Yesterday was Mother's Day, and my mom, brother and I were able to celebrate together for the first time in over a decade. It was wonderful to be together (also: my brother had his hooding ceremony for his master's degree, which was amazing, and proud doesn't cover it)! Anyone who's had the pleasure of meeting … Continue reading An Ode to Debi.
Hi friends! It's been a wonderful weekend of good friends and good wine, and looking at mummies and dinosaur fossils. I hope yours was equally magical! This week, I was given a tiny miracle. Years ago, my mom gave me the Elsa Peretti "J" necklace from Tiffany & Co. for Christmas. It was special and … Continue reading Friday Miracle.
Happy New Year, friends! During this first week of this new year, I'm adjusting my typical New Year routine. Most years, I sit down with a pad of paper and a fresh pen to write my New Year goals. (In our family, we like to have goals to which we aspire as opposed to resolutions … Continue reading New Year/New Tune.
Friends! I've been absentee lately - the last month or two have been ridiculously fun. I went to a bachelorette party in the Poconos, my beautiful step-sister got married near Chicago, a co-worker's daughter had her bat mitzvah, and OH YEAH, I got published in a literary magazine. But today's topic is my long-awaited, glorious … Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving! It's a few days late, but the sentiment stands. I hope you all enjoyed the holiday surrounded by family and friends, with a full plate of food in front of you and a cozy nap spot for your turkey coma. I was able to go home to be with most of my family … Continue reading Happy Turkey Day.
As I'm sure you all know, the 120th annual Monon Bell game happened this past weekend. What's that? You've never heard of it? Let me enlighten you. Each November, the DePauw University Tigers (read=the good guys) take on the Wabash Little Giants in an epic battle to bring home the Monon bell, which was donated … Continue reading Ring My Bell.
Dear friends, it is a momentous day. I have now lived in Colorado for one whole year. I was counting down the frickin' hours to my one-year anniversary in New York because that first year felt like a terrifying carnival ride: big ups and downs, bright lights, and ever-present nausea. It certainly wasn't easy getting … Continue reading Happy Anniversary.
Happy fall, everyone! I realize I'm a couple weeks late on that wish, but I was extra Grinch-y this year about the demise of summer. In fact, this is the first year since moving to New York in 2006 that I haven't been praying for sweater weather since early July. While summer in NYC boasts … Continue reading As the Leaves Turn.
Growing up is a funny thing. It means different things to everyone: for many people, I assume their milestones are things like getting married, buying a house, or holding their first baby. For me, it's liking the taste of red wine and not feeling the urge to eat frosting out of the can. I spent … Continue reading On Growing Up.
This weekend my darling friend Hillary got married. She and I met during our semester abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland, and while we've stayed in touch, we haven't seen each other in seven years, so I was excited and grateful to be invited. To Washington I went.On Saturday morning I flew to Seattle, where my equally … Continue reading Washington Wedding.