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St. Patrick’s Day: Stereotype Perpetuation and Green Sexism

20 Mar

Shamrock

I know that it’s belated, but I did want to wish you readers a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I don’t have anything against the holiday per se.  I very much enjoy pounding corned beef and cabbage.  I love spending time with family.  My paternal grandmother’s birthday often times fell on St. Patrick’s Day.  BUT, I had the great displeasure of spending this past St. Patrick’s Day weekend Continue reading

Happy New Year’s Eve From the SHH

31 Dec

Fireworks 2013

New Year’s Eve is a holiday that disappoints me year after year.  Not unlike Halloween, I get all amped up thinking I’m going to have an awesome time and then something inevitably goes awry.  I spent the majority of NYE 2004 Continue reading

Three Christmas Albums That Don’t Blow

24 Dec

I have always liked Christmas as a holiday.  Gifts, booze, family–in the opposite order of course.  Though, I absolutely loathe pop Christmas music or pop artists covering classics.  For instance, I would happily Continue reading

You Were Right, SHH. Online Dating Does Suck.

27 Oct

Eamonn is the third member of this site to weigh in on online dating…listen.

Somebody once told me that it was impossible to eat 5 saltines in one minute. I didn’t believe them until I almost asphyxiated on shards of gluten and salt that refused to move past my uvula.   I’ve seen youtube videos of people attempting to eat a spoonful of cinnamon; those people Continue reading

How to Turn a DMV Letter Into a Setlist

15 Sep

Any journalist who is worth their weight in salt (or shit for that matter) should have a notebook, journal or at the very least a pen with a pad of paper.  I have attended upwards of a dozen live shows this year and it wasn’t until a month ago that Continue reading

RIP Special Agent Seagate

6 Sep

Life is filled with stress and many of life’s most stressful moments are a result of the loss of loved ones – the loss of a spouse, the loss of a parent, the loss of a child, the loss of Continue reading

American Imported Swedish Vodka

4 Jul

As some of you may or may not know, my birthday happens to coincide with America’s: the 4th of July.  You may have also noticed that there are longer gaps in between my posts.  I have been working more and writing less.  My apologies.  My sincerest apologies if you look to my website for regular, entertaining material. Continue reading

CSA’s Rule and Here’s Why

21 Jun

Organic broccoli, raab, scallions, and kale with orzo!

It’s summer time and that means a lot of awesome things. No school, swimming holes, vacations, hangin’ with pals, the list goes on. This year is my first summer in New Paltz not living on a couch, so I’m already off to a great start, but there are a few things that I’m really really excited about, and my CSA is one of them.

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, Continue reading

Tales of a Broke Twenty-Something Year Old: Yard Sale Edition

5 Jun

I’m sure I’m singing the tune of many when I say I’m under-employed and not doin’ so hot in the green-bags department. I’m also sure I’m not the only person who’s lost sleep over money issues, and mine probably are far less serious than some; but when I woke up from what little sleep I did have after a dream about soliciting myself outside a local Dunkin’ Donuts, I decided I needed to get a bit proactive.

Over the past week I’ve made several moves to get myself some extra cash and over the past year or so have made slight alterations to my lifestyle and the products I do (or don’t) buy, which not only saves money, but is good for a whole bunch of other reasons too. Continue reading

Science Fiction Fantasy

31 May

My favorite pop culture genre is science fiction. I also have an overactive imagination. This can be problematic at times because I often imagine unpleasant things happening to me. Other times what I imagine amuses me, although most of what amuses me has to do with some violent science fiction topic, and what scares me has to do with something relatively mundane. This article is about those thoughts that amuse me. Continue reading