She just couldn't decide which magazine to read.


Who's that man?!

Taken at Rusty Knot

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Giving Craig a little attention.


My blog has been sparse and far behind in my mind. So, now I'm using a new site that you should consider trying out. It's a great way for people like me (with severe ADD) to blog/vlog! http://www.mobli.com/ryanrobbins That's my profile on Mobli. I love it! It's so easy to use and upload things that interest me. Pics, videos, notes.... and I've met some amazing people on the site as well. Use it, share it, love it!!


If My Stomach Only Had a Brain, oh, wait...

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  The day has finally come. Scientists have discovered that our stomachs have as many nerves as comparable to a cats' brain. Essentially, our stomachs can think! They get cues from the food we eat or don't eat to tell us if we're full or still hungry.
  It's such a great breakthrough, that food companies are jumping on it. Nestle has said that they'll be developing new foods within the next five years that will "trick" our stomachs into thinking that we're fuller sooner. For full articles explaining all the deets, check out WSJ and Grub Street.

   Now, where are those Nestle chocolate chip cookies?!


The Flu Has Invaded the West Village (and all of NY)

The flu has arrived and I was not lucky enough to evade it. Are you? Here are some tips to help you avoid it or at least get over it faster.
  1. Of course the most obvious choice to avoid it all-together would be to get the flu shot, but if you're allergic to eggs like me, here are some other options.
  2.  Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands! Kissing someone is less likely to get you sick than shaking their hand. Now think of how many hands you shake in a week. Or how many subway rails you touch. Eeew.
  3. Stop touching your face. Don't scratch your nose, use a tissue. Don't rub your eyes, use eye drops. Don't touch your lips, kiss someone instead!
  4. Don't smoke! (You should just never do that anyway, it's gross and very unkissable.)
  5. Get lots of sleep. Instead of hitting up happy hour, then staying out until witching hour, just catch one drink at happy hour then go home and cuddle up with your pup for an early and cuddly night.
  6. Now, to get over this crap faster, if you were unfortunate enough not to avoid it. If you have access to it, take a Tamiflu immediately! If you don't have it, try to get some to save for next year.
  7. So, you know you've got the flu, or at least you know you feel like sh*t. Call in sick to work! Don't go in there feeling misserable and getting everyone else sick, unless you work with a bunch of truly horrible people and you just want to get even for all the mean things they've done. In that case, you should try your hardest to not appear sick, that way they'll get close to you without hesitation. But you probably shouldn't do that. It's mean.
  8. Lay in bed and enjoy this horrible ride. I seriously hope you have a roommate, boy/girfriend, best friend or someone who cares enough about you to run to the store and get you a ton of stuff to help you feel better. Like expectorant, a humidifier, sugar free throat drops, tissues (tons), pain killers, tea, vitamins, a thermometer, chicken soup and a box set of that series that you never got to watch but always wanted to.
  9. Good luck! I hope you get over it faster than I did, which was, oh wait, not yet. It's been a week, hopefully it'll be gone soon.


Proud Daughter

  This is my mother. Meridith Martens. She was a single mother in North Carolina and managed to provide a great life for me through her artwork.

   When I was a kid, I never really thought much about what she did for a living. I guess it was because my dad's job was a lot more exciting. Now, as an adult, it's so nice to be able to go to galleries and art openings and know a little something about art. It's awesome having a house full of original (beautiful) artwork, that people enjoy looking at when they come over. And having more than just an aesthetic connection to the art. This is the stuff I grew up around. Some of the pieces I can look at and fondly think back to when she was sitting at the easel, book on cd playing, painting away.

She's such a truly gifted artist. And I really want to share her work with the rest of the world. She and I got to talking, and she came up with a great goal for her artwork. A gallery show, in NYC, by the end of summer 2011.
   Now, I don't know how familiar you are with NYC art galleries, but they're insanely hard to get into. 

   So, this is where you come in. I'm asking all of my amazing friends out there to think long and hard about all the people that you know. Is there a friend of your Aunt's that just happens to own a gallery in SoHo? That old college roommate is now an artists' assistant in Chelsea. I know it's totally lame that I'm requesting your help like this, but let's be honest, it's all about who you know in this world. And I don't know any gallery owners, at the moment.
  Check out some more of her work, and if you like it, share the link with friends. Thank you so much for checking out my blog.
   Bonus part is, if you leave me a comment letting me know that you've sent it out, I'll put you on the list for a formal invitation to opening night of her show in NYC for next summer.
From her latest collection.


1) What is the best decision you've made in the last 5 days? 2) What is the best decision you've made in the last 5 years?

1) Last 5 days would be forgoing everything else in my life to spend time with my mom.
2) Last 5 years, marrying Greg Robbins. Hands down, the best decision I ever made.

Ask me anything! Absolutely anything!


Bargain Hunting Babe

If you know me well, then you know that it's extremely hard for me to resist a deal. Here's a list of all the deal websites that I've been using to enjoy my new life in NYC. My husband and I can usually find at least one deal a month for an extremely inexpensive 60 minute massage. Go ahead, see what you can find!


Scoop St.

Living Social


kgb deals



Vilage Vines




Lifebooker Loot

Blackboard Eats

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Can u decribe to me your strangest dream you ever had that You can remember?

LOL, sorry I didn't respond sooner. Busy with the move and such.

My strangest dream was when I was about 2 or 3 yrs old, I still remember it. In my dream, I was sleeping in my crib and all of a sudden a giant rat with big, red beady eyes crawled out from under my house and into my window and tried to eat me!! It was so scary that it was a recurring nightmare for me until I was about 5 or 6.

Ask me anything! Absolutely anything!


Hi Ryan!

Hi, you!!

Ask me anything! Absolutely anything!

what is your favorite treat?

LOL, what isn't my favorite treat! Well, I just moved into the West Village in NYC and I'm discovering all kinds of new treats! I LOVE pinkberry, which reminds me, I need to go right now and get some free pinkberry since they're doing a promotion today!!

Ask me anything! Absolutely anything!