A fun fact you likely don't know about this blog: at it's very inception, it was themed around makeup because for a couple of months a half a decade ago, I dappled in selling Mary Kay. I wanted the skin product and for the same price, you got a the whole set AND a starter kit to start selling makeup. I was like, "Well, I'm broke AF, so mine as well," and that's how I spiraled into a little foray into selling skincare and makeup.Read More
This morning was a brutal one. I went to bed at midnight, slept for a couple hours because I was anxious, and then left at 4AM to catch a flight. We boarded seamlessly, kicked back from the jet bridge and were on our way.
Then a sensor was dirty, so we turned around. The pilot anticipated a quick conversation with the maintenance team. Then he expected a fifteen minute delay to lube it (don't ask, I don't know either, other than that they used the exact word 'lube,').Read More
Rejection has been a common topic in my life the past few weeks.
It all started at dinner. I was talking to a woman about online dating. She admitted that she didn't love the idea of it because you're setting yourself up for constant rejection.Deadpan, I said something along the lines of, "Rejection sucks, but you get over it eventually."
Everyone laughed, mainly because I delivered it with a weird mixture of I'm-dead-inside-vibes and I'm-confident-and-okay. But really, I mean exactly what I said.Read More
I'm not even talking about the what-if-the-robots-take-over kind of scary, but the terror of what will happen to human interaction. I mean, think of us now: with Internet, the prevalence of social media and online dating, you can live your entire life engaging through computer-mediated-communications without ever meeting people in real life. Part of that is nice -- like if you're in a long-distance relationship or want to order groceries without having to put pants on -- but part of it is really not.Read More
In between jobs (yay, I got a new one!) I got a haircut. It seemed like a reasonable thing to do: new job, new me. I bought a trusty Groupon haircut, and was on my merry way. I didn't even think much about what I wanted. I always get a bob that's longer in the front than it is in the back. I think it makes me look regal and thins out my face a bit. However, I'm down for something new: new job, new haircut, new me.Read More
I don't know what it is about moving on, but I want to delicately appreciate each bit that I'm leaving behind. I want to soak it in for the last time, and I was to acknowledge its passage. I don't want things to fade away, and I don't want the little details of my day-to-day to change without me recognizing it.Read More
Last weekend I saw some high school friends that I hadn’t seen since probably mid-college. We were chatting about our lives: trips we’ve been on, career moves we’ve made and accomplishments we’ve had. One of my friends got a new car last year, and I blushed, admitting that I still have the same, old Ford Taurus.
Part of me is hoping that this car lasts forever (mainly because buying a car is expensive), but also because I seriously have no idea what to do when it comes to car shopping. When you buy a house, you’ve got a loan officer, realtor, Redfin, Zillow and a gaggle of excited friends to help you dissect every inch of a house and decide whether you want it or not.Read More
When I turned 24 (holy sh*t people that was 2 years ago), I told myself I'd start saying 'no' to more things. I'm a person that is energized by other people's passions and mutual agreement -- and I hate letting people down -- so I end up doing a lot of things I don't want to do just to appease people.
While I look back over the years (uhm, where are they going?), I think I do a better job of saying no these days. For example, sometimes I say no just because I genuinely don't want to do something.Read More
There are very few things that irrationally bother me. Like when people put their drinks next to a coaster and not on it. Or when I have to print a page and there's 1 sentence or less on the last page. And when people argue with me over needing the Oxford comma. Get over it, you don't need it, nor do I want to debate it with you.
Why You Don't Need the Oxford Comma
The first reason why you don't need the Oxford comma is a basic one: AP Style tells you not to use the Oxford comma. The premiere grammar ruling for journalists says we don't need the Oxford comma. The New York Times and other premiere media outlets don't use Oxford commas. It's time to give up the ghost.Read More
I already hate myself for this idea. But it really fascinates me. Learning y'all, it's awesome.
I read an article on Time a few days ago, which stated that we are scientifically worse at picking pictures of ourselves for our social media pages than strangers are. While not all of you are strangers, apparently you already are going to pick better pictures of me than me.
Weird, right? But maybe not actually surprising, as seen in real life examples...Read More