Archive for November, 2012

Why I Can’t Live Without My Lipstick

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

   If I were on a deserted island and could choose only one thing from the “beautifying” category to have with me, it would be lipstick, hands down, bar none.  (more…)

I Ate (and ate) My Way Through Hurricane Sandy . . . and Lived to Tell the Story

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

(Note: This article originally appeared in FOF.)

Forget About the ‘Freshman 15’ . . . I’m Worried about the ‘Sandy 7’

I wasn’t one of those young women who gained the extra, unwanted 15 lbs. (famously called the ‘Freshman 15’) after starting college, probably because I was a commuter college student (or a ‘commuter chick’ as we were called at St. John’s University in Queens, NY). I was way too busy going to classes, then to work selling shoes at Bloomingdales (probably my all-time favorite job: I got a 20% employee discount) at nights and weekends, and then back to classes again the next day. I was too tired to eat most of the time. (more…)

Grateful in New York City

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Storm Sandy was a doozy. People in many parts of the Northeast are still without power, water, or food. Homes have been lost, and lives, too.  We’re all still in shock that this even happened. New Yorkers feel invincible most of the time. This week we felt vulnerable.

Slowly, however, we’re starting to feel grateful. Grateful that it’s finally over and life is crawling its way back to normal. (more…)