Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift

“There’s a lid for every pot out there.”

“It happens when you’re least expecting it.”

“It’s when you’re not looking that you’ll find him.”

“Your Prince Charming will come.” 

Single ladies across the Internet are outraged over a twitter exchange between Taylor Swift and newly engaged Lady Gaga. Here’s what went down:

tweets    Some are saying how sweet Lady Gaga was, but most think that if her words were boots they’d be SMUGG BOOTS. (Forgive me, Father. It’s been hours since my last pun.) Personally, I think…actually I don’t think that much about it at all. And I don’t think Lady did either. My guess is that she expressed her appreciation in 140 characters then moved on to the ten billion other things on her I Do List. But the debate does bring up a good point. The idea that a girl’s life is not complete until she meets her Prince Charming is a royal bunch of b.s. After years of marriage most of them end up looking like frogs.  

Wanting to become someone’s other half, simply for the sake of it is insane. It’s also frighteningly accurate because many women complain about “losing themselves” over the course of their relationships. If you ask me, the single ones–the girls who are holding onto themselves instead of holding out for someone else–should be dolling out advice to those coupling up. “Hang in there. You won’t always have to compromise. He’ll go out of town eventually. You can make your own choices then.” Or “Girls Night Out will be more meaningful when it happens once a month as opposed to every weekend.” And “There’s nothing like sharing a bed with a snorer to remind you you’re not alone.”  

If we weren’t brainwashed by romantic comedies and the like (that end just before reality sinks in), we might have a healthier approach to falling in love. It wouldn’t be something we go looking for but rather something that finds us. It wouldn’t feel like being rescued or completed. It would feel like one hundred percent of you, with a free side of scrumptous, nutritious, fat-free fries. Something wonderful added bonus. Something extra we never needed or asked for or even knew was existed. Something that brings flavor to our already delicious single-patty lives. Napkin optional. 

amanda bynes

Old school Bynes never lets me down.



¡Viva Mexico City!

What have I been up to lately, you ask? Well, writing The Dirty Book Club, of course. But also THIS:

mexico city


I’ve just returned from an adventure in Mexico City.  It is THE coolest place. Safer than Los Angeles with cafes and restaurants everywhere. I didn’t even have to forego my Starbucks addiction to visit.

mexico city

Starbucks in Mexico City! Cafe olé! Although, my dreams of being a Mexican mannequin have been flattened. Literally. See below.

mexico city

mexico city

I have no jokes for this picture because it’s not funny. But you had to see.

Fried crickets…

mexico city

Ant eggs. Oh yes I dzid.

mexico city


mexico city

sorry not sorry.


mexico city

Of course there were plenty of mariachi bands… And one particularly popular photo bomber. Check him out below.

mexico city


mexico city

Then there was this little guy crashing all of our meals.

mexico city

I should mention there’s a place in my heart (and head) for garlands. Admittedly. Since I’m no longer 18 I will only wear them on vacation. Lucky Mexico.

Mexico City did my brain wonders, although I didn’t leave The Dirty Book Club back in the states. I had all the characters next to me poolside as I retooled plot lines and reworked pages. I’ll be updating the DBC character boards on Pinterest next week. Be sure to check them out so you can follow their development as I go, and don’t forget about my Facebook. Friday I’ll be posting videos of my favorite friend made in Mexico City.









In the Cards for Valentine’s

I’m giving you the gift of time for Valentine’s Day and taking the guesswork out of which cards are the most AH-MAZING this year. I’ve done all the Internet scavenging for you so you can run out and nab (or make) a few for your special someones–friends and family included–right after reading this post. Check these out:

In no specific order…

1) DIY your Valentine’s card by cutting out a heart from a map of the city where you met your boyfriend/girlfriend. *Star* the exact spot you two first crossed paths.

DIY vday card


2) Have some self love while giving it to others this year. They’ll respect you more if you do.

just the way i am


3) Or lay it out on the line and let them know they’re all you’ve got. It works.

suck without you

click through image to find where you can nab this card



4) Be up front with what matters most and why they make the cut.

grammar card


5) Test their observational skills with this fake-out Valentine. fake out card 6) Or keep it simple, keep it real.

you and naps



7) Give this one to your parents. They’ll love it.

for mom




8) Or if you don’t want your Valentine to get a big head, this will send the right message.

click through image to get this card

click through image to get this card


9) For the undying love(r):

zombie love


10) And for anyone else I’ve missed, this ought to cover it. Check off the pet name you see fit. How many of you marked Cover Stealer?

for all

click through image to get this card



Next week I’ll let you know what’s in the cards for me. [HINT: I’ll hopefully be seeing some of your lovely faces in person very soon].




Party Animals

What did I do over the holiday, you ask? I hung out with some true party animals. Meet my new friends.

my bunny friend


Too much champagne.


bee bee

Okay, okay, one is a dear old friend.



And one of them is a lie.

Photos aren’t enough proof I can party with the best of them? Here’s some video evidence I’ve still got it, at least over the holiday season.

No Belly is cuter than this Belly.

I’ve read through some of the messages and comments you left while I was away and one got my attention that I’ll be addressing on the blah-g. Juliet asked, what are the best ways to network? Heck if I know but I’ll think about it and get back to you next week.




Happy Holidays!


Okay, maybe 2014 came with a couple of glitches, but there is truly so much to be grateful for this year. I’ve got plenty of blessings to count and I’m making sure to focus on those as the year closes so I can start off strong in 2015. I invite you to count yours as well. Happy Holidays to all of my ah-mazing readers. You make each day worth it. See you in the new year!