My friend posed the question today, “What is the female equivalent of bromance?” and some clever soul replied, “homance.” I thought that was funny! Seriously though, it got me thinking, and I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no equivalent. Women generally don’t get swept away by eachother like that, at least not in […]


Oh. My. God. My face nearly froze and cracked off when I stepped outside today. I only stepped outside today, leaving the comfort of my climate-controlled apartment, because I had a complimentary pass to a gym. I love free stuff, and especially free gym passes, so I braved seven blocks and near-hypothermia to get my […]

When I grow up…

I was one of those kids who always knew what I wanted to be when I grow up. If you’d asked me at age five, I’d have given a no-nonsense answer. And throughout the years, even though I added secondary professions (ie: a chef, an actress, a farmer), I didn’t waiver from my plan to […]

If I Was A Rich Girl

After my job interview this morning, I stopped in at Williams-Sonoma before plunging into the dirty, melted snowmess that is the subway today. I was feeling good before I walked in, and even better after. I’d had a wonderful interview with a company I would love to work for and a job that sounds interesting […]


The subject of roommates came up this weekend, and I found myself getting heated about it as I examined my feelings on this topic. I’m not a group living kind of person. If it’s not my family or future husband, then I’ll take my little Bento Box studio over a spacious shared three-bed, one-bath any […]

Jingle Bills

The holidays can be a stressful time for a lot of people. Family gatherings, gifts, crowded stores, traveling, tourists… It just doesn’t make for the most relaxing scene. Christmas is my favorite time of year, and it’s so magical here in the city that normally I feel nothing short of joy, joy joy! Even the […]

Oh Tannenbaum!

I’ve always wanted a real Christmas tree. The smell of it, the way it looks, and even cleaning up the needles when it’s all said and done – the whole thing appeals to me. As a kid, my family sweetly tried, but being the “goddam foreigners” we are (as my aunt would say), the holidays […]

Made In America

Yesterday, I walked past a guy in Union Square who turned my head. Not in that attractive way, but in that “What is he thinking?!” way. He was wearing fire engine red leg warmers up to his knees over day-glo skinny jeans. You know that test psychologists like to give, where they show you an […]