Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: What’s the Most Interesting Job You’ve Had?

Hooray for Friday! To be honest, when you work from home and your spouse works retail, weekends don’t mean as much as they do to the typical 9-5ers, but for those of you headed into days off, I raise a glass in solidarity.

Pop Culture

What is it About New Jersey?

There are some trends, like vampires (thanks, Twilight!), that just won’t go away. Another one is anything remotely having to do with New Jersey, and it is especially prevalent on television.

Mental Illness

Deserving It

It’s probably been a decade since I first became aware that a year can change everything and nothing at all. At the beginning of the decade I began chronicling the changes and stabilities in my life around January 1. It was a habit, a reminder, a pros-and-cons list spanning 365 days of choices. In 2008, […]


Ladyguide: How to Survive Black Friday

I shopped my first Black Friday nine years ago.  Before then my opinion of the whole thing was something along the lines of “You’ve got to be kidding if you think I am going to get up before dawn to shop with crazy people.”