I have to tell you about this guy. I’m going to try and not make it sappy, though I can’t promise anything.
About two years ago I noticed this guy in my intro to writing creative nonfiction class. I noticed him because he was one of the four or five men in the class, and at first I left it at that. But then I had to read his essay about haggis for a critique, and I couldn’t stop laughing. Then I really started paying attention.
The semester after that we had ADVANCED creative nonfiction in a much smaller class and ended up sitting next to each other. When I say “ended up” I really mean “I planned my seating arrangement around him because he was cute and funny.” We flirted like crazy the entire class and I actually feel really bad about how disruptive we were sometimes.
Then winter happened and during January I tricked him into a kind of date and after 7 hours of talking we made out a lot and then he was my boyfriend. It’s been almost ten months and I’m just as crazy about him as I was when I read that first essay, if not more.
Quinn is the kindest, funniest, smartest, most genuine person I have ever met. He’s a passionate and talented writer and actor, he’s a brilliant historian, and he’s an amazing human being. I have never once taken our relationship for granted, because it’s impossible to not feel lucky every single second that we’re together.
Happy birthday, Quinn, and even though I can’t be there since I’m at stupid Linfield, know that I’m thinking of you and hoping you have a fantastic day.
I do. I really do. And since coming to college I have dressed up every single year, managing somehow to alternate the gender of the characters I portrayed. I don’t have time to give you a full blog, but I thought, in the spirit of the holiday, I could briefly give you a picture blog of my four college Halloweens. Continue reading
On February 20th, 2011, I posted my first video on a collaboration YouTube channel called “TheseFolk.” Me and thirteen other people found each other on a forum website, and we split into two channels- TheseFolk and ThoseFolk, each with 7 people, or one person per day. The idea was that we would all agree on themes for everyone in the channel to make videos on, and everyone would make one video a week. Those Folk stopped posting around June or July of that year, but TheseFolk, well, here we are, nearly three years later!
Unfortunately, though, we have to end our active posting as well. We made it a long ways, but we’re all adults now, with incredibly busy schedules. We didn’t want to just peter off, though. We’re going out not with a wimper, but with a bang. And so in honor of our final week making videos on the TheseFolk channel, I thought I’d compile a list of some of my favorite videos over the years. Enjoy! Continue reading
Found this document from 2004 today. I’ll just leave this here. Sorry about not blogging or making videos. Refer to the last blog for an excuse.
The B.L. language
- Yash- yes, an agreeing word
- Yok- Okay, acceptance word
- Jonacavanara- Exclamation, happy, expressing happiness
- Shnookums- bad word
- YASHY! – Excited way of saying “Yash”
- Yashy? – “Huh?” or confused word
- Duppa Doo- “sure thing” or exclamation
- Duba Duba- as in “you did the wrong thing” or “shame on you”
- Oopaties (Pronounced OOpatEES)- oops, uh oh, mistake word
- CHUBBA DUBBA DOOPY! – Excited in the best possible way, aside from being YASHY!
- Yumba Dumba- “yummy” or “this tastes good”
- Jeeper Dee-dees- “Yikes” or the instance of being scared
- Yarsh- Bored
- Yamish- Hello, Hi
- Yabo- Bye
- Chump- Food
- Yalla pop- Music
- Bobo Taptoe- Computer
- Derber Jeepit Doboo- Get in the car/bus/any other transportation device
- Yub Dub- Yawn, tired
- Yabanish- Impatiant
- Darb Jum-Hungry
- Tub Tub- Trouble
- YARSHBITY- Bored bored bored bored bored
Yesterday night, Ellen dragged me to a soccer game, which was lame on all counts, and during it she asked me what my weekly schedule was like. After I looked at her with a grimace, she changed her question from “when are you busy?” to “when are you free?” As it turned out, the latter question shaved about ten minutes off my answer. Continue reading
I know there’s a lot of hoopla on the internet about how the whole “Nice Guy” trend is ridiculous and, frankly, insulting, but who would I be if I passed up an opportunity to rant about stupidity? Below, I will do my best to destroy the Nice Guy Myth once and for all. Continue reading
I guess now is as good a time as any to admit that I’ve got a new career/writing goal in mind for my post-college life. I want to write for TV. The way I figure it, my biggest strength as a writer is dialog and I watch a ton of TV, so why not combine those passions? Novels will always be my first love, but I think the best fit for me as a writer is a TV writer. With that, I started looking into the various ways I can break into the industry. It’s not very heartening, but what I have learned is that the most important thing to have is sample scripts, called “spec scripts”. Some should be scripts for current shows to prove you can write for someone else’s characters, and some should be original scripts. Continue reading