its fox mulder’s world we’re just living in it

Artificial My latest project involved setting up a scene in a box and photographing it, blurring the line between real and surreal. It wasn’t as successful as I would have liked, but considering my lack of interior design and construction skills, I’ll take it. I chose Mulder’s apartment from The X Files because I recognized…

Not the OG, but still good

Original The second generation of Skins is great, but I worry it’s only relevant because it is being compared relative to the other generations. I loved the third (this is sadly not a general consensus), but I struggle with going back and rewatching the show. Now, I’m stuck on season 2, so I’ve switched to…

Graphic design- a passion, or a burden?

Passionate Honestly, the title of this post is from that meme, which my friends and I reference from time. I’ve been doing graphic design for over 3 years now, but I still love it. I’ve changed my style-  I began with Illustrator but focus mainly on Photoshop now- but it has stuck with me. I’m…

life’s better in the front row

Waiting through 2 opening acts, standing in the exact same spot (I didn’t lift my feet so I could make sure I wasn’t pushed back), and abstaining from water for 4 hours to prevent bathroom breaks was well worth the performance Flume put on. I could feel each drop in my heart, and it was…

back to school!

I am busier than I ever could have imagined; it might just be senior year. College admissions has everyone in a frenzy, but I’m super pleased with all the classes I’m taking. Every course I have seems pertinent to what I’m interested in, from green taxes to a Jordanian-American upbringing. I joined cross country, though I…

the party is over

Every year, right before school starts, my dad looks at me, laughs, and says “The party is over!”. The party, of course, being summer. It’s very expected I used to not enjoy summer break that much, because it left me overheated, way too tan, and mildly friendless. Even though I’ve spent a majority of mine…

100 Left

After watching the RNC, I didn’t think I’d pay so much attention to the Democratic National Convention, but I spent many hours listening to speeches while cooking dinner and eating. My family was glued to the television Tuesday and Wednesday, but missed Hillary’s speech on Thursday. I was surprised that my favorite speeches were by…

Nothing is impossible!

Optimism is a little hard to come by these days, but I’ll deal with it. We always bounce back, I guess.

It’s almost as if something’s come alive

The second season of Mr. Robot has lived up to all expectations, even surpassing them. I can’t remember some of the last season, but with twitter and IMDB, I’m catching up. The first episode of the season was filled with very ominous, just-perfectly vague quotes that could be the new tagline. Next episode comes out…

and together, we catch killers

Castle is one of those shows that you can pick up right where you left off, or even jump around and ditch watching in chronological order. It has an A+ cast, headlined by Stana Katic and Nathan Fillion, that welcomes newcomers warmly while containing a great dynamic. Even when relationships ensue (and ultimately fall apart), you…

adulthood breaking your bones

I’m rewatching Skins, starting from Generation 1, and it’s just as iconic as ever. It’s funny to see everyone at their youngest, and know where they’ll end up in just a few episodes. Of all the Redux episodes, I’ve seen Cassie’s the most times. To see her dealing with her eating disorder and love interest,…

claim to fame

I have no idea what Taylor Swift is doing. This is coming from someone who’s been to 2 of her concerts, owns several t-shirts with her face on them, has countless calendars saved in her basement, and knows the words to every single of her songs. It’s kind of disorienting to wake up and see some…