Mar 30, 2009


Dorothy Allison is coming to Chicago!!!

Time: Sunday, May 3, 2009 4:30 p.m.
Location: Women & Children First
Title of Event: Dorothy Allison and Thomas Glave


Mar 16, 2009

Something to Remember

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." ~Sylvia Plath

Mar 6, 2009

Can I Minimize That Order?

If you're like me, you're looking for entertainment that doesn't empty your pockets. Well, lucky for you I've got a handfull of suggestions.

Rent Mambo Italiano from your local library or Netflix. It's a Canadian film about the son of an immigrant Italian family who realizes that he's gay. It is absolutely hilarious.

Read Georgia Under Water by Heather Sellers. It's a collection of short stories that portray the growing up experience of a girl in Florida. The writing is absolutely brilliant. I aspire to write as well as she does.

Look up Emmy the Great on You tube or Myspace. She is my favorite Chinese-British singer/songwriter ever and her first full-length album has finally been released. I have yet to buy it because I'm broke, but it's at the top on my list as soon as I have some extra cash.

If you've got any recommendations, please comment. I'm trying to fill my minutes with so much joy that the stress has no room left to breathe.

Mar 3, 2009

The Bright Side of Rejection

Well, I didn't get accepted into my grad program of choice. But this is a great opportunity! Now I'm absolutely free to (a) run away to Mexico (do you think Sallie Mae will find me there?), (b) join the Peace Corps and be a slave for two years, or (c) sell myself to any of the ba-zillion ESL programs in South Korea.

What's your vote?