Category Archives: Jersey Life

Prelude to a Hairball

Several years ago, when 30 seemed like an age that I’d never be, I made a vow to myself: “If you’re still single when you turn 30, self, you need to get a cat.”  I love cats, and my family … Continue reading

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Unexpected Poetry #6

In lieu of a thoughtful, well-written post, I bring you a poem from, again, my public library’s announcements. The rhyme scheme is, well, forced at best, but you can’t deny the subject cries out for it. (And seriously, who uses … Continue reading

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If you can read this…you’re too close.

Let’s be honest: this post has been a long time coming. I live in New Jersey. We gotta talk about the driving here. “But…” you say, “the driving is bad in lots of places. Driving in Manhattan, driving in DC? … Continue reading

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This is dedicated to the one I (don’t) love

As a person with a largely unfortunate track record when it comes to relationships, I feel qualified to make the assertion that being broken up with can make you think like a crazy person. And I say that not in … Continue reading

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Sleep is supposed to be

“Sleep is supposed to be, By souls of sanity, The shutting of the eye.” – Emily Dickinson Sometimes I have insomnia. Actually, frequently I have insomnia. It’s not a chronic thing though, and is usually self-inflicted. For example, I have … Continue reading

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Hot potato

It’s been weighing on my mind for some time now that the title of this blog references my current state of residence, and yet there have been almost zero mentions of said state in the actual blog posts. Well, I … Continue reading

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Crazy Cat Lady, redefined

In light of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, I’d like to examine a topic that’s been discussed over and over and over again: this atrocious winter weather. No, no. That’s not right. Being a single twenty-something. Thaaaaaat’s what I meant to … Continue reading

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