When JD and I moved into our current Lincoln Square apartment a few years ago, one of the first places we went to eat out was this little fast-casual type restaurant called Pockets. Pockets markets itself as sort of a trendier version of Subway, with its “fresh, healthy fast food.” It makes a lot of […]
I am a chronic job-hunter, in good times and in bad. Today I’m going to share with you the most hilariously BAD advertisement for a copywriter that I have ever seen, and break it down line by line. Because what else are weekends for? I blacked out the name of the company to protect the guilty, […]
Okay! So this blog has been chugging away for about two, three weeks now. I now have more followers than I have fingers. This is good news! I hope you stick around. At some point soon, I want to expand out from talking about things in my house and get into more serious topics. But you […]
I redecorated the bedroom at the height of summer. Relative to the rest of the house, this was probably the most basic, uninspired room, containing mismatched furniture and not much style. There’s a queen bed and nightstand (both the bedframe and nightstand were made by JD’s grandfather), two large dressers, a tiny desk, and a narrow chest […]
I have been writing thank-you notes pretty much since I knew how to write the alphabet, and in my 28 years I have honed the skill. Thank-you notes are thoughtful and important, but they are kind of a chore to do, and sometimes it can feel a little bit forced, right? “Dear uncle that I […]
It is Saturday and I am sick. Both JD and I have come down with a run-of-the-mill head cold, but it is actually kind of nice: not the kind of sick where you’re useless and spend 48 hours staring blankly at the TV, but just sick enough where you give yourself permission to sit quietly on the […]
I used to be the type of person who snubs their nose at resolutions, because I thought they were stupid and rigid and fail-guaranteed ways to improve your life, and that is often true. But today I’m more like: what the hell, 2015 was a hibernation year for me, and if I don’t push myself a little bit I’ll stagnate.