Anjli - University of Texas at Austin

Articles Written
Oct 7, 2011

Single Girl Society – You Are More Than The Guys You Like

College is a pretty consuming thing. Schoolwork including homework, group projects with people you wished you’d never met and studying for exams that promise to take up most of your time that week. So if a guy doesn’t take up the majority of your life, then why does he take up the majority of things running through your mind?

Sep 30, 2011

Single Girl Society – Get Over Guilt

Not a day goes by that there isn’t something that triggers a pang of guilt in my life. If it’s not my mother telling me to eat more because there are starving children in India (true, but I don’t see you wrapping up the leftovers and sending it to them), then it’s my accounting textbook staring me down, practically scolding me for having yet to crack it open for my test that week. There’s just something about being a girl that makes us unreasonably prone to feeling guilty at any point.

Sep 23, 2011

Single Girl Society – Don't Ask For Advice You Don't Intend On Taking

So you fell in love with a fool. Who hasn’t? And it seems that every time you’re left to your own devices, you wake up covered in his sheets and your own shame. And even though you refer to him as a soul-sucking douchebag void of emotion, he’s always been your soul-sucking douchebag void of emotion. But just because he’s a fool doesn’t mean you have to be one too.

Single Girl Society: Make This Year Your Year

So school’s back in full-swing and with it comes mixers that have already started to wreak havoc on your liver and your attached friends who can't help but interject with something like this, “Maybe this will be your year.” Funny how the year of the single person is supposed to be the one when they become un-single.

Single Girl Society – So You're Alone. So What?

Last night, I dug up an old favorite, Some Kind of Wonderful, and settled into my couch. As I re-watched the classic, I found myself disgruntled with a particular quote despite having seen it several times before. The infamous Amanda Jones so famously said, “I’d rather be with someone else for the wrong reasons than alone for the right.”

Single Girl Society – Cooking For One

Sometimes the hardest parts about being single are not the phone calls from your older sister asking you if you have a date yet for her upcoming wedding or trying to walk past the couples interlocking fingers as they walk hand in hand to class. Instead, the hardest part about being single can be the things we never really consider, like just how depressing it is to reach for a box of Just For One frozen vegetables every week.

Aug 26, 2011

Single Girl Society – Breakup Heartbreak Tricks of the Trade

Though there’s no one right path to overcoming the first pangs of heartbreak and its inevitable aftershock, but I can tell you what I’ve done in the past to get past heartbreak and its annoying friend, pain.

Aug 19, 2011

Single Girl Society: You Don't Have To Give Up Your Peep-Toes To Be A Guy's Girl

My first serious boyfriend lived in a house with four other guys, where pizza night was every night, Miller Light was considered the nectar of gods and the closest thing to window treatments were posters of Anna Kournikova. After two years of being the only girlfriend who stuck around, while my boyfriend’s four roommates’ brought by virtually every Ashley, Chelsea and Lindsey within county lines, I couldn’t take it anymore.

Aug 16, 2011

If Rom-Coms Were Real Life

How is that we can roll our eyes over the most cliché romantic comedies and still fork over $12 (if you include a bag of Sour Patch Kids) to see the latest and greatest in rom-com cinema? Hollywood isn’t real life, but I can’t help but wonder what it would be like...

Aug 12, 2011

Single Girl Society: Girl Talk Can Kill Your Dating Life

Sometimes as a single girl in college it feels like your dating life is split in two halves—one spent actually dating guys and the other spent in coffee shops with your girlfriends talking about dating said guys. So if half of our dating world is actually spent dating, what exactly is the other half spent on? I'd say probably too many lattes and not enough sensible advice.

Aug 12, 2011

Summer in the City: I'm Leaving, but I'll be Back!

My summer in the city had officially come to an end and by the time you’re reading this, I will be back in my hometown, probably eating a home-cooked meal and driving my car with reckless abandon on the highway. (God, I missed driving.) Though I’m excited to be home, I couldn’t help but feel a rush of sadness as my cab led me out of the city, toward LaGuardia airport and toward life after New York.

Aug 5, 2011

Single Girl Society – Dealing With Miss Thang

There's always going to be that one girl in your group of friends who seems to take personal pride in your current single status. Regardless of whether she's single or not, or even somewhere in between (aka dating some aspiring rapper who has a recurrent gig at the local BBQ joint with his not-so-talented beat-boxing cousin), it seems the night hasn't ended until she's gone out of her way to make you feel bad about your single life.

Aug 5, 2011

Summer in the City: It's Ladies' Night

I was surprised to find out that a good number or bars and restaurants in the city still have ladies' night drink specials. Sure, the feminist in me felt a little offended but the college girl on a budget (and unpaid internship) couldn't help but be ecstatic. Ladies' night isn't exactly the best place to meet guys seeing as how there really aren't many around so embrace it and grab your best girls to gossip or vent about work, your boyfriends, your mothers