Posts by Amy Wu

aspiring advertising creative // graduate student

Fast is better


This could easily be a rant on the AT&T commercial with the man in the suit and the children.

(It took me three tries to remember┬áthe company in that commercial. It’s an annoying, pointless spot. Example of humor that isn’t even that funny, without any memorable, relevant information except a vague, overused catchphrase. OKAY, I’m done.)

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All work and no play

makes us all dull, sad, and tired.

Productive Procrastination

is not just a fun oxymoron. It can actually be used to trick yourself into doing something slightly less unpleasant, but equally or only slightly less constructive. Some people know it as positive procrastination.

… Well, I believe in it, and that’s what counts.

Moving on…

Anyway, friends, I wanted to tell you all that I discovered Google Drive’s set of templates and let me tell you, I had some fun. Continue reading →


Life Census

  • Rode 7 planes
  • Saw 5 Broadway musicals
  • Took 1 GRE


  • Places: Washington D.C., New York, Baltimore, New Zealand
  • Barton Springs Pool
  • Beach camping
  • Being pulled over / given a warning (Still zero┬átickets to date, knock on wood)
  • 1 yr+ relationship
  • Ethiopian food
  • Hitchcock movie

Memorable Literature

  • Our Town by Thornton Wilder
  • House Rules by Jodi Picoult
  • Adam Bede by George Eliot
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein


  • Blog weekly

Just Me and My Cat

Some Form of Statistical Evidence

According to a survey of 7,095 graduate and undergraduate students, only 9% of them live alone (with 18% of graduate students living alone).

So when I say “I live alone”, this is what I imagine people start thinking:

  1. I guess she doesn’t have friends to room with.
  2. It cost so much to live alone.
  3. I bet she’s lonely a lot.

(P.S. I’m an undergraduate in college.)

For some reason, there’s a cloud of social stigma around living alone in college.┬á Continue reading →