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

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)

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

one year later

It's officially been one year (and a few days- Procrastination is my middle name!) since I started my blog. This picture was taken in the library of my college, exactly where I started my blog; I was supposed to be doing spanish homework I think. I had big dreams for my blog. I still do, … Continue reading one year later

october (the month where i discovered mushy peas. does anyone want to hook me up with some)?

October was a MONTH. Not just a month, but a MONTH! I normally do a "favorites" post at the end of the month, but I forgot last month and just really didn't feel like I had a lot of "favorites" in October. It was sort of the beginning of the fall season and I have … Continue reading october (the month where i discovered mushy peas. does anyone want to hook me up with some)?

i went to a salt cave and was not salty about it.

My 2017 can be defined by a few very specific factors: graduating from college, Ryan Adams' discography, anxiety over politics and the safety of the free world, and my introduction to the serenity brought on through salt lamps. Some time in the summer, my grandmother started raving endlessly about how she had heard about the … Continue reading i went to a salt cave and was not salty about it.