Category wisdom

LATERBLOG: SO MANY TEMPLES, SO LITTLE TIME

I made a quick trip to Utah where my parents are setting up the next chapter of their lives. They’re empty-nesters now, and we all came together for a “hurrah!” before we all separated once more for who knows how long. Utah’s great for many things, and most of all in my humble opinion, is […]

27 THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 26: SOMETHING’S OUT TO GET ME (OR, “SOMEONE UP THERE THINKS THEY’RE FUNNY”)

You may opt out of reading this post if you promise to listen to Alanis Morissette’s  Ironic. If you’re still reading, congratulations, you’re too lazy to perform a simple youtube search. You’re my kinda person. Today is the perfect day for me to write this stupid life lesson down. You ever just have those days […]

27 THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 25: I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR TOURISTS

25: I don’t have time for tourists. I’m not talking about the huge volumes of people visiting my city, by the way. But actually, while we are on the subject, let’s talk about how much I don’t love the Picadilly line between Green Park and Holborn. it’s a stretch of time and space where real Londoners […]

27 THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 23: CRYING COMES FROM THE BETTER PART OF YOU

Thanks to popular culture and some psychological culture, people my age are led to believe that crying ought to be avoided. At least that’s the conclusion I’ve come to. Between the unnecessary attachment it’s given to weakness and instability, and that nagging closeness with a softer state, we’re led to believe we’re more complete people […]

27 THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 20: PEOPLE WHO DO A GOOD JOB SHOULD BE TOLD SO

20: People who do a good job should be told so. At the very least. It’s just good form. It doesn’t need to be an over-the-top presentation, just be complimentary and give credit where credit is due. That’s all I have to say about that.  

27 THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 19: THE OLDER YOU GET, THE MORE PRECIOUS YOUR SKIN IS

I was pretty obsessed with Ally McBeal when I was sixteen. Ally just had it going on. The short skirts, the job that came with a unisex bathroom, the constant slew of men, the slow motion seven minute walk at the end of every single episode. The pout. But in every single season she has […]

THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 18: SOME THINGS YOU JUST SHOULDN’T ASK FOR HELP WITH

I feel as though my flatmates will roll their eyes if they read this, because I should make it clear that a typical evening at our flat sounds like this: Hollie: “Hey… can you please get me a glass of water?” Hollie: “Oh hey… will you please turn off my light?” Hollie: “Hey Em… What’re […]

THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 17: WATCHING LIFETIME MOVIES IS LIKE FAST-TRACKING YOUR QUEST FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING

I love TV. People who say that TV is a waste of time and rots your mind are straight up tripping, because TV is 100% educational, always. I attribute my success in the advertising world to the AMC show Mad Men. I know I aced a biology paper on autoimmune disease thanks to a very […]

THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 15: HANGING UP THE PHONE WITHOUT SAYING “BYE” IS ONLY SOMETHING MIRANDA PRIESTLY GETS TO DO

No one, NO ONE, is too busy to sign off of a telephone call in a polite manner. I don’t care if you’re the president of the United States or the actual Queen of Sheba; tell me how nice it was (or wasn’t) to hear from me, and wish me good-bye (or if you’re mad, […]

THINGS I GUESS I KNOW // No 14: YOU SHOULD PROBABLY TALK YOURSELF OUT OF HAVING ENEMIES

Having enemies is the worst. It just makes me upset because it’s direct proof that I’m not in control of someone else, which is a hard pill to swallow sometimes because we all know I’d like to be President of Panem. I have one enemy that I know of and it is not OK (I […]