Brooklyn Hipster goes undercover, or how to ruin a nice neighborhood in 12 weeks

So I guess a lot has been going on lately, and I didn’t feel like writing about it since I felt like I had to process it on my own first. And I’m not done processing it, so you good people might as well help me or something. I might be moving. Again. You see, my Brooklyn apartment lease is expiring end of June, and that’s not really the problem since I did get the lease extension, but super indent of the building that lives directly beneath me is. Point being, he’s been a real pain in the ass. He...

I don’t have any good news

What is there to tell you guys, firstly working hard doesn’t pay off. Like it pays, but after a certain period you’re like ‘oh fuck it, I’m just going to go raise chickens from now on.’ Which for me is a two-fold sentence because when I was little I spent summers at my grandmother’s who actually had live chickens. And they just shit all over the place. Trust me, they’re only cute on the internets. What is up with the news. Have you stopped following the news? Because I have. And then I took a break and started following the...

Dear Lord, I Wonder If That’s Your Real Name

A fellow blogger of mine, Chris at Freethinkers Anonymous just wrote about receiving rejection for his Mcsweeney’s submission. And that reminded me about the time I received by own Mcsweeney’s rejection. And Mcsweeney’s is a pretty big deal for us, and receiving a rejection from them is bittersweet. But this also reminded me that I never published my submission here due to various reasons that more easily summarize as insecurity. It still is probably my most favorite creation to date. Also, tomorrow is my birthday so I get to do whatever I want. All those easily offended enter at your own...

My niece thinks she’s the princess. She’s right.

Yesterday was my niece’s first birthday. And it was special. It was special because I happen to like her a lot. I also helped her bring into this world. Totally happened read about it here, also Twitter helped. So I guess I felt like it was a celebration of me because I’m her godmother also, and because why the he’ll not. In all seriousness, my sister and her husband are doing a great job in raising her. I mean the child is alive, so obviously. Also, she is one happy baby. This part is a coincidence? But she’s our only...

Get your discount for organic tampons NOW

First things first, remember the good people of LOLA I told you about in my last post? Well, we did end up getting in contact with each other, and they did give me a promo code for friends, and family, and what not. And since you’re my friends, and family, and what not here it is: lkolisnyk2 for a $5 discount. And before you wine that it’s so small, just check them out, and make a conscious decision about signing up with them. And I’m just possibly saving you $5. Buy extra gum with it or something. Today was another snowstorm...

I’m not done with this chaos, just yet.

I went away to Pennsylvania this weekend. Because I have a house there now. And it only took me about six months of dealing with bureaucracies, and drinking myself to sleep on some occasions, but it happened. I’m not moving, as this will be an investment property. So, I’ll still be your girl from Brooklyn. But I have a house now, and it feels weird. Because legally speaking it’s mine, but technically speaking it’s owned by a bank who gave me mortgage, and a certain time frame to make it work, and call it mine. Until I pay it off, or fuck up royally, and end...

Indians are still cool though

So I had a lovely Thanksgiving, and I mentioned about it in my last post. Did you read it? Yeah, it was shit. I was fresh after the surgery, and spent all day in a sitting/laying position bossing everyone around me, and demanding things. Because when the opportunity strikes… And thankfully, I did have people around me to boss because it was a holiday weekend. And if you ask me what is the best time to have your ovarian cyst removed? I’ll tell you, it’s the day before Thanksgiving. You’re welcome. In all seriousness, I was extremely lucky to have four days...

Don’t get too relaxed

This has been a crazy week, you guys. Both good crazy, and bad crazy, and it’s kind of confusing. I feel mostly just sent, emotionally drained. So I’m going to spit it all at ya, and leave it at that.   I’m going away tomorrow for the next week. So you won’t hear from me during that time. Unless, I miss you so much, I pop in here. Which is highly unlikely since I’ll be on vacation, enjoying my own damn self. No offense. I’m going to Israel. Again. For some reason. I’m actually going to a family wedding. And...

The Stolen Paintbrush

Happy Columbus day to those of you who have today as a day off. Which is probably an overwhelming majority. Except for me. I’m working today. Because our company doesn’t believe in the importance of celebrating discovery of this continent. I mean this shit happened like ages ago. Enough with the fuss already. And frankly, how hard was it to discover a whole damn continent? As far as land masses go, continents are pretty large. You just need to leave your house and stumble upon one. So it looks like I’m agreeing with my companies policy to disregard this holiday...

We All Hate Our Jobs. Good News, We’re in It Together.

My McSweeney’s article got turned down.  And it was a reasonable response with cohesive feedback, so I don’t actually feel too bad about it. And I know that I just rushed into this too fast. I read like one article on their site, and immediately started writing mine. So what I submitted didn’t fit their required style. And I absolutely agree with that now. And any rejections is just another experience to learn from. Or it’s a reason to give up on all your life’s dreams. It’s either one of those.   I went to Bushwick this Saturday to check...