Author Archives: J.

About J.

A former twentysomething with a head full of curls and heart full of questions wondering: when we get to nirvana, will there be food?

“I need to make it a priority.”

Text I sent to a fellow author tonight in reference to the book I am going to write. “You should do it!!!! One sentence at a time…and you’re there!” It clearly hasn’t written itself yet… Later on, I stumbled across … Continue reading

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I’m half drunk and I REALLY want some french fries/hot chips

But that’s not the point because I just read this and it is perfect: I find myself in that awkward predicament where I actually really like being recognized as pretty. But I realize that “prettiness” in and of itself is … Continue reading

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I remember you, secretly

Things Google can tell me: You share a name and geographic location with a tour guide, photographer, professor, and jazz musician. Things Google cannot tell me: Do you remember me…secretly?   This has been a publicly private post.

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So work is going well

Me: Another member wants to meet me. Coworker 1: What?? Me: That’s only 4! Coworker 1: You’ve been here a month! Me: I’m really good? Coworker 2: Slut! Me: Haha, you can’t insult me with that. You can’t insult me … Continue reading

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I met a 90 yr. old woman named Mika today

She is originally from Istanbul and moved to Oz when she was 33 with her now deceased husband and 2 children.  Her: How old are you, dear?Me: 30Her: And are you married?Me: Nope. Not even remotely close.Her: That’s okay. You … Continue reading

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So over the weekend…

Saturday night was DMC, a huge international DJ competition, which I had been invited to because I’m friends with last year’s winner. But then, as is often the case with me since I’ve been here, plans changed, and I found … Continue reading

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I tried to meet one of my neighbours

Standing in front of my back door, keys in hand, I see the neighbour from 2 doors down come out to put something in her trash. Me: Hi. Her: Hi. Me: What’s your name? Her: *Stares with a pasted smile* … Continue reading

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A short list of things that happened up in da club tonight which I ended up going to on my own because my housemate’s phone died, but the dj had invited me, so whatevs YOLO

A Brit dressed like a gladiator (or was it a Viking?) stopped me as I was walking on the dance floor to give me a 5 minute back and neck massage, because he could look at me and just tell … Continue reading

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How to talk to your daughter about her body | Hope Avenue

Teach your daughter how to cook kale. Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter. Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside. Maybe … Continue reading

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