Rebuilding and Raving

Ah, yes, Labor Day Weekend.  Well known in my home town to be “Mardi Gras” – basically meaning that it is completely normal to see outlandish costumes and behavior.  I always remember it as the very best of summer and hometown fun.  Children wander the streets barefoot, devouring barbecued delicacies and an unhealthy amount  of…

Before I’m 30

So here it is, in no particular order.  Just an outline of the things I would like to accomplish in the next 4 1/2 years.  I may or may not add to this list as  I see fit. Obtain a college degree. Travel to Italy Take a spontaneous trip by plane or rail Learn a…

The List

Nick and I play this sadistic game where we like to repeatedly remind each other how old we’re getting, based on a random nostalgic throwback. We’ll go back and forth with things and places from earlier in our lives, making a joke out of the fact that we are both completely alarmed by the fact…

It’s Always a Matter of Life and Death

So I told Nick last week that I wanted to quit my job and become a writer. I told him I wanted to write a show stopping and titillating best seller, and that in order to do this I needed excessive free time and access to ever-flowing caffeine. He laughed at me.  Not out of…

The Wedding Effect.

Since the minute I became engaged everyone wants to know every little detail I have planned for my wedding, which is still 14 months away.  There are questions to answer (and ask!) about season, flowers, centerpieces, uplighting, musical tastes, DJ or band, dress taste for me, dress options for my maids, themes, shoes, colors, food, venues, churches,…

Two Different Worlds

I grew up in New York City; but not really.  I was born and raised in Queens; but not quite.  I am from a place where the air is sweeter, saltier, heavier and lighter.  So close to the heart of a metropolis, of THE metropolis, is my own piece of paradise.  I’m from Rockaway Beach,…

City Streets

I thoroughly enjoy people watching.  Part of me feels like this habit is perverse and mildly twisted, but I can’t help doing it.  The fact of it is that people are interesting.  It’s incredibly intriguing to look a person and guess at their life.  You can speculate their personal taste, their love life, their fashion…