Sips of Jen and Tonic

Lasagna With a Side of Advice

Lasagna With a Side of Advice

I became a writer because of lasagna. Some people have stories of being heavily impacted by a book they read as a child. Others will tell you that they felt a calling to put words to paper the first time they held a pen. I discovered my passion because of baked noodles. I loved writing […]

By September 14, 2012 7 Comments Read More →
Occupational Hazards

Occupational Hazards

A few years back I had a job that was slowly sucking the life out of me. My boss was certifiably insane, I was pushing paper all day, and the buzzing of the fluorescent lights nearly drove me over the edge. My cubicle offered me a beautiful view of a dead plant, and sometimes I’d […]

The Car Makes the Man

The Car Makes the Man

I was at the grocery store the other day when I watched a ’97 Camero with tinted windows hastily pull into a handicapped parking space. As I waited for the driver to get out, I immediately formed an image of what I thought he or she might look like. I came up with: male, 25-35, […]

By February 22, 2012 27 Comments Read More →
Love Sucks?

Love Sucks?

I am one of those jerks who love Valentine’s Day. I don’t care for the nonsense of teddy bears, red roses and diamond bracelets, but I do enjoy celebrating my love for all of the people in my life. It’s my firm belief you should do that all day everyday, but the extra emphasis is […]

By February 14, 2012 29 Comments Read More →
Facebook Fouls

Facebook Fouls

Nobody tell my boyfriend, but I’m in love with another. It makes me laugh with its witty memes. It keeps me updated on current events by directing me to news stories. It reminds me of birthdays and upcoming events. It doesn’t mind that I semi-stalk friends of friends. This lover has a name– Facebook. But […]

A Very Tonic New Year

A Very Tonic New Year

In my previous article I discussed New Year’s Resolutions, and how typical resolutions bore me to tears. I suggested we should break away from the norm, and dare to do something different this year.  Normal resolutions are so vague (I want to be healthier, I want to travel, I want to read….stuff) that it’s no […]

Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild

I decided to take a much-needed vacation from a former (writing) stomping ground, and to my surprise, my absence did not go unnoticed. When I got back I had e-mails, notes in the Newsroom, and offline chat messages asking where I had been. Many theories were tossed around. Had I finally been institutionalized? Did I […]

The NEW New Year’s Resolutions

The NEW New Year’s Resolutions

Today is the first day of the year, and you know what that means: everyone is starting their resolutions! My Facebook timeline has been filled with friends promising to work out more, travel abroad, think more positively, find new jobs and other fairly typical aspirations for this time of the year. BORING. It’s not that […]

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