Quick Thoughts: SUMMER SUCKS. Bring on Fall!!

Just bring me a pumpkin, a sweater, and a cinnamon spice candle . . . or something. Am I the only one who is completely over summer? I just bought like 5 sweaters and I can't wear any of them. It's bumming me out. It's not just about the pumpkin spice lattes either (WARNING: UNPOPULAR … Continue reading Quick Thoughts: SUMMER SUCKS. Bring on Fall!!

A Man Told Me I Was Beautiful Yesterday and I Didn’t Know How to Respond

Regardless of how braggy this title might seem, that’s really not the point of all this. Yesterday at work, a guy was checking out at my counter. He had dark hair, glasses, and a nice smile. I didn’t notice these things until I was finished with his transaction and he paused to say, “In the … Continue reading A Man Told Me I Was Beautiful Yesterday and I Didn’t Know How to Respond

Why Being Single in Your 20s is Actually Great

I was going to title this “Why Being Single in Your 20s is Not the End of the Goddamn World,” but that perhaps seemed a little too dramatic and perhaps like I’m attacking everyone who wants to get married right out of college. For the record, I'm not. But here's the deal: I have some … Continue reading Why Being Single in Your 20s is Actually Great

MANSFIELD PARK: A Return to Jane Austen

This book has been described as Jane Austen’s most politically-charged and therefore most controversial novel because she mentions the British slave trade and Fanny’s uncle does business in the West Indies. To me, however, it’s mostly just like Jane Austen’s other works - it is the story of a young lady becoming a woman. In … Continue reading MANSFIELD PARK: A Return to Jane Austen

Caught in the Middle(School) Again

It's been a while. So let's talk about middle school. There were a lot of things I wanted to say when I was in middle school that I never actually said. Now I need to say them because I think I have something called "perspective." If you couldn’t already tell, I did not have a … Continue reading Caught in the Middle(School) Again