Kill the Poor

When I quit my dead-end retail job to pursue the goal of becoming a teacher, I knew it would be hard.  That’s why I didn’t leap at the dream the first time around.  This year, I was offered a job that would put my foot in the door to achieving my dream.  And as predicted,…

In Cold Blood

The Golden Rule is:  “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” The Golden Rule of the Internet is:  “If you can’t say something nice, at least say something funny.” That in mind, I would like to declare that In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is like the worst murder mystery ever…

#tbt The Least-Super Model

My mother sent this article to me, clipped from a local magazine.  The year is 2006, and despite a deep-seated self-loathing that the photograph conveys, I have volunteered myself to model for a local photo-feature.  Does this image not make you cringe?  The forced, uncomfortable smile barely peeking through a wall of hair, one arm…

Does Not Compute

well, it’s happened again.  last summer, my laptop was reduced to a useless piece of machinery by lack of a charge cord.  earlier this week, almost a year to the day later, it simply refused to turn on. I hve to wonder if the “robots” in my life just know what’s best for me and…

No Mo Snow

My poor, beloved NYC is suffocating under a mountain of snow. It seems like every two days there is a huge, major storm, and I can’t help but recall that scene from The Day After Tomorrow where the Statue of Liberty is poking out from under a frozen wasteland.  Never saw the film, mind, because…

Reality Check

What really sucks about death is that it shows us how much we take for granted. My own dear father recently lamented that he’d always imagined growing old surrounded by the ones he loved, when a scare showed him that such a future might not be possible.  Death is that reality check.  We don’t know…

3 AM

I don’t know if it’s stress, or neighbors, or some weird biological fault of mine, but for the past few weeks as far back as I can remember, I have been waking up at 3am every morning. Oh, I must be lonely.  That must be it. And when I say “awake,” I mean AWAKE.  Like,…

Technical Difficulties

Ever have one of those days? I swear it all started when I tried to update my iPhone 4 from iOS 5, which I have been happily using FOR YEARS, to iOS 7 so I can use the updated version of Skype.  WELL.  Not only did it not take for HOURS, but it caused a…

Baggage Claim

As I get older I talk less and less. ….about my baggage. There is some baggage that’s easy to claim.  The nice stuff.  The baggage where we triumph, the baggage where we learn to become the hero.  That nice, rolling kind with the rotating 360 degree wheels.  It’s easy for me to talk to strangers…

Love Is Like Bubble Gum

I.  Love is Like Bubble Gum Love is like Bubble Gum. At first, it’s really hard. Then it’s SO SWEET. For like, a minute. And then it starts to break apart. But you keep chewing it because you don’t want to believe that it’s already over. And when you finally spit it out, you can…

Teething Again!

Remember about six months ago, when my wisdom tooth was acting up and I endured severe mouth pain so bad I hated to even talk?  It’s back again.  I’m teething in full force, and that’s my excuse for not being able to compose proper bloggage right now.  I’ll be over here marathoning Being Human and…

Currently…in January 2014

FEELING:  Really down.  I just got dumped two days ago, and it hit me really hard.  I don’t know if it’s the season, or if I’m really in a rut, but nothing about what I’m doing right now feels right.  My job is getting on my nerves, I’m tired of working hard and spending all…