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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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;…

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