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Holiday Depression on Holidays I Confuse for Memorial Day

2 Comments 03 September 2013

Yesterday I was in a funk and I couldn’t figure out why. Then it dawned on me: It’s a holiday! Even though Labor Day is one of those holidays that, sadly, had little impact on me growing up other than it meant a day off from school, it still sent me into an aimless walkabout [...]

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Film, Hipstercrite Life

Remembering the Past In Order to Truly Appreciate the Present

No Comments 09 July 2012

I wrote this last month while visiting home. It was a difficult one to write. Did a lot of reflecting… As the plane descended over the familiar lush landscape that is my hometown, several emotions reacquainted themselves with me. Feelings of joy, sadness, fear and optimism alternated dance steps in my brain. “Where has all [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Pop Culture

The Artistic Importance of Longing

No Comments 11 February 2012

I secretly love reading self-help articles written by people who have no formal training in telling you how to live your life. In my scavenging for these articles on such sites like Huffington Post, The Frisky and any bubbly-logo’d site aimed towards my demographic, I occasionally come across posts condemning the act of longing. “Longing [...]

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Hipstercrite Life

The Winter of Wanderlust

2 Comments 16 January 2012

During the holidays, we drove through West Texas and New Mexico. A trip I’ve done before and a journey I never tire of. It had all the makings of a romantic anecdote. Four of us were nestled in the body off an all-terrain truck. We listened to country music from the 1950s. We marveled at [...]

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Hipstercrite Life

The Road Stays the Same

4 Comments 03 November 2011

This stretch of road never changes, only I do. Every twist and turn and is the same and will be for hundreds of years. Only I will go away. All the times I made this drive, I never could have guessed what the future held for me. Now I’m here and all I can think [...]

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20-Something, Film, Hipstercrite Life

Under Your Spell

27 Comments 20 October 2011

11:26PM 10/19/11 Watching Drive and writing that post today really got to me. The LA in Drive is the LA in so many movies and was the LA in my head when I lived there, though it’s not the LA that actually exists. I’ve written about this way too many times before, so I will [...]

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Hipstercrite Life

Your Life in a Box Full of Smushed Candy

11 Comments 27 May 2011

Moms are awesome! Want to know why? Because they send you an Easter day care package four weeks later with stuff like this in it: A 2001 Engagement calendar. Me: “Mom, why did you send me a calendar from ten years ago?” Mom: “Because it’s a very special year. The year you graduated high school.” [...]

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