Thoughts From a Laundromat

I exploded my washing machine. Well, not exploded. But I tried to wash a new comforter and apparently it was too much for my washing machine to handle. It overflowed — I just like to say that it exploded because it makes the story more interesting. I mopped up and extracted the now extremely soaked, detergent-ridden…

Dream Jobs Aren’t For Everyone

Yeah. Maybe they aren’t. And maybe there’s not a dream job for me. Before I start to sound too let’s-all-feel-sorry-for-Teri-because-she’s-giving-up-her-dreams-to-become-extremely-bitter-and-cynical, let’s step back for a moment and let me explain. I wouldn’t call it an epiphany exactly, a.k.a. this new outlook that I have. Maybe it will all go away in a few days and I’ll…

“Choosing Happiness” is a Myth

You might, at this moment, be thinking to yourself, “Gee, that’s an awfully pessimistic statement,” in regards to the above statement that I just made. I would like to counter anyone thinking, “Gee, that’s an awfully pessimistic statement,” by saying: a) No, not necessarily. And, b)Who even says “Gee” anymore? Inherently, “choosing happiness” isn’t always…

How to Maintain Long Distance Friendships

Being in your 20s often involves a whole lot of long-distance relationships. When I went to college out of state, all of the sudden I was away from my closest friends and was desperately trying to hold on to them. Frankly, some friendships lasted and some didn’t — it’s just how life goes. Then, once…

A Very Serious Post About Comedy

Comedy is extremely difficult. Anyone who denies that fact — just try doing standup. The very idea of doing so makes me want to shut myself up in my room for all eternity. Comedy has it’s own velocity and melody — it’s not something that just anyone can do. It is entirely possible to be…