You know, Nike was really onto something there. Recently my life has been throwing me all kinds of signs, all of them more or less amounting to the same message: JUST, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO IT. As is customary for the end of a year and the start of a new one, I’ve … More Just Do It. But Really–Do It Already.
Even before I moved to New York, I had seen and heard all these rave reviews about Shake Shack. Being that I am a glutton for (or, in other words, a great appreciator of) good food, I was excited to try this place for myself as soon as I arrived in New York City. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t live up to the hype. … More Shake Shack: I’m Not Hatin’, I’m Just Sayin’
As anyone who has traveled with me can attest, I am slightly obsessed with passport stamps and visas. It’s a badge of pride and honor to me every time I pass through immigration in a new country and they ink my passport with proof that I’ve passed through their borders. That sentence was kind of … More Personal Victory: Extra Passport Pages! (and Other Observations from the American Consulate)
So I was sitting on our balcony today, enjoying and savoring the last bites of my leftovers from dinner last night, and this kind of catchy thought came to me: I am a food lover, not a fighter. In case you’re wondering what my leftovers were, or even if you’re not, I’m excited to tell … More I’m a Food Lover, Not a Fighter
Thanks to my friend Stacey, I found this great, reassuring video with Ira Glass from public radio’s “This American Life.” He talks about what a lot of people who pursue careers in radio, television, film, writing, photography, art, fashion, etc. know–which is that it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted or easily-discouraged. I’m endeavoring on a … More On Good Taste: Keep on Keeping On
I’ve spent a boatload (Airbus-load?) of time in airports and on airplanes lately. Between waiting at the Taipei airport for nine hours, and flying back and forth from Asia and now to South America, I’ve had to learn the art of doing nothing for looong periods of time. (I’ve also learned to take advantage of … More Never Underestimate a Kind Airport Employee… And Why New York Sucks
So I went to Wal-Mart today to pick up some toiletries for my move, and my mind was blown. Technically it was a Super Wal-Mart, and perhaps more impressive than a run-of-the-mill regular Wal-Mart, but this place was like… a village unto itself. Inside the one store was: a bank, a “money center” (not exactly … More Those Everyday Low Prices