Boredom

I know some people would probably relish the idea of days on end with nothing to do, but I am not that kind of person. I have always been ready to jump into the next activity and to finish projects and get involved and be so busy that I can’t remember how many hours of […] more…

Times They Are A Changin’

I looked at the old women in the salon getting primped and fluffed by very flamboyant gay men and skinny bleach blonde girls talking animatedly with their clients and wondered at all who are making their ways as the mechanics of fashion. Just like a car mechanic will get under the hood of a car, allowing […] more…

A Re-Election

I watched Obama walk toward the podium and the rest of the bar I was in stilled. My group and I had just arrived from Times Square were we watched the election results come in as New Yorkers screamed at the top of their lungs. I drank down a Jameson and clapped my hands, heaving […] more…

Hot Mamas at the Gym

I stared at her hot-pink, skin-tight spandex capris and wondered what she was really doing at the gym. She didn’t even look like she had broken a sweat. She checked her hair in the mirror as I checked out what color thong she had on (blue). I was on the floor of the gym, on my […] more…

The Marriage

I couldn’t keep my gaze off of the bride walking down the aisle as her soon-to-be husband stood at the alter with a smile plastered on his face. She radiated beauty as she took her time walking toward her marriage rites. As she got closer I could feel her measured breath, her steady gaze on […] more…

Melted Butter

“You know what’s so cool about you?” I asked, a smile breaking on to my face. “I mean, a lot is cool about you, but what’s really super cool?” He shook his head, looking at me. “That.” I said. “You make so much eye contact. I love that. I feel like you really see me, […] more…

Memories of a Grandmother

I try and gain as much knowledge about my maternal grandmother, so I can piece together more of an image of her. She’s a part of my history, and one that I feel like I know very little about. I only know of my grandma through stories my Mom and Grandfather have told me. Yet, […] more…

Pent Up

I can’t stand being cooped up in the apartment much longer. I feel cut off from the rest of the world, as if there are islands of people I know and love and in order to get to them I’d have to swim (or, in this case, walk) a really long way. New York without […] more…

Aftermath

The silence now that the storm is passed is filled with the chattering of human voices, as the neighbors emerge from their houses and take photos of the damage. I peeked out the window before leaving the apartment this afternoon and marveled at the number of families trotting down the middle of the street that […] more…

Sandy

The winds are whipping outside like I’ve never heard them before. The 80 year old trees that line our block are swaying like grass in the wind as the 6 of us: my roommates, friends, sister and I watch for the trees and the close proximity the branches have to our windows. It was laughable […] more…

Kismet

I’m still reeling from the last 24 hours. I met a guy. I went on a date with him. And then, I had the most amazing morning waking up next to this person and experiencing the thrill of meeting someone you feel like you’ve known for a whole lot longer than just a few hours. […] more…

Getting Dumped: 2012 Style

I feel like I just got dumped because I never heard back from Cutie yesterday after my prompt of “You doing anything tonight?” never got a response. After concluding that that was the “I’m breaking this off” text that wasn’t actually sent, I hung up my Cutie “hat” and moved on. I am not devastated, […] more…