Michelle Chang Jewelry

Michelle Chang elephant ring.

I came across her jewelry on a blog I love, and have been wanting some of her adorable animal rings, and necklaces ever since. Michelle Chang makes tiny elephants, the most adorable little ram earrings (perfect for a Fordham alum), and an octopus necklace that I would wear all the time. I’m a sucker for cute animals, and in jewelry? Well, that’s no exception.

Can’t Decide? Flip a Coin


When I was 18 years old, deciding what college to go to was the biggest choice I’d ever had to make. For a girl who struggled with what outfit to wear on a daily basis, the immensity of the decision was paralyzing. This place would decide my future friends, future husband, future career, where I live. I was committing a whole 4 years of my life – a time period that doesn’t seem so long from 30 – but comprised a huge fraction of my teenage life.  It didn’t help that I was devastated to be leaving all of my best friends since elementary school behind. Why couldn’t we all go together again?

I didn’t get into my top choice, and was too offended by the waitlist suggestion of my second choice to even consider it. I had my pride! So, that narrowed the real contenders to three choices – ignoring all the safeties. The first decision was between city and country. I have been accepted to a college in the middle-of-nowhere Upstate New York. The beautiful campus, huge equestrian program, and promise of sorority parties pulled me. But after growing up in the country, the two NYC colleges beckoned with their bright lights, big city appeal.

I tortured my family and friends. I cried. I made lists, and still was no where closer to picking a school even though the deadlines loomed nearer. Then, after one particularly dramatic dinner with my dad, spent almost entirely agonizing over the decision, we got back to his house, and he pulled out a quarter.

“Well, you don’t seem any closer to deciding now than you were three weeks ago. So, let’s flip a coin. Whatever comes up, that’s where you’ll go.” I was pissed that he was simplifying my plight, but begrudgingly agreed. We said heads, I’d go to St. Lawrence, tails – Fordham. When the heads came up, I had a sinking feeling.

“So, are you excited or disappointed?” Dad asked. I had to confess, the coin toss was kind of a let down.

It turns out that my dad had never actually planned to decide based on a 50-50 chance. He just knew that regardless of what came up, I would feel a certain way. That would guide my choice. It was a clever trick to get around teenage indecision.

Now, in moments when I just.can’t.pick. I pull out a coin and see how the flip makes me feel. And, I’ve been living in NYC for almost 12 years now, and I couldn’t be happier with the choice I (finally) made.

The Cutest Bunny in All the Land


Meet Wally the Bunny. He waltzed into my twitter feed (and my heart) this morning with this Gawker article, and has now taken his place among the internet animal celebrities I love most. My first two actions were to share the link, and follow him on Instagram. It may be my favorite feed yet.

(Seriously, why are you still reading? Go look at his feed!)

He now has a special place in my hear with Boo, Mr. Winkle (yes, he’s a real dog), and Saurkraut the Cat. I don’t know if it’s his adorable fluffy ears, his cute little nose wiggles, his leaping hops, or all three.

But do yourself a serious favor, and spend the next half hour or so googling him. You won’t be sorry.

Why I Love Taraji P. Henson


Ever since Empire came out, Miss Taraji P. Henson has been enjoying a new level of fame. People LOVE Cookie and her sass with a seriousness that I can totally support. But I’ve been a fan of hers since long ago. Here’s why girlfriend caught my eye long before she starred in the best show on television.

  • She had pop-up roles in several of my favorite childhood shows : Sister, Sister, ER, Felicity, Saved by the Bell.
  • Ms. Henson is seriously gorgeous
  • Tyrese loves her. Isn’t that reason enough?
  • She’s 43, and doesn’t look a day over 25. I would love to know her secrets.
  • She throws shade like no other. Did you know she MADE UP some of Cookie’s best lines? I wouldn’t mess with her
  • I MAY have watched Something New every.single.time it played on HBO in college, and that’s when she really won my fandom
  • She advocates for animals and loves dogs
  • Taraji shines in Benjamin Button
  • And you can’t NOT love her in Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man, Too – even when she is giving that sweet man she’s dating the run around. She’s just trying to put her career first!

I, for one, am excited to see where this new level of fame takes her.