Author: Katie Hackmeister
Pink Green Teal White Tan
I have grapheme-color synesthesia. That means that every letter and number have a color associated with it in my mind. While I know that this letter T is black on the page, I see it as light blue (K is pink, H is dark brown, etc). The first letter of every word determines the color … Continue reading Pink Green Teal White Tan
This past February, I was invited to submit samples for an open position as a headline writer for Onion web videos. I didn't get the job, but I still like what I submitted...1. TECH TREND: Earbuds Being Sewn Into Ears To Block Out All Of HumanityA new trend hitting cities is having earbuds sewn directly into … Continue reading Onion Headlines
Madison Car Wash
“This is a lease so I gotta make sure I take care of it,” I told her, smoldering cigarette in hand. I ashed on the dashboard.
Stretching back into my childhood, I have always had trouble sleeping. I've always been great at napping, but sleeping always came with anxiety. Those two things, napping well and sleeping unwell, are most likely connected, yet that still doesn't stop me, present day, from prolonging an unpleasant task with a mid-afternoon or even 10 pm nap. … Continue reading Sock(s)
Every few minutes with no distinguishable pattern, a squeaky chirp emitted from the soft-sided cat carrier. Streetlights and headlights from passing cars illuminated the little guy inside as he shifted and pressed, looking for a way of escape. He pressed his face the plastic screen covering the top half. Whiskers poked through the holes and … Continue reading Moving Day
The last few weeks have been a total blast! I've have so much fun I can't even believe it! OMG and also, YOLO! Let me tell you, if you're looking for a good time, you should simultaneously search for a new apartment and a job! What, you say? I know! It's THAT good! Know what's … Continue reading Faking It
Pet Tip of the Weekend: Never go out of town for three days in July and leave the air conditioning off. You'll come home to half dead cats. Sure, they'll recover once you click on the air and stare at them cringing in regret and shaking ice cubes into their water..even though they can't reach … Continue reading Whoops
My knees crack. I think it's a genetic thing because my entire family's joints crack. 99 percent of the joint cracking occurs when someone stands up from the couch, which is fairly often because we all enjoy laziness and snacking. Sometimes the cracking is accompanied with a wince. Especially my mother, who, upon standing, sometimes … Continue reading My Knees!