The good news: I finally got my hands on a new computer. About 45-seconds after I pressed “publish” on my last blog my computer did its last little freak out of the technologically living world (deleting everything on my iPhone that had the misfortune of being plugged in at the time) and is now resting comfortably on a shelf at my parents’ house until I can figure out what to do with it.

The bad news: I’m really behind on work, emails, and all things technologically related…in other words: life in general. The next few days are going to be a mad dash to make up assignments and kiss some editorial patootie so that I can keep myself employed. How were people able to passive-aggressively communicate with others before the advent of the Internet? Oh right, they actually did communicate in real life. How quant. The few days that I was computerless and phoneless were super stressful, but also strangely rejuvenating. While I wasn’t being hysterical, it was actually quite soothing to be completely unplugged.

I think I’m going to add one more resolution to my May list:

Digital detox one day a week. This is going to be hard, but I’m going to take one day a week off from technology and experience life as it is, not as it is on the Internet.

In the meantime I’m happy to be back in the land of the tech-capable. I’m also glad to be back in Brooklyn. I spent the last three days visiting my family and while I’m always nostalgic for home, a few days away always makes coming back to the daily grind of my real life feel fresh and exciting.

The Internet withdrawal left me confused and disheveled, and only capable of communicating with Ray-Ray…

Ray-Ray is my parents’ cat. He was a rescue kitty and came with the name, but I still like to make fun of my parents for having some sort of obsession with the name Rae/Ray. I’m thinking we should start naming all new additions to the family [First name] Rae


Whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter


Ham with mustard on a roll


Black beans and brown rice with turnip greens