]

Currently… in March 2015

FEELING:  Overworked and overwhelmed.  I just got back from a school break and right away it’s back to the grind in a big way!  I’m worried about next year still, but after the emotional roller coaster of this school year, I feel like I can handle anything that gets thrown[…]

5 Fandom Friday: Goin’ to Con

Oh me oh my, in my little life I’ve only ever been to the last 3 NYCC’s!  This prompt was hard to figure out because I’m not really sure what’s out there as far as Cons even GO, so I included some other fandom-related places I’d like to go as[…]

New Year's Meme by Sunday Stealing!

The New Year’s Eve Meme from Sunday Stealing! In 2014, I gained:  a new job, a new friend, and a hot boyfriend. Hi! I lost:  my first pet, Charlie. I stopped:  working in retail – “and that has made all the difference.”  I never realized how shitty I was being[…]

Thanksgiving Recap!

I am way late in the game talking about my Thanksgiving adventures but here we go – I went upstate to spend the big day with my boyfriend’s parents, then dragged him down to Binghamton to meet my parents…and drink a ton of Scotch. Oh, to be fair, we didn’t[…]

Currently… in December 2014

FEELING:  Excited and challenged!  I have a lot of catching up to do at my new job but I’m so excited to feel so useful, and I love hoping that I can make a difference!  I feel like I should have done this a long time ago. WATCHING:  After watching[…]