Playlist: Spring Training

It’s that lovely time of year on the Northeast Coast when we train for Spring Races while it’s snowing/freezing/hailing. With a wintry mix, we all need warmth (superwarmers, clutch), waterproof everything, and of course, a good playlist to keep us going. Esp. when we can’t switch songs easily. Here’s what I’m jamming my hammies to: […]

Define Success

I’m proud to say that I don’t owe anyone for my personal success in life. My parents financed my education and raised me with cultural exposure, and I’m grateful for that. But it was up to me to utilize that knowledge and create the life I wanted for myself. I was born a dedicated, independent, […]

…And you MUST have four names

Welcome to the UES, where old money gents are mellow yet insecure because they didn’t earn it themselves, or, even worse, it is from their wife’s side of the family and hurts their di(ck)nity. Moving down to other generations, like mine, which I think have a slightly better grasp of the real world, I am […]

The Crunchies

The popular (senior) boys in high school were called The Crunchies. They were a mix of highly preppy, privileged stoners with major sideburns and long hair, though this was not the seventies, just 1998. They listened to The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Cream (and Eric Clapton on his own), and developed […]

What Will It Take To Make You Happy?

I remember my mother telling me about a former friend of hers who said, “If only I get that new Mercedes, I’ll be happy;” “When I get that mink fur coat, I’ll be happy.” The thing was, she got those things and countless others, and was never happy. When it came to materialistic things, she […]

Lie or Truth: Which is Scarier?

People hate me because not only do I expose the truth about them, I am honest about the Devil I am. Take it or leave it. I believe in being upfront and open because I don’t like to waste time on liars or waste time on lying. Yes, sometimes the truth stabs but I do […]

New Year’s Party Success

So my bf had the idea to have a New Year’s Eve party—at my place. I thought: Cool because I have to work that day, I don’t care for the holiday or to travel, and it’s cold. But if everyone comes to me, fantastic! And this hostess has not ever hosted a party at her current home! My […]