[favorite posts of 2012]

In keeping with past years, I am doing a recap of 2012, but instead of going over things that happened, or what I hated/loved the most out of the past year, I am going to list my favorite post for each month. Because unlike my memory, this is in black and white. Here we go!…

[les misèrables]

Well, hello there! A belated merry Christmas and an early happy New Year to you! I’m visiting my sister in Tallahassee, blogging from her computer. And yesterday, we saw Les Misèrables, the feel-good movie of the year. J/K. That movie is depressing as shit. And, yes, I am writing this having never seen it on…

[beauty junk, vol. 1]

I have become something of a beauty product junky recently. The hair portion of this obsession I give credit to my co-worker Michelle, who advised me on how to make my naturally wavy hair not look like such a hot mess. The makeup portion I give credit to Kristina. While waiting in line at H&M last…

[gummy finger thievery]

Ah, the holiday season. A time for gathering with family, reflecting on the true meaning of the season–and stealing other people’s shit. In my day job, I process a lot of invoices, which means rifling through a lot of paper. To help me with that endeavor, I employ the use of what I call my…

[i knew i was in the wrong state!]

In an effort to get out of my comfort zone and “put myself out there” more when it comes to dating, I took a baby step and opened up a profile on OKCupid. That’s pretty much all I will say on the subject, right after I share with you what I got in my email…

[give back to your barista]

The holiday season can be hectic. Coffee helps to cope with the mania. Baristas also help to cope with the mania because they are the ones whipping up that delicious sanity-in-a-mug. So this season, let a barista know just how much you appreciate him or her. Read more here. Intriguing teaser for the win, what…

[4 people who would make better head coaches than skip holtz]

I’m an alumna of the University of South Florida (USF), which means that I am a Bulls fan, for better or worse. Unfortunately, the football team has been testing out that whole “for worse” part since the arrival of new head coach Skip Holtz in 2010. The embarrassing 40-9 loss against Miami was the stinky icing on…

[a beginner’s crash-course guide to running]

When most people decide to take up running, they usually put on their finest tracksuit and think something along the lines of, “Tee-hee-hee, I’m going to start running! Fitness! Open air! Easier than joining a gym!” I used to be one of those people. In fact, I was all, “Tee-hee-hee, I’m going to run a…

[guest post i wrote]

My friend Arleen, who has a much classier blog than I do, invited me to write a post about patience and singleness. Don’t worry–I behaved myself and classed up my writing. I know how to write for different audiences, you know. I’m not that inappropriate uncle who can’t stop himself from making racist and sexist…