Author Archives: Emily

How to Live [Happily] in New York

We are more than two years into living in New York, currently on our third summer here, and I finally (FINALLY!) am really, genuinely enjoying living here. It took me a good long while to adjust and find my stride, … Continue reading

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The Grievances of My Feet: Part II

Right when we moved to New York, I had this thought process I’d fall into: Why am I doing laundry at the laundromat? Why am I hauling 40 lbs of groceries up 100 stairs? Without fail, every time I starting falling … Continue reading

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The Anxious Person’s Guide to Flying

I am a recovering flying avoider. I used to plan my life around drivable distances and my familiar mix CDs, always appropriately titled by the month or occasion: April Showers, March Madness, God Mix 3… you know the drill. I’m … Continue reading

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One Year in New York

This day last year, we said goodbye to life as we knew it in North Carolina and landed in New York. We’d only been married 8 days, and I’d never even stepped foot in Brooklyn before. A question I get … Continue reading

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Freezer Cooking: This is the [NYC] Remix

Hello everyone! The Meiers have reached a new low as far as lack of groceries and lack of food. I haven’t cooked in almost two weeks, woops. I’m realizing that it’s just not super practical to prepare/cook last minute with … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the Bacon

In honor of my very first payday at my new job, I thought I’d share a little bit about being a working girl in the big apple. Disclaimer: very little of this will have to do with my actual work. … Continue reading

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Subway Immersion Therapy

If you know me, you know that I have a tiny pet peeve: loud chewing. It all began in third grade when my teacher, Mrs. Anderson, told us that we weren’t allowed to chew our gum loudly during snack time. … Continue reading

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Comparison

I’ve been thinking a lot about comparison lately, and even though it’s not a very romantic topic for Valentine’s Day, it’s pretty timely. The Teddy Roosevelt quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy” has really resonated with me this year, … Continue reading

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Nine Months & Random Musings

Tricky title, eh? You thought I was pregnant, didn’t you? I’m not pregnant (sorry Mom!), but it IS February 4th, which means we are quickly approaching the nine-month mark of living in NYC. How did that happen? One of my … Continue reading

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Top 8 Things You’ll Never Hear a New Yorker Say

As I was riding the subway today, I was suddenly tickled (er,  ever so slightly irritated) by how different the culture and lifestyle is here. This inspired a little Friday afternoon list of things you will never hear a New … Continue reading

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