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August 6, 2019

Rediscovering This Year by The Mountain Goats felt like the most appropriate thing that could have happened. The Mountain Goats were introduced to me by my friend Carl, someone who had a far more sophisticated taste in music than I. For that reason I couldn't  allow myself to like all the music he introduced me to. When I first heard this song I thought "God, whiny and pedantic, no thank you," and without giving it a second ch...

April 17, 2019

Boy has it been awhile since I last wrote. I had originally set out to write once a month last year, but it seems that I abandoned that journey around September of 2018. I'm trying to recall if anything major happened then, but honestly,  I think it was just a matter of life keeping me busy. That being said there have been some exciting and then some not so great changes. 

For Good News

Last November I moved into a new...

August 27, 2018

“You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” 
― Ta-Nehisi Coates

At midday the chic neighborhood coffee shop was overflowing with people. The last time that I had been in there were only a handful of people who had ventured in alone to work on their laptops, but this time there were families with multiple children squeezed into every t...

July 22, 2018

How have I never written about my favorite coffee shops? I spend 90% of my time at coffee shops and I'm always on a mission to make it to new shops when they open. Below I've written a list of my favorite coffee shops in town (in no particular order):

1)Paramount Coffee Project- typically I like to judge a place by their Americano's but this place makes a MEAN almond milk latte. The spot is just cozy enough and  they've got a f...

June 26, 2018

Since we're six months into the year, it seems only appropriate that I go over my little yearly bucket list to see how far I've come. So far so good, maybe even the best that I've done on one of these in awhile. The first one that I did, back in 2010, is the only one I've ever finished. My lists have gotten more and more ambitious over the years and I've had to be careful not to beat myself up over it. I mean, the whole point...

June 6, 2018

“I try to maintain a healthy dose of daydreaming to remain sane.” 
― Florence Welch

I've spent plenty of time being introspective on here, so this month I want to share a few of my favorite things with you folks. 

Books

1)Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

2)The Nix by Nathan Hill

3)Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Brad Bury 

Coffee Shops in LA

1)Go Get Em Tiger (Larchmont Village)

2)Civil (Highland Park)

3)Groundworks (t...

May 6, 2018

“Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.” 
― Albert Camus

All who know me know that I seriously love listening to podcasts. On days when I find that I don't have any new episodes of the podcasts that I'm already subscribed to, I go down the browsing rabbit hole. Last night I ended up downloading the TED Radio Hour Episode: Slowing Down, which really got me thinking. I mean, I'm the sort of girl who over commits, wears herself o...

April 24, 2018

“You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”  ― Abraham Lincoln

Month 4 and I'm already struggling with my resolution to write a post a month, but gosh darn it, I have committed to rambling at least once a month. I don't know how I consistently kept a blog when I was in high scho...

March 21, 2018

“My agent had told me that he was going to make me the Janet Gaynor of England—I was going to play all the sweet roles. Whereupon, at the tender age of thirteen, I set upon the path of playing nothing but hookers.” 
-- Ida Lupino

Before Patty Jenkins, Ava Duvernay, Greta Gerwig, Dee Rees, or any of the other incredible female directors that we've become familiar with, there was Ida Lupino. Ida Lupino was an actress turned produ...

February 8, 2018

Repeated rejection is the insidious cycle

that has made my flesh calloused. 

Since childhood I have been a reluctant warrior, 

taking calculated risks and only dipping my toes

in the dark pools I have labeled “fear.” 

-Reluctant Warrior by Ren Harris

For the past hour this page has been blank. I have been staring at it willing something to write itself, or at the very least to have inspiration manifest. I am the queen of distraction...

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