The Sweetheart Epidemic and RBF

“Hey sweetheart, this isn’t in a mug.” “Hey sweetheart, I know what you can get me.” “Hey sweetheart, when are you done serving these yuppies?” “Hey sweetheart, you should try to smile a little more, you look miserable.”   My name is not ‘sweetheart’. I have a name, and a voice, and a pretty damn [...]

On Acid and Good Music

Dating is a weird concept, you guys. It really is. Pick that person, go out with that person, awkwardly talk about your life, which you know so well but realize your date does not. You divulge information you didn’t realize you’d have to divulge, because you assume everyone knows, right? Where you were born, what [...]

What I Think About When I Should Be Sleeping

A late-night post from yours truly, cataloging thoughts that are currently zipping through my brain. Share what you think about while you should be sleeping! Let’s unite in our insomnia. Without further ado, I bring you 'What I Think About When I Should Be Sleeping' The song ‘Dreams’ by Fleetwood Mac (in lieu of real [...]

Ah! Distance!

I often find myself pulling away from social situations when I feel overwhelmed. There is something confusing and dissonant about being an introverted extravert, but I swear I am! I've said it time and again, I love people. But there is only so much I can take in before everything is too much and I [...]

Humor As A Coping Mechanism!

It's a Wednesday! I swear I'll get back on schedule sometime. But now is not that time. Now is the time that I get to talk at you on a Wednesday. Like most people with deep-rooted (often concealed) anxiety, I use humor as a coping/defense mechanism in the face of any icky situations. It's just [...]

Everyone Is Offended

Happy Wednesday. We're gonna talk today. Right now, I attend community college. One of my classes is a mandatory, sort of self-actualization, sort of career-planning class. In this class today, we talked about diversity. Diversity: The beautiful thing that makes the world interesting. Except apparently not everyone thinks so, as our discussion proved. Our lesson [...]

Photos and Faces

People are important to me. Let's take a journey through some people I've photographed and why. My brother Sean is one of my favorite subjects. Mostly because he's always around and down to be photographed. But the freckles don't hurt, huh? This is the first shot I took of anyone with the half-face, black background. [...]

Why Politics Don’t Matter

Happy Saturday, you all! It's been awhile. But that's okay. I hope you're all doing well and staying cool. Alright. So today I want to talk about politics. Hot-button topic, I know. But, we aren't going to get into the presidential race and all that junk. We're going to get into how politics affect our [...]

I’m At A Standstill!

Happiest of Mondays to you all, my friends. I hope we're all getting geared up for great weeks. The weather has been great, sunny, makes life a little more enjoyable. Hopefully none of you have gotten so burnt you can't sleep yet (been there). Sunscreen is an important tool. Also, ticks are gross, so bug-repellent [...]