Ms. Black Thumb

Last year or so I decided- no more ms. black thumb.  I may have mentioned this: that I have always kept animals quite ably but iced any and all plants.  It felt like having a very very specific learning disability- one that involved murder. So I bought an ivy last April.  It didn’t die!  Then an…

MAD MAX

This may come as a huge surprise to y’all but I [gasp] disagree with the meninist critiques of Mad Max: Fury Road.  I disagree because [delicately clears throat] Oh. My. God. YES. George Miller you are my second favorite George now, and that’s a high honor (Romero, guys.  Can’t really oust Romero.) It’s AMAZING.  It’s…

I wonder

I am sort of thinking about entering the photo challenge on a certain unnamed site.  But I can’t decide.  I don’t have very many really SEXY pictures: many of my submissions would likely be selfies, like the kind I take when I work out and I think dayum my abs look fierce!  Or when I…

Christmas Eve

My Christmases are fairly secular but this poem always arrests me. Skating in Harlem, Christmas Day Cynthia Zarin To Mary Jo Salter Beyond the ice-bound stones and bucking trees, past bewildered Mary, the Meer in snow, two skating rinks and two black crooked paths are a battered pair of reading glasses scratched by the skater’s…

It’s the eve of December, the most wonderful time of the year! I love the holidays.  The ice-skating (or at very least the intention to).  The window (and actual) shopping!  There’s a sort of sparkle to all of Manhattan.  And the parties.  The events!  There is an electricity of activity in the air.  I fall…

Back!

The time on The Cape was amazing!  I’m sooo lucky to have old friends.  I visited a cute little town right over the Sagamore Bridge. The water was COLD, but it was worth the polar plunge to be in the salt of The Atlantic. Their beach afforded us late night bonfires and early morning *attempts*…

July 4th!

I am elated to announce that I will be making my first trip out of state since I went skiing! I am going to visit friends who have a home in Massachusetts for Independence Day. There will be dips in the Atlantic, barbeques galore, fireworks, and bonfires on the beach! I can’t wait. It is officially…

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Beyoncé made us a playlist, and a little short film along with it.  It’s so interesting to watch her career, how she projects vulnerability and strength at the same time.  I know it’s pop culture but it’s fairly resonant pop culture, and let’s face it, great pop songs were made for road trips! http://www.beyonce.com/memorial-day-playlist/ After listening…

Drink up

It was Huruki Murakami, one of my all-time favorite wordsmiths, who said, “Whiskey. like a beautiful woman, demands appreciation. You gaze first, and then it’s time to drink.” Truer words were never uttered, sir. If I’m going to drink spirits I like the standard bourbons, Maker’s particularly. I will accept a posh upgrade and likely…

Hello!

I know that spring officially starts in March, but it never truly feels like spring until April. I take interest and often delight in watching all of the little nothings become somethings from under what is left of the frost and snow and sludge in the city. Crocuses and snowdrops peek out from underneath a…