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Everyday Eleanor: Ross Everett

Ross, eating a fish in Istanbul.

You might know him as the YouTube dude, but I know Ross Everett as the nicest person I met in all of 2014. He was also the host of the New Show on Discovery Digital, until it got cancelled. Instead of cryin’ about it (PS Ross, it’s totally cool if you did cry about it), he leapt at an opportunity to travel Europe– which he had yet to embark on prior to this interview. I talked to him about being Internet famous, what freaks him out about traveling alone and who killed Hae Min Lee (you did listen to Serial, right?). 

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How did you get into film (do you call it film? Moviemaking? Videoing? I have no idea.) in the first place? 

Film is a very prestigious way to refer to YouTube videos, but seeing as how you don’t … Read more


#330. I Reluctantly Revisited This Place for the First Time in A Decade

Books I’ve paid money for.

I grew up in Mayberry, basically.

Except it was called Stillwater, Minnesota– an idyllic, historical town along the St. Croix River. There’s a quintessential American main street, a diner with waitresses who’ve worked there since the Reagan administration, townie bars where everyone knows your name and all your business. Literally.

The Stillwater Public Library is one of the most beautiful places in town.

Ye Olde Stillwater Public Library | Photo by McGhiever

Built in 1902 (and funded mostly by Andrew Carnegie), the stunning Beaux Arts building looks old-timey fancy and overlooks the Saint Croix River.

As a kid, I remember loving trips to the library, digging through shelves to find books from the Sleepover Friends series (not Babysitters Club, which I only liked because I wanted to have Stacey’s handwriting) and creepy R.L. Stine thrillers.

The librarians were so librarian-y (except one who … Read more


#329. I’m Starting A New Hey Eleanor Project & I’m So Scared/Excited!

Watch out, world!

I don’t know about you, but after this long holiday season, I am feeling like absolute poo.

Remember just two weeks ago when I declared I’m a morning person?

Well… who kidnapped that lady and replaced her with what could not, would not get out of bed today? I even fell asleep last night at 9 pm. My belly feels awful, my skin looks disgusting, my house is in shambles.

I surely can’t be the only one who’s having trouble bouncing back, but this has been a great lesson in realizing that even when you think you’ve got everything all figured out, all it takes is a few non-routine days strung together to throw you into a tailspin.

But this is not what I wanted to tell you about today.

Today, I am doing starting something really fun and exciting and scary. Remember last November when … Read more


Let’s Tell Your Hey Eleanor Story

When I started Hey Eleanor last year, I was focused on personal growth. It didn’t take very long for me to realize this project was a lot bigger than me.

As it turns out, most of us are afraid of a lot of things.

We are all in this together.


Anyhow, last week I met with my buddy, Matt. He’s kind of a big deal on the Internet. He pitched a very cool, Hey Eleanor-inspired video idea. And long story short, we’re making a video series.

But here’s the thing: we need your help.

I don’t want to give too much away, but these videos won’t just be about me. It’ll be about me and you. Intrigued? Here’s what we’re looking for:

People in the greater Twin Cities area (sorry, out-of-towners!) looking to conquer a fear or simply try something for the first time. Willingness to be… Read more

Despise chewing and scraping sounds? You may have misophonia.

I’m sitting in the corner of my favorite coffee shop, angling my entire body toward a wall. Earbuds in to eschew the sound of the two ladies talking wildly and gesticulating next to me.

My husband sits five tables down, alone.

I was sitting with him, but the guy at the next table is a “tall typer,” a term I’ve given to all people who hammer away at their keyboards like an impassioned concert pianist. I can’t be by that. I can’t see it or listen to it. If I do, my brain explodes.

I have misophonia.

I didn’t know it even was an actual thing until a few years ago. My friend read this article in the New York Times and forwarded it to me. Molly, I think this is you.

Dude, that IS ME!

I was relieved. Just knowing I had an actual thing was … Read more