ALL / Travel


I’m headed to my parents’ house right now to celebrate Christmas for 8 days straight. Like Scandinavian Hanukkah, but with more carols. In preparation for the trip, I ate all of this week’s left-overs cleaned out the fridge, laundered the linens for the house-sitters (albeit too early since I slept in a Snuggie last night), … Continue reading


Caution: Teenagers

I babysat starting at the age of eight.  I babysat all the time – in elementary school, in middle school, in high school, in college.  And I was really bad at it. – To the parents I offered: cheap child care; my own ride home; a stream of good news about finishing homework, consuming vegetables, … Continue reading



It’s been five days since that mean lady came to town.  This is what I’ve done. On Tuesday, I broke my work blackberry and then did nothing.  Literally nothing.  Except I raided a bodega #catfood. On Wednesday, I went to a black tie dinner at the Waldorf and then traded my soul to the devil … Continue reading

ALL / Dating


THE MEET I met TidalWave in August 2011 in Greenpoint Brooklyn. This was a freebie night with inclement weather (which seems to be a running theme). On Friday I – with the rest of the 20-something Manhattan army – was deployed out to the Hamptons. We spent early Saturday on the beach under tunics, behind … Continue reading

ALL / Dating

Shaggy Part 2

A couple of people have requested more information about this one… so here’s the scoop. THE SECOND DATE It was a Tuesday, and I cannot emphasize this point enough. A Tuesday. I skip work like I skipped school in high school, which is a lot. BUT never with malintent, I just can’t accept the dictation … Continue reading