Quantcast

Tag Archive: life

Aug 29 2011

The College Story

I wish I could spin you the story everyone wants to hear. That story has a whole cast of predictable characters, and many trunks’ worth of familiar props. The friends, the neat dorm rooms, the beer, the photo collages, the inside jokes, the cute frat guys, the walks by the lake, the hot chocolate, the …

Continue reading »

Jul 01 2011

Why Are Adults So Negative?

[Snark Warning, TMI Warning] No, really, that’s a legitimate question. Why are people older than me–even by just a few years–so eager to put down all of my hopes and dreams? Let me give a few nonspecific examples of Things Older People Have Said recently to me: “You know, guys really don’t go for complex …

Continue reading »

Apr 08 2011

On Apathy and Being Cool

[TMI Warning] I saw this on one of my favorite blogs, Thought Catalog, today. Sara David, the author of this post, uses American Apparel models (and models in general) to make a point about the aesthetics of indifference: Like, I get it. You want to represent the “cool you” on your blog. The you that’s …

Continue reading »

Jan 14 2011

No More Lonely Nights

[This was originally a Facebook note that I posted right before New Year's Eve. It got a lot of positive attention so I figured I'd repost it.] [TMI Warning] Normally at this time of year, I like to write a long note about what I’ve accomplished during the past year, what it all means, what …

Continue reading »

Jun 26 2010

On Ambition

I used to be what most people would call an ambitious person. That is to say, I knew exactly where I wanted to go in life, and it was a place that everyone respected. I was also willing to do everything necessary to get there–the perfect grades, prestigious college, and on and on. What my …

Continue reading »

Nov 02 2009

"Don't Be Afraid to Give Up the Good for the Great"

[Sometimes I like to send myself emails using FutureMe. I get them a year later and instantly remember what it was like to be me a year ago.] Dear FutureMe, Yesterday it happened just like in the dream I kept having over the summer. I was motionless on the sideline, in front of a wall of …

Continue reading »

Aug 12 2009

The Kindness of Strangers

Another reason I got this blog (other than to give me an outlet to complain about the status of my other blog) is to write about my life a bit more, because it bothers me that I hardly ever write in my journal anymore. And Xanga, obviously, is definitely dead. And Facebook is just too …

Continue reading »

» Newer posts