Jersey Girls!

It’s been a week since Brian, Ellie, and I moved to West New York, New Jersey, and I don’t remember a time all three of us have simultaneously been quite so smiley. I guess the wedding. And the honeymoon. And the day we brought Ellie home. And the time I found out Celine Dion was […]

Moving Day

Today is the day I say goodbye to my home in Manhattan. It doesn’t feel that dramatic (or traumatic) yet. I’m sure it’ll sink in eventually, but it’s not like we’re fleeing the area completely. We’re actually going to be closer to midtown and downtown than we are now. My theory when it comes to moving […]

Change Of Address

Oh you thought you were sick of my sunrise photos before? Well I have a new home, and now I wake up to this: I’m a little bit obsessed. Waking up is fun! So, I moved this weekend. I’m all Cloud Niney today, which is a term used to describe “happiness and also a lack […]

Ending The Week On A High Note With A List

Today was my last day commuting from my apartment to my office — with a pit stop at the gym for a little spinning and butt exercising. More on that momentarily. For the past year and a month-ish, I have lived by myself and I have loved every day of it. I loved the freedom. […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Woo!!!!!

Can you handle all the exclamation points? Hello, and Happy Thankful Things Thursday! Sometimes I keep a list during the week of things to be thankful for when the “holiday” rolls around. Other times I just wing it. You can probably tell the difference most weeks. So this week has been one of those weeks […]

Lessons I Learned From Living Alone

Have I mentioned that I adore alliteration? Work at a peppy teen magazine for longer than about eight seconds and you, too, will find yourself frantically Googling “Adjectives That Start With J” as a deadline looms and catchy headlines are needed. Jovial. Jolly. Joyful. Jazzy. Today I want to talk about living alone. I’ve been […]

Now What?

I started Ali On The Run so I could keep track of my running and my training for whichever races I had coming up. So if I’m taking a little training hiatus, what does that mean on the writing front? It means you’ll read less from Crazy Ali and hopefully a little more from Rational […]

The Lessons I Learned In 2011

It’s safe to say I learned more in the past 12 months than I did during any year in middle school, high school or college. Sorry, Mom and Dad. Sure, in high school I learned about parabolas and I read some great American novels and stuff, and in college I learned the most efficient way […]

Welcome Home

I love my apartment. It has felt like home since the day I moved in, and although there’s still plenty to be done — who can tell me where to get an awesome area rug? — it’s coming together quickly and I love having a place that’s all my own. Let me go back in […]

Coming Together, Falling Apart

My apartment is coming together really nicely! Though simultaneously my body is falling apart. I battled a sinus infection a few weeks ago, then got better just in time to run the National Half Marathon. Now I’m sick again, this time with a nasty nagging cough and overall head congestion. I’ve tried taking Mucinex (gosh, […]