I know I’ve told you about les chats – but did I ever tell you about la souris? ♦—————————————————–♦ My first year in New York was, I’ll admit, a lot of late nights that had nothing to do with my job. We’d go out for a beer after work and the next thing I knew,… Read More Bell et la Bête, er…la Souris.
I should be cleaning. Unpacking. I’ve been here three weeks now. Three weeks without the hustle and bustle of New York City Streets. Three weeks of falling asleep to just the sound of crickets and the wind through the trees. Three weeks of waking up to sun in my windows, and no construction pounding away… Read More So this is my life.
Last week Diane asked me if I wanted to go to the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens, “Don’t worry I’ll drive, so you’ll be safe in the Bronx.” Funny, coming from her – a native of the Bronx. She started talking about the walls of Orchids created by the French designer Patrick… Read More Tale of PSAs Come True: NYBG Orchid Show
Hello! It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Well I found something. Obviously. My roommate and I are slowly putting our apartment together. Key word here: slowly. So, we finally decided on a table about a month ago. I know! Isn’t it thrilling! And only $30 at IKEA. The best part is that it folds down, so… Read More Tuesday Tease: Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition
I know. It’s been awhile. It’s not like I’m working an internship and a full time job and traveling between Boston and New York City for Bruins’ Saturday home games all the while working on my novel and following a raw-vegan diet so that I can stop feeling like crap… oh wait… and looking for… Read More New York-ish
“If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.” -Gerald Good Last Thanksgiving I wore a little black dress and uncomfortable heels to a dark basement bar in New York City. Lights that looked like jars of fireflies hung from the ceilings, above a long slab of maple… Read More If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness.
And sometimes, the only choice we have, is to hold on tight.
My brother is 15 years old. As we drove through town we discussed his upcoming confirmation. When a Catholic makes the sacrament of confirmation they are asked to have a sponsor who will present them to the Bishop or Celebrant when they step forward to be confirmed. He was unaware that they usually encourage you… Read More La vérité sort de la bouche des enfants.
But it probably couldn’t afford it. New York City summer. I heard it all through winter. “Oh I love the city in the summer…” “New York is so beautiful in the summer…” “I can’t wait for summer in the city…” Labor Day is upon us and with it the inescapable retreat of summer. And I’m… Read More Summer should get a speeding ticket.
Has anyone ever said this to you? Don’t be alarmed. They are not hitting on you. Or insulting you. If you’re confusing this with what baseball teammates do, you’re thinking of something entirely different. Here’s a clue. Still don’t know? Well, let me tell you a story. Padraig and I are walking down to the… Read More Can I butt-bump you?