An Afternoon at the Theater without my Phone

Last month, I snagged a rush ticket to one of the many, highly anticipated shows hitting Broadway this spring, Second Stage Theater’s production of Take Me Out. A revival of the Tony-Award winning play by Richard Greenberg, I wasn’t overly familiar with the storyline beyond the blurb I read online while grabbing by ticket. Even…

Check Out Some Fun, Unique NYC Venues…And Support a Worthy Cause

When you’re looking for a night out in NYC, we all know the big names — Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, or one fo the many Broadway theaters. But I’ve recently found some super cool organizations that operate their own event venues that I’m excited to share with you. Here we go… 92nd…

TV Taping Tickets 101: How to See Your Favorite Talk Shows for Free

Seven years ago this week, I was here in NYC on vacation and knocking so many firsts off my bucket list — devouring the famous cronut, witnessing my first real snowfall, enjoying NYC pizza, seeing my first Broadway shows and attending my first TV talk show tapings. It was a trip I’ll never forgot for…

It’s time to talk about the SmartLess shows

If you’ve been following my adventures, you know this weekend was essentially my Super Bowl. I may be utterly exhausted, but my heart is bursting with joy. And unlike the actual Super Bowl, everyone’s a winner. The weekend was such a whirlwind that it’s all starting to blur together and the individual stories from each…

We need to talk about last night

I’ve come down enough from last night’s event to actually put together a coherent recap, so let’s do it.  Jason Bateman was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals (Harvard University’s theater group) Man of the Year for 2022. The event was held at Farkas Hall on the Harvard campus. The theater was tiny, I think it…

Life Lessons from a Frozen sing-along

What Elsa and Anna taught me about life

Frozen II was the last movie I saw in an actual theater, back before the coronavirus pandemic hit and shut down theaters along with everything else. A Disney film fan from way back, I collected all of the soundtracks so that I could listen to my favorites whenever I needed a pick-me-up. Looking back, this…

Walking into 2020 at the Happiest Place on Earth

As y’all know, I’d been faithfully following the keto diet for more than a year before I decided it was time to move back to Texas. When I made that decision, I realized there were so many things in NYC that I hadn’t tried and obviously needed to eat them all before I left. So,…

Let’s talk about fear, baby…

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever received has also stuck with me for years (it's that good!) — Don’t make decisions based on fear.  How often are we guilty of this? I’ve watched it happen in both personal and professional situations time and time again. And just like the person who shared…