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thin crust slice of cheese pizza from Sacco

NYC Pizza Roll…Just In Time

Eater put out it’s third list of the City’s best pizza parlors, just in time for me to repost it!

(Side note: Eater.com was my former employer in Detroit.)

Love the description of pizza being “carpeted” with cheese. Adding it to the lexicon ūüôā

Lots to try, although not a ton here listed in Manhattan so may take me a while to get around. I’ll keep you posted as I do though.

Enjoy the list in the meantime ~ how many of these have you been to?

New Job = No Blog

Not really too much else to say about that.

I’d been volunteering for a local not-for-profit here in Ann Arbor, The Brides Project, since January, after finding my wedding gown there last November. ¬†The Brides Project sells gently loved wedding dresses; everyone’s a volunteer, the shop space is donated, and all the dresses have been donated; 100% of¬†the proceeds benefit The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor that provides free services to anyone touched by cancer.

The former shop coordinator (the only staff person) decided to stay home after having her second child, and because I had been in involved in so many aspects of the operations from a volunteer perspective, The Cancer Support Community Executive Director asked me if I wanted to step in as the new coordinator.

In loving this mission and the fun of helping brides find wedding dresses, how could I say no?!?

Well it’s been about a month, and it’s been crazy hectic trying to get up to speed on all the various aspects of the operations and meeting everyone – 99% of whom are fabulous volunteers. ¬†But it’s been rewarding, and I finally feel like I’m starting to get into a routine with it.

But in juggling all the emails, events and volunteers, other things – like this blog – have slipped through the cracks. ¬†I wasn’t writing much for Eater.com, but I finally was able to publish a few articles a few weeks ago…an interview with a master sommelier…and a list of October wine events in Metro Detroit. ¬†Anyone have any good leads for other Eater articles I should write? ¬†I’m currently lacking in inspiration…I need to get back to downtown Detroit one of these days, and I also have some errands to run in Royal Oak if anything needs to be covered there.

Hopefully more to come here!!

Spring is here so I guess I’ll get off the couch now

The “when it rains it pours” saying is so spot on and applicable to all kinds of situations. ¬†Apparently for me, when it rains, it pours jobs. I went from having two volunteer jobs (plus this blog that’s not really a job but can be rather time-consuming) to having two volunteer jobs and two real jobs. ¬†Part time jobs. ¬†But still. ¬†This is putting a damper on my do-as-I-please-all-the-time lifestyle I was starting to heavily embrace.

So what are these high-powered career-advancing occupations you might ask?  Writer and yoga teacher.  Two things I was already claiming on my Instagram profile but am now actually getting paid to do.  Or at least should be getting paid to do once the direct deposits are set up.

Back in January, I submitted some writing samples from this blog to various local writing outlets, including eCurrent, an online Ann Arbor journal chronicling art, music, food, theater and book happenings around town and Eater, a national food blog with dedicated sites for large cities like Detroit. ¬†Never heard back from eCurrent ūüė¶ but after a few months, the editor of Eater Detroit contacted me about coming on as a freelance contributor. ¬†Woo woo! ¬†Could I write about Ann Arbor? ¬†Not so much as that is technically outside of their coverage zone. ¬†But what a great opportunity to explore and learn more about Detroit. ¬†(And perhaps write off some meals on next year’s tax return?)

So I EXCITINGLY present to you my first contribution to the site, which was published yesterday afternoon!!!

Then, more recently¬†I was fired up about some poor gym/yoga etiquette and feeling all “Ugh these peeeeeople!!” as well as some: Elaine: “I will never understand people.”/Jerry: “They’re the worst.” ¬†

It’s really bad news when pet peeves are riling you up during the meditation part of a yoga class, so I marched right home and applied for a yoga teaching position, as if one new job wasn’t enough. ¬†If you want something done right….and all that good stuff.

Shockingly, the gym peeps emailed me same day and whaddayaknow I’m picking up two classes per week starting in May. ¬†Talk about quick turnaround. ¬†Now I’m getting nervous. ¬†*Nervous laughter* ¬†What if the students don’t like me? ¬†Ironic given my impetus to apply in the first place. ¬†Lol. ¬†No I’m sure it will be fine and we will all get along swimmingly and we’ll do some yoga along the way. If you’re in Ann Arbor and are interested, I’ll let you know when and where I’m teaching and maybe you can come and stock the class with some friendlies. ¬†ūüėČ

Okay on to some job-related prep work here!