Sides One and Two: Rob Sheffield’s Love Is A Mix Tape and Me

(Two of many copies of Love Is A Mix Tape along with a tracklisting for a tape I'd made in high school, along with a reminder to check out the Buzzfeed website). I had originally planned a much heavier essay last week about holding oneself accountable in relation to major lifestyle changes and making the appropriate … Continue reading Sides One and Two: Rob Sheffield’s Love Is A Mix Tape and Me

I understand you a bit better

Yeah, yeah, I get it. I haven’t written to you in a long time! HI, HOW ARE YOU? I’m doing fine, as fine as I could ever be doing these days. It’s hard to give a short answer to this question when you’ve been going through a lot. You want to touch on every single … Continue reading I understand you a bit better

“So, uh… Whiskeytown is your favorite band?”: Dating and Popular Culture

(photo credit: richkidsunite, via Flickr) I have long accepted I need to write about happenings in my life in order to make sense of them. The unfortunate aspect about this understanding is that I write about it, and consider the job to be finished; even when I know something is good for me, I write about … Continue reading “So, uh… Whiskeytown is your favorite band?”: Dating and Popular Culture

trash by taylor: march favorites

(If you haven't heard about or checked out the new album generator for the new 30 Seconds To Mars record, check it out) I haven't done one of these posts in ages, it seems-- that's a huge drag because this is one of my favorite sections of the blog! March was a quick month where I … Continue reading trash by taylor: march favorites

It’s not me, but it’s probably me: pop music and passive aggression

(here's an old picture of me holding my favorite record, which I think is like, ~really fitting~ to this post.) In a now heavily-gif'ed interview, Dave Grohl described the early impression of the internet as being reminiscent of a bathroom wall, where everyone would write their  best explicit material, usually directed toward a specific someone. … Continue reading It’s not me, but it’s probably me: pop music and passive aggression

a long december (or whatever it is, I hate the counting crows)

  (art by Jessi B. I miss her!) We're ten days into the new year, and I already can't believe how much new year related space in occupied in my brain. I'm not sure what it is, but I'm feeling lighter; the amount of relief I'm sure we all have for 2017 to be over, … Continue reading a long december (or whatever it is, I hate the counting crows)

2017 in three minutes or less: my year according to Spotify (100-90)

(credits to somewhere on Tumblr.) I saw High Fidelity for the first time in high school after countless people recommended it to me. Almost all of them would tell me John Cusack's character, Rob Gordon, reminded them of me. If you have seen the film, it's probably no surprise why I would struggle with this comparison, but … Continue reading 2017 in three minutes or less: my year according to Spotify (100-90)

trash by taylor: november favorites

(my best friend's strict order to slow down on the mashed potatoes from Publix, during my post Thanksgiving feast. I DID NOT LISTEN) The root word in "November" is "No" and this word sums up how I have always felt about November. I'm sure I have been pretty vocal about my indifference (read: blind hatred) … Continue reading trash by taylor: november favorites

home is what you make of it, i guess

The holidays are weird. They are a time where a lot of us get reflective over ourselves and pay close attention to those things we wish we could change (I bet those of you who know me are like, Taylor, you're always reflective. I know, the holidays are my reflection period, with all of the … Continue reading home is what you make of it, i guess