ALL / Fire Safety


Most Christmas fires start because of dry trees, light strands, lit candles, or stay wrapping paper.  I, however, can start a Christmas fire using just a simple toaster. Christmas 2011, Misadventures with Toast My favorite breakfast is a single piece of peanut butter toast, half a banana, an orange slice, a glass of whole milk, … 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

I Feel Pretty

In the Spring of 2007, I was dating a true lad.  He loved lager, played guitar in a band, and had dirty finger nails.  They were always too short, chewed on, with cracked cuticles – just generally bad boy fingernails. Our lazy Sunday routine usually involved couch time and watching Planet Earth, before a traditional … Continue reading

ALL / Dating


THE MEET In January 2012 I met BookWorm at a mutual friend’s going away to Africa dinner. There were 20 people at this gathering and all from far-flung origins. I left on the early side and BookWorm chased after to get my number just as I was getting in a cab home. A full month … 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