on turning thirty-

-like a lady. In thirty easy steps. 1) Wear black. 2) Then make everyone else wear black. 3) Then hang black streamers from the chandelier of your parents’ house and have your mom buy a black cake. A haunted house. The black napkins and black paper plates are too expensive. Make do with what you have. […]

a new year.

  I spent Christmas Day on three airplanes and in three airports. When I finally got to Los Angeles it was dark and I’d been up for almost two days straight. We made it to S’s apartment at one in the morning and I woke up at five, somehow jet lagged and wide awake simultaneously. […]