I Left My Heart in San Francisco

It’s been over a month since my trip, and a lot (A LOT) has happened since then, but this post is important to me, and I decided better late than never!  (I’ll fill you in on the other stuff later.  I promise.) So, as I’d said, I lived in San Francisco from about 5th grade…

Save Me San Francisco

I haven’t been here in a while.  It’s pretty easy to slap up a happy go lucky blog post when things are going really great in my life, or when a nail polish goes horribly wrong.  But most of the time I suppose life is a messy conglomeration of disastrously wrong and gloriously right mixed in…

Ogre or Goddess? Plus: The Right Number of Houses

Thought I’d better post about some things, since it’s been a while, and I have news!  Good news! Very soon I shall be the owner of only one house (and only one mortgage! Woot!).  The work is finally done on the house that the renters destroyed, and it’s been on the market officially for about…

Don’t Do Drugs

I mean, unless you have to.  I’m writing this post on Percocet.  We shall see if it makes my writing better or worse.  For science. Since you know I don’t do recreational drugs, that should be a clue that I’m not doing much better physically.  In fact, since my last post, I’ve had another ER…

One

Well, you can’t blame (or credit) me for the election results, because I didn’t vote.  This is the first election since I turned 18 in which I didn’t vote.  Calm down.  I had a good reason.  I had every intention of voting, but the day’s events instead landed me in the hospital getting a blood transfusion. My…

I don’t like my job, and I don’t think I’m gonna go anymore.

When I started this blog, I went back and forth in my mind over whether to make it anonymous, thus allowing me to be brutally honest about anything and everything happening in my life, or whether to attach my real name and identifying details, and therefore have to be a bit more careful about what…

On Why I Like Most Cats Better than I Like Most People

I haven’t been posting much lately, because my life has just been unbelievably hard for an unbelievably long time.  Every time I sit down thinking I’ll post about my manicure or some other deep thoughts, I just don’t have the strength.  But yesterday things took a definitive turn for the better in a variety of…

My Fifteen Year-old Self

I love Oprah Winfrey.  Most people either love her or hate her.  There’s no in between.  I’m firmly on the side of loving her.  I subscribe to her magazine, and I watch several shows on OWN, her television channel.  Super Soul Sunday is one of my favorite shows. I read books she recommends. (Well, most…

Don’t Look Back. You’re Not Going That Way.

I just had a brilliant epiphany.  I keep looking backward in my life trying to make sense of current situations, and wondering what I should do moving forward.  The thought came into my head suddenly just now that I need to stop looking to situations, people, and relics from the past trying to figure out…

Bringing Your Whole Self

Lately my attention has been drawn to this concept of “bringing your whole self to work.”  It started, I think, with a particularly challenging day, at the end of which, I found myself frustrated with my not being “more professional.”  (The fact that I can’t even remember what exactly I did, likely means it wasn’t that…