11/7 Update: I formally welcome Pennsylvania back into New JersMaPennsRicutaware. Thank you. That is all! (For now!) My husband's first cousin - one of the ones we just don't speak to - got covid recently. He's younger than us, and he worked in a physically demanding job and was proud of the physical condition he … Continue reading Seeking Asylum in Faerun
CW: covid-19 and politics in song form The first line of this got stuck in my head earlier this week. I ended up writing out a whole political rant in the hopes my infection with the dreaded "earworm" would cease. Spoiler alert: it didn't. But, maybe someone else will get a kick out of this. … Continue reading Brevity is the Soul of Apathetically #4: American Covidiot
CW: American politics and corona. Seriously. WTF, America?! So, uh, I'll totally be back to my usual semi-humorous self later this week. But, I need to go scream somewhere for a minute, and here is the "safest" place I can think. I have said repeatedly that people are the scariest part of any pandemic to … Continue reading Where's Whoopsie #26: Could Trump's Words like *Silent* Raindrops Fall?!
CW: Covid-19 as filtered through an Evangelical world view. People behaving badly out of fear. Mentions of past loss of family members who didn't seek medical treatment. General saltiness about all of the above. You know the old saying. Family: you can't live with them, and... Wait. Was there supposed to be a second half … Continue reading Love in the Time of Corona
I'm cheating a little with this particular Meteorological Misanthropy because I'm not talking about any real explosions. I'm not even talking about any real fires. (Other than the fire sale on Wall Street, I guess!?) Heck, I'm not even talking about any real lightning. I'm talking about CGI lightning. Very unrealistic CGI lightning at that. … Continue reading Meteorological Misanthropy #5: Pop Goes the Explosions?
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
*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
George Lakoff talks about how the moment you mention something - especially if you immediately tell the person not to think about it - all they can do is think about it. So, if I tell you "don't think of an elephant," all you'll be able to think about is the elephant in the room. … Continue reading Don’t Think of a White Elephant