For When You Need to Feel Like a Badass

I always say I’m gonna do things on here (anyone remember the big 40 Days of Paris? I made it to Day 4. It was a good thought and then … scene.) but… Continue reading

Wait, Matthew Crawley is DEAD??** And in Other TV Obsessions: The Following

(**Consider this parenthetical text my Downton spoiler alert for the three other people in the world besides me who didn’t know that.) Imagine my surprise tonight (Tonight, for F sake! Two nights later!)… Continue reading

8 Things I Miss About Paris

It’s been two months and ten days since I returned from Paris (but who’s counting?), and in case you haven’t noticed, other than a few snarky comments about the lackluster quality of American… Continue reading

Welcome to New York. Please Enjoy the 46-Inch, Snow-Pounding Bitch Slap You’re About to Get.

Okay, I’m exaggerating just a little; I think the weather gurus are “only” predicting six to sixteen inches for us here in Manhattan/Brooklyn, but I do love the anticipation of a good snow… Continue reading

So I Live in New York Now. There’s That.

Believe me, no one’s more surprised than me. (See: January to April, 2005 and multiple statements that were in the vein of “As god is my fucking witness, I will NEVER live in… Continue reading

Dear Paris,

… and Dear France, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing year, the incredible new friends, the too-brief dip into your beautiful culture, and for the time of my… Continue reading

Happy Holidays: Instant Feel-Goods, from Me to You

Remember when I said I was an easy crier? These two scenes from one of my favorite Christmas movies, Love Actually, do it to me every time, especially the airport opener. There’s nothing… Continue reading

Merci and Thank You

Today’s my birthday, and I’m so glad that I’m now old enough to stop pretending like birthdays aren’t a big deal to me. Because they are – birthdays are a huge deal! I… Continue reading

Stefan Sagmeister: The Power of Time Off

Wow! Turns out we’re all obsessed with not working for a while! Yesterday’s post actually resulted in a few emails from both strangers and friends asking about my time off: how I financed… Continue reading

Shocking: The Real Purpose of Your Life

As a person who’s taken almost a year off of the traditional path, sometimes I beat myself up for what I’ve done, especially as I grapple with all the re-entry issues I’m about… Continue reading