It's been so long, I don't even know where to start. Part of me is even timid about typing these first few words, because I imagine you all out there with pitchforks and torches - ready to take to the streets and call for my head. Because how dare I just disappear for months on… Continue reading Don’t call it a comeback
GUESS. WHAT. After the next Hunger Games movie comes out, they're going to start releasing prequels so the ADVENTURE ISN'T OVER YET. (In unrelated news: I have the literary and cinematic maturity of a 13-year-old girl.) That's not actually what I was gonna say, though. Guess what else! That's right - this week marks my one-year… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Nutshell Version Turns 1!
I'll be honest, you guys. I debated for a long time whether I should write this post. because (a) My family, friends, and coworkers read my blog... and I'm not sure how eager they are to hear of my online dating exploits, and (b) "Online dating exploits" would be one thing, Tinder is another. Up… Continue reading Okay fine let’s talk about Tinder.
To the really solid, upstanding individual who broke into my car this weekend: Hey, you. Good old you. How ya feelin? Is your arm sore, from that rock you hurled through my car window? Any cuts or scrapes from kneeling in glass shards as you rifled through my glove compartment? Did you pull any muscles lifting my… Continue reading Wherefore art thou, Bearded Ryan?
I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. Thanks to my recent gypsy-like lifestyle, it was the first one in a looong long time. I wouldn't generally categorize myself as a hypochondriac - but I'll be honest, when you put that much chronological space between trips to the doctor's office, you start to get a little panicky. Every… Continue reading What it feels like when your doctor calls you fat
Tomorrow is my birthday, and I will be 25 years old. Yay, happy birthday to me! I'll be able to rent a car! And get cheaper car insurance! It'll be a really exciting automotive year, no doubt about it. Also, though... at 25, I will officially be (if I haven't been already) in my "mid 20s." I will have… Continue reading Birthday tomorrow, quarterlife crisis today.
For those of you new to The Nutshell Version, allow me to fill you in: This Friday, on the 26th of September, year 2014... I will be stepping out of an airborne plane and plummeting 15,000 feet toward the earth. (This is the part where you're supposed to fall over yourself, shrieking and fainting and… Continue reading My Last Will and Testament (you know, in case I die Friday)
One of the cool things about blogging is that I'm rarely at a loss for post ideas. (...I said rarely, not never.) This is partially because many ideas stem from real-life experiences and conversations... and during these conversations, if I don't immediately recognize it as an opportunity for a blog post, someone else will point it out for… Continue reading How Not to Propose to Me
Hey there, readers! Happy Throwback Thursday! If you're new around here, Throwback Thursday is when we take a trip down memory lane with the recent discovery of all my childhood journals. Sometimes these trips are nostalgic, some confrontational, some humorous, and still others are a little haunting for me. But nonetheless, I hope they're entertaining.… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: A Collection of Poems
Welcome back to Throwback Thursday! Where we explore the labyrinthine rabbit holes of Susie's youthful brain, as documented in 16 years' worth of childhood journals. This week, we'll be delving into the mind of 10-year-old Susie, upon her first exposure to a permeating lifelong challenge: boys. On October 12, 1999, I plopped down onto my… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: A 10-Year-Old’s Take on Boys