Category Archives: I Declare…

New Year Resolutions

In honor of the age-old tradition of setting goals you never keep, here are my New Years Resolutions:

1) Blog More — well I am already off to a terrible start on this one. I blame it on Los Angeles — I’ve been home with my family for the last 3 weeks and it has been way too much fun and sunshine for me to sit at home and blog!! But the good news is, I have a ton to share. So stay tuned!

2) Give up meat for Lent (22 February – 7 April) — this one I am doing much better on. You might be thinking, that’s because it isn’t Lent yet. But, as a sign of true commitment, and knowing my greatest weakness is cow, I have given up beef as of January 1st! I can eat some serious steaks and cheeseburgers, so I am already feeling the pain. But you will be proud to know that I walked passed a Five Guys on my way home this evening, after having just a banana and some Delta Air Biscotti, and did not go in! I came home and had veggie fried rice… One day at a time. I know it’s going to be even harder come 22 February when I have to give up my feathered and scaled friends, but I will keep the course!

Here’s to wishing you all the best with your resolutions! Happy New Year!!!

Before I Die…

This past weekend, while out running errands, I came across an interesting project happening in downtown Brooklyn. There is some construction for the new Shake Shack (yay!) on Fulton Street Mall and the site is covered with a giant chalkboard where people have expressed the things they want to do, the places they want to see, the people they want to impact before they die.

The idea stuck with me all weekend, and to be honest, I still haven’t been able to complete the sentence in a way that truly sums it up for me. but maybe that’s the point..

Some of the entries were funny, some heartfelt. Before I die I want to… have a child, marry Vicky, dance with Beyonce, visit Mecca, have fun, Skydive, Occupy Wall Street, Live!!!

I Googled “Before I Die” and learned this project is being championed by Candy Chang — you can check out more details of the project and get a Before I Die toolkit for your community from the artist’s site:

The World According to Americans

Last night over dinner, my fiance told me a story one of his Brazilian classmates told him — his classmate’s dad went to graduate business school in the 70’s at UCLA. His classmates would ask him about Brazil and one of the most common questions was whether when he looked out his window at home did he see monkeys in the trees. I guess because every Brazilian lives in the jungle…

This was the 70’s, so we should all hope we’ve gotten better, improved our global perspective. We should hope.

Just My POV

This blog will just be my take on things happening in the world — some of which will be funny, some sad, serious, ridiculous… but hopefully interesting.

A little about me: I am a late 20’s woman (the big 3-0 is quickly approaching, despite my efforts to ignore its huge, pink elephant-y presence in every room I’m in), from Los Angeles, but now living in NYC (I know, traitor!). I work in marketing in Manhattan and pretty much lead a typical (yawn) life. I am always talking the ears off my friends and family, and have been encouraged on more than one occasion, to just write it down. So here is my attempt.

I hope you enjoy it, feel free to comment — I won’t take it personally, hey, it’s just your opinion :).