My husband is currently a vampire.

By which I mean that he has shifted into a work-all-night sort of schedule for the last few weeks, because he thrives on it and does great work.

What’s kind of nice about this is that in the past, he would get up after…

I eat every day. I don’t write every day.

The easiest thing in the world is to forget to write, or to “forget” to write, as I do. Since college, I also am one of those people who forget to eat when they’re busy.

What I’m saying is that I’m…

On Monday night, I cracked.

The end of the semester is a time for candy, and not just for students. When you’re a student, all the projects and exams and studying and deadlines wear your willpower down so much that the only proper thins to do is to buy great…

Don’t ever wear cheap black heels to a movie premiere.

Here is why: though you’ll think to yourself, It’s cool, I’ll be sitting the whole time, it’s a movie, you’ll have forgotten that after the actual movie is a whole party. The party is in fact the point.

If you’re…

One small cup of Stumptown coffee, poured hot and fresh on the way to the subway, balanced precariously while I purchased a Metrocard because I left my monthly pass in my back pocket of a different pair of jeans.

One piece of shortbread, so rich that it was nearly all…

First, have a late night. Then crawl out of bed as early as you can manage to finish that review you started twelve hours ago.

When you finish, look up at the clock. It will be noon.

Wonder if you should stop and eat something. Then become engrossed in the…

I am pretty good at keeping my chin up, but this week took it out of me, a slow slide from pretty good on Monday to Thursday night’s thumping of my forehead on the dark, grainy wood of the bar where I sometimes work.

It’s been discouraging.

To calm myself…

I don’t know what I’m doing, I’m not good at talking to girls, I can’t do it. Don’t make me. I don’t know how to do that.

(Of course, I do.)

I find the place and realize I’ve been here three times before, with boys, theologians whose language I speak…

Alissa Wilkinson

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