Musical Mad Libs: On My Own

It’s no secret that I love Les Miserables. The show has so many vivid, incredible characters that you can find one to fit any mood. Having an identity crisis? Listen to Jean Valjean’s songs! Have a bad cough? Go with Fantine. Maybe you are having some dating problems. In that case, Eponine is your girl. […]

5 Things You Have in Common with the Royal Baby

O little town of Buckingham, a miracle has occurred in Great Britain: unto us, a babe has been born! Okay, but babies are born ALL THE TIME. Even though this little nugget is all over the news, I think it’s important to remember that we are all cut from the same cloth (it’s just that […]

One Time I Read in Public

Hey, remember that time I wrote about Pregnancy Tests? Here is a video of me reading that piece at a Master of Professional Writing Student/Faculty Reading at The Last Bookstore. Personally, I think you should watch all the talented writers, but if you want to fast-forward to me and my cat dress, I start at […]

How To: Terrible Metaphors

Sometimes, you are in anguish. It could be that you saw a picture of your ex with another girl on Facebook, or that your fantasy football team has managed to win 110% of its games. Maybe your dog decided he hates you, maybe you just found out your entire family is planning on seeing Les […]

A Contest

People have been so kind to me this week. I sincerely, truly, deeply, whole-heartedly appreciate your support. I joke around a lot, but I’m serious when I say that even little things like your ‘likes’ on Facebook keep me motivated. I can’t even talk about the comments and texts. Or I will cry. Happy tears, […]

Ghosting

So, my esteemed writing colleague and I were having a rather hilarious conversation earlier about … death. Obviously. Everything you’ve heard about writers is true. We are awful. And we talk about death and we will drink all of your free coffee.* *This blogger takes no responsibility for what could be an outright lie. All […]

Ask Me How I’m Feeling: Grey Gardens

The Little Version I discovered the phenomenon that is Grey Gardens today, over thirty years too late, and this is how I feel: If you don’t know about Grey Gardens, I have provided a nifty explanation of my findings down below in “The Big Version” of my discovery. In short, this is what I learned […]