21 Feb 19

CLOSE If for whatever reason your way of traveling is “the more bars the better” then listen up because now we know which cities around the world have the highest density of bars. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more. Buzz60 A party is breaking out Saturday in Broad Ripple and you don’t even have to […]

20 Feb 19
Swipe Life
In my humble opinion, the only acceptable first-date suggestions involve drinks (at a quiet bar) and maybe trivia so I can show off my “Jeopardy!” skills (those nights alone in middle school served me well). Doing something fancy or different may seem impressive at first, but keeping it simple will always be a better choice. So please take my advice and never, ever take someone (especially me) on a first date to one of these terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad places. Tapas Everything is so small and expensive — two things that don’t really set the mood. I already have extremely strong opinions on sharing, a concept that sits at the very core of tapas’ business model. I end up feeling like a giant eating miniature food and, side note, chairs at tapas places are always really tiny. I don’t want to leave having had one patata brava and a half of a croquette. 10/10, would not recommend. A Comedy Show I like to laugh. I laugh at myself all of the time. But, god forbid we get seated at the front, not only will I be sweating profusely because of our proximity to the hot stage lights, but I will also spend the entire set worrying the damn comedian is going to pick on us. It starts with, “Oh, are you guys on a first date?” and progresses to him calling out my pools of perspiration until I just have to go die. The Movies Even though talking goes against my lazy-girl aesthetic, the cinema does not allow for the free flow of conversation. The whole point of a date is getting to know the other person. If I wanted to sit in silence with a stranger, I’d go down south and hang out with my estranged cousin Bonnie. A Loud Bar In my free time, I’m an 86-year-old woman named Evelyn who lives alone and knits herself into a wool snuggie. There is absolutely no place in a loud bar for Evelyn/me. I won’t be able to hear you, let alone hear myself talk or think. Also, I am very sensitive to sound — my ears physically hurt when I enter an enclosed space housing a decibel level above 40. My mom thinks it’s a personality disorder and she’s absolutely right. It’s called misophonia. A Museum I like art. I like museums. They’re quiet. And, as you may have ascertained, Evelyn loves the quiet. However, museums are almost too quiet. Like, we-can’t-talk quiet. You look mighty pretty, but I want to do more than stare at your face and an abstract painting. You know what else museums are? They are cold. And Evelyn can’t bring her crocheted onesie with her.
20 Feb 19
A Modern Liberation

I started this 30 Day Minimalism Challenge challenge in October, the beginning of Autumn seemed like a perfect time to get rid of a bunch of junk. And I completed it in January, now I’m writing about it in February. Everything in its own time….that’s a thing that people say, right?! I guess I should call […]

18 Feb 19

Everybody has their own way of coping with difficult moments. When life throws you some unexpected curveball, some people throw themselves into uncontrollable cleaning, exercising or the bottom of the glass.  I take a quite different approach.  I cook for comfort. My contribution to collective healing will always be delicious food.  So today I’m pumping out […]

18 Feb 19
Fang's Blog

Do any of you guys ever have those moments where you wish you could just turn back time and do something over again? I don’t mean something serious, you know, like murder. Or kidnapping. Just simple stuff. Maybe a word you accidentally slipped out. Or a picture you wish you hadn’t posted on Facebook or […]

18 Feb 19
Fox&Co. Mental Health

Buzzfeed Article 1. A tiny, beloved Harry Pothead stash, because it’s their go-to movie, so why can’t it house the ganja? Amazon Share Pin Get it from Crafty Cassondra on Etsy for $12. 2. A set of marijuana leaf cookie cutters so they can make weed-themed brownies with or without the THC. Amazon Share Pin Promising review: “Awesome cookie cutter! My fiancé and I used […]

15 Feb 19
Rooted life

The great conundrum of my childhood is that I grew up going to church but what was taught at church was not lived out in our home.

13 Feb 19
Just a twenty-something trying to recover her American Dream.

Being an only child sucks. I say this out loud while my therapist types something into her laptop and I look down at the stress squisher that I had dubbed my go-to stimmer when there. It was a bag that had orange waterbeads in it that were pleasant to squish around. Some asshole mashed them […]

11 Feb 19
Perpetually Me.

*In my little corner of the world, 2019 has been toeing the line between “Fun and spontaneous” and “Inconvenient and Rude”, so this entry will include things I have learned over the past two weeks. It’s just how it is, because life.🤦🏻‍♀️* 1. Have you ever felt so sick that the simple idea of getting […]

11 Feb 19
Crumb Top Baking

Chicken Fajita Soup has all the spicy flavours of a fajita, served up in a warming bowl of soup. It’s easy and clean eating, perfect for meal prep, and loaded with extra fibre thanks to the white beans! How is February treating you? I’m not going to lie. I feel like February is kicking my […]