Hiya, I'm Ellie. I live in Los Angeles, where I manage a small restaurant + shop. I've been blogging since 2007, in one place or another and for varying lengths of time. I relaunched Elliequent in early 2012 as a personal blog, and it's since become a sort of creative playground, as well.

Some of the real life stuff I write about includes relationships, music, concerts and festivals, my friends, my opinions, occasional bouts of depression, occasional bouts of happiness, social media and the internet, atheism, and grief (my mom and dad died in 2009 and 2012, respectively).

My more creative endeavors include flash fiction, allegorical writing, and some truly wretched poetry. I also sometimes mess around with graphics and doodling, even though I am balls at both.

I don't have comments enabled on my blog, which I understand alienates some readers; trust me though, I'm a much better and more consistent blogger without them. But I very much love hearing from readers, many of whom I consider friends from our correspondence. If you'd like to say hello, my email is elliequent (at) me (dot) com.

Okay then! Now that I've gotten this dumb little introduction out of the way, I'd like to thank you for stopping by. Please enjoy my blog responsibly, by which I mean wait until you're wasted, then read a month's worth of posts - I'll sound much smarter that way!