When I was little, I was very close with my older brother Bill. This was evident even when we were still quite little. Always cohorting or scheming. This continued into childhood. We would have nighttime meetings in our doorways after we were to go to bed. One time, we had a mission that we accomplished… Continue reading Bill
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
Some of my favorite books, stories, films, and histories are about tragic people. You know those individuals whose stars shine so brightly and flashes across the sky so quickly, it either burns out or comes to an abrupt halt? Well, I loved reading novels like Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, The Virgin Suicides, etc. I still… Continue reading The Allure of Tragic People
May I just wax poetic for a minute about the glorious fragrance that is, Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford? Good, because this is my blog and you don't get a vote. Sephora has been marketing Tom Ford's summer fragrances big time as of late. While I don't mind his variety of orchid centered fragrances, orchid is just… Continue reading Soleil Blanc
Normally, I don't wake up before 6am on a Saturday morning. Today, for great reason! I'll be heading to Indiana for one of my dearest friend's baby showers! I've had many friends have beautiful, lovely babies, but Britt would be my first best friend that is my age going through the process. I love hearing her… Continue reading Friends & Babies!
I didn't wake up one morning and decide that I wanted to devote time, energy and money on elaborate skincare and makeup routines and products. Much of my interest has stemmed from certain iconic moments in film, literature, and pop culture. I've compiled some of these pivotal moments that have left an indelible impression on my perception of… Continue reading Glamour and Beauty in Pop Culture
Growing up, social success to me was tantamount to having as many friends as possible. I went to an exceptionally large high school, with a graduating class of over 1400. I knew a lot of people and I thought that was important; more important than the relatively frequent turnover that was occurring in my friend… Continue reading Staying in Touch via Social Media
Growing up, the main tenant of my moral code was to always do the best and try to win. This meant throwing myself into my endeavors and chipping away at whatever obstacles stood in my way, relentlessly. As I was obsessed by athletics as a child and teenager, this quite literally meant I would throw… Continue reading Lessons from The Trials and Tribulations of Chronic Pain and Aging
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
I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday and time with family and friends, regardless of their religion or lack thereof. Marge didn't do a jelly bean hunt for me this year that I can recap, so instead, we'll celebrate with a very alarming photo of my dad as the Easter bunny, aka Jason Voorhees and Peter… Continue reading Happy Easter/Chag Sameach!