The Most Wasteful Time of the Year

The Most Wasteful Time of the Year

I read an article recently that said that 30{561629be3f96d02978fda61b89c97a8a85b4e3972afa8170615e91208b2c08fa} of all Christmas gifts end up in a landfill within 90 days. Another said that 50{561629be3f96d02978fda61b89c97a8a85b4e3972afa8170615e91208b2c08fa} of the...
People You Might See At Thanksgiving

People You Might See At Thanksgiving

The Hostess. In my family we refer to her as “Stefanie”, and boy is she a chump. She’s hosted Thanksgiving for the past I-don’t-know-how-many years. For her birthday I gave her a gravy ladle, which is just like your husband giving you a broom. It’s a gift that says...
I’m Turning Into My Grandmothers

I’m Turning Into My Grandmothers

My mom with Dora (left) and Alice (right) I love those Progressive Auto Insurance commercials where they joke about how we’re all going to turn into our parents. Precocious as I am, I’m starting to think I’ve skipped a generation. I’m turning into my grandmothers. I...
I Went to the DMV

I Went to the DMV

I walk into the White Plains DMV not for the first time. I vaguely remember that I have to park on the roof and descend a flight of stairs that might give way at any moment. My husband has just gotten a really good deal on a used car, and I have been tasked with...
Motel 55

Motel 55

I’m running a one star hotel. I’m not worried about improving my rating, as it’s peak season and all of the rooms are full. There aren’t a lot of other options for my guests at this time of year, so the myriad complaints to management about the quality of service go...