Thinking about 2017 feels as overwhelming as trying to drink from a fire hose. The amount of feelings I felt this year alone were a roller coaster. January and December seem separated by more than just ten months. I feel that who I was at the beginning and end of 2017 are two separate people.… Continue reading Retrospective & Resolution.
Way back, when this blog was still entitled Swinging On Sunshine, this was a travel blog. It was a second incarnation of one that I had kept up when I taught English in China for summer 2011, this time meant to chronicle my trek through Europe the summer after I graduated college. Since then, my… Continue reading Chicago = Stinky Garlic
This will be either the fourth or fifth time I’ve made a list like this. And it will be the first time in a long time that I’ve posted on this blog. My neglect hasn’t been one hundred percent on purpose. Several times I started writing posts that sit dormant in my drafts. Maybe I’ll… Continue reading 26 (-1)
I usually detest excuses after long absences. Mostly because they usually consist of a weak “I’m sorry it’s been so long but life got in the way, blah blah blah”; being vague or completely obtuse about what specifically has stopped a person from writing. The exception is when they are completely honest, then I am… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
I have always been able to listen to a single song ad nauseam. On car rides, Mom would put a cap of two repeats of a song before we had to move on to another, because she could only listen to The Belly Button Song so many times. (Nowadays, I can’t blame her for that one.)… Continue reading A Song I Am Obsessed With: ‘To the Top’ by Twin Shadow
More than one person has asked me, knowing my penchant of superhero movies, if I have seen the newest Marvel movie Ant-Man. And I try to explain (calmly, without getting on any soapbox) no, I did not want to see Ant-Man. Sometimes that is enough, but most of my friends who know me look at me curiously,… Continue reading In Defense of Not Seeing Ant-Man
When I tried to describe Trainwreck (now in theaters) to a coworker it came out like “This girl (Schumer) is kind of, well, a train wreck. She drinks and gets high all the time while having a lot of random hook ups until she meets this guy (Hader) that she really likes.” And then my coworker… Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Trainwreck’