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Emotionally drained


Dancing monkey

Well, that was certainly interesting. It’s like I invited a whole bunch of people over for dinner and they took a huge shit in the middle of my living room floor. Thank God Coco was here to clean all that up. I think maybe I should take this opportunity to clear a few things up, [...]


Recent snowstorms have been unable to silence the color of these plants and trees in our neighbor’s yard that are hanging over our fence. I feel like I’ve been introduced to a fantastic new baseball or football team, in the sense that while I’ve always appreciated autumn as a season, never before have I been [...]

Hand Knit Fingerless Gloves

I’ve been looking for a set of stylish fingerless gloves that I could wear when using my laptop and on walks with the dogs (picking up poop in the winter is easier with fingerless gloves, yes, I have run experiments) and found an adorable pair at the secondseed Etsy shop. These gloves are sewn with [...]


Yesterday Carol brought Basie over to play with Coco because both dogs needed to release some energy. They played for almost three straight hours without stopping, and there were many instances when Coco had had enough, but Basie? Oh, Basie was just GETTING STARTED. And then last night Coco collapsed in the floor and was [...]

Why any woman who intends to vote for McCain should reconsider

Two of my favorite bloggers in the past couple of days have explained in succinct detail why we (women in particular) should be sickened by John McCain. I implore you to take the time to read these, they’re not just a bunch of liberal propaganda or pro-choice cheerleading. These are stories of people’s lives. From [...]

Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme

Turns out that a certain Aveda product that I use when I don’t want to blow dry my hair has been discontinued, so I quickly had to find an alternative. Earlier this week when I was getting my hair cut one of the stylists who wears his hair long showed me this product, and it’s [...]


Chuck, you wouldn’t mind if Coco wore your Morrissey t-shirt to bed, would you?

Between slide 37 and 38

Jon took several photos, including this one, during my presentation at Hallmark yesterday. We’ve been completely blown away by the hospitality here, and hope to return soon to spend more time exploring the city. In the meantime it’s going to take me a good two months to recover from the plate of barbecue ribs I [...]


Last week I received my contributor’s copy of Cringe: Teenage Diaries, Journals, Notes, Letters, Poems, and Abandoned Rock Operas. My friend, Sarah, put together this compilation of real teenage diary and journal entries, and it is screamingly funny in an OH MY GOD WHY DID NO ONE PUNCH ME IN THE FACE kind of way. [...]