Mating, Dating, Relating, Medicating

Mar 06

Burying the lede (for which I was also criticized)

So, I wrote that last post about my unfair review and how I cannot deal with criticism and the next day I got a call about a  new job. I start Monday. BOOM — do not mess with me, mean people. And darling universe — I appreciate the endless job opportunity you send my way, […]

Feb 05

Workin’ in a coal mine, going down down down. Metaphorically.

Blergh. I just spent ages typing the most self-indulgent, weaksauce post about work angst that you have ever seen. Imagine if a 14-year-old whose parent was a shrink had a Livejournal had a demanding corporate job where she was sometimes criticized, and worked through her feelings by writing awful poetry about it on the internet. […]

Jan 02

New Year’s Evil: A Chronology

Note: This post is moderately unsafe for work, I think. Goal for the day Have lunch with my friend. See my Monogamous Non-Sexual Life Partner (MNSLP) Montana and his boyfriend, who are also in Philly from DC for the weekend. Eat a fancy dinner. Go to bed by ten because I fucking hate New Year’s […]

Dec 15

On Trauma

I don’t have anything profound to add to the national mourning for the dead in Newtown.  I’ve been watching and reading all day, compulsively, and finally gave up reapplying my mascara. It’s unthinkable, unbearable, unbelievable. Unbelievable in the truest sense of the word — I think, in part, that is why we watch and watch […]

Dec 11

Christmas crafts completed on the computer

OK! Here is your roundup of Christmas amusements. First, I made a holiday newsletter generator for single people. I think you will like it. My results are in the comments. Do it do it do it and post yours too. I had this idea last year, but was overcome with laziness before I completed it. […]

Dec 06

(Camp) Mighty Long-Winded Recap

First things first about Camp Mighty. It’s super weird to see people whose blogs you’ve been reading for years and years sitting in the same hot tub with you. I just typed a whole lot more on that topic but I think that about sums it up. I mean, the Bloggess handed me my registration […]

Nov 22

Thankful, Unironic Edition

I’m thankful, as always, for my family. This year I’m especially thankful for my grandma, the cutest, sweetest little person in the world. I’m extra-down-deep-in-my-bones thankful that I grew up just down the street from her and saw her as much as I wanted to. We baked and biked and gardened together, and had frequent […]

Nov 14

Cognito : Your help and my advice

Say you are, theoretically, at a happy hour with colleagues you don’t know very well. You have had, perhaps, one more drink than you should have. You have already informed the group that, contrary to what they may think, you are actually “98% fun and only 2% [name of your corporate employer.]” You have stated […]

Nov 08


My office is only 15 minutes away from my apartment. To get there, I take the road through Rock Creek Park, a 1700 acre swath of green that bisects this part of DC. In the summer, I drive slowly where the road is curved and shady, because there are always bicyclists pedaling furiously to get […]

Oct 28

Sandy, can’t you see, I’m in misery

I have a lot of good things to tell you, blogstars, but let’s start with this. Things I have done so far to prepare for Sandy: Bought extra Diet Coke. And a can of full-sugar soda, in case the end times are truly upon us. Went to a gas station to try to buy bread, […]