Tag: Boston College

I Hate/Love/Hate/Love My Life

This past month has been a rollercoaster of emotion, where I’ve teared up out of happiness and out of frustration, numerous times… Where’s My Power Suit? After seeing an interview of me on Beyond the Pedway, a guy asked me to be a participant in a project of his — I convene a roomful of Read more…

What do the homes you’ve lived in as an adult say about you?

I recently peeled back how I came to make a new acquaintance, whom I met in blind-date type of situation; that unearthing took me back ten years and brought up people and times and visions of myself I haven’t thought of in forever.  That got me thinking about where we live and how that changes Read more…

Calvin Klein, Axe, and me!

I remember sitting in Lower Dining Hall in college and a friend pointed to a guy in line with a backwards baseball hat [a requirement to get into Boston College for males; for females, your name has to be “Jenn.”  Or “Jen.”  BC let me slip through so they could fulfill their 1996 “exotic” quota].  Read more…

Saya? Saya??? Saya????

I’ve always prided myself on leading an active life, filled with classes [improv, guitar, salsa, yoga, writing] and activities [Pecha Kucha, Second Story, Clandestino, Second Friday Art Walks, Chicago Cares, Boston College Chicago alumni group, bike groups], cultivating old friendships and forming new friendships.  I often find myself coordinator,  due to my Type-A, only-child personality Read more…

No better way to spend a Monday evening

Jasmine and Tomika graduated from 8th grade!  I got a text from Jasmine on June 8th – 2 day i found out that i am graduating i am so HAPPY THANKS 2 THE PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE IN ME. How far she’s come from the precocious and academically-struggling third grader I met through a volunteer program Read more…

Would I be president by now if my name was Alexis?

I love names.  When I worked at Crown Books the summer before sophomore year of college, we were told to choose three sections for which we’d be responsible – straightening, re-shelving, dusting.  I chose Current Events, a section I don’t remember, and Health.  I had no interest in cholesterol levels or micro-biotic diets, but Health Read more…

40 strangers + adorable kids and giving adults + 37 strangers = ahhhh.

What a weekend! Friday night I had the biggest Mingler to date, with forty guests.  Some newbies, some repeaters, all interesting and with such different backgrounds!  They heard about the Minglers through ABC’s 190 North,  TimeOut Magazine, Boston College friends of mine,  guitar class, an arts organization I work with, and my current favorite “How’d Read more…

How to have a hangover without drinking a sip of alcohol

Friday night, I hosted the family to celebrate Fall birthdays.  I gave my cousin a new board game to in hopes that it’d replace the worst game in the world, Apples to Apples, as a favorite.  The next present she opens?  The adult version of Apples to Apples! Saturday night, I hosted a Mac ‘n Read more…