If I Die, What Do You Want Me To Will To You?

I was robbed July 7th. It’s an interesting story, I suppose. But it’s not the one I’m going to tell here. Only to say that at one point, I thought, “That is not a gun.” Followed by, “That’s ridiculous. Maybe there are small guns.” Followed by, “What is more ridiculous is if this were anyone... Read more »

I Have No Idea Why Pokemon Go! Makes Me So Angry

Seriously. I don’t really even know what Pokemon is. That is as big of a mystery to me as Pogs are. I ask people what it is, and no one can really answer. It’s cards. It’s round things. Okay. And … HOW IS THAT A GAME? How is Magic the Gathering a game? Let me... Read more »

Something To Say

You can take me down You can show me your home Not the place where you live But the place where you belong You can bend my ear We can talk all day Just make sure you’re around When I’ve finally got something to say “Something To Say,” Toad The Wet Sprocket It’s been nearly... Read more »

Instagram Thursdays: My Lower Half

One of my favorite skirts. Boots from Target.
I love shoes. I tend to always go back to some favorites — Converse, boots, Mary Janes, etc. My legs are one of the only parts of my body I have any confidence in, so I figured I’d take a spin through some of my shoe/boot/legging combos. Why not. Keep up with my head …... Read more »

Instagram Thursdays: Foliage

Daylight. Autumn. Outside the Conservatory.
A trip through the seasons. Keep up with my head … type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. You will NEVER get anything else from me (no SPAM, and you can opt out at any time).

Thank You For Your Service

My friend, K, today says what I often think about our military (she is saying this in a Facebook status to her relatives who have served): I don’t always understand the decision to serve but I do understand some of the sacrifice in time, autonomy, and personal safety that you made when you joined up... Read more »

Starbucks Is Ruining Everything

Starbucks Is Ruining Everything
For the last few days, I’ve seen references to Starbucks changing the design on their cups for the holidays (to solid red), and how that is infuriating some people. How they’re whipped up because it’s a terrible affront to Christmas/Christianity. I’d resisted finding out what it all meant and searching for any sort of article,... Read more »

Confessions Of An Idiot

When I blogged The Smussyolay for 10 years, there was so much that was so diary, so confessional. I think about that now, how it got me through being lovesick and depressed and hypomanic and how I just wrote through it all. Just talking out loud and telling on myself and letting the world just... Read more »

I Tried Trader Joe's Cookie Butter

I’ve heard about it for a long time. I’m not sure what I thought it was. Maybe like cookie dough? Yeah. Like that. And there’s so many “butters” now. Almond butter. Cashew butter. Pretty much any kind of nut butter you can think of. So, I guess I wasn’t all that revved up to eat... Read more »

Ride Pride

The reality of the situation is that I have NOT had a car in the city more than I have had one. In 18 years of living in Chicago, my knowledge of public transportation has grown along with my knowledge of the city streets; tips, tricks, and shortcuts; and the grid. I do pretty well... Read more »