This holiday season is going to be hard. Not just for me but for a lot of people.
I’m celebrating it alone with my live-in partner and our cats and birds. (And a much put-upon catgrass plant that I maintain with varying degrees of success.)
COVID-19 is spiking, so it’s by far the safest way to do things — » Read more
I have a confession to make: I’m a natural lurker.
I’m a person who tends to read a lot more than I comment. Before I started writing daily in public (via this site), I rarely ever wrote online. Just a few status updates here and there. Always on a private, friends-locked platform.
Never in public forums. » Read more
Hey everyone! I’m happy to say that as of today, this site has been posting new content daily for four years. It’s pretty cool to be able to say that and to be writing this post.
Has it always been easy posting every day? No. But it’s been important to me to be there every day to provide emotional validation, » Read more
I don’t talk about it much, but I used to really enjoy playing sports. I was a good little athlete once upon a time. Part of why this changed had to do with puberty and what happened to my body. I was cursed with a shape that made high-impact activities physically painful — and socially embarrassing. » Read more
I woke up, and the world was burning. Everywhere. Everything.
And there was no way to put out all the flames. Nor a belief that I really ought to. Because some fires are therapeutic, like a fever burns out an invading virus.
And some infernos can be a long time coming. » Read more
As some of you may know, I love the Sims. I played the original game for quite a while before losing track of the series until the past few years, when I started playing the newest installment: Sims 4.
Yeah, I missed Sims 2 and Sim 3 completely. What can I say? » Read more
Midlife crisis. I’m screwing my face up involuntarily just writing the phrase. There are so many damn jokes about it. I’ve been dreading my own for decades now, for far longer than made sense to. Afraid catching myself behaving like the characters on a deck of “Congratulations, You’re Over the Hill!” novelty playing cards.
I suppose my gender has spared me the brunt of it. » Read more
I have a confession to make: I love watching beauty vloggers.
Really, really love watching beauty vloggers.
At first, I had a good excuse. A practical one anyway.
While I’ve always admired femme style of dress, I didn’t have a maternal figure in my life early on who could teach me how to do makeup. » Read more
A moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored, an unfinished attic that will remain maddeningly unknown to you, » Read more
It was a common occurrence at the office I worked at to not talk about difficult things.
If there was an elephant in the room, you were just supposed to let the damn thing be.
If the emperor walked in naked, no way were you supposed to let anyone know.
Just act natural. » Read more