The Fascinating Way I Escaped Jury Duty

By: Tory  |  Published: January 17th, 2012   |  Category: career, pema chodron, Rants & Raves, Tory Shulman News

It started off really well, actually. Got up on time. Made some good, strong coffee. Never got lost or disoriented while driving. Arrived early and found the parking to be pleasant and quite organized, as at least two signs and three volunteers led me to my space. I was smiling broadly as I entered the courthouse, located the juror’s room and bought my second cup of joe from the Snack Bar next door. This was going to go so freaking well! Wait, are those Dell computers with free WiFi for jurors to use while waiting? Why yes, yes they are. […]

The Betty Draper Experiment

By: Tory  |  Published: October 4th, 2011   |  Category: Beauty, betty draper, career, don draper, january jones, jon hamm, mad men, Tory Shulman News, women

Went home for a quick visit to DC to celebrate my Grandma’s 95th birthday party. She is the wild one in the family and I seem to share more traits with her than most-but sadly she has lost a bit of a grip on reality. Thankfully though, not her sense of humor. When asked how old she was–she proudly responded “12” and spit her tongue out at me when I tried to take away her Bourbon and soda. To keep myself occupied, I brought along Season 1 and Season 2 of Mad Men which I had never seen. I quickly […]

The Art of Giving Directions

By: Tory  |  Published: September 27th, 2011   |  Category: Buddhism, career, Funny Stuff, pema chodron, Rants & Raves, Tory Shulman News

So there I was yesterday walking my dogs in my absolute coolest outfit. Usually I walk the dogs in sweats resembling a homeless person who just got kicked out of her tent. But today I decided to make an effort. I had on a skirt with cute sandals and a beautiful purple knit top with a darling brown belt pulling the whole thing together like the Dude’s rug. I felt good. I felt sexy. I felt super LA but in a New Yorky kind of way. Suddenly a blue van pulls up behind me and slows down. I keep going […]