Pendeja Diaries: Twenty-nine and Doin’ Fine

Today is my birthday. Like a scene out of The Office. I went through my quarter life crisis right before turning 24. Ever since then, I’ve realized that I take the time around my birthday to reflect about my life. Some people use New Years as a time for...

Pendeja Diaries: Too Good at Goodbyes

I was lucky enough to see Sam Smith at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin about a month ago.[1] It came at the perfect time too. I was in my feels about my dating life because of a terrible hangout sesh with a guy I thought had potential. I wasn’t too familiar with...

Pendeja Diaries: You Must Think I’m New to This

I was just about to go on another dating cleanse when a guy on Bumble used his time extension.[1] Anytime a guy does this, I will always give him a second look and usually send him a message. His profile said that he loved the Spurs and he was pretty handsome, so I...

Pendeja Diaries: Second Chances for Bad Romances

I’m sitting alone at Phantom Room during Wayne’s Emo Night, trying to figure out why I’m even responding to a guy that I’ve already dated and hated before. As Gym Class Heroes plays in the background, and I’m quietly singing to myself in the back of the bar, I take...

Pendeja Diaries: I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T Do You Know What That Mean?

There are two reactive sides to being independent. The first: people think it’s really cool that you can do things on your own. The other: people get weirded out that you can do things on your own. I think I’ve dealt with the latter more times than I can count. 1...

Pendeja Diaries: Introduction

Pendeja Diaries is a series of articles written by me, Alissa Perez, certified third wheel, seasoned veteran solita, former serial dater, and currently a jaded romantic. You can hear all about my dating history in the podcast I co-host, Late Night Swipes. I’ve dated...

Featured Playlist: Late Night Swipes’ Alissa Heartbreaks

Aside from the little heartbreaks I had in middle school, where I would cry in the bathroom to New Found Glory, my real heartbreaks started when I was 18 years old. The first guy I actually dated was a cool hipster kid that introduced me to City and Colour. After he...
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