A Bizarre Ring/Door Disaster

I went to campus early this morning for a sunrise yoga class at the rec center.  After an embarrassingly lazy summer (I have a vague memory of possessing visible muscles once…) and a super stressful first week of school (I’m juggling three jobs right now, but that’s another story) I really needed to spend some […]

Photos Terrify Me

I had my hair cut this weekend; it’s been this overgrown mess for too many months: All I said to the stylist was, “I’m starting graduate school and I was hoping you could make me look like I belong there.” I think a big part of looking like I belong is not making that face. […]


“Where are you from?” is a question I dread.  It’s also a question everyone asks within the first few moments of meeting someone new.  I always ask this question, too.  I’m a genuinely curious person, and a bit of an awkward conversationalist, so it’s a good and safe bet.  But I hate being asked this. […]

Long Distance Friends

Maintaining a long-distance relationship takes a lot of work, and I’m not even talking about a romantic partnership.  When you have friends and family you see once a year or once every three to five years, you have to work much harder to grow and cultivate your relationship.  It’s far easier to have a friendship […]

Why I’m Not Talking About Chick-fil-A

Like all of the internet last week, I had (and have) a lot of feelings about “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day”.  I wrote a lot of things, but didn’t post any of them.  I didn’t have anything productive to add.  The people who read these posts already share my general opinions, and I didn’t see the point […]