Overload Alert

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” — Gertrude Stein
Do you agree?

Yes. Wholeheartedly.

I might have mentioned before that I’m currently a college student, so at the moment really my only priority in life is to stuff as much information into my brain as humanly possible since that would make it the most worthwhile. It’s so expensive that I’m essentially selling my soul for this privilege, but apparently these next few years will help me learn how to be an adult too.

…just kidding.  Continue reading


August Blues

As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?

We’ve all heard it before.

“I’m not ready for this summer to be over!”

“Ugh, I don’t want to back to school yet.”

I just don’t agree with them.

As a kid, my family wasn’t big into vacations. We’d go on a nice weekend trip to see family, but never anything like a trip to Disneyland or a week-long cruise. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad; I’m not mad about that. Looking back, that trip to Disneyland probably would’ve been a nightmare compared to those trips I loved to take to Connecticut to see my aunt and uncle. Give me the Mark Twain house over two-hour-long lines for everything any day. I’m being completely serious here.  Continue reading

Back to Life

After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?

Alright, I admit it — I’m a stress eater. There’s nothing like a bar of chocolate (or three) to make a day that’s going awry seem a whole lot better.

I can’t say much about what I do after long drives or flights because unlike some people, I love road trips and flights. I’m a daydreamer, and staring out the window and just thinking is when my imagination works best, and I find it relaxing rather than exhausting. Not sure what I would say if I had ever been the driver on a long drive, but that’s been my experience so far.

Mind-numbing exam periods, though… there’s something I’m familiar with. My junior year of high school, there was a week when I emptied my brain of everything in life except for what I read in my AP U.S. History review book. It hadn’t exactly been my favorite class that year, so I had quite a lot of catching up to do. In other words, I read a condensed version of the course cover-to-cover in about a week. Don’t ask me about my AP score, but I did get a 94 on the Regents exam, so at least New York State still thinks I’m smart.  Continue reading