Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Vino and Visas: Not My Nonni

Italian nonni (grandparents) and old people are the best. They never let their old age get the best of them: they’re always going on walks, shopping or my personal favorite, having a heated conversation...

Vino and Visas: Realizations of a Quasi-European

This winter break, I was lucky to have my mom, dad and sister come visit me in Italy. We were in the Tuscan countryside for Christmas, spent New Year’s in Rome and then enjoyed...

Happy Thanksgiving Day — or, shall I say, Happy Transaction Day.

That’s right. When Corporate America decided to overstep its boundaries once more and do Thanksgiving a solid — quid pro quo the status quo — our reins of this national holiday began to slip....

To Infinity and Beyond, My Fellow Guardians!

  I woke up groggy and checked the time. It was 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. I threw on my lived-in slims and my too-tight Belle & Sebastian t-shirt, which had a picture...

Vino and Visas: Ciao United States and Ciao Italy

  One of my favorite Italian words is “Ciao”. Not only is “ciao” incredibly fun and easy to say, but it’s also a multipurpose word, meaning both “hello” and “goodbye.” This is why I have (not-so)...

Constructive Spring: Let This Be My Reminder

Until Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, I had a daily task on my phone that simply read: “Eat fruit.” It was a reminder of self-care that I had set a year earlier, when my physical results...

And This it How it Feels, As We Go On

I want to start off by saying something that might be strange, but it’s something I know I’ll be saying a lot in the near future, and that is: Goodbye. Whew! That felt good. You know,...

Freshmen Faux Pas: Project Lunch

When I was in high school, I remember asking my friend what she liked most about her first year in college. Heavily influenced by television and movies as I was, I assumed she’d say...

Freshman Faux Pas: Dating: Crazy, Stupid, Vincent.

We were sprawled across the wooden floor of my one-car garage-converted-to-room and passed around a bottle of tangerine wine (if you scoff at my drink of choice, whatever, I’m poor, and it was $5)....

The Good, the Bad and the Break-Up Sex

Dear readers, I am sad to inform you that not all is well with your beloved columnist as of late. During this past month, I had to end my relationship with the person I...

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