Somebunny Special

Bunny

We don’t have many keepsakes in my family. I’ve never really been handed down anything. Well my stepmother, Joanne, did give me her pearls which I love and if I ever have a daughter I’ll probably give her the diamond necklace my father gave me on my thirtieth birthday but as far as mementos go, the Rheels aren’t exactly the most sentimental people. Save for this one thing. Our chocolate Easter bunny. Nineteen years ago my mom gave it to either me or my brother as an Easter present. How it Read More…

Fan Mail

package

I realize I may be giving myself slightly more credit than I deserve here, but if ever the Russian government wanted to target me for assassination, all they would have to do is send me food in the mail. Allow me to explain: About two weeks ago, right before Christmas, I received a mysterious package from an address I was not familiar with. I love it when this happens. Or at least I now know I do, because this was the first time I had ever gotten a mystery gift Read More…

14 Things We Need To Let Go Of In 2014

2014

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Somehow the thought of promising to do a bunch of things I’m never going to do and then feeling guilty about not doing them, isn’t appealing to me. I don’t need to get stuck with a hangover in July and agonize over my commitment to not drink Diet Cokes or end up disappointed next December when it dawns on me that I never learned Spanish. It’s too much pressure. Instead, I like to focus on all of the things that other people should stop Read More…

Is Anyone Getting Anything Done In December?

Believe

There’s a reason this post is coming to you at the end of the week instead of my normally scheduled Monday or Tuesday delivery and that reason is because I’ve lost all control over my life due to the absolute insanity that is the holiday season. Now before I continue, I just want to be clear, this is not one of those deals where I gripe about what a bitch the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is. I’m no Grinch. In fact, I quite like the holidays. It’s just that Read More…

I’m Forfeiting My Holiday Spirit This Year So I Can Enjoy The Goddamn Holidays

BlackFridayMacys

Few things test my faith in humanity like watching footage of people shopping on Black Friday. Only twelve hours before, or in some cases, minutes as many stores are now open at fucking 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving (!) I was looking at my Facebook feed which showed one person after another proclaiming how blessed and grateful they were for x, y and z and then in the blink of an eye, a number of those same people are down at the local mall, clawing someone’s eyes out to get to Read More…

I Asked A Silly Question And Got A Lot Of Serious Answers: What I Learned From My Fifteen Minutes Of Infamy On The Internet

Thought Catalog

What a crazy forty-eight hours.  On Wednesday, I wrote a post for Thought Catalog entitled Are People Actually Upset Over Julianne Hough Dressing Up As A Black Woman For Halloween? Its aim was to call into question what I thought might be intentionally inflammatory news coverage of the dark makeup she wore, in an effort to increase network ratings, blog traffic, social media followers, what have you. The reason I felt this way was because the stories about it made such drastic leaps in their arguments against her costume, like Read More…

Are People Actually Upset Over Julianne Hough’s Halloween Costume?

Julianne Hough

By now you may have heard about the backlash concerning actress Julianne Hough’s choice to dress up as Uzo Aduba’s character Crazy Eyes, on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. In case you were wondering why this caused such an uproar, it’s because the white actress Hough, wore dark makeup as part of her costume in order to appear more like the black actress Aduba. And yet if you’re still wondering why this turned into such a media and Twitter shit storm, well then you’re like me and of an Read More…

Why Am I Always Hungrier On Vacation?

Burgers

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

VIPPumpkins

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…

The Rheel Daze Is All Growns Up!

BirthdayCandles

God, I love birthdays! The food. The drinks. The all-day-long attention on Facebook from people who you are only vaguely familiar with. In fact, I think one of my favorite things about having a blog is the fact that I get to have an internet birthday in addition to my real life birthday, and this is it! As of today The Rheel Daze is one whole year old! Yay!!!!!  Too much? OK, well maybe. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of exciting things going on around here. My little Read More…