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?
It’s November 26th and I’m supposed to have 43,333 words written for NANOWRIMO. Right now I have 23,619 words. Don’t get me wrong. That’s still amazing and works out to 908 words per day. It’s just not where I’m supposed to be for the challenge that I signed up for. I stayed on track with my… Read more NANOWRIMO vs. Anxiety
I was supposed to post this a long time ago since I’m trying to put out blog posts every Monday and Friday. But for the past couple weeks, depression got the better of me. I have high-functioning depression, so most of the time, I can power through my to-dos. But I had one really bad… Read more Being Creative Despite Depression
NANOWRIMO stands for National Novel Writing Month. People all around the world spend the month of November trying to write 50,000 words of a novel. Throughout the month there are tears, chocolate, word sprints, and lots of bitching about how hard writing is. I love it. My NANOWRIMO profile says that I’ve participated for the… Read more NANOWRIMO is Upon Us
The Vegas shootings didn’t surprise me. These mass shooting occur frequently in America. I’ve been fortunate in that I haven’t been in the middle of one of these mass shootings, and neither have any of my close friends or family members. Still, with each shooting I get more and more uncomfortable being out in the… Read more Another Day, Another Shooting
When my friend was in town a couple weeks ago, we went to see 1984 on Broadway. She’d heard about the torture scenes making people faint and throw up, so naturally, she wanted to go see it. We had decent seats in the back middle area. The play started off pretty jarring. They blind you… Read more Eating at Broadway Shows: Can You Fucking Not?
Now that I’m in NYC, everyone asks me why I moved here. Well, I’ve always wanted to. Ever since I was a teenager I thought about living in the big city. In NYC I could stay up late and have plenty of things to do. I could go to Broadway shows. And I could see… Read more Why I Moved to NYC
This weekend, rather than go outside in the 90 degree heat, I decided to finally put together my kitchen table and stools. I’m still recovering from going through the stages of putting together furniture. Stage 1: Feeling overconfident. Toolbox? Check. Box cutter? Check. Glass of water? Check. Let’s do this. Stage 2. What are this?… Read more The Stages of Putting Together Furniture
Between work during the week and visitors on the weekends, I haven’t had a chance to write. So with that shitty excuse, I give you a list instead. A man screaming in the street in broad daylight, butt naked. A woman pushing a stroller and drinking a beer, without pants on. A man pissing on… Read more Things I’ve Seen in NYC so Far