Saturday, January 5, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR + GOODBYE

Can't even remember the last time I made a post on here. That being said, I no longer wish to continue my blog. There's so much I have to do: write, do stand-up, socialize more, etc.

2012 was literally the best year of my life. September - 1/2 of December was the BEST experience of my life. I was happy every single day. I performed on a Second City stage with my comedy family, whom I adore - I even got some of my own material in the show! Most importantly, I emerged with a new sense of self and gained 25 super funny and talented and fun and wonderful friends that I hope to work with again someday.

Goodbye.

2013 has a lot to live up to.

Continue to follow me here:

Or wherever my work takes me!

BYE.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

INSTAGRAM: SEPTEMBER

Sorry, again, for the lack of posts. I shall tell you right now that I probably won't be posting much at all from now until December. I'm a busy lady! Good busy, thankfully. Having so much fun at Second City - I never want to leave!

There's been enough talk about Fall throughout the blogosphere, but I can't refrain from commenting on how beautiful and wonderful all the different colored trees are. I love being outside. A majority of the leaves are now covering the sidewalk, which is equally as gorgeous, but a sure sign of the winter ahead.

Anyway, now we shall take a (late) look back on September from the phone.

september.
September began with my school's Convocation in Grant Park.
september.
The beginning days at Second City.
september.
The trees begin to change. My roommate's friendship plant.
september.
"Starry Silver Glitter" nails and a gorgeous house in a newly discovered neighborhood.
september.
Oh the autumnal trees!
september.
Election Barbie transformed into Pro-Life Barbie for class.
september.
A watch I won from a blog giveaway! An amazing apartment building in Lakeview.
september.
Renegade Craft Fair goodies and a new accessory for my phone.
september.
What I looked like for the Rookie Yearbook One reading and signing. My favorite quote on display in my room.
september.
A sample of Oak Park and Tavi Gevinson! A message from Tavi in my Rookie Yearbook One.
september.
Two great new Comedy Studies friends at iO's Improvised Hitchcock. A view of Wrigley Field from the Addison stop.
september.
Sprinkle's cupcakes in the park with Bailey!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

WHAT I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO: JULY - SEPTEMBER


  1. Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth - Neko Case
  2. Daredevil - Fiona Apple
  3. Ferguson Road - Carole King
  4. One Less Set of Footsteps - Jim Croce
  5. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
  6. Periphery - Fiona Apple
  7. Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac
  8. Oblivion - Grimes
  9. Ol' Man River - Jim Croce

Sunday, September 23, 2012

ROOKIE YEARBOOK ONE READING WITH TAVI GEVINSON: OAK PARK, IL

Three days ago I had the privilege of meeting the queen of Rookie Mag, Tavi Gevinson.

To think I almost didn't go I can not believe, and I am so glad my friend Anna pushed me to. With a good dose of the ever convincing "YOLO" , Anna and I trekked it via the Blue Line to the cute suburb of Oak Park. A 30 minute scenic walk through Oak Park from the train and we arrived at the Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple; I a little nervous but mostly excited to finally be in the presence of the great Tavi.

We purchased our copies of Rookie Yearbook One and were lead into the congregation, the perfect setting for the reading: intimate, beautiful, and distinctly Frank Lloyd Wright. For two hours we sat and listened to Tavi, Krisa Burton, Jessica Hopper, and Stephanie Kuehnert as they each read an expert they had written from the book. It was incredible to have the words I had read from my computer screen come to life, to see these ladies in the flesh. Real life human beings! Tavi also took some time to answer questions from the audience, which was like an extra reading from a secret journal of Tavi's thoughts and opinions.

Rookie Yearbook One Reading with Tavi Gevinson: Oak Park, IL

After the reading and Q&A, all the attendees gathered in another room for a book signing/reception. There was no press, no set of big and bulky bodyguards to protect her (although her parents did attend), and no agent monitoring our one-on-ones with Tavi. Totally causal, completely relaxed. Tavi even wore jeans! (Admit it, you're just as shocked.) 

Rookie Yearbook One Reading with Tavi Gevinson: Oak Park, IL
Rookie Yearbook One Reading with Tavi Gevinson: Oak Park, IL
Rookie Yearbook One Reading with Tavi Gevinson: Oak Park, IL
Rookie Yearbook One Reading with Tavi Gevinson: Oak Park, IL

I won't go into the details of my meeting Tavi, except for the fact that she liked my jacket because it reminded her of Lindsay's in Freaks and Geeks. (I promise Tavi I will watch it and was not just saying that I would. It will just have to be until Winter Break!)

Rookie Yearbook One Reading with Tavi Gevinson: Oak Park, IL

She was beyond insert praise word of choice here, and I left happy, but also sad that life had not made it so we could be friends. I don't mean to sound creepy or obsessive fangirl-like, but I honestly feel that if we'd lived in the same hometown and attended the same school that we'd be friends. I guess it's why I read Rookie: it's the closest thing I have to being in Tavi's inner circle.

Rookie Yearbook One Reading with Tavi Gevinson: Oak Park, IL

Thanks Tavi and congrats on such a stunning book!


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