• blogging

    five.

    The day is almost over, but I had to jump on here and acknowledge what today is. Today is this little blog’s FIFTH birthday.  I never remember and I always think it’s the 13th. I’m a shitty blog runner/ blog mom. I also promised that it wouldn’t turn into a weight loss only deal and, well, look around.  Blogging has changed in these five short years. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you. Although, if you’re reading this, you may be new. Maybe from the what’s old is new again generation of bloggers. The ones who will resurrect the art form and bring it back to it’s 2013 glory.…

  • blogging,  Life

    four.

    I try to make it a habit of checking my on this day on Facebook every day. Most times it makes me cringe and facepalm all over the place because 2009-2013 (give or take) Martina was a real gem. Sometimes though, something will pop up that will make me smile or genuinely laugh. Today I was scrolling through and I came across this First of all, thank God I came across this because being the excellent blogger that I am, I never remember my blogiversary. So profesh. Second, FOUR YEARS! Commitment issues? No way, Jose! (that’s debatable). I remember trying so hard to customize it and make it look like…

  • blogging

    westward bound

    One month from today, I will be hopping on a plane pointed west, headed straight to where Tony Bennett left his heart. For five days I’ll be playing tourist in the land of sea lions, sourdough, and fog named Karl. san Francisco Make sure you check back here and on my Instagram for up to the minute vacation shenanigans! Also, this is my 300th post! What?! THIS IS MY 300TH POST That’s a lot of Harry Styles talk. Let’s try for 300 more!

  • blogging,  Life

    thank you for being a(n internet) friend!

    If you’re reading this as soon as I get it posted, then I’m sorry for being kind of late. If it’s tomorrow morning or later already, then where were you? I noticed on Twitter that today is Internet Friends Day. So, I’m here to celebrate you! Quite frankly, I would have given up this space a long time ago if it weren’t for the people who read, comment, share, like my posts. Well, those who do that and who I don’t know in real life. Hence, internet friends. Thank you for liking my tweets, following my Facebook/Bloglovin’ and double tapping on my Instas. Thank you for allowing me to do…

  • Life

    three.

    Yesterday was my 3 year blogiversary and guess who forgot. ​ I blame a mix of it being a manic Monday at work and for some reason, I have it in my head that the real anniversary is the 13th, but being that I can’t fathom it being that late in December already, I thought I had some time.I guess I could just go in to the archives and check the date of my first post and get a definitive answer, but that takes like 5 extra mouse clicks and who really has the time for that? You guys should know by now how I feel about this blog. I’m…

  • Life

    a little redecorating

    You’ve probably noticed there’s been some redecorating around here. I’m still working on it so stay tuned for the finished product! On a related note, does anyone know how to customize their blog on WordPress but not make it go live until it’s really ready? Because this reveal would have packed a bigger punch if I was able to premiere it all at once, no? On a related note, does anyone know how to customize their blog on WordPress but not make it go live until it’s really ready? Because this reveal would have packed a bigger punch if I was able to premiere it all at once. Oh well.…

  • blogging,  photography

    if i say “strap” one more time…

    Ugggghhhh. I have two other posts that I wanted to get up. WHY ARE THEY NOT EVEN WRITTEN? Sorry, I needed a moment. I will get those posts up, they’re actually that delayed weekend update from last week that I was going to break into two posts. I’m working on it. Anyway. Along with talking about Harry Styles (i’m starting to think i’m bringing him up on purpose now. #yolo), sharing my photos of Central Park and generally complaining about life, I like to use this blog to share things with my fans whoever is reading it. This is one of those posts. Somewhere near the middle to the end of…

  • blogging,  Life

    Don’t get mad ’cause I’m asking 21 questions…

    Well, maybe not 21, but a few. I’m doing things a little differently for this post. First, I have to direct it towards my fellow bloggers. Today I want to turn the tables and ask you guys a few questions. If you don’t blog, you’re more than welcome to hang out. I have lots of other posts that may interest you. Or you can read this one. Whatever blows your skirt up. I’ve been doing a lot of obsessing thinking about this blog and what I can do to make it grow; live to its full potential. Since I consider (mostly) everyone who reads my blog a friend, I thought…

  • blogging,  Life

    two years

    Hi, my name is Martina and I am the worst blogger in the blogisphere. Besides the fact that I’m constantly at a loss of what to post and usually wind up posting about the same things all the time (speaking of, i have the final installment of the 5th Ave tour coming sometime next week. it’s festive; leave me alone.), the other day was my blogiversary and I let it pass. It’s been two years since I hit the Publish button on my first post. Now here I am, super famous, fabulously wealthy and finally able to let this puppy run itself. In my dreams. I’d be lying if I said…

  • blogging,  Life

    the shot i didn’t take

    It was mid-May. One of those days where in the shade it’s cool and breezy, but in the sun, you schvitz. I was on West 49th Street near the corner of 6th Avenue. It had been a long day already. It was the day Lisa and I had walked from Harlem through Central Park to Rockefeller Center. It was crowded; summer was coming. The sun was setting and my feet were tired. It was time for a cupcake. In the crowd of people I noticed a woman dressed in tattered clothing, obviously homeless. Using the crowds to her advantage, she asked for money. She may have asked for other things…