Musical Mad Libs: Cabaret

When I was in high school, I discovered that the public library had an entire cabinet full of musical theatre cds. I listened to Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson singing Cabaret every night before I went to sleep … which makes for weird dreams. I loved that cd so much that I apparently assumed I could keep it […]

What I Think About When I Think About Loans

Student loans make me feel guilty. I have taken out enough to pay for two years of grad school and fund my move across the country. And some extra for living expenses. Like books, food … occasional drinks, those especially fine-tipped ink pens I’m convinced make me write better, the constant flow of canned horse […]

Ask Me How I’m Feeling: Election 2012

Dear Diary, Elections Make Me Crazy!! When I was a freshman in high school, I decided I wanted to run for student government. The people involved were always running around with megaphones and capes, and I thought, “Hey, I’d be pretty darn good at wearing a cape and with my lung capacity, I don’t even […]

Things You Should Get Credit For More Often

Being on time. Being five minutes early. Being five minutes early with cookies for everyone! Eating three meals a day. Eating three meals a day that have nutritional value. Wearing sunscreen. Walking in heels. Running. Sweating but not smelling. Calling your loved ones. Writing letters. Writing emails. AWESOME GRAMMAR. STELLAR SPELLING. Avoiding the overuse of […]

Ask Me How I’m Feeling: iPhone 5

Do you hear that? That strange, distant clicking? It is the sound of the entire world … pre-ordering the new iPhone. As a proud owner of a dumb phone (the kind that can’t even participate in group texts, poor thing), it would take a major innovation to convince me to make the change over to […]