It's a Sunday afternoon and right now, I know I should be meal prepping. I have this gnawing feeling that I should be making or assembling a salad, soup, veggie bowl, or some other prepared meal that is both healthy and balanced and yields multiple servings. This on top of something that will satisfy my… Continue reading True Antipathy: Cooking & Me
Instead of effusing about my mom, who I affectionately call "Marge" of "Ma", I thought I'd create a tangible list of the value she has brought to my life and the lessons she has taught me. Brace yourselves; it's a long list. Be polite. Respect yourself and others. Read. Put butter on the outside of the bread when… Continue reading Marge
Here are your buffet styled topics for today! Film I recently saw Amy Schumer's new movie, I Feel Pretty. I'd seen a trailer and thought it looked kind of fun, but frankly after her last standup special, The Leather Special, I was very turned off by her. I'm all for a bawdy sense of humor à… Continue reading Smörgåsbord II
I can be extremely productive, engaged, and motivated. Whether it's closing a deal at work, having a lightening bolt of creative inspiration for this very blog, or even doing laundry, it feels good to experience the positive payoffs for exerting time and energy on something. Achieving goals literally releases a rush of dopamine and you… Continue reading The Pursuit of Balance
The interwebs are nicknamed as such for a good reason. You may follow one path originally and end up somewhere else entirely, hence why most people are inclined to hide or delete their search history. I can't tell you how many times I've gone on Wikipedia and started with one topic and ended up 500… Continue reading #oddlysatisfying
New podcast alert! And surprise; it isn't true crime related. "Whimsically Volatile" is a podcast hosted by one of my favorite drag queens, Katya Zamolodchikova (Brian McCook) and Craig MacNeil, his longtime friend from Boston as well as director, producer, DJ, etc. I discovered Katya not from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 or All Stars 2, which made… Continue reading Whimsically Volatile
Hello friends! I have a DIY body scrub I've been using for ages and I wanted to share it with you so that the BBC doesn't mistake you for a reptile while filming for Planet Earth III. You all know I don't skimp on beauty or skincare products, but I do have a hard time… Continue reading DIY Super Easy Body Scrub
Firstly, I want to give a huge shout-out to my aunt Alice and uncle Bruce for being the most wonderful hosts once again. I had a fantastic time; it was equal parts fun activities and unadulterated relaxation, which was just what I needed! The weather in south Florida also happened to be perfect the entire… Continue reading Spring Break in Florida: Sights, Sounds, Sips & More!
Trader Joe's is well-known for their tongue in cheek humor, customer service, great value and a wide selection of grocery, pantry and personal care items. TJs has a strong, almost cult-like fan base, due in part to some very original products. I thought I'd share the ones I've found on my own or through friends'… Continue reading Trader Joe’s Treasures!