Monthly Archives: December 2014

The meaning of water

I’ve been driving around with extra gloves in my trunk for weeks, looking for the person who would need them. I finally found her today- she was working outdoors in the cold with bare hands. As soon as the weather … Continue reading

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Bubbles

It’s one of those shameful secrets, but I’m finally coming out: I admit it; I love fruitcake and I don’t care any more who knows it. It’s amazing when it’s done right- all that candied fruit, marinated in red wine for … Continue reading

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Never say no to champagne

I love holiday parties, and there’ve been some really good ones this year. People have been so stressed, it’s like we needed an extra dose of love and community- which works out well for my social calender. Dinner parties are … Continue reading

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Psychiatry and Psychology’s DSM: The Devil’s Dictionary

Oh.my.god. This made me cry and feel better all at the same time.

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Great expectations

So I have a habit of ignoring my phone for long periods of time. It’s lovely. I feel like answering it would give people unrealistic expectations. My ex randomly texted me Saturday night, but I didn’t get the messages until morning. … Continue reading

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Yeah, it’s got a hemi

My friends had a huge pajama party tonight, and not only did they play all the Harry Potter movies, there was a huge gingerbread house-making endeavor (except with graham crackers), and a gift exchange that we’ve all been working on … Continue reading

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The written word

A bookstore is a dangerous thing for me. I can get lost in there for hours. When I was little, my parents would make a big thing out of visits to Powell’s Books. We would drive in from far away, … Continue reading

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Typing lessons

I don’t know how my editor puts up with me- maybe I provide entertainment value? She has a mind like the proverbial steel trap, and she remembers every single detail for years. I on the other hand, am known for … Continue reading

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Reproduction

It’s dangerous hanging out with so many cute babies; my uterus starts perking up and I’m like- sorry sweetie, even if you should reproduce, there’s no one I want to reproduce with. Although I do love babies- they are miraculous … Continue reading

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Make your crazy work for you

Reading the news is a sobering experience. What a mess, and how crappy that the media focuses so much on the negative and sensational- it seems like it encourages more of the same. I know it’s all complicated issues, but … Continue reading

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