How I Will Never Be a Match for a Good Christian Man

How I Will Never Be a Match for a Good Christian Man

A friend of mine recently posted a blog to an article titled: “10 Women Christian Men Should Not Marry.” Being curious I clicked the link and read how, one by one, I am the epitome of the the worst characteristics of a good “christian” woman. And also the writer is so close-minded my head hurts. […] more…
eau-du-butt

eau-du-butt

We balked outside the hotel. “No way this is it…” I said, double taking the lounge on the other side of the glass: the maroon wallpaper and plush carpet were seething with money. It was really cold out on the street, however, and we’d just come all the way in from Astoria to midtown to […] more…
Switching Job Titles

Switching Job Titles

“I didn’t know you worked here!” Said the Mother of a High School friend, her eyebrows rising. I didn’t know what to say. I smoothed my skin-tight black T-shirt down to cover my slightly exposed mid drift and licked my lips. “Been here for almost 4 years.” I responded, wondering if that was the appropriate […] more…
This Worry-Ridden 20-Something Life

This Worry-Ridden 20-Something Life

And without any regard for how I feel, Time marches on with a swift and relentless pace. I blink and summer’s half over. Autumn’s purpose looms over me, as if my spine continues out of the top of my head and blooms into a thought bubble with a big question mark in black bold ink. […] more…

Stress-Fest

Recently, I’ve been trying to quantify just how much stress I feel is weighing on me. 10lbs? 50? And where…? My stomach? Shoulders? Heart? I feel as if I’ve been dealt all the accumulated stress that hasn’t been happening in the last few months all at once. What drives me crazy are all the “guru” […] more…
Advice

Advice

I’m graduating with a CELTA (teaching) certificate in a week, I’m looking for summer school jobs, I’m looking for anything to get me out of the food service industry, my Mom is battling ovarian cancer, I’m leaving for Ecuador in a few weeks and I just got engaged. To say the least: I’m feeling incredibly […] more…
Becoming a Fiance

Becoming a Fiance

“Let’s take a walk over to Randall’s Island.” He said, looking out the window at the blue sky. I rolled over sleepily to observe the new day, yesterday still clinging to my soar muscles and growling stomach. “Ok.” I murmured. “Your breath stinks, by the way.” New York City is at its best during the […] more…
The Judging Position

The Judging Position

We walked from Upper Ditmars in Astoria, Queens to Lafayette Ave in Fort Greene, Brooklyn today. I can’t stop thinking about the brunette wigs of the Jewish women and the curls of the Jewish men as we strolled down Lorimer and counted the residential windows with bars on them. I felt like I was in […] more…
Social Studies

Social Studies

Ms. Aredman was the kind of person that made you feel cool to be around. At eleven I could think of very few things that made me feel cool. Instead, I kept focusing on how the new training bra I was wearing felt against my ribs, or that I wanted to melt into the earth […] more…
This Winter

This Winter

I hate this winter. I hate the endlessly cloudy days where the sky feels like one giant sheet of wet white paper, the kind of material that your ball point pen would become useless in if you tried to write “fuck you”. I hate the cold wind. The wind that cuts into every corner of […] more…
English as a First Language

English as a First Language

Goddammit! (Which is an exclamation, a simple sentence consisting of one clause) These grammar lessons are hard. (A statement, and has a predicative adjective because the adjective comes after the verb “to be”.) I cannot believe I’ve spoken english my whole life and taken for granted how lucky I am that I did not have […] more…
Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad

Jackson was telling me about the party he had been to. “I think I pissed off an American girl tonight.” He stated. “How so?” “I said that Americans don’t travel very much and I think she took offense to that.” “Well, I think you’re right.” “Yeah. She said that wasn’t true, that Americans travel in […] more…