A (Big) Apple A Day
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What started as a daily blog to detail my fabulous summer in NYC as a GQ intern has become a real-time icon for my lifestyle. Now that I'm on your radar, I'm not going anywhere. Thoughts, posts, and attempts at humor are entirely my own. Hopefully no doctors will be required.

The Great “Theme” Debate

Hey peeps. I’ve perpetuated my procrastination long past my promised point of penance (how’s that for alliteration?) but, in my defense, I’ve been trying to find a new theme for A (Big) Apple A Day that gives it a more momentous aesthetic without compromising readability. And on that front, I’m at a loss. At the moment I’m playing with the idea of keeping my original theme, but I took a screenshot (pic below) of my favorite alternate theme and I’ve decided to kill two birds with one stone by not only posting (finally…) but also asking for your thoughts/advice on the matter. Have to say — I like the layout of the option below better than my current layout, but it glitches wherever there’s a YouTube video, which is super annoying. Anyway, chances are, none of you will actually respond on this post because the majority of you check my blog solely for the visual content, but hey, a girl’s gotta write somewhere, and I likely know you personally so I’ll just solicit opinions via my other means of connection to you all. Sorry not sorry.
On that note, due to the insanity of my senior year schedule, A (Big) Apple A Day will probably become heavily visual rather than text-based. I’ll definitely still give my opinions on certain things I’ll be posting, I’m just foreseeing long-form posts making a slight decline in frequency due to the time that goes into the curating, writing, and editing process. Hope you’re all cool with this. (You probably don’t care. Congrats if you even made it this far in this post.)
That’s all for now.

Flawless :: Beyoncé + Nicki Minaj

Okay okay, so Beyonce pulled another “Beyonce” move and dropped a new surprise release with zero warning or press. And of course everyone’s freaking out because she finally addresses Elevator-gate with no bullsh*t, essentially telling everyone to shut up about things they don’t know or understand. Which, how could we? I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely never been on an elevator where the net worth of its passengers exceeds a billion dollars.
But while everyone else is still awestruck by Beyonce’s flawlessness (had to) and Nicki’s fire-spitting verse, I feel like I have to address something that no one else really is: Queen Bey can SPIT. She kinda half-raps in the original version of “Flawless” as well as other songs in her vast archive of running sh*t, but her verse on this remix is the closest we’ve heard her get to actually rapping. And she went HARD. Despite the autotune, Bey’s skills were more on display than ever and she undoubtedly made hubby Jay Z proud with lines like "You wish I was your poundcake," essentially running the first half of the track race (also had to) and passing the baton to Nicki to bring it home.
Well done, ladies. Well done.


Hello all you lovely people, I’ve missed sharing my life with you. It’s been a crazy summer here in CoMo (not as crazy as last summer, but really, what can compare to a summer at GQ in NYC?) and I’ve been busy busy busy which has cut into my tumblr time.
I’ve got some stuff on the way for you guys, including an all-new addition to my Rappers’ Moments of Profundity series which you guys have eaten up. Plus, new music that has had me shaking up the summer and a longform piece about getting fit and my new workout plan (s/o to Ye and Cole).
So hang tight a little longer and I promise I’ll get some dope stuff in your newsfeeds.
Love y’all.

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