...AND ANOTHER THINGBy Alyssa Haddad
A sucker for all things comedy and theatrics, this playwright turned columnist takes you through her daily life and the streets of New York, hopping over potholes along the way.
Keep Your Gemini Friends Close and the Other Half of Them Closer
You guys, Spring is here. The sun is out, flowers are blooming, and I’ve already been attacked by a swarm of bees. I, like most humans, love Spring. In New York, the first true day of Spring is like turning a light on in a basement. We all come crawling out of the caves we’ve been hibernating in, desperate for our eyes to adjust to the brightness, thankful for the touch of warmth coming from something other than our microwaves. When Spring hits in New York, we know that it’s finally time to break out our leather jackets and hit the nearest rooftop bar.
We Don’t Care If You Like It
Friends, loved ones, hopefully new readers, last month we got to know one another a little bit. Yes, it was incredibly one-sided, and hopefully you’re not terribly offended. But I’ve decided to slow things down this month to hop on my soapbox. Typically, I like to write about comical topics, have a little laugh about whatever’s going on, but in my annual reread of goddess Tina Fey’s 2011 memoir Bossypants, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the intersection of glamour and comedy.
…And Another Thing
When I was looking at colleges, I was adamant about studying history. What kind? Didn’t matter. I’m a Gemini with the stubbornness of a Taurus, so no matter how many times my parents begged me to go into something I’d be good at – like English or Communications – I pushed back. At the old age of 18, I had the wisdom and life experience to know what was best for my future, and nothing was going to stop me from going to law school so I could live my lifelong dream of becoming Elle Woods.