Friendships were so much easier when we were younger. We’d run down the street, knock on a friend’s door to see if they could play. And if they couldn’t? No worries, we’d see them at school the next day. Life was simpler when our lives revolved around the three-block radius of our school zone. Now […]Read More
I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way. – Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility Happiness is a positive or pleasant emotion that ranges from contentment to joy. Happiness for me comes from my family, my wonderful boyfriend, and, of course, my […]Read More
It’s a new year. A fresh start. A chance to reinvent ourselves. As the clock ticked from 11:59 to 12:00, the entire world reset itself, and all of 2020 was flung back into the vicious black hole from whence it came. Orrr not. In reality, the clock ticked from one year to the next, we […]Read More
If 2020 were a poem… it would probably still be better than this. Enjoy some end of year cheesiness and have a wonderful holiday season! The weather outside is getting more frightfulBecause nothing this year has been delightfulSo, all you cool cats and kittensBuckle up and don’t forget your mittens Looking back at Covid and […]Read More
Today’s our first blogaversary! Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way; it means more than we can express. Here are a few words about our first year and everything we loved about it from each of us! From Maria:A year ago, when Gin and I talked about starting a blog, I […]Read More
‘Tis the season of trashy holiday movies! Y’know, the cheesy movies with actors we’ve never heard of until now? The movies that you love to watch, but secretly tell everyone you’re not into them. Yes, I’m talking about holiday movies. It’s the perfect time to sit back with a delicious drink and snack, ready to […]Read More
Our friendship was destiny. We went to the same high school, almost worked the same part time job, before finally meeting at the world’s crummiest job. We bonded through our commiseration and discovered a mutual love for writing.
From Maria: What to say about Gindalee? Her nickname is Gin, but she doesn’t actually drink gin, which seems like a bit of a missed opportunity honestly. Gin’s favourite things in this world are her bed, cheesy romance novels and her Star Wars collection. She is, simply put, an awesome person.
I wanted to do this blog with her because her writing has something to say. Gin’s fiction is a delight to read and her opinion pieces always leave me thinking. She hits all the friendship goal markers (dependable, fun, sarcastic badass, etc.) but she’s also a really good person.
From Gindalee: I met Maria in 2018 through work during a time where there was an overwhelming amount of changes happening. New hires were starting, people were leaving for vacation – but safe to say, she didn’t shy around because not long after she started (her first day, actually) she struck up a conversation with the entire office.
But, let’s get real for a second – Maria is one of the realest people I have ever met. She’s blunt, sarcastic, and unapologetically herself. That’s what I really admire about her. Her favourite things are Rocket (her puppy), cooking, and the oxford comma.