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The Unpolished Apology: 2.5 Decades Later

It was February 1994. I remember exactly where I was when the landline rang in my college apartment and I received the news my oldest, dearest friend has just gotten engaged. Despite the fact that at the time my own level of commitment revolved more around if I should order a Zima with a shot … Continued

From Parents To Our Pubescents: An Unpolished Plea

Dear Pubescents, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW…. We’ve called you six times on your cell phone and you haven’t picked up. We’ve texted you double that amount and have gotten no reply. We’ve even resorted to figuring out how to take a picture of ourselves and snapping it to you. Obviously we must really want … Continued

Amuse-Douche

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW… I was about three and a half weeks behind the rest of the world in real time television but now I’m happy to report I finally caught up on the finale of Top Chef: Kentucky.  After sixteen seasons I still enjoy hearing Padma Lakshmi tell aspiring chefs one by one … Continued

Another Unpolishedly Arbitrary List

No need for an opening paragraph of nonsense. There’s enough nonsense in the body of the blog; so let’s just get to it. Here’s Another Unpolishedly Arbitrary List Of The Latest Ridiculousness That Goes Through My Mind.   TOP 20: 20. Posting videos on social media is a thing now; Okay I get it. You’re either … Continued

Unpolishedly Back To Life

Fellow Floridians, how was your summer? Wait, what summer? Do you even remember the summer? It seems like ages ago, right? Right! And while the New Yorkers are just now posting pictures of their kids’ first days back to school we’ve already been out sick once, missed the bus twice, had three tests, four quizzes … Continued

The Unpolished Visiting Day

JUST TO LET YOU KNOW….. While there are some parents who still subscribe to the theory of trampling over others in an effort to be the first to snatch up their children on Visiting Day and smother them with hugs, kisses and enough candy to put the entire camp into a diabetic coma, it is not … Continued

These Are My Mother’s Hands

Throughout my childhood I spent countless time at Marni’s house. Marni was my best friend and she and her family treated me as if I was one of their own. There was always a reserved spot for me up on the third floor when I wanted to sleep over and I had a space saved … Continued

Ten Unpolished Things That Make You Go Hmmmm!?

When I was in college C+C Music Factory was commonly heard playing in dorm rooms, apartments and in most of the local bars and clubs. I don’t hear the song too much anymore but when I tune into the 90’s jams on Satellite Radio it brings me right back. In today’s unpolished world, there’s always … Continued