Keeping up with the Big Dogs

  Have you ever attempted to seem really cool and with it and then realized that it is beyond your power to be in control of such a feat? No, just me? You’re all really cool suave people? Well ok then! I have come to a point in my life where I can admit the…

Nature Lover

I grew up without television. My friends say this explains a lot about my eccentric personality, but what I think this really did for me was that it fostered a love of the outdoors and the majestic use of my imagination. Growing up we had a large backyard that was packed with trees and flowers…

Touring LA

  After having spent 3 whole years as a resident of the Los Angeles metropolis, and as I come up on my final quarter here as a student at UCLA, I realized that there is so much about this beautiful city that I have left to learn about. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done my…

When I grow up….

When I grow up, I want to be successful. Would you believe it if I told you this is what I wrote as a first grader? What a lame kid I was! For some reason or other it seems every teacher wants to know what you’ll be when you grow up. Why can’t we just…

Le Artiste

When I was in the first grade I painted a parrot during art class. The detail was intricate, the design was flawless, and the critiques were top notch. Now you are probably thinking to yourselves, well of course they were, you were in first grade. No one is going to discourage the creativity of a…

To the Estate! (sale…..)

If you don’t remember a certain post I posted a long time ago, I shall refresh your memory as to what it entailed. “Gypsy Living”, told the wonderful tale of a college student’s quest for buying apartment essentials at a reasonable cost. For most college students, moving into a new home seems like the day…

Here’s to brother Bruin, brother Bruin, brother Bruin

I know I have mentioned this one too many times, but it seems to be a topic of discussion that I can’t help but to gush about. BRUIN PRIDE! I have spent three full years here at UCLA and am about to be finishing up my fourth and final year in just a couple quarters….

College Mobile

First and foremost I am writing this piece as a warning to all out there: YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE A CAR AT UCLA! Ok yes, I’ll admit it. I have a really cool ride. Some might even say an envious one: a smooth riding, luxurious, Nissan maxima ‘98 edition, and despite what many have…

Gypsy Living

  Now there comes a point in each of our lives when we are labeled something by others. Sometimes it can be good, sometimes it can be bad, and sometimes it can be just plain true. All three of those elements have been smashed into one marvelous label that I take with a grain of…

Advice from a nonAdviser: An Essay

For all of you future, present, and past Bruins out there following this blog, and of course for all of you nonBruins who have a fantastically passionate admiration for UCLA and are thus following this blog, I write to you with advice. I know what you’re thinking, what could she possibly know that I don’t…

Hollywood close to home

Alright everyone, I don’t want to toot my horn or sound the alarms or make other car noises, but I want you all to know that I may or may not be three degrees from Kevin Bacon. (That’s an old saying that my mom uses for all you confused youngsters out there.) Basically, I have…

Post Potter Depression, a phenomenon

Ladies and Gentlemen of this particular audience, It has come to my attention that the world at large is experiencing what we at UCLA have referred to as P.P.D or Post Potter Depression. See video to understand more. However, I must say to this audience, fear not this fictitious void of fantasy and imagination. There…