During this morning’s commute from the bedroom to the living room, it dawned on me that today marks ten days of social distancing. Despite not having set foot outside since Sunday, I can’t believe how time has flown by in this new world of isolation. The range of emotions I’ve felt over the course of... Continue Reading →
Social Isolation Day 1: WHAT IN THE ACTUAL #$^#&?!
A month ago, I was in Paris living my best life. Between visiting the Musee D'Orsay, the Louvre, the Pompidou, walking around the Marais and Les Halles, sitting in cafes sipping spritzes and coffee, munching on French onion soup and-of course-les escargots, drinking champagne in Champagne, conversing with the locals en francais, watching the can-can... Continue Reading →
2019 in Review: My Year in Books
As usual, I fell short of my goal to read 20 books, but this year I got closer than ever before by reading a total of 15 books. Baby steps! While I did not accomplish my goal (there is always next year), I did expand my genres-read by reading a couple of plays and an... Continue Reading →
Conversation Starters for the Socially Challenged Part 2
With the holiday season in full swing, I thought it would be a great time to revisit some of common social scenarios and provide some new conversation starters for those of you who find it challenging to mingle with strangers (potential new friends) at holiday parties or mingle with humans in general. Consider this my holiday gift to you!
2018 In Review: My Year in Books
Just like my good friend Barack Obama, I like to release the books I enjoyed throughout the year. Unfortunately, I was unable to read as many books as Obama, but I did the best I could. This year, I set my usual goal to read 20 books in one year and somehow managed to read... Continue Reading →
The Sixth Time’s The Charm
Two weekends ago, I drove (rode along) to Detroit with a friend to see the Green Bay Packers take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. As you know, I love a good road trip, I love spectating sports, and I love my Green Bay Packers, so the trip was a no-brainer. My friend is... Continue Reading →
Road Trip: Philly Edition
I live for a good road trip--being on the open road, seeing the changing backdrops as you drive through varying terrains, listening to music, playing car games, and then immersing myself with the locals of my final destination. As an unlicensed driver, I can't legally drive anywhere without at least one other person, which means... Continue Reading →
A Birthday Memory
Today, I'm remembering my mom on her birthday. To honor her this birthday, I'm thinking about the things that made my mom so special to me--the aspects of her that I carry with me daily and that bring me so much comfort as I navigate through this new(er) journey without my mom in physical form. For... Continue Reading →
Show Me Your Mussels
For my 20th birthday, I had a few friends over for a sophisticated party. Nothing too wild, the party was an afternoon affair. I had a few friends over for a light meal and opening presents. My mom made mussels, one of my all-time favorite meals.As my mom was cooking the mussels in the kitchen,... Continue Reading →
Who is Qualified to Run for President of the United States?
When I was in five-year old kindergarten, our teacher had us participate in a mock poll for the upcoming ’88 election. She set up a private voting area to simulate what the actual polls were like. All we had to do was cast our vote on the ballot provided to us by our Scholastic News... Continue Reading →