Even Though I Was Told Not To: 

A Blog

September 9, 2018

In The Road to Little Dribbling, my curmudgeon spirit animal, Bill Bryson (let’s be honest; he’s practically my Patronus), makes the case for everyone being allowed ten things they dislike “without having to justify or explain to anyone why they don’t like them: reflex...

June 9, 2018

Man. What a conversation we’re having.

Over the last week, I’ve been reading a lot of encouragement from compassionate people across all social media spheres: If you need help, reach out. Here’s a number. Tell your family. Tell your friends. We’re here for you.

And then...

June 1, 2018

So I went to spin class the other night.

And I fell, and hit my head, and woke up and thought I was the most beautiful person in the world.

(But for reals, that movie was hilarious, no?)

I did have a related experience, though – in that it reminded me of the continued dis...

May 4, 2018

My feet are still recovering.

It has been almost a week since my last gig, and they are still haunted by the specter of those white, open-toed, three-inch Sam Edelman platform heels. This isn’t usually the case, as I’m not the type of person who goes traipsing around in...

April 7, 2018

I’ve always been mature for my age, which is really just a euphemistic way of saying I was that weird kid who enjoyed reading Reader’s Digest at the age of ten. Because nothing helps you unwind from a day of learning fractions like reading “How to Tell If You Have a Hi...

March 29, 2018

My phone is dying. And not in a “The battery is at 19%” kind of way. It’s full-on, Lavinia-in-Season-2-of-Downton-Abbey dying: slowly, sneakily, and after having the temerity to drag me away from the better option. (Don’t @ me, Mary haters.)

I loved my QWERTY keyboard p...

March 25, 2018

I don’t generally consider myself a lazy person. I work a full-time job while pursuing my life’s work in my spare time (namely, acting, writing, and keeping Jif stock prices healthy). I make my bed every morning, which I recently learned basically makes you a hero. I a...

March 18, 2018

A blog? Really? I know. But you don’t have to read it! Honestly, please go back to watching the Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again trailer.

…Oh. Just me? Fuck, I’ve definitely lost you now.

If you’re still here, let me say I do realize blogs are kind of old-school for anyone wh...

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