Seems utterly appropriate that this mug looks poisoned and haunted. When I was about to start chemo last winter, one of my very best friends, Sarah, gave me a care package including a cancer hat (which I still have), a few lovely odds and ends, and this mug. Technically chemo ended on Star Wars Day… Continue reading We Now Return to Regularly Scheduled Programming
Today is the 1 year anniversary of the day the Fairview Breast Center called to diagnose me with a tiny malevolent boob invader. Friday I had my first mammogram since surgery, because Oncology scheduled it months ago and WHY NOT make it the same weekend I'll already have an abundance of feels? I walked into… Continue reading Schrodinger’s Frankenboob
Read this as soon as you can. It's wonderful.
It's been an angsty couple of weeks: turns out after you beat cancer doctors are EXTRA VIGILANT about everything, so I'm tired of imaging rooms and MRI tubes and everything is fine, but it's been moderately stressful. This is purely background information for today's post, which I warn you is regarding the "BUT WHY ARE… Continue reading But I Should Smile More
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this novel from the author for review. I did not receive compensation; all opinions are my own. Ok. First, let me say it's come to my attention (via this book) that there's an annoying lack of dystopian-near-future novels out there from non-Christian perspectives. Hang onto that thought, because I'm… Continue reading Review: Knight in Paper Armor, by Nicholas Conley
I must be feeling more like a human. Things in my brain are starting to work again. I am occasionally asked by non-writers where ideas come from. Honestly, not that often lately because I don't talk about writing as much anymore to non-writers (boring people is a great way to STAY socially distanced). But still,… Continue reading Writing Prompt
Yesterday I mentioned my spellchecker on WordPress keeps trying to change "velociraptor" to "velocipede" and it horrified me. Because centipedes are a nightmare for me, and I have a GOOD imagination. In order to either put a real face to the multi-legged, fast moving, venomous creature I had in my head, I looked up "velocipede".… Continue reading So…that’s NOT what I envisioned
Apologies for the lack of posting...I'm not funny right now. I haven't been funny for a while, and some days I wonder if I ever will be again. But history repeats itself in terrible fashion trends ($20 for a hair scrunchie I hated in the 90's? Fuck. No.) and in depressive cycles, so eventually things… Continue reading Yeah yeah, it’s Greek to me, too.
Today is a bad day. So, I'm taking a moment to laugh about two horribly inept attempts at interacting I've received recently. Humans are fascinating creatures, you guys. Last month, two friends and my therapist (yes, I have a therapist. I had cancer: OF COURSE I have a therapist) talked me into trying online dating.… Continue reading But…Does this EVER work for them?
I received an ARC of this book for review via NetGalley. If you follow along with my reviews and my blog, you'll know I'm an exceptional sleeper. I am happy to nod off mid-sentence or mid-movie whenever necessary, so it's rare for me to pick up something I'm willing to lose sleep over. I lost… Continue reading Review: Sin Eater by Megan Campisi