Hanged Men and Roseanne is my Homegirl

This is a big, big day for me y'all. My homegirl is coming back. Roseanne is like my mascot. I grew up idolizing her. I wasn't raised in a family of loud women. The women in my family were quiet, and mostly well-behaved. They weren't weak. My mom definitely ran the show, I think, but … Continue reading Hanged Men and Roseanne is my Homegirl

Duck Crossings and K9 Choper

First, I thought I'd share with you a photo of the hungry monster hamper that threw my entire life into madness last Sunday. The most fun thing about the hungry monster, which I never could have anticipated but which I was delighted to discover, is that when he gets full he gets an enormous underbite … Continue reading Duck Crossings and K9 Choper

La Gran Fiesta and Wise Mannie

La Gran Fiesta. It's a thing. Spanish teachers put together a nice little thing where enchiladas are served and Jennifer Lopez is played. It's really fun.   Even as a 35-year-old woman, I kinda liked it. Although I can tell you two very crystal clear epiphanies I had during the evening: A am a 35-year-old … Continue reading La Gran Fiesta and Wise Mannie

Abbey and 1,078 Words

Here's what's been written about Abbey since her battle began in 2015. Sheffield 14-Year-Old Shows Tremendous Strength In Fighting An Aggressive Cancer Surrounding Abbey Dirty Dozen Changes Focus; Now Fundraiser for Abbey Abbey Halfway Through Battle Against Cancer Two Magical Words: Cancer Free Teen Thankful For the Little Things Amid Fight With Cancer And, sadly, … Continue reading Abbey and 1,078 Words

Victorian Etiquette and Abbey

I had just gotten back from a heinous oral surgery event, which I don't really remember thanks to Halcion but which the gaping sockets in my mouth and the gigantic pool of blood where I drooled on my pillow last night assure me happened, when Jon texted me yesterday. "Hey." He likes to say "Hey" … Continue reading Victorian Etiquette and Abbey

A Caramel Macchiato and Detective Chimenti

I set up a pretty significant interview last week. I set up interviews, and conduct interviews, every single day. They are not difficult. Rarely do they make me nervous or hesitant. I've discovered that the silver bullet for social anxiety is to manipulate your life such that every interaction takes place solely with the focus … Continue reading A Caramel Macchiato and Detective Chimenti