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What’s to come?

I’m a slacker. I don’t finish things. So this blog, of course, will always fall on the sidelines. And I’m so sorry.

I know there’s at least one person who enjoys reading my blog


so I’ll try to make a point of writing more often.

I really *do* have the time, after all.

Thoughts on some topics to come soon:


–Poetry and it’s effects

–Shows/movies that I recommend that are on various platforms

–Tiny, t i n y blurbs of stories

? What do you think? Any suggestions?

Lol like I’m gonna get a reply. I’ve had one comment in all the blogs I’ve done. 😆


Thanks for reading!



Another Day, Another Coffee Shop

And today I have joined the ranks of another tiny and cute coffee shop. I really ought to visit the previously mentioned one again… I miss it. Both the coffee and the attractive baristas.

This one is a bit less homey, and a bit more classy. The title ends with “fine coffee”, so you know it’s a ritzy place, especially because of the locale. There also seems to be a theme of elephants, which i assume is because of the whole “Arabica Beans” obsession. I love elephants, so it’s not like it’s an issue.

The coffee was excellent, but honesty not as good as that mom and pop place that employs CSC. (Coffee Shop Cutie, for those of you who don’t remember)

OMG! This coffee shop sells gelato! Yumm. Maybe I’ll have some for lunch😂

They don’t sell Bubble Tea, though. And that is probably my favorite drink of all time. If you haven’t had it, you are missing out.. Drop by your local Pho place and get some, man!

This is a strange group of people here, to be honest. There’s mostly young girls, with some middle aged men, the occasional “girl date” of 40-somethings, and some elderly couples. I guess all the cute guys go to Starbucks in this town. Or they don’t drink coffee????????? I’m honestly feeling like a majority right now.

Man, it is hard to write. i hope you people realize that. I really wish that I could just shoot out a blog every day, but unfortunately I do not have the self-control or the patience for that.

I love to write. I often have something to share with people, and yet I find it very hard to communicate exactly what I want.

I’m getting awfully hungry, so I might just grab some food. They have some food that looks pretty decent. Plus, G E L A T O.

Thanks for reading!


Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Hey guys! I’m sorry that it’s been so long…I’ve even super busy with family vacations, friends coming from California, and starting a new job…

My vacation was mostly good. I had a couple of breakdowns, but we all survived. My friend’s visit from Cali was awesome–we went to NYC one of the days, and it only strengthened my resolve to live there in the near future.

Starting this new job! It’s a million times less stressful than my old job at Dunkin, but it comes with it’s own new challenges. I’m a nanny to three boys, and the youngest is a nine year old. I do really enjoy it, and it’s easy money.

I’m really hoping that with this money, I’ll be able to save my money (which is a struggle for me) and go see a Broadway play this summer! I’ve never actually been to one, and it’s kind of my niche…

With this job, I’ll hopefully have time to write more. I have space between shifts that i can relax and write in. I’m considering writing a book. What do y’all think? Besides my drive, do you think i could do it?? Let me know in the comments.

I’m eating lunch right now. Panera for life, peeps. I am in love with their summer corn chowder..

So I’m gonna go.. I know this has been a huuuuuge hiatus. But I’ll be back much sooner this time. Fingers crossed it’s tomorrow.

Thanks for reading!


Meet Cute

Every morning I wake up and think to myself “is today the day?”

Is today the day that I’ll finally find someone?

It’s definitely something that consumes a lot of my thinking, although I don’t let it consume my life.

Have you ever heard of a “meet cute”?

A meet cute is whenever people meet under cute circumstances. Pretty self-explanatory, huh?

I’ve had a number of experiences that one could describe as a “meet cute”, but nothing has ever come from them. And every morning I hope to get something more.

As I go through life and see all the happy couples, I could certainly be consumed by jealousy. But I’m not. I learn from others. Their mistakes. And their good decisions, too.

I do yearn for children. And because I work with them, that yearning becomes stronger every day… but it’s okay. I can deal with babysitting being my calling for now.

Sorry this post was so short after such a long hiatus! I promise I’ll come back soon!

Thanks for reading!


How To: Approach a Girl

Because I easily run out of things to write about, I asked for advice on what to write about from a couple of my guy friends. One of them suggested writing about how to approach a girl.

Now, obviously this is only going to be from my perspective. I can’t tell you how the girls across town will feel. I can only explain how I feel.

First of all, let’s imagine a scenario. You’re a regular at a coffee shop, and you think that the barista is reaaally cute…

Okay that one sounds far too corny. Who goes to a coffee shop with cute baristas, anyways?

Instead, let’s pretend you’re at school and you go to lunch at 12:15 every day, and instead of going to the cafeteria for lunch, you bring lunch from home or get it out, or somehow have some kind of bag lunch type. You sit at the same table every day, studying for that same subject. By and by, you start to notice that hot chick at the table next to you… (In this scenario, yes, you are indeed a dude.) what do you do?

Now me, if that were a dude? I’d probably just sneak awkward glances for weeks and months, listening stalkishly for a friend to call them by their name, and then obsess over them, never actually doing anything. I’m a chicken.

But what if I were that girl? And you were the boy who sat at the other table, thinking you wanted to maybe get my number? Let’s think about the most likely ways you would be able to score that…

First of all, being funny is always a plus. Personally I’m highly attracted to funny guys, so a funny intro is always going to score you some points. You could get my attention in the first place by coming up with a cute/funny way to say high. Don’t be weird or overly intrusive. But saying hi isn’t all that hard. If she looks super into what she’s doing, another day is going to be your best bet. Headphones? RED FLAG, brother. Never, and I mean NEVER approach a girl who had headphones in unless you need to save her life. Seriously. That pisses us off so much. We have the headphones in for a reason.

This next thing is going to sound a little weird, but I really do like getting catcalled. Not in a sexual way. No one wants to hear that shouted in a public place. But when I walk by a group of guys in the mall and they whistle or they say “eyyy mami” or “how you doin'”, I actually feel good about myself. It boosts my self-confidence. (Oof, I’m so obviously not a feminist.) When cashiers at stores call me cute of beautiful, it makes me happy, especially when it’s done in a classy or comfortable way. Don’t be creepy is my number one advice.

But even nice compliments are not always well received, I’ll be honest. If a girl doesn’t like you, or thinks you’re weird/creepy/rude/ugly, etc, she won’t always be nice to you. There will always be a possibility of rejection, though. For both girls and guys. That will absolutely never change. Sometimes you just have to put yourself out there and hope for the best, regardless of the outcome.

Another things that I love are jokes. I love when a guy can make me laugh…and laugh and laugh and laugh… you get the point. Funny guys get all the ladies. But do they keep all the ladies? You need to have a serious side, too. You need to be able to make me laugh AND be the shoulder that I can cry on. Dad jokes AND dad bod.

So how do you approach a girl? Be yourself! Work up your courage and be funny and talk to her. If you guys hit of after a conversation or two, just ASK for her digits. Please don’t leave her hanging. And for god’s sake. Never let a girl hang around in your life wondering what role she plays. Never leave her wondering “am a just a friend? or am I more?” Be kind. Always.

Thanks for reading!