No two pregnancies are alike. From person-to-person and even from pregnancy-to-pregnancy for the same person. It’s wild like that. There is no guarantee you’ll check off the typical boxes of symptoms, weight gain, health issues, or even feelings along the way. Some people really seem to enjoy it. They say it’s the best they’ve ever felt and the most attractive.… Read more →
Author: Sam Siman
I Finally Got Botox. It Was Awesome.
I’m curious as to why some people are so uptight about sharing their stories about cosmetic procedures? I have a few friends that are super open about it and some that I know do it but never mention it. They make it seem like it’s some secret society where we’re all lurking in the dark having a ceremony with robes, candles, and blood contracts… Read more →
Recipe | InstaPot Refried Beans
I’m a vegetarian and my boyfriend is omni. He’s a good sport though. I’m not afraid to make him some meat, if he wants, but most of the time he happily obliges to eating vegetarian while at home. Because, you know, who is going to complain when someone is cooking a full meal (besides children, obviously)? On days where… Read more →
Why “Generalist” Shouldn’t Be A Dirty Word
“Jack of all trades, master of none.” You’ve heard the phrase or at least one of the two parts. (I highly suggest Master of None on Netflix. Aziz Ansari is incredible.) And before that idiom came Johannes Factotum or “Johnny do-it-all.” The best part of Joannes Factotum? It was used to describe William Shakespeare. Negatively. (Check out Greene’s Groats-Worth of… Read more →
Career Puberty. Gross.
Being a woman in my thirties is weird enough. I’m not married and I don’t have kids. So, you know, I’m “different.” I live downtown instead of the suburbs and I like to stay busy at concerts, tailgates, happy hours, networking events, and dinners out. Inside, I still feel like I’m 22. But I know I’ve accomplished and learned a lot in life and… Read more →
No, I Can’t Do That for Free.
Sorry not sorry? I don’t mean to sound harsh, ungrateful, pompous, or greedy, but I’m taking the “free” out of “freelancer.” Being a freelancer/contractor doesn’t mean I suddenly started working for free. If anything, it means I had to put an immediate end to “friend pricing.” Don’t hate me. I had a good salary at my last job. Oh, and… Read more →
Working for Yourself Is…Interesting
I talked about starting The Gig Life awhile back. It’s been a little over six months and definitely has had its ups and downs. A few questions I really enjoy from people: So, are you still unemployed? You’re not working, right? How’s it going? :look of pity: How the heck do you even find business? You’re just doin’ your own… Read more →
Let Them In.
Knock knock. Who’s there? THE PEOPLE THAT LOVE YOU, MUTHA FUCKA. I hope you weren’t expecting a clever “knock knock” joke up there. I really just wanted the chance to say “mutha fucka” on my blog. But think about it for a minute. On a scale of one-to-ten, how great are you at letting the people that love… Read more →
Recipe | How To Properly Prepare Jackfruit
Jackfruit has been popping up all over the place the last couple years. For some, it’s some elusive fruit? Vegetable? Vegetarian/vegan meat substitute? WHAT IS IT. That’s why I’m here. Let me break down what it is, where to get it, and how to prepare it. It’s a fruit, technically. It’s also super ugly. But, you can buy it… Read more →
Why Dating Sites Are Better Than An Intro From A Friend
Ok, hang with me on this one. It seems a little crazy until I break it down. I’ve been in long-term relationships since I can remember. Honestly? Since high school (other than being single for half of freshman year of college). Until last year when I was single for quite a few months. I’ve blogged about it a lot,… Read more →