Hello lovers.

Three things:

1.) I am trying to turn over a new leaf in my financial management. I’ve had a series of humiliating experiences lately that feel like God’s way of slapping me across the face to get my shit together. Unpleasant, but motivating.

2.) I’ve written about one of those humiliating experiences In The Powder Room today. I’d love for you to read it and maybe give me some tips on how I can avoid this situation next year.

Tracy Beckerman3.)  If you live in the Atlanta area and would like to meet one of the coolest women I’ve met through blogging, syndicated columnist Tracy Beckerman is doing a book signing of her hilarious and highly relatable new book Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir: How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs, tomorrow at 1:00 PM at Bound to Be Read Books, 481-B Flat Shoals Ave., SE Atlanta.

I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that I absolutely ADORE Tracy and her book rocked my socks off. It is rare that I can say that I wasn’t able to put a book down (because honestly, between managing all my body hair and attending so many twelve step meetings, who has the time?), but that’s how I felt about Lost in Suburbia and I was even compelled to write an Amazon review for it, which is one of those extra steps I hardly ever manage to pull off. But read this book and you’ll see why I consider Tracy one of my mentors and want to be a humorist just like her when/if I ever grow up.

Lost in Suburbia book cover

Don’t forget, I’m In The Powder Room… still looking for some of my receipts. DAMMIT.

Have a great weekend!

With big love and a sincere desire to beat my addiction to the adrenaline rush of barely meeting federal tax deadlines,

-Leslie (aka “Iris”)