Friendships/Relationships · Review · Writing

“Cat Person”: Let’s Talk About Bad Sex, Baby

  OKAY. I’m only a little super hype about the fact that a short story from The New Yorker has swept through the internet and was actually noticed in the Memetic Hellscape that is 2017. It’s impressive. We should all pat ourselves on the back for reading more than 140-280 characters. Huzzah. And if you… Continue reading “Cat Person”: Let’s Talk About Bad Sex, Baby

Mental Health · Personal

Fears: On YA Lit, Mental Health and Therapy Anxiety

  I’ve been reading a lot about mental health in the last week and it’s no one’s fault but mine. Nothing has recently happened in my life to jump-start me, no scandal, no man drama, no work blow up. It started when I read a book about a character trying to cope with her own… Continue reading Fears: On YA Lit, Mental Health and Therapy Anxiety

Personal · Review · Writing

Turtles All the Way Down: A Pause in the Usual Programming

        I highlight, underline, and circle lines in the books I’m reading all the time. I notate and marginalia the shit out of everything I read because it’s a way for me to have a dialogue with the book, to react in real time, to show exactly how I was feeling at… Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down: A Pause in the Usual Programming

Personal · Review

It All Comes Back: Feels about Fun Home the Musical

After two weeks (okay three weeks it took longer than I thought) of decompressing, I’m ready to talk about my experience seeing Fun Home at Kalamazoo College. For reference: one time I read Fun Home and it fucking killed me. See this blog: Fun Home meets Skating Through Cemeteries: A Personal Reflection Here’s the thing. I don’t talk… Continue reading It All Comes Back: Feels about Fun Home the Musical

Writing

Writing Tips from Someone Who Doesn’t Write Enough: or “When the Hell was the Last Time I Blogged Again?”

I’m famously a person who loves to give advice she will never follow. My favorite advice to give is relationship advice, something I am definitely not qualified to do give my track record of garbage fire disasters and commitment issues. I feel like excruciatingly cold distance makes the heart…give great advice. I write. But I… Continue reading Writing Tips from Someone Who Doesn’t Write Enough: or “When the Hell was the Last Time I Blogged Again?”

Friendships/Relationships

Why Cosmo Hates the Situationship and is Full of Shit as Usual

The other day as I was on lunch at work, I scrolled through all of my friends’ Snap Stories and went through the mostly useless burning garbage fire that is the featured stories from publications like Buzzfeed, Brother, Daily Mail, Refinery 29, and Cosmopolitan. Cosmo’s big story was this wonderful little article about the “Situationship”… Continue reading Why Cosmo Hates the Situationship and is Full of Shit as Usual