NYC Girls Weekend

Well, we sure had a lot of fun when I visited NYC with my mom and my best friend’s Mom and met my best friend up there. (Got that?) It was SUCH a blast. We got to do such girly things, like get our make-up done at Saks and buy macaroons and see Newsies. Have […]

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quick NYC jaunt

I hadn’t been to New York City since July! Sometimes I have to remind myself that I lived there for more than a year. It frequently slips my mind that I did it, and it feels sometimes like someone else’s life. What does that mean? Regardless of the psychoanalysis there, I got to spend the […]

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Dum, dum, da dum dum dum dum

(That’s the Olympics theme song, duh.) Hi everyone! Happy Monday. This weekend I watched the Olympics. Oh, yeah, I also went to New York. But mainly I watched the Olympics. If you clocked the number of hours you might be surprised. My personal favorite so far was when NBC showed Aly’s parents during her performance […]

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What makes a New Yorker?

Lately, as I pack, purge, and prepare to leave this Big Apple home of mine, I’ve started contemplating whether in the 14 months I’ve transformed into anything resembling a “New Yorker.” There are a lot of contradictory ideas about what it means to be a New Yorker, and I thought it would be fun to […]

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Front Pages

My favorite museum in DC is the Newseum. It’s a moving tribute to journalism, captured and archived with awesome exhibits, by all forms of media, and a beautiful dedication to 9/11 and other special coverage. Also, you can see the front pages of all the major (and some really small) cities around the country, as […]

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Learning all the time

I have learned some great things from New Yorkers in my (nearly a year!) time here. 1. If a cab gets too close to you, or tries to go through the crosswalk when it’s your turn, you slam both of your hands down on the hood of the car and yell “HEY.” (Side note: the […]

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Mr. Towles, your book speaks to me

I’m nestled in the middle of an enchanting summer novel, Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles, that I’m reading as a part of BlogHer’s Book Club. It’s ridiculously quotable — if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve no doubt seen some of the wordy gems. It’s also poignant, delicious, and a wonderful trip back in […]

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