An Interview With a Friend Who Got Bedbugs The First (And Last) Time She Used VRBO

So, what have you been up to?

I went to Big Bear Lake, California for a bachelorette party. Twelve of us stayed atThe Moose Lodge at 209 Elgin Road, which another friend had found on VRBO. It looked great—cute cabin, moose stuff everywhere, very rustic, close to the lake… And full of bedbugs.

Producing a Beyoncé-themed Burlesque Show on a Budget: Part III

Turns out, people were ready for this jelly. “All the Single Ladies” sold out! My co-producer Calamity Chang and I didn’t just break even—we made some money, too. At the end of the night, I video-chatted with my boyfriend in LA to show him my wig and makeup, gently made it rain in my living room, and stumbled into bed. Within 24 hours, I was thinking the same thing I do when I turn in a piece of writing: “That was fun. Glad it’s over. What’s next?”

Producing a Beyoncé-themed Burlesque Show on a Budget: Part II

Part two of a series, wherein the author attempts to answer the question, “Can I produce a NYC burlesque show without losing my shirt?”

Producing a Beyoncé-themed Burlesque Show on a Budget

It wasn’t long after I became friends with burlesque star and producer Calamity Chang through freelance work that I came up with the idea for Beylesque, a Beyoncé burlesque show to take place on or around the pop diva’s 33rd birthday. “It could be huge!” I said. “It’s underground meets mainstream pop. You could serve birthday cupcakes and have a dance-off/twerkout during intermission.”

Things I Bought That I Didn’t Use

Bought it, didn’t use it.

Interview With A Former Coworker Who Went to Lunch and Never Came Back

Last Tuesday you went to lunch and never came back!

The Annual Cost of My Cross-Country Relationship

In October 2011, I went on a date with Adam, an L.A.-based TV writer who was working in New York.

My Life in Financial Advice

Age 5: Never go grocery shopping when you’re hungry.
Don’t think you’re hungry? Eat a candy bar just in case.

Siri, Where Are The Cheapest Toiletries In New York?

Cheap toiletries in New York.