BASIC adjective ba·sic \ˈbā-sik also -zik\: Forming or relating to the most important part of something So, can we eliminate the term “basic bitch” as an insult? Please. First of all, lets look at the definition of the word. “Forming or relating to the most important part of something.” So that’s, like, a good thing. It’s the most … More Basic, Bitches
That’s right, it’s time for a nostalgic end-of-the-year post. You know you love it. Looking Back 2014 – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I’ve never actually read A Tale of Two Cities. Mostly because I find Dickens boring as fuck and I never had it assigned to me in … More Ring Out Wild Bells
My boss ran the Chicago Marathon last week. Apparently she does this every year. I learned about this astounding feat of athleticism a day or two after the race, and told her how awesome I thought it was. “Oh,” she said,” I run it in like 6 or 7 hours, though. Not very impressive.” “But you … More It’s Almost NaNoWriMo Time!
**I want to preface this by stating that I know the importance of regular access to internet for living in this modernize world. The digital divide is real and is a major problem and if I had a magic wand I would FIX THAT SHIT immediately. I am NOT saying that home internet access is a luxury … More Why I don’t have internet at home
As someone who up until very recently worked as a restaurant server to supplement my PT library job, I can honestly say that I’ve seen pretty much the worst humanity has to offer. So if you want to be the world’s biggest D-bag, here are some handy tips. Demand that your party of 11 people … More 18 Ways to Make Your Restaurant Server Seriously Contemplate Spitting in your Food
There is a question that seems to come in and out of our public consciousness. Does it matter if the creator of something we enjoy is a deplorable human being? Can we love the art and hate the artist, as it were? Can we, and should we, separate the thing from the person responsible for … More Why it matters if the creator is a monster
So I’m going to see Catching Fire tonight and I’m totally pumped about it, but I feel like I’ve spent all week explaining to people that I can like books and movies differently but equally. This apparently confuses people. Because I’m a librarian. And Librarians are supposed to like books. And I DO LIKE BOOKS … More Books and Movies: Different not ‘Better’
My relationship status with my hometown reads: It’s complicated I spent my entire childhood dreaming of the day I would leave my hometown behind forever. The day I would advance to the next level of life. I was convinced that out there whatever that was, was more. It was better. I was going to get … More Hometown Glory?
So I don’t know about anyone else, but I tend to swing between two polar opposite mindsets about myself and blogging/writing in general. 1. I have so many thoughts that are interesting and informed and ideas that I want to share about how I view the world! I want to show everyone what life is … More The Writing Voices In my Head
After college I joined a branch of the New Teacher Project and skipped off to teach music in the Urban DC area. Less than three years later, I limped my way back. Many have asked me what happened… how could I – who loves kids so much and wanted to help them so badly – … More Why I left teaching