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Elizabeth Zephyrine Mcdonough

Woman Boycotts Internet In Cyber Monday Protest

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 11.30.2016 | Comedy
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

This Cyber Monday, instead of hunting for discounted Uggs inside a computer screen, we invite you to join Diane's cause and say "F the Internet." Go outside, meet a friend for racquetball, visit your grandmother at her old folks home or, if she's dead, make that trek out to the cemetery.

Shakespeare and Acting, According to 5th Graders

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

It is my hope that these combined essays of a class of NYC 5th graders may serve as a palette cleanser for those of us who may at times be guilty of taking the theatrical arts (or ourselves) a bit too seriously.

The Catch - Why Apartment Hunting in NYC Is Such a Nightmare

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

Returning that night to our beautiful, charming, windowless, kitchen-less apartment, I was met with a whole new appreciation for what we had. Sure it wasn't the best apartment in the world, but by-God it wasn't the worst

WATCH: Hilarious Tourists At The Eiffel Tower

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

Filled with awe, excitement and an extra spring in their step, on any given day you will find the square at Trocadéro flooded with hundreds of smiling citizens of the world, people who have traveled thousands of miles just to see this famous structure, to stand in front of it alone, with their family, their friends, their enemies or their fiancés, with the common goal of "capturing" this oh-so-precious moment.

The Trouble With Learning French

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 12.26.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

The words that one learns passively in a given language (that is to say, out on the street or simply through repeated and unsought auditory repetition) are often reflective of deeper cultural values and attitudes. In France, more often than not, this attitude is pessimism. Allow me to explain.

Making My Way Through France, One Fake Pregnancy At A Time

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

When not busy making fun of French people speaking French, I'm devoting considerable energy to making fun of them speaking English. There is no question that this is entirely in an effort to make myself feel better about my own meager French skills, but that doesn't make it any less entertaining.

10 Reasons France Is Still Beating Us

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

10 reasons that France is still cooler than the U.S.

August In Paris

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

Imagine that eerily quiet Thanksgiving Day feeling that happens for one day in America -- but if it lasted for an entire month.

Learning To Speak French In Paris

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 10.20.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

If you had spent a lot of time playing with a Paris-themed Playmobile set growing up, you would not be disappointed when you arrived in real-Paris -- except that the people are less "joint-y" and their hair's not as perfectly shaped. Unfortunately being able to appreciate quality design and effective city-maintenance programs does nothing to improve your French.