Author Archives: Anna

About Anna

Lots of things make me happy. Running my mouth is one of them. Another is pie.

Depression Diary: Diagnosis à la Mode

There seems to be a trend of self-diagnosis. People run to claim they have some sort of mental issue. You’re not just sad, you’re depressed. You aren’t just stressed, you have high anxiety. You don’t just have trouble concentrating, you … Continue reading

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Eye of the Beholder

I posted these two pictures on Instagram about two days apart. Both times, I did it because I had time to kill and nothing else to photograph. The one on the left had the caption “Waiting for the bus is … Continue reading

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El Oh El

Public transportation is, as any city-dweller knows, a necessary evil. Whether stuck driving behind the bus or stuck on it, it cannot be done away with. As one without her driver’s license, I depend on it. Unfortunately. I don’t mind … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

Dear Me, Hi. It’s you. From the future. Don’t get excited–it’s not great. Doctor Who’s a Thing now, though. It was awesome, and then it eventually got not so awesome. Remember how much you hated Trial of a Time Lord? Or … Continue reading

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Tramootized

When I was in sixth grade, I went on a school trip to the California State Fair. I’ve not been to another state’s fair, so I can’t really compare if the California is better or worse. I imagine it’s pretty … Continue reading

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Go West, Young Woman

“For West is where we all plan to go some day. It is where you go when the land gives out and the old-field pines encroach. It is where you go when you get the letter saying: Flee, all is … Continue reading

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In Which Our Hero Reunited With Her Heroes

I’ve started reading comics again. I used to read them when I was still in elementary school and hung out with boys. I wasn’t trying to be, y’know, cool or anything. I just preferred video games and Legos and acting … Continue reading

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A Dreary Sightseer

“Monotony has nothing to do with a place; monotony, either in its sensation or its infliction, is simply the quality of a person. There are no dreary sights; there are only dreary sight seers.” –G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions ——————– … Continue reading

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Guru

Everyone’s a guru these days: make-up, hair, dieting. I’m one, too. I’m a procrastination guru. I am an expert. The majority of my school career was spent waiting until the last minute to do anything. My most impressive one is … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas is a time full of traditions. Some honor the memory of family past, some have evolved with the times, and some are downright bizarre. This is where I come in. The Christmas Eve Shopping Adventure. My father and I … Continue reading

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