Let me just start by saying Los Angeles is known for many things, but quality public transportation is not one of them. I should also say that my school should not be known for their transportation abilities either. And the company delivering my car from Naperville definitely shouldn’t be known for being prompt. It’s Monday … Continue reading The Chronicles of Los Angeles: The Homeless, the Subway, and the Lack of School Shuttles
A Quiet New Normal
It’s been almost a month since we lost our yellow lab, Rocky. He was born July 4th, 2008, in Colorado, where the Rocky Mountains became his namesake. Hailing from a lineage of competitive show dogs but born with a crooked tail, he’d never be eligible to compete. So that’s how we were blessed to have … Continue reading A Quiet New Normal
My Rejected Law School Personal Statement
The following essay is a rejected personal statement for my law school applications. Please enjoy. So, XYZ University Law School, you want to know why I want to go to law school. Well, I am a full-time college student working two jobs and trying to plan life after graduation. I took the time to meet … Continue reading My Rejected Law School Personal Statement
Back to School Spree: The Good, The Bad and the Forgotten
College campus move in is about to begin, and as someone who has moved to my dorm rooms in a different way every year, I have the expertise to tell you how to get it done without all the pain. 1. PACK LIGHTER THAN YOUR INSTINCTS TELL YOU Especially for those first year students, packing … Continue reading Back to School Spree: The Good, The Bad and the Forgotten
To Roe, With Love
Roe v. Wade (1972), overturned after 50 years. Thanks to the leaked majority opinion draft, we saw this coming, but the punch still lands as hard. As a law student, I want to put out there what I know about the implications for what this means regarding abortions and fundamental rights, as well as the … Continue reading To Roe, With Love
Budgeted: Short-Term Saving Series
5 WAYS IN WHICH I AM ALREADY SAVING If you are new to Amazingly Graceless, you might not know that I am a full-time law student. This summer, I have an awesome opportunity to work as a legal intern with a well-known organization in entertainment, but unfortunately I am not being paid. My school has … Continue reading Budgeted: Short-Term Saving Series
Famous Last Works: “I’ll put it on my list”
I cannot count the number of times I've gotten a TV show recommendation and I've said, "I'll put it on my list," only for the show to remain there till what feels like the end of time. I know it drives people insane, especially when it's something you're able to bond over. However, I happen … Continue reading Famous Last Works: “I’ll put it on my list”
We’ve been living like this for 24 years. It’s NOT incomprehensible.
Just a place to collect my thoughts after another "senseless and unheard of" tragedy involving gun violence. Whether that's Buffalo, Laguna Wood, or Uvalde, take your choice, that's just this past week. In my 24 years of life, nothing has changed. I see such horrific events and at some point I'm apathetic because it's prevalent. … Continue reading We’ve been living like this for 24 years. It’s NOT incomprehensible.
Lover Workout Playlist
More Taylor Swift workout playlists brought to you by yours truly. WARM UP The Archer | 3:31 WALKING Death By A Thousand Cuts | 3:19 JOGGING The Man | 3:10 RUNNING I Think He Knows | 2:53 JOGGING Cruel Summer | 2:59 RUNNING Paper Rings | 3:43 JOGGING London Boy | 3:10 WALKING I Forgot … Continue reading Lover Workout Playlist
Reputation Workout Playlist
30 minutes of Intervals, warm up and cool down, Reputation Era style WARM UP Delicate | 3:52 | 95 BPM WALKING King of My Heart | 3:34 | 108 BPM JOGGING Dancing With Our Hands Tied | 3:31 | 160 BPM RUNNING ...Ready For It? | 3:28 | 160 BPM JOGGING This Is Why We … Continue reading Reputation Workout Playlist
Oh Omnipotent Airline Worker
At approximately 12:16 AM last night, I begin packing for my 10-day excursion back in the burbs of Chicago for the Thanksgiving holiday. Seven minutes in, I finish packing all my clothes with the realization that my wardrobe now caters to the Southern California climate and everything I need to survive actual seasons is stashed … Continue reading Oh Omnipotent Airline Worker
August Books: Read or Run?
Welcome to my attempt to recommend books. I'm going to try to do this once a month (these blog-series really don't work for me, see: every other series I've tried) to show what I've read and let you know if you should read these books too. August was a slow reading month for two reasons: … Continue reading August Books: Read or Run?