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Articles by Leah Mendes

I am a 25 year old lost soul, living in downtown Manhattan, working freelance in fashion (which basically means I am doing a lot of yoga. I am so thankful for my overpriced education). There are so many things I love about this city, and so many things I hate. This love/hate relationship occurs with most things in my life, and makes it difficult for me to settle. But it also makes life fun. And scary. And difficult. And exciting. I am a girl from Cape Cod with blonde hair, big dreams, and a very small closet. I like vegan cookies and shopping and babies and biographies. Most of all, I like to write. But sometimes (like, right now for example) I hate it.

Young & Old & Sleep
October 13, 2010 – 12:35 am | Comments

You will also definitely not be up watching movies off Netflix while consuming the pathetic remnants of your refrigerator.

Stuff I Want
October 5, 2010 – 3:21 am | Comments

This is all well and good, but what happens when I realize the corrupt foundations of society are about to crumble and take all of my superficial dreams along with them?

Movin’ on Out
September 9, 2010 – 10:50 pm | Comments

I have lived in four different apartments in my two and a half years in Manhattan. Thats four moving trucks, four security deposits, four landlords, and one bank account depleting storage unit.

Ode to August
August 12, 2010 – 4:43 am | Comments

August lingers whilst it threatens its inevitable end; weary of its unsustainable bliss we complain about the heat and pretend we haven’t succumbed to a more peaceful pace of life, finally relaxed enough to read an entire novel or go to the movies twice a month without guilt.

Suspended in Time
August 3, 2010 – 1:25 pm | Comments
Suspended in Time

Will I ever do anything exciting (re: stupid) again? Should I attempt to date someone significantly older than me? Would that give my life some purpose? I know, maybe I’ll learn French!

July 6, 2010 – 1:29 am | Comments

Sometimes talking to robots, i.e. computers or automated voices, makes me feel crazy, and thus talking to a person makes me fee like one.

One Is The Loneliest Number
June 19, 2010 – 6:49 am | Comments

Having the choice to live alone is undoubtedly a privileged one. Its also something I fully intend on doing before I reach a certain age and run the risk of becoming a total recluse, alone with my magazines and internet and cigarettes, looking back fondly on the days of my youth.

Gimme & Me
June 5, 2010 – 12:09 am | Comments

Minor poverty and unkempt appearance, or put-together professional who is making so much money the ATM spits $100s at her. All these inconsistencies could add up to a few different scenarios about my life from the Gimme perspective.