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10 things I learned on maternity leave

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There are “rules” about drinking while nursing and they are patently unfair. Have your friends order for you. Continue reading

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Totally, Rob.

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I learned there that the funniest thing in the world is not a group of men, nor is it a group of women. It’s women and men working together. And if you want to make a collaborative, funny project, be it a sketch group, an improv show, a movie or a TV show, you better the fuck involve women and men together in your endeavor, or it simply won’t be all that it could be. Continue reading

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Adam Carolla, Statistician

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Another day, another dude saying women aren’t funny. Good one. This time, it’s Adam Carolla, the guy behind his own podcast. Continue reading

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Scribbles

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Today is the last day of my small stones exercise. As I typed that, I mistyped “scones” for “stones” and realized it’d been a lot harder if the exercise was to make scones for 31 days. As it stands, I … Continue reading

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To be or not…

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See this card? This card is the type of thing you get in place of a ticket for going to Sleep No More, an interactive-ish play, loosely based on Macbeth, if Macbeth were steampunk meets Eyes Wide Shut with way … Continue reading

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Bodies exhibit

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On my way home from yoga tonight, two significant things happened.  I can’t tell you exactly what makes them significant, whatever. First, I used a homeless man as a breadcrumb. I am not proud of this. But it was a … Continue reading

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Nest egg

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This is my savings plan right now. Not really (’cause I don’t do pennies), but that’s how it feels. The extravagance of Brazil and Christmas and shopping-to-cure-depression finally caught up with me so now I’m being the responsible person I’m … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know

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Maybe the best written music review ever written, “Stephen’s music is a blend of blankety-blank, blank, blank.”

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Glory days

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This is my view from my hotel in Nashville, where I am working. I also work in NY. And in Hoboken, which is almost like NY. The goalposts are Vanderbilt University’s, where, as a friend says, “So much glory never … Continue reading

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This bugs me

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Because I am a social media girl through and through, and also because I hate to be an asshole commenter, I am taking to my blog to wuss out on an issue I have a very strong opinion on.  See … Continue reading

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Enter title here

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Some days this placeholder for an anticipated blog sums up the story of my life. Enter title here. I’m waiting for the perfect little quippy phrase which will make all of the workdays turn worknights + bi-coastal-where-am-I + half-businessperson / half-artist … Continue reading

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London called

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I am back from the quickest weekend trip ever.  My co-worker and I went to London to meet up with Dre, my ex-roommate. From NYC, everything is just closer. Except Hawaii. Anyway, we had a good time. I met a … Continue reading

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Ohmygodilovetheseshoessomuch

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These shoes, in their gilded perfectness, made the disappointment of Iceland all better.

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This is not Iceland

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These socks and this candy are from Virgin Atlantic. I think they are both cute, but the socks smell like petroleum, which is funny considering “the most sustainable airline on Earth.” When the flight attendant added on Earth, I stopped … Continue reading

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To the land of ice

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I am on a plane to Iceland. It is supposed to be a 4.5 hour flight but we are grounded for an indeterminable amount of time. Recently, like five minutes ago, this blonde waif wearing illegal amounts of perfume, switched … Continue reading

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Meat

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At a work dinner in TriBeCa tonight, sheltered from outside temperatures well beyond civilized, I ate a steak. It was the kind of steak, with its trailing pool of blood orphaned on my plate, that made me want to be … Continue reading

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Freedom

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This is a picture of The Freedom Tower, captured at 11:30 pm on a Tuesday night, which is precisely the time that I left the office before heading home to work a little bit more.

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Snowy

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Some parts of the world look like this today. It’s times like this when I realize how fortunate I am to live in Los Angeles.

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1940 Highland

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Tomorrow is the end of an era. An era I like to call The Dre Era, after my roommate for the last five and a half years, Dre. We are going our separate ways. Venice calls. We’ve had the best … Continue reading

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Code of Ethics That My Work Totally Made Up

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I don’t often complain about work — at least not publicly.  But this is serious, folks. I have to take a Code of Ethics class. It’s an online course. I am not opposed to taking it, save for two factors: … Continue reading

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