Gift Cards: Yea or Nay?


As the holidays approach I’ve been thinking a lot about one subject. Gift cards. We all know that gift cards are wonderful presents for teachers or clients or nieces and nephews that we rarely see, but how do you feel about gift cards as stocking stuffers? As in “How did Santa know that you love [...]

7 Lazy Tricks to Tackle Holiday Baking


I love the holidays, and I love baking. No lie; I just might have a problem. As much as I love to bake, it can be such a time-suck. Along the way, I’ve found great tricks to make holiday goodies completely kick ass, without much effort. Intrigued? You should be! Boxed is OK! Boxed cookie or [...]

Fake It Till You Make It Wine Tasting Tips


I once took a wine class titled “How to Be a Wine Snob in Under Two Hours.” It should have been titled “How to Get Tanked in Under One Hour” because I don’t remember much. Since then, I have muddled my way through enough tastings to teach my own class.

A Practical Approach to Surviving the Apocalypse

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Americans love to think of ways the world might come to a gruesome end. Zombies, global pandemics, aliens, asteroids, nuclear war, global warming, or an angry Judeo-Christian or Mayan god. Although people may disagree on the time and means, everyone seems to agree that the world is screwed. I’m beyond arguing that any of these [...]

A Little Spring Cleaning


I have been known to only paint the 3 toenails that are exposed in my peep-toe pumps and I may not wax the floors until swimsuit season, but the longer days shining through my dirty windows remind me I have spring cleaning to do. Rather than just kicking a laundry mountain into a couple of smaller hills, I like [...]

How to Celebrate Your Birthday in Style

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It’s my birthday today. Yup. I’m going to be 29 again. I’ve been turning 29 for six years now. Lots of time to get the perfect 29th birthday planned. First, I’m going to read though the journals I kept as a teenager and laugh at my angsty teenage self. This will allow me to feel [...]

What do You do with a Problem Like Ceiling Mold?

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I don’t have an exhaust fan in my master bathroom. I know. You are riveted. Best. Beginning. Line. Ever. Move over Dickens with your “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” “I don’t have an exhaust fan” is the new shit. But I digress. My exhaust fan problem is not [...]

Wedding Registry Boot Camp


Whenever I see a young couple armed with a scanner gleefully assaulting items they think they need for a happily ever after, I snicker a little inside. Actually, I want to wrestle them to the ground and commandeer their registry just as much as I want the Duggars to name their next kid Jasectomy. Registries [...]

Five Half-Assed Halloween Costumes To Thrill and Impress Your Friends

With my coat on I just looked like a pregnant woman with really bad hair.

Confession: I’m not a big Halloween person. Even though it’s a holiday that celebrates candy, my favorite food group, I don’t particularly like going out of the house in costume. Yes, I live in New York, where you’re likely to run into pantsless people wearing fright wigs even when it’s not October 31, but I’ve [...]

EZPZ: Never Lose Your Keys Again, Fun With Staples and Duct Tape

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I lose my keys a lot. Once a day, maybe more.  I probably spend 4-5 hours a week looking for them, too. I lose my phone a little less I’m pleased to say, and I only have to look for it about twice a week. I rant, I grab my hair ceremoniously and I pay [...]

Making QR Codes Fun And Not Sucky!


Have you seen those black and white block thingys that look like hypnotizing mutant bar codes? You know, these things: That black and white thingy is called a QR code. QR means queef reflex.

EZPZ: HP Photobooks Make Memories Tangible


HP’s Photo Creation software makes it possible for even lazy idiots to create beautiful photo books.