I’m on the pursuit of happiness
Instagram's a tricky game. It can be used as a window into your normal life or an aspirational dream-world filtered through Valencia. The popular trend seems to lean toward the latter, but one too many …see more
Slippery little mofos, aren’t they?
It was reported in the news last month that a man, upon dropping his cell phone into the depths of the L train's tracks at the East 105th stop in Canarsie, leapt after his digital …see more
Because ‘Food for Thought’ felt too cliché.
Growing up, eating well meant eating low-fat; I felt good about a snack of instant oatmeal and Diet Coke. When I started to gain weight in college, the concept of looking at a food label …see more
And their function as a precursor to selfies
I'd always admired people with "joke" profile pictures. Those weird-but-funny anti-headshots; the five-chin creep-face crops reserved for the unbridled and carefree. A few kids I knew went into their first years of college represented by shirtless …see more
Gently down the stream so that you can still walk tomorrow
I never understood why someone would elect to participate in the sport of rowing. It always seemed to me that anyone who knowingly entered an activity that required 4 AM, daily, hour-long "warm up runs" …see more
And just like that, it’s March.
"How is it March?" I always find myself asking that same, stupid question every month (although I don't ask about March every month...sometimes I'm inquiring about the sneaky arrival of February, or fascinated by January, or …see more
You’ve read Amelia’s, now feast your eyes on this croc of poop.
It's 7:30AM on Monday morning and I am out of bed with bags under my eyes. At no point during the course of this day will they go away but I am about to make …see more
Great news, Venus is back. Bad news: Mercury’s being a bitch.
I approach horoscopes like a fair weather fan. When negative things are forecast for my sign -- bye! Zero loyalty. But man oh man, when things are coming up roses for the Taurus, I'm all about my …see more