Thankful Things Thursday: Happy Holidays!

It seemed like practically everyone on the subway this morning had big bags filled with wrapped gifts and massive suitcases in tow. When I say “in tow” I mean “thanks for running over my big toe with your giant bag, bitch.” Whoa. That escalated quickly, and I’m sorry. My toes are all just fine, despite […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Shipping Shirts, Broadway Shows & A Subway Winner

Hello. It’s Thankful Things Thursday, and rather than go through my whole speech about what that means, I’m just going to dive in and if you haven’t tagged along for this little holiday before, I’m sure you can figure out what it’s all about pretty quickly. Let’s go! I’m thankful my apartment no longer resembles […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Getting Out Of Town

Today is Thursday! Tomorrow I fly away. I like dinosaurs. Because why not start your day with a haiku? As my poem stated, today is Thursday, and in The Land of Ali (not a real place), that means it’s Thankful Things Thursday. It’s also the first day of December, so say your “Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit” […]

A Very Thankful Thanksgiving

It’s Thankful Things Thursday and it also happens to be Thanksgiving. Look at that! I feel luckier than ever lately so excuse me while I gush, gobble and fawn over all the things I’m truly thankful for today. I’m thankful to be home. My flight up to Boston was so easy yesterday. Thank you, JetBlue, […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Getting Better, Dang It

Greetings from my cozy reclining chair at Roosevelt Hospital. It’s Remicade Day! Finally! I am so, so happy to be in this chair getting pumped full of drugs. I’m ready to feel better. I’m ready to get back to normal life, not life that revolves around finding bathrooms. And with that I bring you the […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Because A Sucky Stomach Can’t Bring Me Down

I woke up this morning and felt wide-awake when my alarm screamed at 5:00. The Steroids will do that to you — you don’t need to sleep much. My first thought was, “Yay! It’s already Thursday! Time to run!” But then, right around my fourth miserable trip to the bathroom, I cursed myself for thinking […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On My Ever-Expanding Family

Warning: I’m in a wicked good mood today. Yeah. Wicked — because I’m from New Hampshire. You cannot take that word away from me, no matter how far from that 603 area code I happen to live. Good thing it’s Thankful Things Thursday. I’m thankful for biscotti. How had I never tried this delicious treat […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Staying Positive

Hello there. It kind of feels like this entire week has been Thankful Things Thursday-ish. Every day I’ve felt compelled to push aside the negative, annoying things — remember, the Crohn’s/colitis/dysentery plague I’m fighting off — and focus solely on the great things in life. And yes, there are more great things than frustrating things. […]

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) […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Marathon Edition

Question: What’s my grace period for marathon obsession? I hope it’s not over yet, because in today’s edition of Thankful Things Thursday my happy thoughts are all mostly marathon related. I could talk about other things if you want, like the fact that my apartment building hasn’t had hot water in a week (showering has […]