I'm in the middle of planning our city visit this weekend and that planning involves what we can do without spending much money. We are usually in the Hell's Kitchen and Chelsea area when we're in town and while New York can be expensive, your stay doesn't have to be. This post is going to be FULL of links to older posts because I tend to write about our stays a lot. We sleep on my parents couch so we... Read more

I mentioned back at the start of the year that I was getting my act together and do something about my weight and overall health. Yeah going on those 20 degree walks was cool and all but then the snow came and it kept coming and I don't think I'm ready to be this guy.... I started with a mile a day, that's about 15 minutes. My sneakers were pretty old so I had to get some new shoes and... Read more

I intentionally did not talk much about Etsy going public. I wasn't exactly against it but there was that part of me that felt like my favorite underground punk band that just me and a few friends were into suddenly would become U2. Maybe that's a bit dramatic? I knew they were going public this week but I did not know it was yesterday. I just happen to be going down to the city yesterday. While on the train I'm... Read more

Ever get into a creative or emotional funk? Times where you just feel down and defeated? Here is my extensive comprehensive list to turn things around: Scribble angrily in journal Tear out pages of said journal Play The Simpsons "Tapped Out" - I'm "pulpsushi" Play other games on iPhone and Kindle Watch monster movies on Netflix Eat cookies Make a Vanilla Chai Curl up in a fetal position on couch with favorite blanket Cry Tell your partner you feel hopeless... Read more

I'm back! I was only gone for a few days but it felt longer. We went down to Manhattan and stayed over the holiday weekend. We didn't have much of an agenda. I just wanted to post this first because I just love the pink building! It might be an eye-sore for some folks but not me. This was taken in the East Village, maybe 5th Street off of 2nd Avenue. I got down to the city Thursday morning and... Read more

Last week I mentioned that I am writing my first e-book and I'm pretty excited about it! Writing is something I have always enjoyed since I was little and blogging has provided my writing "fix" for many years. I played with the idea of writing an e-book but didn't know what to write about. Now I have FOUR ideas for an e-book, funny how that happens. There is one topic that is really pulling at me so I'm going for... Read more

NOTE: I have a new layout! If you're viewing this in a reader, visit www.pulpsushi.com to see the new look! It was a year ago this month that I said goodbye to my long, grueling commute and quit my full-time job. The year went by fast! I can't say the transition has been easy but I welcome not having to commute anymore, especially after the winter we've had with this much snow. The downside has been that I'm making way... Read more

I have a Kindle Fire HD 7 which I got a couple of years ago on a whim when Amazon was offering a ridiculous Cyber Monday sale. I didn't know if I was going to get into ebooks since I love reading books so much but it won me over. It's especially comfy to read when I'm laying in bed, which seems to be when I do most of my reading - at the end of the day before I... Read more

Anyone follow the Westminster Dog Show? A beagle won, her name is Miss P and she's super cute. The show was in NYC and over the weekend, I was in town to check out Meet The Breeds. It's a show you can attend and there are several booths set up for different dog breeds and you can ask questions and find out more about that breed. You can also pet the dogs, that's what drew me in. The location was... Read more

I make jewelry, I'm a jewelry maker. Whether I am putting a charm on a chain, or intricately making a chainmail bracelet or hand-wiring a necklace, I'm still "making" jewelry. Crafter, Maker, Designer - I'm only comfortable with two of these words. "Crafter" because yeah I like to be crafty and do things with my hands (knit, crochet, make jewelry, do handmade "stuff"). "Maker" because like I said, I make jewelry. Some people use the word "Maker" because they don't... Read more