Why Am I Always Hungrier On Vacation?

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It never fails. I’ll have some stupid weight goal that I’m trying to reach and right smack in the middle of my efforts to get there, I’ve planned a weekend away or a visit to my mom’s house or ONE night with a friend in Brooklyn even. It doesn’t take much to constitute “vacation” in my mind. If I’m not sleeping at home, I’m on one. And that means food. I’m pretty disciplined with what I eat when I’m at home. In fact, I’m almost military about it. Six days Read More…




How To Get Your Autumn On In A Normal Amount Of Time

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OK, so last year I wrote a post called How To Get Your Autumn On In Under Six Hours which was fine, but awfully ambitious. This year I’m not feeling quite so motivated. While I have managed to knock out a couple of traditionally fall type activities, they’ve been spread out over the month and started as early as September. If you’ve been struggling to get into the spirit of things as well, don’t freak out. You’ve still got time. Here’s a list of things you can do before the winter Read More…




Sunday Funday! (Sorry)

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Sundays are totally in right now. Everywhere you go on the first day of the week, you can see people out and about, galavanting around, just enjoying the shit out of them. The saying “Sunday Funday” has even officially become a thing. It’s used as a cheers at brunch, it’s got its own hashtag and men who are otherwise heterosexual six days a week, now find themselves so caught up in the spirit of it all that they are sporting t-shirts with the phrase stamped across their chests. I’m not immune. Read More…




Slackers Inc.

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Isn’t this guy supposed to be like the fastest animal in the world? No wait, the cheetah is the fastest animal in the world. Well how hard could that be when this is your competition? Actually, I shouldn’t talk. I spent yesterday wrapped in a bathrobe (leopard print) sipping tea on my couch, with every candle in the house ablaze, telling my cat how special he is. Am I seriously putting this online? Oh! Also I watched The Purge. Awesome writing! No, just kidding about that. It was awful. Yet Read More…




If A Girl Goes Out With Her Friends And No One Bothers To Instagram It, Did It Really Happen?

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I’ve never been one of these girls who goes crazy with her camera. You know who I’m talking about. The ones who turn every single scenario into a photo opportunity? If they’re not choreographing a “cheers!” pic before you down your shots, they’re keeping you from eating your food until they’ve snapped the entire table’s entrees. You’ll see them mostly in bars or restaurants but the worst offenders can take the most mundane of situations and create an Instagram extravaganza. Let me give you an example. I work with a Read More…




Dinner, Only Without All The Murder

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Recently, I’ve been feeling slightly guilty about going to the Minnesota State Fair and having a parade of ham sticks and beef jerky on rotation inside of my mouth. Ehhhhh…let’s start over. For the most part I’m a vegetarian. Not for health reasons, but like one of those saps whose heart is bleeding all over the place for the animals. What can I say? As little compassion as I have for my fellow human beings most of the time, I’m a sucker for a bunch of creatures that would happily Read More…




Nine Reasons To Go To Minneapolis

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One of my first posts ever on this blog was called Nine Reasons To Go To Milwaukee which I started by saying: Before my most recent trip to check out my brother’s new home, anyone that I told I was going to Milwaukee all had the same response: Why? Leading up to Minnesota was no different. As everyone was packing their Labor Day bags for the shore, I was packing mine for the midwest and anyone I told couldn’t seem to understand why. Well I’ll tell you why! It’s because over Read More…




Slackers Inc.

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If there’s any animal on the planet that’s a complete slacker, it’s the turtle. Look at how lazy he is! He’s just out for a walk and he looks terrified. I’m just kidding little turtle! We all know you don’t have it easy. I would never leave the house either if I had to bring it with me everywhere I went. BTW, you’re witnessing first hand the guilt that I experience anytime I say something bad about an animal as though they understand the words that are coming out of Read More…




22 Signs You’re So Totally From New York!

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New Yorkers take being from New York pretty seriously as evidenced by the never-ending lists on Buzzfeed that give New Yorkers a platform to agree on how New Yorkey they all are. It’s probably because being from New York is really hard and the more opportunities we get to pat ourselves on the back for having what it takes to make it here, the better. This is why I’ve devised yet another list for all of us New Yorkers to go “Oh my God, that’s so true!“ to, because there can Read More…




The Best Brooklyn Bike Ride Ever! Greenpoint To Coney Island

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Usually, around this time of year, I start to panic because I look back on my summer and realize that I spent a grand total of thirteen minutes outside. Subsequently, this is also the time of year that Jeff White starts to panic because the fury of excursion ideas I unleash on him are in such rapid succession, they tend to hit with the force of a three hundred foot tsunami. What can I say? That’s what he gets for having a girl as a best friend. But ANYWAY, this Read More…