Songs I like to listen to on repeat because they make me feel gloomy in a good way

I think the title explains it all. "Somebody Else" by The 1975 "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby" by Cigarettes After Sex "Smoking Section" by St. Vincent "Corners of the Earth" by ODESZA "It's Only" by ODESZA "oh baby" by LCD Soundsystem "Don't Worry Baby" by The Beach Boys "Timshel" by Mumford & Sons "Radio" by … Continue reading Songs I like to listen to on repeat because they make me feel gloomy in a good way

Some Tips for Escaping the Dreaded Writer’s Block

Shall we start this post off with some disclaimers? Let's do. Disclaimer #1: I have never had anything published, and therefore, have no advice to give on how to get your writing published. I am simply someone who writes often and studied English in college; therefore, I have unlimited experience with writer's block and getting … Continue reading Some Tips for Escaping the Dreaded Writer’s Block

The Problem with Home

I love my hometown. So much. I like living here and I like my friends here, and overall it's a really f*cking great city. One problem, though: I simply do not feel artistically fulfilled here. This is what lies at the root of my homesickness -- loving home and always wanting to be there and … Continue reading The Problem with Home

An Honest Cover Letter

To Whom It May Concern, I did not really know how to address this letter considering I was given absolutely no indication of who would be reading these applications at your company. All the websites I've looked at tell me to find the name of the person who hires people, but if you didn't provide … Continue reading An Honest Cover Letter

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern | Review

"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not." And if that's not enough to intrigue you, then let me continue. Not only is the circus full of amazing performers and spectacles, it is also the arena for a mysterious competition between two magicians, Marcus and … Continue reading THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern | Review

THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin | Review

Four siblings (the Golds) set out one day in search of a mysterious woman who has just moved to town. They are seeking her because they've heard she has the ability to predict the exact date you'll die. When they find her living in an apartment building not unlike their own, they enter one at … Continue reading THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin | Review

Annoying things.

**WARNING: The following post is extremely petty.** Here is a list of things that annoy me: When people say "Okiedokie artichokie" un-ironically. When my mom starts telling a story and stops mid-sentence distracted by the television and forgets to finish her story until I ask her to please finish her story ten minutes later. When … Continue reading Annoying things.

December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

Romances are so much less interesting than books about marriage. And that's a cynical way to look at marriage, I know, insinuating that marriage and romance occur separately. But there's a reason classic romances often stop at the wedding. It's because from the moment the two parties say "I do," the story changes completely. Lauren … Continue reading December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff