I wrote about one of the questions I'm most often asked about writing: How do you become better at it?
I wrote about Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino, and what Kill Bill taught me about surviving abuse.
Hi! I just wrote this piece for Lenny Letter about what happens when a long-lost relative dies and leaves you money. (Spoiler: it's not the carefree windfall you think it is.)
"Was his PR team drunk? Do these cinnamon rolls somehow destroy the patriarchy? Does the icing advocate for equal pay?"
I wrote about the hot new decluttering trend of 2018 which I just made up.
Hi. I'm trying to blog again. Sorry to do so with a sad update.
I wrote a piece for the New Yorker's Tiny Shouts about what the perpetually optimistic Lin-Manuel Miranda would tweet at the end of the world.
I think it's pretty funny and I hope you will, too.
Friends, I don't normally promote podcasts I've been on, but this one is with a Scotsman. Which means he has a Scottish accent. Which means I spent the entire interview trying not to giggle like a schoolgirl.
(We also talk about important things, too.)
There's so much to love about Minneapolis, and the Walker Art Center is no exception.
I visited Bar Luce - a Wes Anderson designed cafe in Milan - and was exactly what you'd expect.
Rand and I recently moved across town and I accidentally dyed my Invisalign yellow and we have cardboard on our windows and for some reason now the neighbors aren't talking to us.
Friends - I'll be in Minneapolis this weekend for the Twin Cities Book Fair - come join me as I sign books and try to act comfortable in front of strangers. :) http://www.raintaxi.com/twin-cities-book-festival/authors/
Life is fleeting, love is eternal. Eat currywurst (my new post, which I am immensely proud of.)
I wrote about visiting the Los Alamos National Laboratory in NM - where the first atom bomb was built - and how the truth is always more complicated than we think it is.
Oh, hi. My piece went up in The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs section. NBD. (Just kidding, it's a big deal, I'm freaking out over it.)
Hey everyone - I just wrote my first piece on Refinery29 about babies and not having them and confusing Japanese pregnancy tests.
Hey, Minneapolis peeps! I will be at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday, October 14th, with the amazing Doug Mack - come see us talk about travel and lord knows what else. :)
I was slut-shamed at one of my readings by a guy who claimed to be a feminist.
I wrote about Soylent last week.
Then I had my own poops mansplained to me.
Here's why that's a problem.
"I was slightly concerned about ingesting something developed by guys who felt that the prep work for corn dogs and ramen was too much for them."
I decided to try Soylent for a week. I lasted 2 days.
Psst - if your book club selects ALL OVER THE PLACE, let me know. I'll call in and answer questions and basically make a fool of myself.
An important message for all my fellow bloggers who hope to one day be writers: you're already there.
FRIENDS MY BOOK IS ON SALE FOR $4. BUY IT NOW. BUY 12. BUY 100.
Five years ago today, I wrote this post. As the healthcare debate rages on, it feels pertinent. The ACA has helped a lot of people.
I thought that publishing my book would be like crossing a finish line. Turns out that it's just the start of another race.
Need something to listen to while you work out/stress about the state of the republic/drive to work? I recorded an episode of The Half Hour Intern - check it out!
New post, about why ignoring politics is a privilege many of us have lost in recent months.
From the archives: I made Father's Day cards for broken people. Because some dads are jerks but we love them anyway.
PORTLAND: THIS IS HAPPENING TONIGHT AND I'M SO EXCITED.
At The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, you can see how the beauty of the New Mexican landscape influenced one of the foremost American Modernists.
Also some of the paintings look like lady parts.
Psst! If you live in Western Washington, I'll be speaking at the Everett Public Library tomorrow at 6pm. I'll be reading from my memoir and also talking about why sometimes being a terrible traveler is the best way to go. :D
Goodreads is giving away copies of my book! Enter to win!
Friends, I am going to be in Portland NEXT THURSDAY! Come join me while I awkward read out loud and pretend to be clever.
Join Geraldine DeRuiter as she reads excerpts from her new memoir, ALL OVER THE PLACE: ADVENTURES IN TRAVEL, TRUE LOVE, AND PETTY THEFT, answers audience questions about her fear of pigeons, and nervously autographs books (which still feels surreal for her, TBH.)
After feeling out of place in the ritzy galleries of Canyon Road, New Mexico, I found one that turned us into works of art.
In a somewhat jerky but utterly satisfying act of revenge, I sent a press release out to everyone who's ever sent me a spammy press release.
Friends, the ebook version of ALL OVER THE PLACE is now on sale for $3.99 on Barnes and Noble. That's, like, a penny a poop joke. THIS IS THE BARGAIN OF THE CENTURY.
I wrote this about Santa Fe. It's sadder than I intended it to be. But I still like the post. And I still like New Mexico.
Meow Wolf was one of the most amazing places I've ever visited - as soon as I stopped trying to understand it, that is.
I wrote a post about an issue that keeps coming up as a travel. (Yes, this is a political post.)
Psst! I'm currently doing an AMA on Goodreads RIGHT NOW!
Leave your questions about travel, publishing, blogging or whatever and I'll do my best to answer!
Psst. Hey everyone, in case you missed the news, I wrote a book. And it's now out.
Exciting news: an excerpt from my book (WHICH COMES OUT TOMORROW) is in today's edition of the Globe and Mail. :)
Hey everybody! I'm doing an AMA for Goodreads. Ask Me Anything about travel, writing, Jeff Goldblum, and baked goods.
New post, about why it's so hard for so many women (myself included) to talk about their own achievements.
Amazon is having a sale on my book - it's only $13.68 - almost half the cover price! Pre-order now to get an awesome deal and my undying gratitude.