Dear 2017…

Dear 2017, It’s so nice to make your acquaintance! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about you. I’ve been sick for a few months now, so I didn’t know if 2017 would be the year I stayed sick — or worse, got sicker — or if it would be […]

My Best Of 2016

At most recent glance, 2016 was hardly a banner year. On the global stage, the tragedies have seemed endless, the political situations, well, dire. There’s been a steady stream of sad celebrity deaths, and the internet seems to be fueled with more rage and hostility than ever before. And that all sucks. On the personal […]

A Quick Christmas With The Cristianos

Happy Day After the Day After Christmas! Ellie and I are settled back at home in New Jersey after our annual whirlwind Tour de New England, while Brian is off on his next leg off the trip. Our quick holiday getaway was lovely, if a little rushed. And because next year at this time I’ll […]

I Was A Guest On I’ll Have Another With Lindsey Hein!

Hello! How was your Thanksgiving? Important question: What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? I like traditional bread stuffing with gravy on it. I also like buttered dinner rolls (smothered in gravy), and whatever’s for dessert (smothered in chocolate). This year I was a bit of a downer during the holiday. There were plenty of […]

Things That Made Me Smile This Week

Want to smile? So do I. Here are a few things that made me smile this week. This video, which I cannot stop watching. It makes me laugh and cry [happy tears], and the song brings me back to my college-era Moulin Rouge! obsession. Dogs are the best. (H/T to my buddy Kaitlin for sending this one […]

Life Lately

How about a little break from all the Crohn’s talk? I know — I could use a break from it, too. I really do think I’m getting better, slowly but kinda surely. I still have stomach discomfort plus a good amount of urgency in the mornings, but — and I’ll say this in the least graphic way possible […]

High Fives For Friday

Happy Friday! This week has been…weird? I’ve been in a funk. Nothing is wrong, I’ve just been cranky and unmotivated and blah-ish. So in the spirit of my blah-ness, here is a mindless post about nothing. Because sometimes, answering arbitrary questions about my favorite things makes me less blah. And because it’s good to get to know each […]

The Day I Met Céline Dion

Welp. All my dreams have officially come true. This morning, I met Céline Dion. I went to the Today show concert, and I lived for every moment Céline was onstage. I laughed (when she sang Rihanna’s “Work” during sound check), I cried (when she sang “A New Day Has Come”)… …I gawked (that silver sequin pantsuit — need), and then […]

On Working From Home

A year and a half ago, I decided to pursue a freelance writing career. Freelance writing is lots of things. It’s exciting. It’s scary. It’s hard. It’s fun. It’s 52 different things on any given day. Part of being freelance means working from home most days. I thought I’d write about that today. First, let me […]

Currently… (Turkey sandwiches! Paris! Celine Dion!)

Last night, in an act of total narcissism, I went back and re-read a bunch of my blog posts from when I was building up my mileage and training for my first marathon. It was kind of joyful reading about all those feelings — the physical and mental — I encountered during that training cycle. […]