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Boston is Small 2.0

That awkward moment when you bump into that guy at the gym who you went on a date with ages ago and who never texted back. Also you see him on the regular at the coffee shop he works at. No eye contact!

Boston is Small

That convoluted moment when you realize that one of the latest followers on your semi-secret OTHER Instagram account is the ex-wife of that dude you were texting with last year who asked you on a date and then flaked on you. Hmm.

2015 in review

OK, first of all– how crazy is it that I haven’t posted in MONTHS?! Second of all, this is a bit overdue but here is my year in review report!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Nightmare Come True

So many of you may remember that one of my greatest fears is a serial killer breaking in and hiding behind my shower curtain.


Well, my nightmare has basically come true.




Post Fail

So my plan to post every day was an epic fail. Oh well. This is my blog and I can do whatever I want.

Guys, I had an amazing shoe day today. I tracked down each of the three pairs of shoes I’ve been stalking for AGES. Maybe only a fellow shopper can really appreciate how awesome this is, but seriously– it’s like stumbling over a pearl in your oyster. I love tracking things down, and it’s even better when they are on sale!


It’s sometimes very hard to separate the line between ‘need’ and ‘want’. There are clear instances of this delineation, of course. I need water. I want beer. I need Vitamin D. I want a crisp, sunny fall day.

So, for some reason I’ve decided to post something every day. I’m not starting on the first of the month, I’m not starting on a day of any importance, I’m just starting. I don’t need to do this. But I want to. So here goes.

I adopted a cat over the weekend. I always swore I’d never be a cat lady but I guess here I am. Jean-Luc Picat is a mature 7 yrs old, and has already settled in well. My room is home base and he enjoys exploring the rest of the apartment and then running back ‘home’ if he gets scared. In the morning and evenings he likes to sit on the couch behind me, purr, headbutt my head with his, and hug me with his paw. It’s quite endearing, actually. Welcome, JLP.


This is my September post

I have sadly neglected my little online blog. Not that it hasn’t happened before, but it looks like at best I might be able to stick to one post a month. So, this is my September post. Some thoughts. And a random picture.

  • Be honest. Be vulnerable.  (Guess what. It’s really, really hard. But you should still do it.)
  • Don’t lie about things. It’s no good for anyone.
  • Show up.
  • If something makes you happy, pursue it. (Obviously there are caveats to this statement. Like, if you enjoy murdering people that’s probably not something you should pursue.)
  • Sometimes a good Netflix binge is what’s needed to reset. Other times, force yourself to get off the couch and be in your life, as opposed to just watching it. Or documenting it.
  • Social media is a terrible thing. A wonderful, delicious, affirming terrible thing.
  • Move your body.
  • Say hi to your friends and family.
  • Follow through.
  • Sit on a swing.

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OK, that’s all for now folks.


Ladies Lounge


Hello! Did you miss me? I missed you! All 3 of you, my faithful unsung readers. Life has been busy. I started a company, went to California, thought about some major life changes, ya know…. usual craziness.

I promise to put up some more in depth posts later, but for now you should check me out — I’m speaking!!!


I’ll be on a panel for this month’s Ladies Lounge meetup, which is co-hosted by Just Us Gals Boston, General Assembly Boston, and WeWork.  Their July event is taking place this Thursday. I’m thrilled to be on a panel of awesome women from She Geeks Out, Hubspot, and Trill!. The event is free and open to the public, so if you are in town you should join: simply RSVP here.

It’s Alive!

I finally took the plunge and set up an actual website for myself! I’ve been blogging for years and years with WordPress, but now you can go and learn more about me, check out some of the cool stuff I get up to in my free time, and let me know how this all makes you feel! 

I’ve been thinking about setting up a home for myself in the vast wilds of the Internets for a while, but only got around to doing so fairly recently. This is a major change for someone who used to blog totally anonymously! In a way having all of my online activities gathered in one spot speaks volumes to my organizational, order-loving soul. On the other hand, it’s incredibly revealing to have all these bits and pieces of me hanging out in one easily-accessible location.

I’ll still be blogging, but now I will be able to incorporate a lot more. Check it all out and enjoy!


OK. Yes. There is a ton of snow. In fact, it just won’t stop snowing. Shoes? What are those? I only wear boots. I can barely remember a time when I actually left my apartment and went to work on a Monday morning.

But, I kind of like this crazy weather! Why? People actually talk to one another. You’re forced to acknowledge someone who steps aside so you can navigate a tricky section of unplowed sidewalk. Running into someone you barely know outside is suddenly like running into a lifelong friend. Neighbors say hello as you trudge on by. There’s a guy on my street who snow blows his sidewalk and then keeps going past his property line.

Commiseration. Eye contact. Laughing at the ridiculous way you have to hop over waist high drifts. Smiling at strangers. Life is a little bit slower but a little bit friendlier.

OK, I guess this snow isn’t all that bad. But still, please please please stop snowing so we can try digging out for a change!