On The Up Series, or The Latest Thing I Am Obsessed With That is Available on Netflix

Oh man, I constantly quote "I read the Financial Times" in the drawling, uppity British accent of a seven year old. One of my favorite, absurd moments of the series.

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:12 am 1

On I Just Bought a SAD Lamp, AMA

I love my SAD lamp! It has made winter SO much more tolerable. Use it right when you wake up; it has the benefit of helping regulate your sleep cycle as well (although sometimes this is no fun because my natural night owl self doesn't like getting sleepy at 10pm on a Saturday).

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 2:50 pm 0

On Ice Cream for Lunch: A Consideration

Oh man, I...didn't know I should feel so much guilt about ice cream for lunch? Or dinner? Or both (yes, that has happened)? It's all my tum wants when it's hot out!

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 11:56 am 0

On What is Your Grocery Shopping Style?

@totallyunoriginal @totallyunoriginal The cheap egg guilt! It is so real. Sometimes I like to add farmer's market eggs to the mix to really stress myself out. Also, yogurt tip! Making your own Greek yogurt is just about the easiest thing ever. Line a mesh strainer with a couple paper towels (or a dishtowel, but be ready to wash it asap), plop some cheap yogurt in and set it over a bowl for 12-24 hours and the whey will strain out. I promise it will be the best, creamiest yogurt ever and so much cheaper. Learned it from my (foreign) papa!

Posted on June 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm 0

On What'd You Spend On Your Bed? Like $200? Does That Sound Right?

@la_di_da I have the $50 ikea bed! Fjellse is awful and wonderful. Awful because the sides bowed out horribly and the slats -and our mattress- fell through at least twice every night. Wonderful because my boyfriend found a non-broken fjellse on the street, took the non-bowed sides (NO BED BUGS) and replaced ours. And it was $50. So....bestworst bed?

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm 0

On Fried Dough Snobbery

Another vote for Dough! Can never turn them down at the Brooklyn Flea, ever. And I don't even like donuts!

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 11:57 am 0

On Why Is a Candy Bar More Expensive in Manhattan? (Some Theories)

@emilies One apple on the UES! Unless you want a Honeycrisp. Then it's less than half.

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 1:12 pm 0

On WWYD: A Job After Graduation

Mike's advice is the right advice... HOWEVER! I think it's important to learn these things for yourself. I was in the same position after college, turned down the dread-inducing position and ended up getting my dream job. Later, I left this job and thought I would have good luck again...and obviously didn't. But! Sometimes you have to hit the bottom because of your own choices to figure out your priorities.

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 10:25 am 0

On Generic Products I'll Never Waste Money on Again

@ThatJenn Mix brown sugar with coconut oil! It smells yummier and leaves your skin softer than st. ives, I promise.

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm 1

On Generic Products I'll Never Waste Money on Again

@jfruh Refreshe! My boyfriend was quite the fan during our time in Safeway-land. By "was a fan" I really mean "drank it to feel better about his soda habit during our long stint of funemployment".

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm 0