Stoop Sale Sunday 8/16!
youngmanhattanite: We hope this is NOT FOR SALE. You’ll just have to come by and find out, now won’t you? OMG, TOTALLY J/K OF COURSE HE’S NOT FOR SALE!
Stoop Sale Sunday 8/16!
Emily and I are having a stoop sale at my house this Sunday, August 16, from 10am to probably around 3. We have a lot of pretty awesome stuff to sell: clothes, shoes, bags, books, DVDs, CDs, baskets, chairs, suitcases, trinkets, toys, AND MORE! And everything will be way cheap. OUR LOSS IS YOUR GAIN! (That’s what people say, right?) Anyway, do come by, and bring your friends. I’m on...
How Gardening Could Save Detroit
My latest Jezebel interview is up. It’s with Amanda Rosman, an amazing single mom, teacher, and lawyer who’s getting a new elementary school off the ground that’ll use urban gardens and farms to help teach kids (and grow food).
Oh and: I tried signing up for Google Voice and it said they’re not taking new accounts right now. Can anyone help?
There’s no iPhone app that allows you to record phone conversations. Anyone know a way around that?
My New Jezebel Column, and A Request for Help
I’m going to be writing for Jezebel twice a week, and one of those columns is going to be a Q&A with an interesting lady. (My first one, with the awesome graphic novelist and Glamour interviewer Laurie Sandell, just went up.) That’s it—no other parameters or requirements, just that the subject be a woman doing something cool. Doesn’t have to be someone famous or well-known,...
In which I attempt to become Martha Stewart-esque in one day (for anyone who’s seen my apartment, you know what a monumental task this is): When Martha Stewart was a teenager in Nutley, New Jersey, she used to babysit for a woman with a very organized linen closet: “She had the most beautiful cupboards all down a long hall, and in the cupboards were all her neatly folded sheets, and...
lefindumonde: i hate the phase “don’t take it personally.” i think it’s one of the worst and most insensitive things someone can say. Other pet peeves: “No offense, but…”, “Don’t be so sensitive!”, and “Why are you getting defensive?” I try really hard not to use any of these because I find them horribly passive aggressive turns of phrase. The...
I'm not too fancy!
Ahem: Doree Shafrir has contributed to The New York Observer, The New Yorker, Slate, and The Awl, and is the co-author of Love, Mom. She is a former editor at Gawker. Her website is www.doreeshafrir.com. alexbalk: Doree Shafrir lives in Brooklyn and has contributed to the New Yorker, New York Magazine, the Daily Beast, and the New York Observer.