Three years in Lil Rhody

  March 11 marked my three-year anniversary living in Rhode Island. It’s hard to believe it’s been three years, especially when I stop to think about how much has happened. Since I moved here: I’ve changed jobs and started looking into graduate school, including working my way through GRE prep and establishing where I want to…

Read More

10 Years of Infinity On High

On February 6, Fall Out Boy’s third studio album Infinity On High turned ten. I had a hard time believing it when Reed told me, because this album has been in and out of rotation for me ever since it came out. It feels almost timeless, given that if I don’t listen to it for a…

Read More

Self Care: Blogging in the middle of a dumpster fire

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, it seems like every day stems some new horror that cannot possibly be real. And yet, these horrors are real, these things are happening, and it feels like every time I open Twitter or check my e-mail, there’s some new bullshit to choke down. In the last week, I’ve made almost daily calls to…

Read More

Countdown to Veganuary: Survive and thrive

I’m coming up on my two-year veganversary, which is really exciting! Going plant-based has improved my life in a myriad of ways. I save a ton of money on groceries since I don’t buy animal products or byproducts, and even though the vegan takeout options in Providence are numerous, I don’t eat out nearly as often as…

Read More

Adventures in Bicycling: Tour de Tentacle 2016, Part Deux

Living in Providence is generally a weird experience. It’s a historical hub for oddities, starting with state founder Roger Williams (who apparently was eaten by an apple tree sometime after he was buried? wtf?) and continuing into the present day. This city is small but strange and I love living here because of how much weird stuff…

Read More

Par for the Course (Or, How Your First Celebrity Crush Never Dies)

This entry was originally written in response to the “nostalgia” prompt on Femsplain. A few weekends ago, the first person I ever told my mom I wanted to marry — Justin Timberlake — played in the annual celebrity golf tournament that’s been held in my hometown ever since I can remember. I got a text from my best friend…

Read More

Why Home Improvement Projects Should Be Done Solo

Since I moved out of my parents’ house two years ago and into an apartment with my partner, I’ve learned a lot about home improvement and interior decorating projects. Here are some examples: “Some Assembly Required” literally translates to “Kiss Of Death”. Although you may leave a store with a complete box of parts (for…

Read More

Concert Recap: Jack’s Mannequin

Shortly before Leisure Cruise took the stage last Thursday at the Royale in Boston, MA as the opening act for Jack’s Mannequin on the 10-year Anniversary tour for Everything In Transit, I realized that following that show, I’ve seen Andrew McMahon perform live with each of his three major projects. I saw Something Corporate reunited at…

Read More

In 2015…

Before we even jump into this post, I have to point something out. Since I started this blog in August 2012, I’ve tried hard to post consistently but never really managed it… until this year. In 2015, despite not posting nearly as often as I wanted, I still managed to make at least one post…

Read More