Beach Bum in the Big Apple Part 5: One year later

memories!

My parents and I landed in New York City on August 1, 2011, checked in a hotel in Manhattan, then took a cab up to East Harlem to get my new apartment keys. We took a trip to Target to buy things that would make my bedroom look like home, but the starch walls and … Continue reading

Beach Bum in the Big Apple part 3: Oh grad school, you’re breaking my heart, you’re shaking my confidence daily

I try to stay positive and make peace with my AP Stylebook, aka "the journalist's Bible"

My ma wrote “MISS YOU!!” on my Facebook wall. While I was writing “I miss you too” I could feel it building up…that intense cry with the heaving-breathing was coming. There was no stopping it. It probably didn’t help that coincidentally I was listening to LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love Your But You’re Bringing … Continue reading

Life and the Abominable Snowman

VB Love

*Opinion* Madness, stress and chaos can be metaphorically illustrated by a computer game my grandma used to play when I was little. We had…wait? What was it? Microsoft 94? Dial-up internet. Remember that slow connection? In the game, you had to use the mouse to guide a skier down a mountain, avoiding randomly spread out … Continue reading

23 random realizations by age 23

My birthday cake :)

*Opinion* In case we’re not friends in real life or on Facebook, you may not have known my birthday was on April 5. I am now 23. I happily accepted 23 with the same excitement I gave 21, 18 and 16. Though my good friend Mike, whose birthday was a week after mine, said he … Continue reading

Dog people are crazy

My family's beautiful Boxer and my handsome Chihuahua

*Opinion* Chancho, first of all, is not a “dog.” He is like a son to me, my baby. I got him for my 21st birthday, best present ever (thank you ma and dad!). And yes, he is the world’s cutest Chihuahua. The sad thing is I’m serious. If you’ve ever seen my little five pound … Continue reading

Speeding tickets and beating the system

*Opinion* In movies women have played “naive” and “sexy” to get out of speeding tickets, or any ticket. I always thought I would cry and the officer would feel so bad for me he or she would let me go. I never thought to try showing cleavage to get out of a ticket; then again … Continue reading

It’s hard out there for a grad…or is it?

After graduating college, many individuals warn that the job market is tough. I think we should be a little more optimistic and open minded.

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