If you've been following the blog for awhile, you know that the Rockstar Series is my favorite thing about Drunk on Opportunity. I'm especially excited to present today's rockstar to you: Mikaela Conley. Not only is Mikaela an accomplished journalist, a loving sister/daughter/friend, avid yogi, and excellent adventure buddy; she's making the internet a more positive place. … Continue reading Rockstar Series 2017: Spotlight the Good
Last month, I found myself giddy over a new show. A vitriolic election season was getting me down and this show was exactly what the doctor ordered. The performances were solid, it was beautifully produced, the soundtrack rocked, and then the character of young Nora Ephron walked in. SOLD. Over the next ten episodes - which I … Continue reading When your favorite new show is over…
For those of you that don't know, I'm the director of development (aka head fundraiser) at a kickass nonprofit called The Financial Clinic. The "Clinic" works to build financial security and to promote financial mobility for America's working poor. "What the heck does that mean?" you say. It means we work to make it possible … Continue reading Exciting News!
2016 has been a particularly stressful election cycle. Civil discourse gave way to hateful rhetoric, dismissive sarcasm and finger-pointing. We are all on edge, frazzled and exhausted. My stress manifests itself in a glorious combination of gastro-intestinal and epidermal expressions. I've been bloated for weeks. My lips are perennially cracked and my skin has been raw and dull since August. Today I woke up … Continue reading Stress, vanity and the election of 2016
(This post is dedicated to the Olympic's biggest fan, EmYo!) Ok - so the Olympics are coming. Do you know how I know? The media circus has begun and Visa is exclusively advertising via Olympian endorsed commercials. I like the Olympics, and as such, I have bought into every single one of the media's ploys … Continue reading The Olympics are Coming