About Tammy Wood

I may lay claim to being a clean freak, but my I strive for chillin-on-a-chaise-lounge-on-the-riviera-sipping-caipirinhas style. When not at home with my photog husband and our satellite eared dog Paco, I'm writing papers and teaching French to the next generation. I watch too many sports, have been known to break it down on the dance floor, bake a mean bread, and train the sh*t out of my stubborn dog.

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Because it’s Futebol Time, Caipirinhas!!!

Because it’s Futebol Time, Caipirinhas!!!

It’s hard to believe it’s finally here: the tournament of tournaments, the World Cup of World Cups, the 2014 Copa do Mundo. I can hardly contain myself, even though I was shamed by mother for *gasp* forgetting that this Thursday is the big day. That’s right, Brazil v. Croatia opening up the games. As a(…)

LULZ & Broad City

LULZ & Broad City

I was pretty sure this post was going up late, but I just couldn’t help myself. Then I started asking around and realized that there are a lot of people out there who haven’t yet watched Broad City, despite the fact that the season finale aired over a month ago. Regardless of whether you think(…)

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

Get Your Movie On at The New York African Film Festival

I’ve been aching to write posts about the films I’ve been watching in my African film class this semester, but I’ve held back because a lot of the movies worth writing about are hard to get here in the US. This week, though, marks the start of the 21st New York African Film Festival, taking(…)

Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

Of Cocktails & Burgers: Alameda

The first reason to pay a visit to Alameda in Greenpoint is the look: before Ramona had people in the neighborhood buzzing, Alameda had resuscitated art deco restaurant design. Geometry rules the space: from tiles and wood on the floors, to hexagon moulding and rectangular pendant fixtures on the ceilings, every piece locks in place.(…)

Perfume Search Done: CB I Hate Perfume (For Life)

Perfume Search Done: CB I Hate Perfume (For Life)

I have this annoying habit of buying perfumes that get discontinued. My first perfume was a Tocca Eau de Toilette, eau no longer. Second: Fresh Index Bulgarian Rose – nixed. Tokyo Milk Scarlett No. 58, off the shelves. Sigh.  But now that I’m down to the bottom of my Tokyo Milk solid, I’ve been on(…)

Party Time Deals

Party Time Deals

I’ve been neck deep in grad student conference planning, and I have somehow managed to discover a few things that you may want to learn. If you are inclined to click away from this post, think again. I’m not referring to the latest interpretation of Édouard Glissant’s Poetics of Relation. Instead, I’m referring to the stressful(…)