Confessions of a Lit Major

People will tell you not to get a Lit degree because it’s hard to find a job unless you want to continue on in academia. I will tell you not to get a Lit degree because you’ll have to put up with people endlessly asking you why on earth you want to study Literature, before… Continue reading Confessions of a Lit Major

7 Concepts That Need Words

A few weeks ago I read this article about 7 cultural concepts we don’t have in the U.S. (My favorite is hygge, the Danish concept of coziness and comfort. I’m so good at hygge I sometimes don’t leave my house for an entire weekend). Concepts that are difficult to translate from culture to culture fascinate me. I… Continue reading 7 Concepts That Need Words

I Guesstimate the Devastation to Your Staycation Will be So Stinkin’ Stunning!

What verbal tic drives me crazy? I’m so glad you asked! Some people hate the word moist, but it really doesn’t bother me. What bothers me are made up compound words like staycation. Guesstimate. I notice professional people using this in place of estimate all the time. Orientated. I’m not sure this is actually a… Continue reading I Guesstimate the Devastation to Your Staycation Will be So Stinkin’ Stunning!

I Love this Movie: Seven Psychopaths

This movie is like Martin McDonagh scooped a bunch of stuff out of my head and made it into the most entertaining thing just for me. It’s the greatest thing since—not sliced bread, because I think sliced bread is kind of overrated; I mean, how lazy are people?—could it be the greatest thing since cheese?… Continue reading I Love this Movie: Seven Psychopaths

Writing on the Internet is Jenny

I made a list of things that annoy me. It’s long. You are not shocked. One thing I’ve always detested, writing-wise, is what I refer to as yearbook-speak. Specifically, I’m referring to the way yearbook captions are written. Maybe it was just my school that specialized in this annoying Yodaesque sentence construction, but I think… Continue reading Writing on the Internet is Jenny

Part two of a very long discourse

(Link to Part One of a Very Long Discourse and Part Three of a Very Long Discourse) Occasionally, I become infatuated with fictional characters. Pathetic, I know. The most significant was Holden Caulfield; the result of reading The Catcher in the Rye as an impressionable young seventeen-year-old. Catcher in the Rye is a novel that… Continue reading Part two of a very long discourse