Category: Humor

Blood, Sweat and Tears

By the time I reached the taxi stand underneath the bridge, it was 10:40 in the morning and beads of sweat were dripping into all the wrong places. My jeans were suctioned to the backs of my legs and I kept wiping my brow on my flowy cardigan which sort of felt like scrapping sandpaper against damp skin. Little bits of me, thanks to … Read More Blood, Sweat and Tears


The Art of Sleeping on Public Transportation

We learn and master and cultivate passion through practice. We aren’t born with the ability to read. We aren’t born with the ability to do woodworking. We aren’t born with a longing for the perfect cup of coffee. Everything is a practice. Even passion is a practice; we practice and practice and in this manner we cultivate our own passions. We truly can learn … Read More The Art of Sleeping on Public Transportation


Woman vs. Rooster

I write this at my own peril. But, alas, perhaps my end shall come anyways. Perhaps the dawn may never come for me again. But no. I cannot give up hope. I cannot give in to the fear. I must tell my story. You must know. I arose before dawn and after the second chorus of the sunrise call to prayer. The world was … Read More Woman vs. Rooster


Writing Ideas from Stage One of Sleep

I have a notebook and pen beside my bed at all times because some of my most comical moments occur when I wake up and remember that I had written an idea down sometime in the middle of stage 1 or 2 of sleep. I would like to share a few of these with you, in hopes that they amuse you as much as … Read More Writing Ideas from Stage One of Sleep

Being Aware

Before coming to Indonesia, so many people told me: “Josie, you need to make sure you are aware of your surroundings at ALL times. Be safe.” To honor those who told me this, I would like to give proof that I am following their advice.   Peace and blessings, Josie


The Subtle Cello

The cello is the most subtle Of the four-piece orchestra. More subtle than the viola Even though many might disagree– The viola is too subtle So it is suspicious Indeed the most suspicious of the lot. And most often the viola is left out anyways In favor of two violins. What can you do with a viola that You couldn’t pay a violin to … Read More The Subtle Cello

The Non-Conformist Book Club

What are the requirements for nonconformity? Why, it’s simple really: First, you should join the club Of individuals who practice Nonconformity together as one. Then you must get a tattoo, The location of which Is entirely up to you. This will showcase your dedication To individuality and nonconformity. For design ideas and tattooist recommendations Please consult the guidebook below Or ask your fellow nonconformist. … Read More The Non-Conformist Book Club


Creamy Natural Peanut Butter

Humankind, albeit a tad shabby around the knees and needing a patch or two in the elbow, is a situation I am grateful to be in for mainly one reason: Jif’s Natural Creamy Peanut Butter. Both a noun and a complete sentence. The only peanut butter I identify with. Last night I had a wonderful dream: I had obtained ultimate humankind status in a … Read More Creamy Natural Peanut Butter


How to Accomplish Much

Would you like to have a super productive day? Tell yourself you’re going to get up early and spend the entire morning writing. If you tell yourself this, and truly carve out the morning for this purpose, you’ll get to the afternoon with a load of things accomplished: Your hair will look fantastic albeit a little flat, because you’ve gently combed it and then  scrunched it and styled … Read More How to Accomplish Much


Ms. Trenchbull and Arctic Monkeys

At the school in which I student teach it is Spirit Week. Know what this means? The crazy student teacher dresses up for EVERY day. Guess how many others dressed up? Ten. Ten others. The difference between the crazy student teacher and The Ten is significant. For her, we’re not talking the cute little “Sound of Music” dirndls. There are no casually-drawn “winehouse” or … Read More Ms. Trenchbull and Arctic Monkeys