The French intern at my summer job learned English through British schools, and while he could passably converse with the rest of the Brits in the office, he found our American accents to be a rather big hindrance to comprehension. This amused me to no end. I miss England sometimes. The company, too. Perhaps it […]
Apologies in advance for obscurity. There used to be a time when people would crowd into my room to watch Ninja Warrior and The Colbert Report. It was a time when Papa Johns was frequent and delightful, when we had to schedule hangouts on the weekends to accomodate my work schedule, when it was predicted […]
Spring break isn’t anything remarkable to blog about this year. I didn’t decide to to go some island with wonderful weather or abroad to some place with lax alcohol or drug use laws. Despite this, this spring break needs to be one of the most remarkable. The past few weeks have seen me at my […]
Here’s to a semester where I wasn’t ashamed to tell people how I was doing in school, where I didn’t habitually cut classes, where I was proud of my work and myself, where I lost friends and met new ones, where I entered more contests than I’ve ever entered, where I won more contests than […]
It’s still hard to imagine my parents as people who once had lives like the one I’m leading right now. To me, their lives had always started with…well, me. It’s when tidbits about their past are fed to me that I start to get curious about what their lives were like before they settled down. […]
Strangely, the closest I came to crying over her was when she was being cursed out. As with all instances of tearing, I was split between wanting to embrace it and suppress it. It all came about from a thought that had been stubbornly persistent: if I could go back one year, would the knowledge […]
You don’t have to worry about overstepping your bounds when you’ve got diarrhea of the mouth.
She always told me that she wanted to make me confident in myself. She wanted to make me believe that I was as smart, sweet, witty and cute as she thought I was. I had always thought that somewhere out there, there would be someone who did find my jokes funny, and my quirks cute, […]
Always…and never. Now all that’s left is just to keep holding my head up high and try to find a decent engine.
Rising Stuyvesant sophmores used to be required to take Drafting 1, and were then required to take either Drafting 2/Honors Drafting or Introduction to Computer Science. For once in my life, I went past the call of duty by not only taking Honors Drafting, but Intro to Compsci at the same time. To top it […]