“I Wanna Get Better”… At Updating This Site

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View from the top… of my computer

I can’t believe this is the first post of 2014. Dang! What have I been doing for the last 4 months? Oh, right… I’ve been:

  • Looking for a job
  • Building up more freelancing gigs
  • Taking writing classes at UCLA
  • Worrying about money
  • Waiting for editors and HR peeps to get back to me
  • Trying to date guys who aren’t either married or (recently) recovering from a substance-abuse problem
  • Not sleeping
  • Watching a lot of Tyler Perry movies on Netflix
  • Still waiting for editors and HR peeps to get back to me
  • Selling stupid crap on eBay
  • Obsessively cleaning the floorboards in my apartment
  • Wondering if my landlord will take rent in the payment of puns
  • Taking meetings with people about jobs that never go anywhere
  • Writing my first spec script
  • Repeatedly listening to a Spotify playlist I made called “Happy Happy Joy Joy”
  • Thinking about what will happen if I run out of money and have to move back home with my parents in Cleveland
  • Mourning the fact that I’ve already seen every episode of Law And Order: SVU
  • Wondering what kind of guys are on OKCupid in Cleveland
  • Constantly picking up the leaves that keep falling off my money tree plant
  • Wishing I wrote Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love
  • Making a lot of lists

Wow, I really am busy… and tired… and in desperate need of a vacation from my own brain.

Le sigh. 

If you’re still with me, then check out a couple things I’ve recently written on the interwebz. First, thanks to my amazing friend Lisa, I’m a daily contributor to MTV’s Shows blog (aka Remote Control). I also wrote my first piece for PureVolume.com about my pals in Taking Back Sunday.

Hopefully, I’ll have more to share with you soon, both personally and professionally. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with the new video for Bleachers‘ “I Wanna Get Better,” directed by the incomparable Lena Dunham and featuring my teenage spirit animal, Arrow DeWilde. If I could shoot this song directly into my veins, I would.

As always, for more consistent musings, follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @redpatterndress and @geekgirlsunite.


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Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.