For our anniversary in June, Hubby and I spent the day in Baltimore, a city which is close to my heart because it is the first place we went when we began really exploring the world together. We stopped in a little shop in Hampden which we always try to go to when we’re in … More America the Beautiful
When I’m particularly frustrated at a person’s veneration of a celebrity, I often default to quoting a classic movie. Shout it when you know it: “Mickey Mantle? Is that what you’re upset about? Mickey Mantle makes $100,000 a year. How much does your father make? You don’t know? Well, see if your father can’t pay … More Mozzarella, Panini, and Pizza…oh my!
It’s Friday! Which means you made it through the week! Go have a donut* to celebrate! *Replace donut with cookie, cupcake, ice cream sundae, or whatever your treat preference might be. Let’s get this one out of the way from the get go… 1. The Solar Eclipse If you were in the path of totality, … More Four For Friday!
In June, I received a text from Hubby about a new show on Broadway. Now friends, this is a little unusual, because, let’s be real, 90% of the shows Hubby has seen on Broadway have been for me. One of his few favorites was an off Broadway production of Pygmalion*. *And, you guessed it, not … More 1984 on Broadway
Since I girl powered up and used my medal worthy mechanic skills to fix my kitchen aid mixer, I now can’t imagine life without two.* I’m particularly excited to see how it helps my Thanksgiving breakfast baking. *This is the same emotion I think I’ll feel upon the day I finally own a dish washer. … More Four for Friday!
I drove into the city* last Friday for the first time ever in the entirety of this thing which is my life. In the hours leading up to my drive, I was quite certain my life would not continue should I proceed with carrying out this task. *Which city, you ask? Come now, don’t you … More If Jess Drives to NYC, She’s Going to Need a Milkshake
Sometimes there are things which beg to be shared, but don’t lend themselves to an entire post. Sometimes, they are things I’ve been doing recently. Other times, they are things I’d like to rant about, but know better than to devote an entire blog post to. Welcome, Four for Friday. 1. Last weekend, I went … More Four for Friday
After having an unhealthy obsession with food trucks for some time now, of which included seeking them out during vacations, altering plans to detour at a surprise food truck on the side of the road, and many more irrational choices involving food trucks, I have finally attended a true blue food truck festival.** *Specifically, a … More Festival Foodie Finds
A few years ago, Hubby made two box gardens for our backyard. I convinced the both of us that my passionate yearning for being a farmer would be revealed through our backyard crops. Our first and only harvest yielded something like two cucumbers, a handful of cherry tomatoes, and one pepper. Clearly, I had romanticized … More Gardening in the Garden State
The first time I took my younger brother, Joel, into the city he was in his early teens and at the wonderfully awkward stage where he wanted to do everything with me as a way of chaperoning my boyfriend and me.* We were youngsters ourselves and at the time came in and out of the … More Wow: A Tribute to NYC Architecture