Fridays With Ellie: What The World Needs Now Is Dogs, Cute Dogs

I mentioned in my last post that I’ve been really struggling with my sleep lately. I think I can pinpoint a handful of reasons that’s happening, including my inability to find the perfect pillow for my ever-changing sleep positions, plus the fact that 60-pound Ellie likes snoozing on top of me. But I also think (fine, know) it’s because […]

Fridays With Ellie: One Month In West New York

This week has felt very, very long. Nothing remarkable came my way, just the usual work work work work work (TM Rihanna) and lots of writing with some conference calls and events thrown in. I don’t know why I’m so tired lately. Brian says it’s allergies. I say it’s because I’ve been eating too much sugar. […]

Planning A Puppy Graduation Party (And Other Life-Changing Plans & Goals)

At the end of puppy class on Sunday, our teacher said, “Bring something kind of weird or different to wear for the next class.” I immediately perked up. We have just the thing for Ellie to wear! Upon further clarification, apparently the “weird thing to wear” is for the humans, not the dogs, so they can […]

Hey. What’s Up? Hello!

Yesterday, I called to make an appointment to get a spray tan — my first spray tan ever, very reluctantly — because I have a bad case of “summer running” on my back and my wedding dress is not, in fact, in the shape of a Lululemon Cool Racerback top. The nice woman on the […]

Thankful Things Thursday: For The People Who Truly Get Me

Hello. It’s a gorgeous fall day here in NYC and despite having no hot water in my apartment for roughly the 19th day in a row, I am managing to pull myself into a good mood. In case you’re wondering if I survived a freezing-cold shower this morning (which you’re probably not, let’s be honest) […]

Meet My Handsome Friend

I’ve been talking about my “Handsome Friend” on the blog for a while now. Since May, in fact. (Also sometimes referred to as “My Nice Friend” or “My Friend Who Is A Boy” or, finally, “My Boyfriend.”) I finally showed him to the public in my Hamptons Marathon recap post. (The post showed up on […]

Dance Parties Are The Cure

Yesterday was maybe not the best day. Or at least yesterday afternoon wasn’t so great. I got an email that frustrated the heck out of me and that drove me to do three things: Pick up the phone to call Mr. Nice Boyfriend, hoping to vent to him. Upon hearing his voice, promptly hang up […]

Drinking & Blogging From Fire Island

Warning: My day has consisted of this… Yes, that’s right. I’m sorry, Mom. I have been drinking. Only a little amount though. Lauren made me do it. And now I will attempt to blog. Quickly. There’s still some more champagne to be had. Life is a celebration. I was planning to write a full race […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Snapping Out Of It

You know how sometimes you wake up on the wrong side of the bed for no real reason and then you’re super cranky and can’t control your rage? That was me this morning. Oops. Maybe it was because I didn’t really sleep well, or maybe it’s because I now have three mountain-sized zits that are […]

Some Likes & Some Dislikes

Good morning! Today is Monday. I know some people dread Mondays. The weekend is over, life is so sad, blah blah whine. I don’t mind Mondays though. Is the weekend over? Yes, yes it is. But was the weekend awesome? Yes, yes it absolutely was. So instead of sitting at my desk today, feeling sad […]