the world & words of a new york city writer

gretchen is a writer in new york city

Tag: inspiration (page 6 of 6)

cupcakes, drag queens, and pint size gin and tonics

Before I get into a summary of weekend events it needs to be said that100_1182 no one parties like my gay family gets down… throw some drag queens in the mix and it just gets that much more hectic. Take my Saturday night as an example, I was lucky to attend my girl Essence’s birthday bash. Essence had two other performers in tow, like the one there on the right… Continue reading

drinkin beer and catchin fish

Even with all the ‘i heart-ness’ I harbor for100_1092 New York City, I dig the woods… note how I don’t say ‘country’… because areas that are too country┬álike the Boonsville Scaryland where no one has teeth and extra fingers and toes frighten me. Continue reading

anniversary

Yesterday was the one month anniversary of bouncing out of my well-paying yet ineffably inappropriate place of employment… here are some shots from the day to briefly re-cap… Continue reading

now you’re in NEW YOOORK!!

New York City smells like Chinese food,100_1053 patchouli incense, the cologne of delivery boys, the roses for sale on each street corner, and Jamaican nannies wafting coconut trails from perfectly woven braids. Continue reading

my graveyard thing

I have this 100_1005thing about graveyards. Until I was about sixteen I just assumed everyone liked hanging out in cemeteries.When I first got my license the one thing more exciting than New York City being 75 miles away was the whole new range of graveyards to visit, wander around, write in, take photos at, etc…

I’d even go to the extent of saying I find cemeteries peaceful – especially ridiculously old ones. Continue reading

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