As a pre-teen, I always dreamed that I’d take a beachy, tropical, possibly debaucherous senior trip in high school. Cancun. Acapulco. Hell, even Myrtle Beach would have sufficed. …


She’s sad, she’s sullen, and she loves Saves the Day!

Illustration by Enrique Meseguer on Pixabay

Here at American Girl, we’ve long been dedicated to inspiring young women to learn while they play with our collection of dolls that capture important eras in our country’s rich history through the lens of girls just like them. …


(Photo/Food Truck Empire)

All of this isolation has given me a lot of time to reflect, and I think I owe each one of you an apology. Yes, you in the Burlington Mall. You in the Cambridgeside Galleria. Even you in the filthy, dirty Corner Mall. You’ve provided me with generosity, kindness, deceptively…


Start by entertaining the idea of having a roommate for the rent relief, and maybe the camaraderie, before having flashbacks to all of the terrible experiences you’ve had. The one who had sex with your mutual male friend while you were trying to sleep five feet away. The one who…


Time to Make the Donuts

It was destiny that brought Dunkin’ Donuts and I together. More accurately, it was getting fired from an ice cream shop in the summer of 2005 that facilitated our blessed, caffeinated union. But fate works in strange and soul-crushing ways. As I began looking for jobs in my small New…


I’m just not cut out for virtual life. If the past eight-plus weeks have shown me anything about myself, it’s that tiny, pixelated, and frozen Brady Bunch squares of friends, family, and potential employers are fine when they’re occasionally supplementing actual, in-person interaction. But otherwise, get them out of my…


Whipping my hair a la Willow Smith in 2010

As 2010 began, things were comfortable in a lot of ways. I had a good job — my first one out of college — as a travel copywriter. I was just about to attend a book club meeting on a total whim where I’d meet a group of women I’d…


The Reach and Rotate

Next time you find yourself strategically at Home Depot on a Sunday afternoon, pick an item on the highest shelf you can find, like, say, a lightbulb. Don’t need a lightbulb? Doesn’t matter — that’s not the point. Raise your right arm up to the sky…


In your early 20s, you get sex tips from Cosmo. In your early 30s, you get steak tips from Costco.

In your early 20s, you use Craigslist to find a roommate. In your early 30s, you use Craigslist to find a Roomba.

In your early 20s, you binge-drink Long Island…


I was browsing through Spotify’s curated playlists the other day, and stumbled upon one called “Guilty Pleasures.” Extremely curious as to what the “experts” and algorithm classified as such, I clicked…and promptly felt a mixture of confusion and anger as I scrolled through the tracks. “Good” by Better Than Ezra…

kim windyka

writing, communications/marketing, pop culture, travel, food, general tomfoolery // blog: http://midnight-snark.blogspot.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store