Sep 30, 2009  •  In Geek, Web

Ninja-fy Your Google Reader

Did you know that Google Reader has a secret ninja mode? Activate it using the infamous Konami code (if you don’t know what the Konami code is, shame on you!) and your favorite RSS reader will transform into this: Not only has the cute ninja from GMail themes replaced your sidebar, your “Like” button has […]

Sep 29, 2009  •  In Baby, Books, Reviews

An Awesome Book

When I first found out I was pregnant, the baby-preparation experience I looked forward to the most was not decorating the nursery or picking out the baby clothes. It was building the baby’s first library. As a avid lover of books, I absolutely cannot wait to introduce my child to all the books I loved […]

Sep 28, 2009  •  In Personal

Keeping My Chin Up

While having a conversation with a fellow church member yesterday, the topic of my current situation came up. “I’m still surprised at how well you and J seem to be coping. I would’ve broken down weeks ago. I’m really proud of you guys, and I pray for you every day.” Yes, we may have to […]

Sep 28, 2009  •  In Entertainment, Reviews


I have a new obsession, and that show is Glee. After downloading all 5 episodes in the season so far, including the director’s cut of the pilot, I pressed “play” on my computer expecting not much more than another over-hyped sitcom. Not so, my friends. I proceeded to watch all 5, right after the other, […]

Sep 27, 2009  •  In Cute, Geek, Video Games

Thank You Readers!

When I saw this “Thank You Mario!” animated gif generator on, I knew exactly what I needed to do… (If you’re viewing this on an RSS reader, please click on through to see the animation!) Go create your own at wigflip! You may also like: Guest Post: Geek Chic Decor Wedding Invites & Favors […]

Sep 26, 2009  •  In Art/Design, NYC

Missed Connections

I love Sophie Blackall’s blog Missed Connections, which showcases her illustrations inspired by missed connections ads on Craigslist and similar websites. Via Kottke. You may also like: Judgemental Subway Map of Manhattan What if the Family Circus Lived in Park Slope… Tiffany & Co.’s Spectacular Winter Window Display Three Links

Sep 26, 2009  •  In Personal, Pregnancy

My Reasons for Withdrawl

Withdrawl is a defense mechanism I have mastered over the almost-29 years of my life. When I feel down, I withdraw. It’s simple as that. So I guess this is my excuse for my absence from the online world. Bye-bye, IM, Twitter, Facebook, and blogging. Hello, wallowing in my cave of self-pity. What is causing […]

Sep 21, 2009  •  In Beauty

Say It Isn’t So, Prescriptives!

I just read on Blogdorf Goodman that Prescriptives will be closing its doors in 2010. While I don’t use their makeup line much, I have been a hardcore fan of the Prescriptives All Clean Fresh Foaming Cleanser for years. In fact, it is the ONLY cleanser I have used in 2001! Does anyone know where […]

Sep 19, 2009  •  In Blogging, Personal, Relationships

Bees I’ve Met in Real Life

Just in case you weren’t aware, I blog for a website called Weddingbee. I am not as active as I used to be, as my wedding was a year and a half ago. However, I still visit the site all the time to cherish and cultivate all the wonderful friendships I have made with my […]

Sep 11, 2009  •  In Funny, NYC, Personal, Pregnancy

The Super Ninja Monkey Mommy

I had a funny pregnancy-related incident today. On my way home from babysitting, I took my usual R train from south Brooklyn to midtown Manhattan. Being Friday afternoon (and the rain…oh the torrential rain!) the subway filled up pretty quickly and soon, I was glad to have gotten a seat so early in the ride. […]