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"
Once upon a time… Ah, the beginning to so many beautiful stories. I can tell you for me- today.. it means writing this entire blog post over again. I wrote a well planned and well thought out piece about stopping the wait. Stopping the hesitation. Then, I walked away from my laptop before I hit publish, […]Read more "Once Upon a Time…"
It’s Tuesday, and we’re here, together. Weird, right? Maybe we can work our way up to that whole daily thing again. Hang on. Be cool. Baby steps. So, besides the shoutout to my new, fantastic/human being style schedule, let me give you a general life update. I know you’re dying to know. Work is great, thanks for […]Read more "Get Your Popcorn and Lambrusco- It’s Life Update Time"
This post is for one of my favorite followers (and his dad- also a reader who flatters me to no end,) who told me yesterday, “You keep promising to post, and then you don’t.” You got me there, friend. It’s Saturday. Glorious, perfect, opportunity-filled Saturday, and I get to be a part of it. It’s […]Read more "Welcome to the Sweetest Saturday of 2015"
Me thinks this blog is best written by the light of the early summer moon with a glass of bourbon on hand. Guess who’s writing this post? (Hint: Maker’s Mark.) With all of the recent working hard, I’ve been playing a lot harder, too. Buffalo is alive with everything I’ve always dreamed of: a booming […]Read more "Obsessed and In Love with Buffalo, Continued"
Let’s get into to some good old fashioned SAMPLING. I have missed it, (and you) so, so, so, so, so, so bad. That’s a lot of so. SUNDAY SAMPLES: My heart breaks a little because after 7.5 seasons, Mad Men will air its final episode tonight. I will watch it live from my laptop, on […]Read more "A Sunday Sampling of Mad Men Farewells and my David Letterman Experience"
Oh, hey. Another day off in Daily Sampler world. Much to discuss. I know you are all as angry as I am, and if you follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve been quite verbal (and annoying) about it. If you have been living under a rock, I am about to proclaim my reignited anger, […]Read more "Grey’s Anatomy Group Hug Time"
So maybe I better check and see if the domain “TheOnceEveryTwoWeeksSampler.com” is available. I adorably thought with my new job would come more time, but I was wrong. Still, only having minimal amounts of free time has made me savor it ever so much more, which is probably a good thing. Here are a few […]Read more "Little Tasty Morsels"