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Everything I Know About Fantasy Football

admin - August 31, 2016

Re-pubbing this 2012 piece in honor of the start to Fantasy Football season. I am proud to say that I am now a minimally engaged player of this pretend game that has me actually stressed. Post to come on my experiences during the season. For now, a bit of history:  — I’m insanely jealous of fantasy football. Every single year groups of mostly male friends …

How To Organize A Writer’s Retreat

admin - December 2, 2015

Re-posting this oldie but goodie in honor of the quickie writer’s retreat I’m on with my friend Melissa. The featured photo is the ACE HOTEL + SWIM CLUB in Palm Springs, which is where we’re retreating. Hey, if you’re going to write for 6 hours straight you may as well do it in paradise. Other than the venue change from our earlier retreat to Big …

The Best Writing Spots in LA: 2015 Edition

admin - November 3, 2015

  In honor of the DEAD RINGER release I’m revamping this old post to reflect my new favorite writing spots in LA. Old intro:  As a writer I spend a good amount of time in coffee shops. This is mostly because they offer space to write at the (sometimes) small fee of a cup of Joe, but it’s also because I feel far less cool …

How Pinterest is Saving Slash Ruining My Wedding

admin - May 30, 2013

You guys know Pinterest, right? The online image-board hub where you now spend 75% of your procrastination time? Then you probably know that Pinterest has a Wedding category, right? The place where the life-long DIY challenged go to fool themselves into thinking they can build their own photo booth using cardboard, smelly markers and fishing wire? Well since getting engaged I’ve come to LOVE and …

How To Become A Writer…maybe…I think?

admin - May 28, 2013

Last week I had a white wine and four $1 oysters with a friend of my second younger sister Sara. We were chatting about the things that all older sisters discuss with their younger sister’s friends: how to survive your early 20s (generally speaking), how to change your career during your early 20s (more specifically speaking), and why none of that will matter once you’re …

Baby’s First TV Pitch

admin - May 21, 2013

Tomorrow I am pitching my first original TV show concept to a production company interested in taking it to a studio that might eventually sell it to a network. At least, I think that’s how it works… So far all I’ve been required to do is pour my entire heart and soul into an eight page document explaining my vision for a 1/2 hour sitcom. …

How Registering For Wedding Gifts Is Nothing Like Shopping for Shoes

admin - May 14, 2013

Registering was one of the things I was most looking forward to about being engaged. I think it’s one of the things everyone is most looking forward to about being engaged. How could you not be excited about a 100X-the-gifts-Christmas in which you pick every single item…using a super neat-o electronic gun? Add to that the fact that shopping is among the things I do …

Big News: College Kids Are Totally Over Hooking Up

admin - May 9, 2013

…sort of. College kids are “sort of” totally over hooking up. It’s kinda like how they feel about Vera Bradley bags. It’s like, “enough already,” but also they’re pretty reliable and everyone has one, so… This topic came up thanks to an article Chicago reader Laura sent my way (thanks LL!). Why College Students Don’t Like Hooking Up As Much As You Think I hadn’t …

I Now Know The Meaning of “Wedding Brain”

admin - May 7, 2013

I sat down to write this blog post at 10AM…last Thursday. I was going to write about the top ten things that happen after you get engaged, but then I typed, “you realize that venues book up for Spring weddings faster than you can find venues to book for your Spring wedding, ” and panicked about booking a venue for my Spring wedding then spent …