408 Months

By |2017-06-14T12:38:37-04:00April 28th, 2015|My Life|

My friend recently had a baby boy, and he's adorable. With each growing month, she puts up a new photo of the little prince touting his accomplishments, which developmental stages he's powering through, and noting what he currently loves and hates at that moment in his life. Why don't we do this as adults? Do we just [...]

Listen, It’s Okay To Be Alone At Christmas

By |2017-06-14T12:42:08-04:00December 9th, 2014|My Life|

I have a very romanticized idea of the holidays. I function at a Clark W. Griswold level of holiday merriment from November through mid-January. It's obnoxious. I grew up having amazing Christmases with my grandmother before she died. She filled every room of her house with friends and family as the Rat Pack hummed from the [...]

When the Internet Steals Your Pictures

By |2017-06-14T12:47:54-04:00June 13th, 2014|Body, My Life|

First of all, if you came here via a search like "OMG SOMEONE STOLE MY PHOTO ONLINE!?," this is awkward, but I actually have no real advice for you outside of procuring a lawyer and having them handle all the legal crap. Way easier. Also, maybe go see Maleficent twice in a 5 day span [...]

Throwback 2014 Wrap-Up

By |2017-06-14T12:48:26-04:00June 4th, 2014|Camp Throwback, My Life|

I stood on the gravel with bags of marshmallows in my arms. The sun was just about down and as I stood at the entrance of the pavilion, I could see the fire roaring, people dancing, corn hole matches being smack talked, honeymooners kissing, beers being cheered, selfies being snapped, and smiling. So much smiling. And [...]

Overage Drinking

By |2017-06-14T12:49:30-04:00April 25th, 2014|My Life|

We spent Easter in a family owned restaurant in Erie Michigan, and as we placed our drink orders at the bar before taking our seats - as Catholics are wont to do - I became intimidated by the requests for Manhattans and Whiskeys on the rocks and Dry Martinis, so I panicked and ordered a [...]

Comfort Flaws

By |2017-06-14T16:12:42-04:00October 18th, 2013|My Life, Parenting, Pop Culture Addiction|

I've had a lot of downtime, and like chicken soup to the soul, I've been feeding the healing process with movies and celebrity gossip and pizza rolls. None of it particularly healthy, but soothing in the same way people on ecstasy like suckers. Somewhere between Meatballs and Meatballs 2 I heard that Charlie Hunnam had [...]

Jellyfish Hands

By |2017-06-14T15:34:33-04:00September 9th, 2013|My Life, Travel|

Sometimes when I go to Mexico- and by sometimes I mean both times I have ever been there- I get a condition I call jellyfish hands. Basically I break out in an intense full body rash that makes my hands sting like I've been fisting jellyfish and I'm unable to use them as anything other [...]