Having My Own Apartment

“Do I look like a crazy person?” My hair floats around my face like dandelion fluff and my skin is red and sweaty. The only thing I’ve eaten today is coffee. Last night, I slept on the couch by a portable air-conditioner. My friend, who’s eating chicken while seated on the kitchen floor, looks at me and says: “A little bit.” It’s been a busy … Continue reading Having My Own Apartment

Living Through Hurricane Irma

For those of you who don’t know, I live in Orlando which means Hurricane Irma was Miss Popularity this past week. You watch the game. I'm on the screened-in patio watching the wind spit garden gnomes into the pool #IrmaHurricane2017 #HurricaneIrma — Rachel Noelle (@RachelNoelle21) September 10, 2017 I’m staying at my aunts’ house (yes, two aunts, that was correct punctuation) until I move into … Continue reading Living Through Hurricane Irma

When I Went to a Burlesque Show

So I have a habit of putting myself in compromising situations. Not bad situations although that happens too. But the kind of situations where my moral barometer suddenly becomes muddied. Case in point! Picture me. Your average churchgirl minus the coffee addiction (cough, cough, Savvy). I’m at uni and my friend invites me to a burlesque show. Which is flattering because it shows that she … Continue reading When I Went to a Burlesque Show

When Christians Go Batshit Crazy

Strobe lights sweep across the auditorium. Music pounds against my eye sockets. Hands are in the air. They praise God with a passion that used to humble me to tears. I’m in my seat, arms crossed, eyes half open. Literally, I’m in a church. I’M IN A CHURCH AND THERE’S STROBE LIGHTS. I have been in the dregs of America’s Bible Belt for barely two … Continue reading When Christians Go Batshit Crazy

The Dating App for Interesting Christians

Are you tired of the same old Christian bachelors and bachelorettes at church every day?  Do you wish you could meet someone who shares your faith but is also edgy, cool, and interesting?  Look no further than EDGE the dating app for interesting Christians.  Savvy and I have designed a system that will help you find your Adam or Eve who is also super, super … Continue reading The Dating App for Interesting Christians

Lipstick Face

There were ten minutes to spare before I was obligated to leave the house.  My mind shuffled through the people I would see that day, and then the people I might see that day, calculating the likelihood of an encounter for each individual before measuring up how much I valued their perception of me.  Seminar tutor?  Dr. Bike?  My former-potential housemate’s best friend’s coursemate’s brother? … Continue reading Lipstick Face