NYC Summer Goals!

Summer in the city means sundresses, rooftops, sidewalk cafes, turning hydrants into sprinklers and, of course The Great Flip Flop Debate (as an island girl, I refuse to give up my flip flops). I’m not a huge fan of the heat, but I’m determined to put down the controller and brave the sun more. SoContinue reading “NYC Summer Goals!”

Lessons New York Will Teach You

An ongoing list of lessons this great city will eventually teach you… If you wear a dress, expect your ass to go on display at least 3 times a day. Plan underthings accordingly. If you accidentally sext your Super, your apartment problems will be solved much faster. You cannot walk your dog after 10pm inContinue reading “Lessons New York Will Teach You”

Dessert Goals

My first grade teacher taught me the difference between desert and dessert with this helpful line about the S’s: If you’re lost in the desert, you’ll be glad there’s only one. If dessert is on the table, you’ll want more. The 20+ tables at Dessert Goals created an oasis of saccharine salvation in a pastelContinue reading “Dessert Goals”

Favorite Places: Coney Island Brewery

Since we’ve reached peak craft brewing in this country there aren’t many breweries left where you can feel like a regular or enjoy truly exciting beers. But in a world of IPAs akin to kiddie rides, Coney Island Brewery has earned their hashtags #TakeTheRide and #ThrillYourTastebuds. On a typical Saturday in summer, you can findContinue reading “Favorite Places: Coney Island Brewery”

How To Taste and Judge Grilled Cheese

Adapted from a previous version I wrote after the 2012 Big Cheesy (I miss the Big Cheesy). Much has been written about the arts of wine and chocolate tasting. However, the most refined palates simply must learn the required method of sampling an exquisite fromage grillé. Please, allow me to guide you into the world of toastedContinue reading “How To Taste and Judge Grilled Cheese”

My Ass Looks Like a Rorschack Test

It’s hard to imagine I will ever be good at this, but it’s important to remember when I was new. Saturday was my first time on skates. It felt like I’d been bestowed the power of flight. And crashing. My brain feels ready to be comfortable on my skates already, but my body needs toContinue reading “My Ass Looks Like a Rorschack Test”

A New Chapter

From the moment I heard the thunder of skates, derby had me. Immediately, I saw myself bursting through a paper banner to deafening roars from the crowd, making the rounds to Sparks Are Gonna Fly, skating backwards while swallowing fire (just kidding. That’s dangerous. Maybe). It wasn’t “I want to do this;” it was “I have to doContinue reading “A New Chapter”

Friday Five- Sloths from Space!

Why do short weeks feel so long? I was off Monday so I spent the day absorbed in various space adventures and writing poems about space. Seems like from the moment Bowie died there’s been a lot of cosmic energy tingling my fingertips and everything I write reaches the galaxies. Among the stars- good placeContinue reading “Friday Five- Sloths from Space!”

Friday Five: Ch-ch-ch-changes

Nothing gets my hips swaying like a melancholy baritone. Saxophones immediately transport me to darkened alleyways glimmering with post-rain mystery. Cellos sound like the comfort and anxious energy of a small dark room. With my body rocking like a perpetual pendulum this week, here are five things I’m loving! 1. You Bred Raptors? I wasContinue reading “Friday Five: Ch-ch-ch-changes”