Because it’s Monday, and because I have to BE at work at 7am tomorrow, you guys are totally getting cheated, and I’d never try to hide that from you. We have a good thing going here, and I’m not about to ruin it because I’m not cool enough to stay up past 10 PM. This […]Read more "If You Don’t Care About Buffalo, New York, Ignore This Post"
First of all, for the first time in a long time, The Daily Sampler went daily this week. As in, I followed through with something. These first ones are a little painful, but hopefully as time progresses they will get easier. (Remember this? Ouch.) That’s the beauty of writing- even when you’re writing nonsense, once […]Read more "The Art of Doing Nothing"
How scared were you when you saw the title? Okay, so I didn’t mean the C-word, but I was referring to one just as nasty, just as dirty. It’s one I find offensive sometimes, and I prefer not to talk about it very often. It makes me uncomfortable, and I know I’m not the only one. Thankfully, […]Read more "Let’s Talk About the C-Word"
In a sharp contrast to last night’s measured Italian way of drinking, sometimes you just need to get schwasted. It’s the American way. And also, the French way. When you’re over age 23, you need to be strategic if you don’t want to hate your life the next day. This article allows you to have […]Read more "Happy Hour – Hangover Free and Fabulous"
If you remember the glory days of The Daily Sampler, Fridays were for Happy Hour. Tomorrow will be no different. In fact, here’s a dirty little secret… I used to furiously type away Friday’s happy hour entry on my cell phone while my kindergarten students were in art class. Not sorry. Those were the days. Happy […]Read more "New Study by The Daily Sampler Says Drinking is Good For You"
If this thing is going to go down every day, apparently it’s going to go down every night around 11. I am tired post-work, post-mall trip, post-band practice. Before you ask, yes- it’s a band filled with people I’m related to… but what’s your hobby? That’s what I thought. Because I don’t have much juice […]Read more "Enough Energy for a Bucket of Wings"
I think that went rather well last night, no? Let’s do it again. TUESDAY SAMPLES NFL Upholds Tom Brady’s 4-game Deflategate Suspension (CNN)- Tom Brady, you beautiful loser. You stupid, stupid man. You moronic d-bag. I could go on. Roger Goodell surprised us all (except for me,) when he upheld the original Deflategate suspension today, […]Read more "Good Things That the NFL Has Done Lately"
When I thought I might lose The Daily Sampler, that’s when I knew I’ve been going about this all wrong. I’ve been so worried about growing the blog that I forgot the whole reason I started it: to write everyday. About nothing. The answer’s been inside you the whole time, Dorothy. MONDAY SAMPLES: It’s Monday, […]Read more "Everything Old is New Again"
Oh. mygod. Okay.. that outburst is for two reasons. One- in case you were wondering, yes, The Rolling Stones were amazing last night. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m so, so happy that we were there to witness it. Only thing I’d change: could have used a little “Paint it Black,” “Heartbreaker,” […]Read more "What is The Daily Sampler?"
On Thursday night, we stood beneath the stretches of 190 that swerve above a bustling Canalside in downtown Buffalo and enjoyed an energetic, nostalgic, FREE concert from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. It was my second time seeing them this year in Buffalo, which is kind of funny because it’s 2015, but I have no regrets. […]Read more "Music and Why I Will Pay Top Dollar to See Someone’s Grandpa Perform Live"
America has a lot of issues. A LOT of issues. We are bombarded with them everyday on the news and in our newsfeeds. It gets depressing and frustrating. I know I am guilty of forgetting how ridiculously lucky we are to live in this country- especially if we were born here and basically had to just […]Read more "Americans: The Luckiest Bastards on Earth"
I spent almost an entire year working up to being ready to turn 30, and most of that time was filled with dread. Once I arrived, (well- after recovering from that party…IT WAS A GREAT PARTY,) I settled into it nicely. And actually, I did in fact feel like I had in essence…arrived. 30 was […]Read more "This is Thirty, Plus One"