A List of Goals

Learn to longboard. Get in shape. Or at least become reasonably coordinated enough not to kill myself. Read more books. Actually review them on time over at Literatease. Figure out what I want to get tattooed on my body, no take backs. Stop being a wuss and actually get it done. Draw more. Doodle. Sketch. … Continue reading

So I’m In Sedona

All right, so there’s a possibility that I’m criminally awful at keeping up with an actual written blog. I mean, I’ve a thing for waiting for some major event or bit of news to update, so everything feels impactful and all that BS. But it’s really sad to realize that I haven’t updated in months, … Continue reading

Personal Undergrowth

They ask, “Do you see the forest, or the trees?” and I look up. I blink, maybe, once or twice. I try to process what it is, exactly, that I’ve been asked. I must look stupid to them, because they attempt to explain. “It’s like a metaphor—” And at that point, I just can’t let … Continue reading

Maria : A Love Story With Tattoos

I have a request. I’ve been fascinated by tattoos for a long while. I’ve been drawing on my skin for years with gel pens, Crayolas, Sharpies—anything that could leave a decent mark. I’ve spent cumulative hours digging into my skin with cheap Bics and ballpoints, trying to eke out some sort of shape. My father … Continue reading

Being Human

Maybe this is a little too abstract, but I think… We’re pioneers. We’re small, sometimes unimaginative. Our worlds are minimally connected. We don’t really realize how much we could conceivably understand about each other. We’ve stumbled. We’ve wasted time wondering why some women don’t wear lipstick, or why some men aren’t afraid to cry. We … Continue reading

A Little Bit of Fashion

There’s got to be some form of crack in cosmetics, I swear. For some reason, as soon as I put on a coat of nail polish, my hands go from prick-and-punctured worrying things into these graceful swan-like entities attached to my wrists. It gets worse with rings—and I love rings. My fingers are a little … Continue reading

Well, This is Late

  So this is that post I was vomiting pretentiousness about last month.   There should be pictures…eventually.   –   On Friday, I went to class and came back to…well, I was nerding over something or other. It might have been Harvest Moon: A New Beginning. I can’t recall if I’ve had it for … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Every Math Teacher I Have Ever Had

All I want is to write and create and live inside my English brain. I don’t want to waste time being made to feel stupid and inferior over vague philosophical math. I’ve always been horrid at math. I know it. I’ve known it for years. Teachers have been telling me for years. It’s not funny. … Continue reading

When I Grow Up, I Want to be Happy

Do I know where I’m going? That’s the question. Everyone’s been asking it. The answer is something like, “Well, not at all.” And it’s not uncommon. We’re supposed to know these things by senior year, but we don’t. We’re still so stuck on ‘What’s My Major’ that half of us still haven’t even figured out … Continue reading

Festivalpalooza

This past Saturday was certainly eventful. It’s a little intimidating to hear just how many festivals are going on in Atlanta at a time–and so close together! Anyway, I started the Saturday fairly early (at least for me) when my wonderfultastic roommate, Miss Tesla, crept in my room to pry me from my mattress. We … Continue reading

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