The other day I woke up and started my day like I normally do. I lingered in bed about a half hour longer than I really should have, finally dragging myself out of bed and lumbering into the bathroom. I looked at myself critically in the mirror and carelessly rearranged my increasingly wild mane of hair. … Continue reading The War is Over; Pass the Bread
A month or two ago while I was at my job, a man startled me and I physically hurt him. I startle easy, I've come to terms with that, and I don't usually react violently. Usually I freeze for a second followed by taking a deep breath to regain composure. I then ask whomever was the source of the … Continue reading Why Do You Startle So Damn Easily?
When people walk into the street, whether within a crosswalk or just obliviously darting out into the street midway down the block, the presumption that you always hear people voicing is that the pedestrian has the right-of-way. That's more or less true, though there are exceptions to that. When I see people walking out into … Continue reading I’m a Pedestrian. You Can’t Hit Me.
Shut up and let people eat.
After a major break-up, your common sense generally flies out the window and you are prone to making poor decisions on the rebound. This has been true of me about 900 times. Give or take. The rebound after my post-divorce rebound - which was nearly as catastrophic as my first marriage, though with less time … Continue reading But I Took A Viagra!
Stay angry, ladies. And stay loud. You have every goddamn reason to and every goddamn right to. And every little girl who comes along after you is depending on it.
It was the weekend, and my friends and I had decided to meet at a dive bar called The Farm House, a dark, sticky feeling place that always somehow smelled more of stale cigarettes than the cigarettes that were currently being smoked by the patrons holding down bar stools. I was with a group of computer nerds … Continue reading Strip Poker and Spiders