Brevity is the Soul of Apathetically #3: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

There is a certain ennui to blogging when the whole world is facing the same crisis. What, exactly, does one contribute to the vagaries of being cooped up in exactly the same way as everyone else over and above what others have already written? In times like these, I'm acutely glad that I never tried … Continue reading Brevity is the Soul of Apathetically #3: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Brevity is the Soul of Apathetically (aka “Let it Go…”)

I once wrote a post explaining a meditation technique that my Partner taught me that clocked in at almost 2,500 words. When my Partner learned this - and that I had roughly half of a follow-up post already written just from things I never ended up including in the original post - he suggested that … Continue reading Brevity is the Soul of Apathetically (aka “Let it Go…”)

Subway Sociology #9: The Wheels on the Bus Don’t Go Round

All the conditions were right for a repeat of our apartment-hunting bus experience. It had again been raining. We had again accidentally attempted to take a shuttle bus that was replacing regular train service during a major popular event (in this case sportsball instead of a concert) that had filled each shuttle bus to max … Continue reading Subway Sociology #9: The Wheels on the Bus Don’t Go Round

Meteorological Misanthropy #2/Subway Sociology #8: Winds of Change

History Channel Announcer: "Tonight, four of the world's strongest men will compete for the world's greatest prize: bragging rights!" Partner: "That's not much of a prize!" Lavender: "You've obviously never had your entire sense of self-worth founded on other people's perceptions of you, I take it?" Partner: "No, why would I set that as a … Continue reading Meteorological Misanthropy #2/Subway Sociology #8: Winds of Change

Trust in Mental Health Treatment #6: Axe to Grind

Actual texts sent to my Partner from my psychiatrist appointment: Lavender: "Mental health treatment is bullshit. I got the first appointment with my psychiatrist at 8:30am - knowing how ridiculously early that is – and I honored that commitment to wake up on a weekend to be available for rehearsal. It’s 9:45am and he hasn't … Continue reading Trust in Mental Health Treatment #6: Axe to Grind

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of A$$hole-ery

Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess, Ashley of Mental Health @ Home and Fandango of This, That and The Other (which is a new blog to me, I guess proving that even the most ridiculous of circumstances can expand a fellow blogger's audience?) have all posted recently about tygpress.com plagiarizing...well, pretty much everyone's blogs. They are … Continue reading Imitation is the Sincerest Form of A$$hole-ery

Stick with It

Sometimes I have a flare and want to save my poor swollen hands for work. Since I always write on July 4th, check back then for a full post! In the meantime, if anyone needs any encouragement this week: If my squishy can stick to the ceiling for a full 15 seconds through sheer grit … Continue reading Stick with It

Subway Sociology #7: Weed Out the Weak

I have spent many years traveling on a graduate student's budget. Travel was - and is - my preferred way of handling the Christmas holidays, which would rank second after the week-that-shall-not-be-named (aka this one) on my list of least favorite times of the year, except for the fact that my travel tradition actually makes … Continue reading Subway Sociology #7: Weed Out the Weak

Where’s Whoopsie #20: Snow Wrist

Career lessons for the chronically ill: Write out your routine in your planner, including basic self-care essentials like physical therapy and tracking water intake and medications, alongside your work deadlines. It's a nice little shot of dopamine to cross off basic self-care tasks in your planner, and it helps with managing energy levels at work. … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #20: Snow Wrist

Cohen Events

*Knock knock* "Who's there?" "Orange." "Orange who?" "Orange you glad Trump might finally be impeached as dictator of this Banana Republic?" I'm berry sorry, everyone. My joke might be a bit green still, but here's hoping the currant hints of corruption while in office from Cohen's testimony do eventually ripen and bear fruit. Trump is … Continue reading Cohen Events