Exploding The Wall…

As a Valentine’s Day gift to myself I’m going to say, “fuck it” and truly write about myself once with the sort of openness I so long for. So please don’t read this if it’ll just make you upset or if you hate me. Now, I truly hate dishonesty. It also pisses me off to…

Politics And Other Sleepy Thoughts

I’m going to ramble. I’m up late watching a sick kid the night before Valentine’s Day so I’m in need of a distraction while they rest and I decompress… So, a lady I had as a teacher for honors civics in high school, and almost had as a debate team coach, knew/knows Amy Klobuchar. (Democratic…

Out of the Spotlight

…Something else occurred to me today too. I think there are people on Instagram who have been trying to compete with me and I didn’t/don’t know it. (If you’re reading this blog and you think that that’s you then please don’t be offended. I’m not trying to “call you out” so much as just muse…

Katharine Hepburn

As someone who’s trying to be a decent writer I often worry about the tone of my writing. Or more accurately, I worry about the personality of my words. I mean, I’d bet there’s a proper term for it, but every piece of writing has a personality and over time you can see a definite…

An Average Reassessment

The other day I contended that I’m slightly out of touch with what’s actually “average” as a home price in the US. But…you know…I don’t think I am entirely. …Sadly… No, in part, given the fact that wages have been unfortunately stagnant over the years and given other decisions made in the US over the…

BonBon

Derivative? Yes. Of course. But it’s so darn fun and pretty (Viktor & Rolf 2014). BonBon is the 2000’s romcom with Jennifer Aniston (or maybe Jessica Biel) of the fragrance world. It’s a sugary sugar gourmand (except for a hint of depth in the drydown possibly due to amber and cedar?). And for my purposes…

Herbal Tea

Two people stand out to me right now in light of how things have unfolded here online in recent months and recent years. The first person is a friend from middle school and junior high school. I’ve not mentioned her yet on this blog although we’re still in touch to some degree, which is lovely……

The Details

I realized today that I need to clarify something after my admission to trying to aggravate people I found obnoxious. As I said, I had hoped to make them angry and also get them to stop bothering me with their (often inane) attempts to attack me, as they had been doing for years and as…

More On Nonsense

I am up feeding my daughter in the wee morning hours right now and so I decided to peruse Instagram just for fun a short while ago. And I just happened across a post about Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. In the post they described how she was anti materialistic and so cultivated a very chic, minimalist style….

But Why!?

One of my good friends was reading through my blog and we were discussing our lives lately. And she asked me, “But why did you explain so damn much about yourself and your background? I’ve read your explanation on this blog but I still don’t think I get it entirely and I bet other people…