My time in NYC was short (about 10 months). I ultimately decided to move back for my mental health. My entire support system was in Michigan: boyfriend, friends, family, dog. My boyfriend and I are now renting a home in Michigan. Everyone told me to buy, you know, because committing to the upkeep of a… Read more Home Rentership in Michigan
I went to the Natural History Museum last week to try and get some culture and I got the flu instead. Before I was confined to my bed, I did learn a lot of things that I was probably supposed to learn in high school, but wasn’t paying attention. For instance, I learned that many fish… Read more Beware Murderous Fish
On Friday, I paid $900 to have someone drill into my gums and put a screw in the hole. The dentist has the audacity to call this “dental implant surgery”. It should be called “gum torture”. The worst part is that they do this while you’re awake. They don’t even have the decency to put… Read more Can We Talk about How Fucking Barbaric Dentistry Is?
I’ve lived in NYC for 6 months now and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Sometimes when I’m walking along the city, I’ll see the trees of Central Park mixed with tall buildings and think that I have so much to see while I’m here. Then I’ll see dog poop smeared all over… Read more FOMO, Oh No!
Aside from being uncomfortable, one of my other major goals this year is to collect 50 rejection letters from magazines, online publications, agents, writing residencies, etc. I got the idea from this post: Why You Should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year. Since I work full-time, I decided to cut that number in half and… Read more Collecting Rejections
My posts have been pretty heavy lately: sexual harassment, nuclear war, loneliness, anxiety, depression, etc. So, let’s take a quick break from the mess that is in my brain and focus on something lighter: a readathon. Because I don’t have enough on my plate with a full-time job, stand-up comedy writing class, and front-end web… Read more On a Lighter Note
Another week another sex scandal. The fucked up thing about the Aziz Ansari scandal was that when I first read it, I was like, “Oh that’s not so bad in the grand scheme of things. And then I felt icky for feeling that way. The reason Aziz’s behavior didn’t seem so bad to me was… Read more “No” Doesn’t Mean Try Again in a Few Minutes
Earlier this week, I was awoken at 1 AM by a loud buzzing sound. My first thought was, “Emergency broadcast. North Korea is bombing!” I jumped out of bed and looked out the window. It looked normal out. I thought my living room seemed foggy though. So I went to the door and looked out… Read more Emergency Blog Post: This Is Only a Test
I started an American Sign Language class back in September. I’d always wanted to take it and my work offered to pay, so I figured, why not? My teacher is deaf, and awesome, and has a strict no talking rule. If you don’t know a sign, you can fingerspell it. There were a few times… Read more 2018: Time to Get Uncomfortable
When you’re a kid making friends is as easy as walking up to another kid and asking them to play. As a 30-year-old woman in NYC, I’m not sure this same strategy would work. I’m pretty sure if I walked up to another adult on the street and asked if they want to check out… Read more Why Is Making New Friends so Hard?