What Really Matters: I love Sour Patch Kids. I’d eat Ranch dressing on my shoe. I don’t do leftovers but I keep them in my fridge anyway. My kids think I like my computer more than I like them. I have road rage. I’m a terrible flyer. I like to move. Keeps me from collecting too much junk. I love coffee culture more than I love coffee (except for Coffee Bean). I’ll never split an entree so don’t ask. I don’t use the word casserole for the same reason I don’t drive a minivan.
What People Want to Know: I’m a writer by day and a writer by night. I write things for other people most of the time. Things like newspaper articles and press releases and proposals and speeches and ad copy and web copy and scripts. I write things for myself at night. Things like books and screenplays and reality show pitches. And now blogs. I wrote a book that’s called Making It in the City, a girl’s guide to starting life on your own in a ridiculously expensive city you can’t afford. It was published in 2005 when I was young and broke and living in New York City. It’s full of resources for the young and broke. Or not so young and broke. I have a motto. It’s Dream Big. Pay the Rent. I do whatever I can to achieve both.
I have two awesome little girls and a dog. Life is chaotic. Everything seems to converge right around 6 pm when everyone is at their worst. That’s why I started My Kitchen Chaos. Because in the midst of all of the chaos and family and dreams and paying the rent dinner still has to be made.
And if it’s not good I won’t eat it.