I watch a lot of sitcoms. Okay, so I mostly rewatch a lot of sitcoms. I watch them once, completely fall in love with them, then I rewatch them until Dan can’t stand watching TV with me. While I tend to watch and rewatch sitcoms because they are funny and light, there is one thing about sitcoms that I take very seriously: the sitcom friend … Continue reading I Want a Sitcom Friend Group
New year, new blogging challenge. This week, blogging buddy Bill challenged a bunch of us to write posts about how old we feel (you can find his post here!). With my own birthday just 7 weeks away, it does seem like a great time to reflect on how old I am and how my mortal husk is decaying. Like Bill, I also feel as though … Continue reading How Old Do I Feel?
“Learn how to think outside the box.” “This job requires someone who can think outside the box.” “Take this course on how to think outside the box.” Everywhere, “thinking outside the box” is seen as a valuable skill. As a student, as an employee, and even just as a human, outside-the-box thinking is lauded. But here’s the thing: we’re surrounded by boxes. Friends, family members, … Continue reading There Is No Box
There’s something comforting about accepting mediocrity. Or at least, being accepting of less-than-perfection. Perfectionism is always something that I’ve struggled with. I can still remember sitting on a bench with my Spanish teacher while studying abroad in Spain, struggling to eloquently convey my thoughts in Spanish. “I can see the wheels turning in your head, trying to come up with the perfect thing to say. … Continue reading 98% Renata
I honestly love the time that I grew up in. I played outside with friends, but I was also able to take advantage of computers and the internet. I was able to ride bikes with my friends and learn valuable technological skills. We were all still learning how to navigate the power that is being able to use the worldwide web, and as kids, we … Continue reading Websites I Loved as a Kid