Category: Queens

You Say ‘Opportunistic,’ Like it’s a Bad Thing

That thought came to me recently, as I was trolling through one of the Facebook pages devoted to my college, Wellesley. A recent graduate was looking for professional advice on how to approach an older person in her industry whom she suspected could be an excellent mentor, but she was leery of appearing, in her…
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June 8, 2013 0

Help Yourself

It’s a beautiful day in NYC…and I’m inside blogging. Such is my commitment to you people. Well, also I’m not going to lie; I have a date tonight and I need, desperately, to invest some time in cleaning up my hovel. Otherwise, this boy is going to walk into my place, thinking: “Did the Tenement…
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May 4, 2013 0

31Ways2GetItStarted™!: January 25, 2013

Day 25: Come on in, the water’s fine! I write those words in Queens, New York, wearing leggings, a sweater, and sweatshirt, huddled in my apartment which is alternatively over-heated and frigid[1]…but the expression, while perhaps seemingly incongruous to the situation, is apt. At a certain point, in figuring out how and why you’re going…
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January 25, 2013 0

F**k Hurricane Sandy, You Still Need a Job

You’re right: I am a little cranky. Not because I’m worried about Queens getting destroyed in Sandy’s maw–honestly, I can’t assume that as a single girl hurricane that she’d want all the related ish of the outer boroughs in her life–but I could do without the media whipping the population into a frenzy of fear…
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October 29, 2012 0

I meant to have this post written by 6am, so I could open with something like,”…it’s a new day, another day to continue the difficult if rewarding task of differentiating yourself and your talents….” But considering it’s almost 1pm, and I spent the whole morning helping clients, nagging clients, cleaning my hovel, explaining the concept…
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August 11, 2012 0

I’d like to call this post, “Lessons in Badvertising” (Oh, omg, so clever!), but this computer is about 5 minutes away from getting drop kicked onto the streets of Queens, so let’s worry less about the title and just begin. (Serenity. Now. Dammit!) Anyhoo. There’s a liquor store near me, which was recently trying to…
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July 17, 2012 0

First World Problems

Just this morning, I had an exchange over email which truly epitomizes the phrase “first world problems.” In a nutshell, I “un-friended” (Why do I feel like I’m 13 all over again, for just typing these words?) a former work acquaintance, with whom I barely shared anything any longer. Once he found out…the wrath erupted.…
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March 27, 2012 0

Realistic Resolutions Day 2: ‘Wait and see’ is not a strategy

Listen, I’ve been cleaning my hovel since 7am–primarily because it was getting so grimy I felt like I was living in some Queens-based frat house…albeit without any hot frat brothers or keggers, alas.– so trust me: I’m not here to nag at you. Not today. You’re probably hungover, cranky, dreading returning to work, or extremely pregnant…
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January 2, 2012 0

“Sentence structure is innate but whining is acquired.”- Woody Allen

I promise I’m not whining. (If I was whining, trust me: you’d know. That sound would get in your brain and you’d want to kill me and probably yourself so as to liberate yourself from my dulcet tones…ha.) But recently, I kinda got, figuratively at least, punched in the solar plexus. It was especially disturbing…
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December 9, 2011 0

Fast Times at Benjamin N. Cardozo High

Last night I went into the depths of Queens–and since I live in blue-collar, anti-hipster Woodside, you know I went deep into the belly of the beast that is Queens–to represent Wellesley College at a college fair at Benjamin N. Cardozo High (…respect!). It was pretty much an awesome night, and not just because boys…
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October 19, 2011 0