Lady Liberty via Staten Island Ferry

Whenever friends come to visit me in NYC, I try to have at least one fun thing in mind to entertain them with. And since starting this blog, I feel like it’s even more important! Because now all of my friends know that I’m on the hunt to try new things and go to new…

Amazed at The Blaze

When I was a kid, there was nothing that said “Halloween” like a trip to Powers Farm Market. We would pick out pumpkins, listen to the scary witch tell stories, eat donuts, and walk through the teepees to see all the intricate pumpkin carvings. They do a great job—I’ve always assumed local artists carved the pumpkins,…

6 Things That Bring Me Joy

There is a man running for president who makes me angry, scared, and sad. Lately, I’ve let myself fall down the rabbit hole of reading news stories and watching videos that only amplify these feelings. It’s important because I want to be informed, but it’s also draining. Never in my almost 33 years on Earth have…

Half Marathon Monologue

As many of you know, my sister convinced me to sign up for a half marathon back in May. “Do it for the blog,” she said. (Those are going to wind up being famous last words….) So we signed up for the Run Rock ‘N’ Roll in Brooklyn. My normal run is about 3 miles…so I…

5 Things I Loved at Cooper Hewitt

If I had to name my “museum tour” of NYC, I’d call it, “Actually Going Inside the Places I Walk By All the Time.” I walk by the Cooper Hewitt Museum every time I go for a run in Central Park. And yet in ten years, I’ve never been inside. So a couple weekends ago,…

Faking Healthy in 9 Steps

When I was little, I was the master of faking sick. Sometimes it was just an exaggeration. I was a little bit under the weather, still well enough to go to school, but watching movies in the “big bed” (my parents’ room) seemed like a much better plan. So I’d look extra sad/sleepy/pathetic when telling…