• blogging,  dating,  Life,  rant & ramble,  single gal speaks,  stoop tawk

    the dating game – bachelor # 1

    guys , i did a thing. my hair is fine. wonderful actually. i go to a bougie salon on long island now so if there’s one thing that’s right in my life, it’s my hair. if you’re new here – i’m single. very, very single. awkwardly single. paaaainfully single. got it? good. if you know me in real life you know that i believe in psychics and mediums and all of that stuff. so, if we put those two things together what do we have? no, not a problem. however – i paid someone to draw my soulmate. oh, i’m also a hopeless romantic. and then i quickly realized that…

  • blogging,  Life,  photography

    the ikea of photo canvases

    two posts, one month. get excited! (but not too excited because this isn’t THAT kind of post. no one’s getting chocolate ice cream.) anyway, if you’ve been here a while you’d know that every so often, my hard work is acknowledged when companies reach out and want me to write about them or their products. i made a (half assed) resolution last month that i would start exploring ways to actually get paid to write things. (post on that coming soon, maybe) i know that free merchandise is not the same as actual dollars but any time i can place an order and not have to pay for it, it’s…

  • blogging,  Life,  photo dump,  stoop tawk,  television

    2020: a recap

    don’t call it a comeback, i’ve been here for …. more than 10 days trying to get something posted. i’ve been trying to put together SOMETHING. ANYTHING. i mean, it’s been since august, FFS. either way, it’s christmas eve. i’m off from work. my gifts are wrapped and i have nothing else to do so i figured i’d start my 2020 recap post. because it will probably take me the literal rest of the year to finish it.   2020 was undeniably a shitstorm for everyone. but, if i could be frank, it wasn’t all that bad. life has a way of going on, even through the bad times. because you have to…

  • blogging,  Life,  weight loss

    love this journey for [me]

    heyy giirrllll, it’s me, future you. we need to talk. nothing bad, don’t worry! i’m always one to scoff at writing a letter to my younger self because i didn’t know anything then and i surely don’t know anything now! and i barely know the meaning of coherent so who am i to be writing letters to anyone? however, i have things you need to know so listen up. less than a week after that picture was taken, you made the decision to join the program formerly known as Weight Watchers. it was one of the best decisions of your life, lebron. you jumped in, head first, as you usually…

  • Life,  photo dump,  photography

    quaraNYC: the city that never sleeps finally took a nap

    it’s amazing how fast things can change, am i right? one minute we’re living our ok lives, being socially distant by choice and masks were reserved for medical professionals and halloween. now, we’re making the best of things, staying socially distant but with less of a choice, and personally, i have 4 masks in my bag at any given time. that was the past three months. in the last month, we’ve added the stress of re-opening the city/country AND social justice protests, riots and movements. the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Missouri sparked up the Black Lives Matter movement in a big way. i’m…

  • blogging,  Life,  stoop tawk,  television

    i’m still here!

    well, hello you!  via GIPHY wow, even i didn’t realize how long it’s been. what’s funny is that i thought i’d be a blogging machine during this quarantine. turns out, when even less is going on in your life than usual, it’s hard to think up content. like, what is there to say? then there’s the fact that i have zero drive to do it. i think about it constantly but when it comes time to sit down and do it, there i am on the internet filling my carts on every clothing website with summer clothes that i probably won’t get to wear. or, it’s about to get reeeal…

  • Life,  stoop tawk,  television

    oh schitt. it’s over.

    more technical difficulties! i wrote this a few days ago and tried to schedule it over the weekend to post on monday (yesterday). i’m not sure what was going on but it wouldn’t save, it wouldn’t schedule. a mess. you’re lucky i love you guys and this space and this show or else this would have been tossed in the internet garbage a long time ago. the day after i posted my last post, i got semi-furloughed. i say semi because i report to work every day and, if today was any indication, i’m getting paid, but we’re closing early and technically i am supposed to leave at 1. that…

  • Life,  rant & ramble,  stoop tawk

    kids are assholes.

    i try to keep things light around here. weight loss and witticisms, that’s what’s on the menu. every so often though, i feel the need to talk about things that aren’t so fun and light. i’m being a little bit dramatic, but i didn’t know how to start this post since it’s a little bit out of my norm. well, my new norm because i used to post things like this – you know, before the weight loss took over. not that it’s a bad thing, i just miss it but can’t seen to get my shit together. excuuuuses, excuuuuuses. anyway, i saw this story on the news the other…

  • Life,  stoop tawk,  weight loss

    martina is losing it #29

    it’s been a while since i gave the internet an update on my weight loss journey. the fact of the matter is that not much has changed since my last update. it’s ok. there was thanksgiving and christmas eve and christmas and new years eve. i’m not beating myself up over it. i’ve been battling the same 5ish pounds since september. i can’t say that i’m thrilled about that. i was watching a fellow weight watcher’s story on instagram and she said something about having 2 gains in a row and she was worried about this weeks weigh in and she said, “i would be discouraged, but not enough to…

  • blogging,  christmas,  Life

    2019: in review

    it’s new years eve (well, it was when i started this) and i’ve been putting off writing this post for about a week. not for any reason except i’m lazy and i’ve been sick so staying up and paying attention has been hard. i love the idea of a new year. i tend to get a high on the hope that things are going to change. new adventures! new opportunities! then, by the second week of the year, i come off that high and reality sets in. since i have this blog – that i just now realized i missed its 6th birthday. holy shit. GET IT TOGETHER, MARTINA. YOU…