Meet the Schwajaks!
- New York, New York, USA
- November 27
- I'm a longtime writer, a newly wed, a fledgling-to-middling publishing professional and a born New Yorker. I live on the Upper West Side yet have neither puppy nor baby.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Happy Newish Year! Happy
February 11, 2011 06:28PM
- It’s a Hannukah Miracle!
December 03, 2010 02:35PM
- I’m not a girl, not yet a
hopelessly lame woman
August 24, 2010 10:03PM
- On falling off the wagon (no,
not that one, I was never on
July 28, 2010 10:32PM
- What’s in a name? Oy veys
mir, don’t get me started.
July 09, 2010 02:32PM
Nina Pajak's Links
Oh, dear. I’ve done it again. I know, my absence has been inexcusable. I mean, we’ve been over thisâ€”you’re now all well aware of my shortcomings, my tendencies towards listlessness and USA Network original programming marathons. Let’s not dwell, okay? My therapist has tha… Read full post »
I’m back! Soon I will come up with a delightfully entertaining excuse for my three month lapse in blogging, and you will love it and, consequently, me again.
But today I want you to set aside my personal failure while I take a moment to wish… Read full post »
Last weekend, we and some friends wound up at a pub on the Upper West Side. Those of you who are NYC locals, you know the type. You know that place that always smells like vomit from the curb after 11pm? Well, it’s a notch more respectable than that, so let’s… Read full post »
Let’s play a game. It’s called: List the diets you have tried at some point in your life. I’ll go first:
- Calorie counting (Endless possibilities, never goes out of style.)
- Atkins (Lasted 4 days before I caved and ate a salad. I have never craved roughage so badly in my … Read full post »
*Disclaimer: No offense, Dad.
Well, I’ve done it. I’ve given up my given name. I dove right into the name-change process, and I am now legally, officially, irrevocably (kinda) Nina Anne Pajak.
I like it. I’m getting used to it. It’s got a much more powerful punch than my old… Read full post »
Oh, dear. Dear, dear me. I haven’t posted in two months! This is terrible and shameful. I started something, I pulled you in, I got you involved, and then I just abandoned it. Or, well, paused it. Left you in the lurch. Left you on the corner in the rain. Left… Read full post »
This weekend, we took a day trip to Scandinavia, a mythical and confounding area. On our way, we saw a great many things. It was an unexpectedly long and arduous journey, one that took us through parts of New Jersey by all accounts uninhabitable by man. We discovered the little-known nexus… Read full post »
Hello, friends, readers, and friendly readers!
Isn’t it a beautiful day? Doesn’t the sky look unusually blue, the sun particularly…shiny? Don’t you just love life? Don’t you just love New York? Somehow, lately, everything seems brighter, better, happi–
What was tha… Read full post »
So, we’re moving, and things have gotten ugly in the Schwajak household.
It is T minus two days until our big relo. Tensions are running high. The other night I found myself flinging cardboard boxes and stomping around the apartment without purpose as Matt angrily demonstrated how he had been w… Read full post »
I have to say, I had a bit of a rough landing from Argentina into the Terminal of Reality (it’s actually part of JFK, across the Tarmac of Tough LuckÂ — you have to take a shuttle bus to get there, it’s a total bitch).
It was brilliant to leave almost… Read full post »
Okay. I have been told — and I fully realize — that I may be lingering far too long in the land of steak, wine, and dulce de leche. It’s a little self-indulgent, perhaps, and I get it! I totally do. While this armchair travel experience has been both hilariously entertaining… Read full post »
I have this theory about bus stations. Actually, it’s not so much theory as it is an astute and practiced observation. Pick a city or town anywhere in the world. Regardless of this locale’s sophistication, technological advances, cleanliness, environmental efforts, architecture or age, it… Read full post »
I fear I’m already a bad blogger. I’ve never been a natural when it comes to consistency, discipline, and non-laziness. There are just only so many hours in the day, and so very many episodes of “Law & Order” on television. Speaking of, am I the only one who suffers from… Read full post »
I’ve been attempting to spend the last two weeks reliving our honeymoon in Argentina, though between the frigid cold, having to do that work thing every day, Manhattan apartment hunting (more on that later), and my charming fellow New Yorkers, it hasn’t been easy. But I shall persevere, n… Read full post »
I won’t spend an outrageous amount of time rehashing our joyous day, though I certainly could (and want to). But suffice it to say that the day was absolutely perfect for us. The flowers and decor were gorgeous, the ceremony both personal and beautiful (and I’ve heard multiple reports of… Read full post »
At the behest of a good friend, Iâ€™m going to embark on a blog about our first year as Schwajaks. From the walk down the aisle during which I burst into tears, to the aftermath of the wedding, to the Argentinean honeymoon and beyond, Iâ€™ll document our new lives together here.… Read full post »