Beautiful People

I sat in my sister’s dorm kitchen and picked at my lavender painted nails.“I need to get another Manicure…” I observed. “I like getting manicures, it makes me feel so grown up.”My Sister nodded her head in a half observed approval as she washed dough from the biscotti she was making off her fingers and […] more…

Mermaiding in the South East

I’m going to the doctor’s office today to get a travel vaccine and medicine evaluation before my trip to Thailand in 4 weeks. I spent the better portion of this afternoon trolling the internet blogs, databases, tourism sites and my own scraps of memories for places that my sister and I could potentially go visit […] more…

Name the Noun

Improv, I am finding, is becoming more and more of a way of life for me. The rules I’m learning through practice and performance are very applicable to every day life, and to relationships as well. In improv, there is a rule that when someone announces a “thing,” be it an “It” or a “something” […] more…

The Tip Of The Tongue

We were standing on the platform for the 7 train. It was another one of these deliciously warm spring days we’ve been having so many of this season. The sun was beginning to set and we had both paused to watch the train we had just gotten off pull away and then travel on into […] more…

An Altercation Over An Alteration Of An Article Of Clothing

Things are going really well. I’ll get a phone call that asks me to explain the relationship status, then I’ll blithely begin to chatter away about the improv I am doing, and maybe divulge how much money I recently spent on some clothes. Life will bump along at an amazing little clip until: an altercation. […] more…

The Boyfriend

Some quick highlights: #1: Beautiful day. Walking. MoMa in Queens. Wow. You’re cute. See you soon. #2: Yes, Let’s get wine. Talk Talk Talk. Mmmmm…. #3: Hi. Makeout. Talk. Makeout. Talk. Walk. Makeout. #4: Meet my Sister. Talk Talk Talk. Wow. #5: Are we dating? Cause this is outstanding. #6: I’m gonna leave my tooth […] more…

A Quick Lesson

Me: (Walking down 34th Avenue in Queens toward Astoria, listening to music) La la la la, I’m hot shit, la la la. Music is nice. It’s such a pretty day. Wow, look at the blue sky. Gonna meet an old friend and mentor from college and we’ll work on developing my Solo Show. Hmm. I […] more…

The Art of Going Solo

I changed my look. It was time. It’s almost been 9 whole months that I’ve been writing this outlet of Boy/Girl experiences, and I feel like The Baby needs a new crib. My Solo Show is coming up in about a week and a half. I am petrified. Although my mom and I did a […] more…

Serendipity

Me: (Walking down 48th street, it’s a bright, sunny Day. I’m covered in sweat from the gym, have wet laundry on my arm, I’m thinking about potential apartments I want to move in to… Hello! Oh, he just walked past. He had nice eyes.) Him: (From behind me) Stony Brook? Me: (Turning around. Did he […] more…

2am: 5th Avenue, NYC.

I walked uptown after work. A bunch of co-workers were going out for a birthday and I was not in a celebratory mood, so I excused myself for a stroll. It was New York City, and more specifically, 5th avenue at 2am. I was on the phone with someone, talking animatedly and laughing loudly in […] more…

Thailand

When I clicked the “Book Now” button on the bottom right of the screen I waited for the Earth to shake. I had just purchased two tickets to Thailand. Where was the earth shattering moment of “-Hold the Phone- Natalie Bought a one month ticket to another world!” Traffic stops, people hold their breath as […] more…

The Sunshine State

The guy in the seat ahead of me coughed loudly and then sneezed, causing his chair to jerk wildly into my own space. The visceral hatred seething off of me probably could have melted steel, but I figured I would spare his life because I didn’t want to deal with the repercussions of murdering someone […] more…