Going to Concerts Alone, Pt. 2: Crying

How trying testers at Sephora, macaroni and cheese, and a girl’s favorite band still can’t stop her from crying like a baby when things don’t go her way.

The Megan Patsel Project

By senior year of high school, I was a drama nerd dead-set on being an indie film actress in LA, so I signed up for a film elective through the drama department. What I ended up getting was a class full of nerds and stoners (almost all male!), most of whom were already my friends, where we did everything except make films. I present to you now a visual representation of how I almost failed this class.

8 of My Favorite Pastimes

I like to think that I spend a lot of my time working on my hobbies, like writing and listening to music and drawing and watching movies. But, if an alien were to observe my life, I’m pretty sure they’d believe that the only things I ever do are take naps on couches, spill things, and go pee. Here’s a list of those things I do again and again, to the point where they’ve become pastimes.

Top 10 Times I Was Weird As A Child

Did you guys write musicals based off of weird 80s songs when you were little? Did anyone else sharpie alternative names onto food containers in the fridge? No one? Cool.

Inside Retail Work: The Seasonal Alien

A month into my new job at a department store in New York City, the store hired a group of seasonal employees for the holiday season. Of the young men hired on my floor, the men’s floor, I got to know a few and found that they were kind, eager, and a little unfocused. Now take this description, imagine the opposite, and call that man Alex.