Things I’m Genuinely Bad At, Part Two

Some time ago, I bared my soul to the world in the iconic post Things I’m Genuinely Bad At. That was the essay wherein I composed what may be my greatest line of all time: “You are probably never going to be a pop star and I am probably never going to be a neuroscientist,… Continue reading Things I’m Genuinely Bad At, Part Two

Everything

I don't even know where to begin. Here's how I've been feeling lately: ecstatic, dopamine-fueled, like everything is happening at once, and full of that subtle but deep underlying sadness that I don't think any thinking woman will ever be able to shake. Example: today, I saw Picasso's "Guernica" in person. I started crying. I stood… Continue reading Everything

The Work of Writing: Week One Update

In case you missed it, I'm embarking on a month-long project of trying a different writing work style every week. If you're a non-writer who's wondering why I'm doing this, STOP READING MY BLOG AND GO BACK TO YOUR FINANCE JOB. Just kidding, I ADORE you. I'm doing this not-so-glamorous experiment because nobody really talks about the pros… Continue reading The Work of Writing: Week One Update

Email Greetings From My Mother or McSweeney’s Rejection Letters?

1. "LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVe, oodles-style." 2. "Appreciate your giving us a shot with this one, but I'm afraid we're not going to use it." 3.  "You are so very very beautiful inside and out!" 4. "I’m afraid I’m going to pass." 5. "Love love love ya, kiddo." 6. "Thanks for the look." 7. "Oh, my dear, I… Continue reading Email Greetings From My Mother or McSweeney’s Rejection Letters?

A Few Brief Thoughts on Being Legit [Video]

Addicted to iMovie and I'm not ashamed. https://vimeo.com/68862078 After re-watching this movie enough times to realize that it's totally embarrassing genius bipolar, I have come to several conclusions. Things I need to work on: 1. Talking loud enough to be heard over the rollicking soundtrack that I totally don't have the rights to. 2. Narrative… Continue reading A Few Brief Thoughts on Being Legit [Video]

How to Sulk

Apparently I have an easy life, because something petty happened to me recently and I broke down crying and told my boyfriend I wanted to jump off a bridge. I'm almost too embarrassed to tell you about it, because then you'll think I'm a spoiled, arrogant, delusional fool in need of a reality check. OK,… Continue reading How to Sulk

Things I’m Genuinely Bad At

In this age of self-help books and post-postmodern selfawareness and black holes that creep ever closer to our lonely planet, threatening to incinerate us into ash (shh, just go with the imagery), it's important to occasionally take a good hard look at things we are bad at. File this under Getting Real, my friends. You… Continue reading Things I’m Genuinely Bad At

“Why Hasn’t Anyone Commented on My New Haircut?” and Other Emotionally-Debilitating Questions I’m Asking Myself Today

“Does gray nail polish make my hands look wrinkly?”"How soon is too soon for anti-aging cream?""Should I text someone so everyone on the train knows I have a life?""Why must you quote incessantly from my favorite novel?""Does everyone see the humor in capslock?""What are the early symptoms of schizophrenia?""Décolletage cream?!""Is that a mole or a… Continue reading “Why Hasn’t Anyone Commented on My New Haircut?” and Other Emotionally-Debilitating Questions I’m Asking Myself Today