Candy Canes

Pokemon Go had a super event this weekend, in which all their previous special events were combined. Increased spawn rates for all prior Community Day Pokemon were available all weekend, but, within the weekend, there was one three-hour period wherein all the prior Community Day event bonuses (including double candy and stardust) were also available … Continue reading Candy Canes

Top Ten Things I Hate About Top Ten Posts

I went away to a place that was not the 9th Circle of Hell this past long weekend with my partner. It was just a long-weekend getaway, and - given that my Partner had literally been to Hell the week before - it doesn't quite imply everything is fine. However, it was enough of a … Continue reading Top Ten Things I Hate About Top Ten Posts

Blog Awards Series #4: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Blogs Grow Up to Be About Cowboys

Anyone who ever thinks that the ADHD brain can be turned off has never had to deal with one while blind for a week. The days of wearing an eye mask on doctor's orders did help me get more sleep than normal. It's logical to fall asleep when it's dark all the time anyway, but … Continue reading Blog Awards Series #4: Mamas, Don’t Let Your Blogs Grow Up to Be About Cowboys

Houston, We Have a Problem

That problem is, apparently, that I sound like an astronaut communicating through a crinkly 1960s com unit from the Moon - while my space suit springs a slow leak and I rapidly lose oxygen. Did I ever mention that social anxiety makes absolutely no sense? I may be a bit underconfident when I perform on stage, … Continue reading Houston, We Have a Problem

Blog Awards Series #2: Veteran of the Blog Awards

Back in college, I was an RPG gamer. I didn't actually start with D&D, though. I started with a few more "freeform" type systems where I could create my character with all sorts of attributes that don't fit into the standard D&D class system. I'll be honest, D&D felt kind of limited after having freeform … Continue reading Blog Awards Series #2: Veteran of the Blog Awards

Where’s Whoopsie #12: Hear Me Tyranit-roar

Hi, I'm Lavender and I'm a geek. You've probably already picked up on that by now, but just in case you haven't, telling you my Partner and I have been eagerly anticipating the Pokemon Go Community Day with abundant tyranitars for weeks now probably confirms it. Today was a rare good day. We went to … Continue reading Where’s Whoopsie #12: Hear Me Tyranit-roar

Apps that Ad(h)d Up

There is an inherent contradiction that I have noticed in a lot of workbooks, apps, and other tools for mental and/or physical health. The tools themselves require a tremendous amount of attention to detail, dedication and memory for recording precise events at precise times. If those things were intuitive for me, I wouldn't need those … Continue reading Apps that Ad(h)d Up

Heavy Subject Matter (Pt. 2: Physically Heavy)

Warning: heavy material ahead. No, not a content warning. (If you want that, see Pt. 1). Though, I suppose the book has some of that in its characters' backstory. I literally mean heavy subjects ahead. For anyone who is super adept at remembering my life: Why? It's not that interesting? Can you please teach me … Continue reading Heavy Subject Matter (Pt. 2: Physically Heavy)

War and Piecemeal Memory

Have you ever lied about reading War and Peace? Me neither. At least, I don't think I have ever lied about reading it. I mean, it's not like I'd remember, or anyone could tell the difference between my lying about having read it or my actually reading it. I have read it. I just unfortunately … Continue reading War and Piecemeal Memory

Improv* #6: A Meetup Group with Social Anxiety Tries to Walk into a Bar…

...The bartender says, "We don't serve folks with social anxiety here." The groups shrugs their shoulders and replies, 'Well, if that diagnosis doesn't work, how about depression, PTSD or ADHD? We've got a few options for what to call ourselves...' The bartender shrugs, "One of those ought to count. Come on in." You probably thought … Continue reading Improv* #6: A Meetup Group with Social Anxiety Tries to Walk into a Bar…