Summer of the (Magic) Black Hat.

"You must be Tabatha. You look like a reporter." It was my first out-of-office assignment. I stood in an industrial building, saddled with my purse and my DSLR strapped in an X across my torso, a phone each per back pocket of my jeans, my car keys dangling out of the front left pocket ....more

Parisian Apartments I Stood And/Or Slept In, Part Deux.

And by Thursday I obviously meant over two months later. Clearly. So the most beautiful part of my hot 26 hours in Paris was meeting up with a high school friend who is married to a Frenchman (and now a brand new mom -- she was apparently *just* pregnant when I was there) and now lives in Paris and weekends in the south of France on her in-laws farm ....more

Celibacy 2016: June Update.

Every couple of months seems like a good time to check in with this, right? So for the record, haven't had any kind of *relations* since December (and those were highly regrettable for multitudinous reasons) and I've I'm going to be 100% real here ... I may be a little thirstay ....more

Queen of the Impromptu Hiatus.

Old (bad) blog habits die hard, I guess. The truth of the matter is, I have so many cats to let out of the bag that I don't even really know where to start, or how, without brutally pummeling you with a deluge of information. When I said I knew this year would look 1000% different than it did when it began, even *I* didn't realize the full extent of that statement's truth ....more

The Daily Spanx: Tunic As A Dress Edition.

Hey. The sun has (actually)...more

Parisian Apartments I Stood And/Or Slept In, Part One.

So aside from Paris and Belgium being so very much more than I ever could have dreamed, I want to talk about what, aside from the company and the food and the landmarks, really lit a fire in my soul and completely changed the way I view the world and beauty. THE ARCHITECTURE. And not even the grand palaces or city streets (though those were all also breathtaking -- never in my life have I been in a place where every damn square inch is covered in beauty) but the intimate settings I was privy to as I ventured between the two countries ....more

Always the Stars.

"You could do so much better."...more

Bad Poetry Fridays.

Since it's National Poetry Month, I thought maybe on Fridays I'd start sharing some of the really terrible poetry I've been writing and (sometimes) posting on Tumblr. ...more

TBT: That Time I Went To Paris and Belguim.

I don't know what to say about Paris and Belgium other than being there about six months ago ruined me for good. I never in my life thought that I would make it to Europe before I was 60. I thought I was going to wait until I was old and .. ....more

The Daily Spanx: Patterned Tights Edition.

Now, this probably is not very apparent from first blush, so let me just get something out of the way real quick. I am actually a painfully reserved introvert....more