It’s hard to see
When the tables turn
And your role as kid
Transforms to caretaker.
Although I love going to the theater, I very rarely actually go – until now. For some reason I have been a movie fiend lately. I realize this is probably due to the fact that I finally have money to go to the theater and enjoy myself without calculating what’s left in my bank account. Yay for full-time jobs and a summer filled with movies worth seeing!
The last three movies I saw in theaters were Independence Day: Resurgence, Swiss Army Man, and The Secret Life of Pets. Continue reading “Movie Month”
First, I want to start off by giving an update on my new job. I still really enjoy it and everyone I work with, but it keeps me super busy. I’m up at 5, leave for work around 6, get to work around 7:45-8, get off around 4:15-4:30, and get home around 6:30. I am on the computer all day so the last thing I want to do when I get home or on the weekend is get on my computer.
That being said, I have been working on a post for a few weeks now by collecting all of the fun license plates I see while commuting. So even though I haven’t posted anything, I’ve been constantly thinking about it! Continue reading “The License Plate Game: Solo Game Play”
When I was in my undergrad at CSU, Northridge (Go Matadors!) I discovered a passion – editing and proofreading the writing of others. Or more specifically and as others might put it, fixing people’s mistakes.
Since then, I have offered my services as a freelancer to friends, family, and friends of friends. Most of the time I did research or term papers but on occasion I would get to do fun stuff like create, proofread, edit, and distribute a birthday fact sheet or proofread/edit creative writing such as short stories and novels.
Sadly, I did not have the time to consider completing an internship in the editing/publishing field during my undergrad because I was commuting to school which I was attending full time and working part time whenever possible. So naturally when I graduated and started looking for a job in my desired field I lacked the necessary experience which I would have gained from an internship. Hindsight truly is 20/20. Continue reading “The Shock and Awe of Employment”
My grandfather recently passed and I’ve been in a bit of a creative slump. So the last few weeks I have made it a mission of mine to do more writing and be more creative. I came across this prompt in my Pinterest from a while ago and thought that it might help get some of the weight I’ve been feeling about his passing. I originally pinned this prompt because I found it to be interesting (although not fantastically new in any way) and when I came across it the other day it seemed morbidly fitting for my mood. The good news is, my grandfather was always a very happy and light-hearted man and his funeral was much the same. Continue reading ““The Seventh Inning Stretch””
I went on an adventure today on my day off. Around this time of year the poppies start to bloom and they are gorgeous. Last weekend there were hardly any out and this week there are a bunch. Nothing like they have been in the past or like they may be in the next few weeks, but gorgeous nonetheless. Continue reading “Poppy Days”
First, let me preface this by saying that I have had a lot going on lately and offer my apologies for making my readers wait so long to read the second half of the story. I meant to get it online two weeks ago but never got around to it.
But the good news… here it is! It’s really more like the last 4/5 of the story because it is so much longer than I intended. So thank you for reading and I hope the lengthy cliffhanger was worth it when you read the rest. Enjoy!
“Forbidden Basement” (continued) by Sabrina Buie
Harper pulled her long cardigan tight around her and kept her arms crossed as she stared into the dark abyss of the basement. She could see the faint glow of muddled sunlight coming in through a small window somewhere down there. A few stairs down there was an old dusty light switch. She stepped cautiously down to the third step and reached out to flip the switch. It made a light click, but nothing happened. She flipped it off and on again a couple more times. Still nothing. The moonlight streaming into the basement was not comfort enough for her to venture any further into the dark, dank basement so she backtracked quickly up the stairs and closed the door behind her. Continue reading “Forbidden Basement Pt. II”