Ever since I was little, I wanted to write. As a little kid my mom would tell me things like "You were writing since you were in the womb. You had a little pen and paper in there, and would write things like "It's so comfy in here and all!"
Green With Envy
Okay, let me start off by saying things have been pretty hard lately. You see, after the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, our dear President decided to nominate a new Justice. And, as it turned out, a young woman by the name of Amy Coney Barrett was nominated.
Random Acts of Kindness
My mother, god bless her, always taught me to do nice things for others whenever I can- that’s why I give homeless people “Kind” bars and donate to “Donation Boxes” at various places. Unfortunately, some ideas, like giving Grandma’s computer a “Makeover,” sound better in theory than in actuality. However, last Friday (Friday the 13th, no less!) I did something beautiful for another autism mom that she will never, ever forget.
How I Screwed Up My Trip To New York (Spoiler: Not Really Though)
For my end-of-the-year senior trip, my professor decided to take us to New York City. She even had us elect “when” the trip was being held, and we all decided on Cinco De Mayo weekend- it was towards the end of the year and we could all relax afterward, finals notwithstanding. A lot of students were stressed, including one young lady who actually wanted Spring Break to last longer just so she had more time to catch up on her work! I was looking forward dearly to this trip, as was everyone else. I mean, I always enjoy a fun trip into the city, but now, I was a lot less stressed and figured that nothing could “possibly” go wrong, right?
A Funny Thing Happened on The college Campus
So, it was only natural that Woody Allen, actor, screenwriter, musician,published actor (thanks to Dad, but that’s another story) and certified genius, decided to create a film there, with big stars like Timothee Chalamant, Elle Fanning, and even Selena Gomez. Yes, that Selena Gomez- she’s come an awful long way since the Disney Channel! Some students even got her autograph. (Keep in mind that Elle was younger than most students on campus here.)
Lights! Camera! Me!
Or so I thought. In March 2017, the “Film24” company came to Drew. Since Drew itself is no stranger to Tinseltown- films like The Family Stone & even The Incredible Hulk were filmed here- they decided to hold a “boot camp” here. Despite my ridiculous lack of organization, I decided to participate. After all, I had promised my insecure, eleven-year-old self I was going to be a big star someday, and by God I was going to keep that promise to her.
Am I really hitting Rock Bottom? Check yourself before you say “yes”
Oh, Mom’s birthday earlier this week was fine. Better than fine, really- while Mom is still upset about my sister’s disability, I still had a great day. We went out to a fancy-shmancy restaurant, and while my sister acted up, they reacted beautifully and saw it as nothing. I had offered to read to my sister, and gave my mother a Bob Marley cover album for her special day, which was done by one of those dinky cover bands that play by the pool, but hey, it’s the thought that counts. Speaking of which, I had also offered to read to my sister “VeggieTales” but accidentally left the book at home. Oh well, I’ll just bring it next time!
How I got Over an Internet Addiction
I've been scrolling through Facebook and Twitter feeds lately, if only because I have literally nothing better to do. (To be honest, I'd prefer going out and having a real life.) And of course, now that the 2020s have started, Y2K era nostalgia is in full swing- you know, Britney, Myspace, Limewire, Juicy, you get the picture. Despite (or perhaps because of?) my status as a member of Generation Z I'm totally intrigued by the fads of my childhood, if only because I was locked out of the loop.
My surprisingly easy, self-inflicted Media Sabbath
So were the fateful words of the “Moving Forward” section of my Forward Day by Day booklet that I got from my local Episcopalian Church, which inspired me to take a break from technology for a whole week. Why, you may ask, would anyone want to avoid technology for a whole week in the middle of 2020, let alone a technology geek like me? The answer is simple: because I’ve already done it enough.