Author Archives: Anna

About Anna

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

Fool’s Gold

Once upon a time I saw a leprechaun. I was on the el, going into Center City for one reason or another. It’s neither here nor there for this story. The point is, he was there, and he was holding … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go

I grew up on Star Trek. Originally, it was tiny me, watching ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ with my parents. A few yeas later, I stumbled upon reruns of the original series, and I finally understood why the one I … Continue reading

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The Sneezebang Saga

Once upon a time, I was a poor high school student. I didn’t have a lot of money, and what money I did have went towards important things like movie tickets and CDs (in those days, we still bought CDs). … Continue reading

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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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