Hi, and welcome. :) I’m Roo Ciambriello (ru cham-bree-yellow).

I’m zero percent Italian; don’t be fooled by the last name. Half white girl and half Pacific Islander, which just means that my hair gets big when it’s humid out and I can play five chords on the ukelele.

I swear to you I smile way more than these photos and all other photos of me would ever suggest.

Roo Ciambriello

Roo Ciambriello

(photo by Dan SavinelliMatthew Paul Turner, respectively)

In August 2010, I started this blog for no real reason except that I love to write. It’s wild and incredible to find something you love and do it – a job that makes you love Mondays. I’m grateful to be here. Aside from being a blogger, I’m a copywriter, which just means I get to write fun stories and lame puns on the backs of potato chip bags. You can see my words on packaging in Whole Foods, Target, and Kroger. My semi-professional (yeah, like football) website is here.

This little space has transformed over the years, but I think it’s grown into something that is wholly me. I like waxing nostalgic about playing Oregon Trail and the days that Choco Tacos could be purchased at Taco Bell, but I also write about life lessons, social justice, and Beyonce. JK on that last one, may Destiny’s Child rest in sequined and fur-lined peace.

Thank you for finding your way here. Please stay as long as you’d like.

Let’s be buds and split a pizza sometime.