Category: Thoughts

The Eurello Diaries, Vol. II

Previously. By my second semester at college, I had somehow managed to make a couple of actual friends. I’d also moved out of my first terrible dorm room situation and into another, slightly less terrible one, and I had finally fully broken up with my voice teacher and the music department. The first half of […]

So, The Toast has this great feeling where men just seem to be just so quiet, and even the male fans who want to be involved quietly participate and don’t force their way in. How do you think that’s come about, and how do we make the rest of the Internet exactly like that?   […]

1:32a it has become nearly impossible to string a coherent sentence together. why is it that we always attempt to have intellectual conversations when we are physically incapable of doing so? you know what passes for witty discourse in my everyday life? “hey stranger at a party, do you ever feel like your deodorant has […]

Georgie Porgie, Problematic as Pie

This year, I’ve been participating in a tutoring program in which adult volunteers work one-on-one with kindergartners to reinforce the reading and writing concepts they’re learning in class. I meet with the same two little girls every Monday for thirty minutes each. They meet with another tutor on Wednesdays and another one on Thursdays. Typically, I […]

The Eurello Diaries

On February 21, 1999, I began to keep a diary. I was 18 years old and a senior in high school. Since that time, I’ve kept a diary pretty consistently. Sometimes I only write a few times a month. Every so often I miss half a year. But for the most part, I have written down […]

A Dancing Man

I read blogs in Feedly, and sometimes the juxtaposition of what I read is interesting. I also use TweetDeck for Twitter, and I have one column that is nearly all black people, and one column that is nearly all white people in tech. The juxtaposition of that is always very interesting — on nearly every day, […]

Thoughts on Fear

Today a man knocked on my door with a couple of rakes and a bag of trash bags, and he asked me if he could rake my leaves. I don’t usually open my door to strangers, but I did for some reason today. I told him no before I thought about it, and then he […]

FOAP

You might be familiar with FOMO — fear of missing out. It’s that thing where you overcommit and stay up later than you really want to, because you’re afraid that the one time you stay home (or leave early) the thing you’re missing will be really fun (even though nothing is ever any fun). I […]

American Worries In 2015

Woman: I worry that I don’t fully own my own body under the law, and that I could be imprisoned for miscarrying. Person of color: I worry that I can legally be shot dead by a police officer despite not having committed any crime. Man: I worry that I have to start thinking before I speak, because […]

Rabbit Skeleton

I never wanted or expected to come into possession of such a thing, but shit happens and I paid a mint for it, so I might as well share: here is an x-ray of your average rabbit: A particularly interesting thing about this is, the rabbit is apparently 98% intestine. Which explains a lot. “Life,” […]