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The Future

In east on 11/29/2011 at 6:36 pm

The weight of balls. The heft of balls. Balls will really matter this week, so it’s time to cup them. Not feeling sporty? Try.

good luck,



In west on 11/27/2011 at 3:34 pm

I’ve devoted significant time the past few days to cleaning and reorganizing my things. Our garage is currently Michelle’s Storage Unit – everything from my apartment, and then everything from pre-college life (boxes and boxes of books, magazines, high school memorabilia, every letter ever written in the history of my life, clothes I swore I’d wear).  I need to clear away the clutter before I leave so I can be sure I keep and take with me only the most important artifacts. It’s a trip to tear through boxes and see stuff you’d completely forgotten about, and feels good to get rid of most of it too.


homeward bound

In east on 11/27/2011 at 10:09 am

“…quite simply, I was in love with New York. I do not mean “love” in any colloquial way, I mean that I was in love with the city, the way you love the first person who ever touches you and you never love anyone quite that way again. I remember walking across Sixty-second Street one twilight that first spring, or the second spring, they were all alike for a while. I was late to meet someone but I stopped at Lexington Avenue and bought a peach and stood on the corner eating it and knew that I had come out of the West and reached the mirage.”  

joan didion


Late Night

In west on 11/24/2011 at 12:11 am

We hit the sidewalk, and dropped hands. How I wished, right then, that the whole world was a street.

It seemed to happen in springs, the revealing of things.

― Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake


another year

In west on 11/21/2011 at 10:26 am

Turned 26 yesterday.



¡Feliz Cumple!

In east on 11/19/2011 at 9:40 pm

To one of the most amazing women I know, my best friend, Michelle. Happy Birthday!

Sending you all my love from the east.


grab and exercise power

In east on 11/19/2011 at 7:53 pm

“My mother taught me that fear was not an option.” DVF

Moving article on NYC’s most powerful women here.


best friend ever

In west on 11/18/2011 at 11:03 am


i came home last night to the best birthday gift ever from N! a lomo fisheye camera and a TEXAS FOREVER t-shirt (thank you friday night lights and tim riggins). and while those are pretty stellar, the card might have been the best part.

i really am so lucky to have such amazing friends.



In east on 11/17/2011 at 9:47 pm

beautiful work by artist allison schulnik.

best viewed here.


Words from Mr. Lee

In west on 11/17/2011 at 12:41 am

“You are more comfortable being uncomfortable, and that is a good growth direction”


“I am very proud of you.”

Ben Lee was the first person I heard talk about USC’s Communication Management program; his introduction to the program resonated so much that I mentioned him in my personal statement when I applied. I switched advisors at the start of my program so I could learn under his instruction, and surely I have. The past month he has really pushed me to be untraditional and clear-sighted in my decisions, and confident in the prospect of: the future.