I got a tattoo Saturday. After many a raised eyebrow from my people, and after about 9 months of imagining it on my left arm, I got this wounded into my arm with a tiny buzzing needle.
A mockingbird inside a bell jar. What kind of literary maniac would I be [...]
Moments ago, I faced a social-networking existential crisis. I was about to update my Twitter, like I usually do several times a day, to alert the world that I was lint-brushing the cat fur out of my fleece jacket and really having a go of it. To the point where PETA might point a finger or [...]
I can remember being 3 or 4, becoming completely obsessed with Yellow Submarine. My dad, ever the musical maverick had a newfangled CD player and a few of these round mirrored thingies that i was NOT allowed to touch. I ditched my Baby Beluga tape soon after, and fell irreversibly in love with John Lennon. I [...]
I like music. I’m not a constant iPod-wearer or compulsive album-buyer, but I like music and I like it even more live. Concerts have played a pretty integral role in my relationship with Brian, and going to them has always been something I enjoy. We tend to go to one or so a month, more in [...]
I’ve been lucky in my life to not have been too surprised by death. Minimal tragic accidents, no swine flu, no suicides- we mostly get cancer and old age deaths in my family. Passing away has never really sneaked up on me, and last week was no exception. My mother’s father, Grampy, died after a battle [...]
I bought a pair of skinny jeans last night. I was peer pressured by the millions of girls (and boys, now, weird) that now wear them. I saw a pair of black ones at the Gap and I thought, yeah, those might be all right. They were. They’re black denim, with sort of riding pants-esque seams [...]
Perhaps, had MLK Jr. come around 40 years after he did, his famous speech may have gone that way. I’ve been social-network-site-ing for about 5 years now, and several facts of the matter have emerged. Among them is the item that there are people I do not like strictly because of their Facebook existence.
I used to [...]
There is something so arresting about the sunlight in Boston in July. It usually rains quite a bit here in May and June, so when the sun pokes through and the puddles dry up, the brightness is almost unbearable. The sun never really bothered me as a kid: I have pretty squinty eyes so I could [...]
For the first time in six years, I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be doing on September first. It’s a special little thrill that I hide away in a corner of my soul, that special date on which I have no plans, as of yet. I revisit this fact in moments of panic or confusion, insecurity [...]