The Waiting Game Is Underrated

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August 1st 2008 . It was hot. . The flames flickered off of our faces . As         we      sat        around . The bonfire. The 4 of us. 1 year tainted from college. Basking mindlessly with high school friends, sipping out of solo cups, and reveling in the … Continue reading

Pick A Box. Any Box.

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September 15th 2013 . It’s a gamble if you really think about it. . You book a flight. You’re assigned a seat. And as you’re sitting in the gating area you . s     c      a     n  . The premises and imagine who your involuntary company will be for the … Continue reading

The Anatomy Of Guilt

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December 14th 2012 . I remember sitting in silence in my office chair when I heard the news. . . . My heart dropped. . It normally did when these things happened. An unfortunate normality for NYC. . But this incident. . Was a little different. . And the story goes like this: . Ki-Suck … Continue reading

The Liebster Blog Award

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August 12th 2013 . I’ve got mail.  . The other day I was                  sifting through my Olive The People inbox when I stumbled upon a certain e-mail nominating me for the Liebster Blog Award. . . It was from a fellow blogger named Sarah, and in the … Continue reading

Her Unapproved Decision

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April 8th 2012 . = = = I was walking rather quickly. = = = . Down the cobblestone streets of SOHO New York. . When suddenly. . I heard a buzz in my pocket revealing a message that said this: . “Hey Olive, are you free? Can you meet up tonight?” – Leah 5: … Continue reading

The One Thing You Should Know About Yourself

February 5th 2008 . It was strange. . There I was. . floating Laying in my dorm room. Door locked. Late-night conversations              outside my door. As the chill, February air coasted through the open window >> between my hair and d o w n my naked legs. . As … Continue reading

What John Mayer Said

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July 29th 2010 . I remember being at the grocery store when she asked me. . I remember, jamming out iPod style in the produce section, serenading the avocados and questionable eggplant to old school N’Sync When suddenly. . My pants vibrated with a phone call. It was my sister. She said. . “Hey! I’ve … Continue reading

That Brave Face Of Yours

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June 26th 2008 . “I shouldn’t be here, Dr. Williams.” . “It’s okay, Olive. You…you need to see this. If you’re planning on being a doctor someday…you need to see what you’re getting yourself into.” . “…Are you sure I’m allowed to be in here, Dr. Williams? Even…even as an intern? Are you sure this … Continue reading