OMICATS, everyone! It’s ALMOST HALLOWEEN! The gateway to the Western holiday season is about ready to BLAST OPEN! Here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the weather has just taken a dark turn: And it’s fantastic. I’ve heard some moaning from others about the weather but this is Halloween weather. I would be so upset if Halloween occurred […]
There are some nights – tonight and last night – where I think “I’m just going to bed. This day has felt too terrible too long and it simply needs to end. Here’s to tomorrow.” But then tomorrow comes. And it feels the same. My fucking IUD removal (or Mirena crash which many doctors deny) […]
Milwaukee Paranormal Conference! 👻
When my amazing, award-winning journalist/writer friend Tea (check out his latest book which I highly recommend: https://thebookselfblog.wordpress.com/category/tea-krulos/) asked me to be a panelist in the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference in September: I said “Yes.” As part of this event, I’m also being given a vendor table so… this is all very amazing. Because, at this fine […]
Curs-ed and Coping
Yeah, so it’s that really terrible time of year for me. The Death Anniversary time of year… oddly, my family died or were born in the first couple weeks of March. And my crisis of confidence continues as I was recently told for the nth time I’m “overqualified” and “will leave after a month” if […]
My PC laptop is very old and our apartment’s WiFi is very shit so it takes forever for me to, say, open a folder. FOREVER. But then, when it eventually, finally, does manage to OPEN A FILE FOLDER and I verbally exhale an exasperated ‘finally‘, my PC makes a satisfied happy sound which I interpret […]
Double Life of Sorts
I have to say, as I prep for/engage in two job interviews for positions this week, I also have this little voice inside which says: “What’s the point? You’re doomed.” Well, it’s not quite that dramatic but that’s essentially its core messaging. Why? If you’re a new reader, I received the death toll of genetic […]
SYSTEM ALERT: Is What Happened to My Mom Going To Happen To Meeeeeeeeee?
Why have a blog if you can’t use it to openly discuss the potential manifestation of your absolute worst fear? 😺 Yeah. This is the blog post I really avoided writing and here it is. In this post I’ve tried to bedazzle my worst fear and all my fretting and freaking out with pictures and […]
Remembering Winter and My Smashed, Broken Robot Friend
Living in Wisconsin, everyone is on their last legs by the time March rolls around due to the intense and extended darkness and cold. Stiff and frozen, we idealize warmer temperatures and dreamily look forward to grilled food, sunshine, fresh air, backyard parties and summer activities. Of course, this year none of that has been […]
Being Thirteen and WTF Are Temporal Lobe Seizures?
I attended a free private Lutheran school from kindergarten through 8th grade. For 9th grade all us St. Johns kids had to transfer schools because the grades in our school ran out. Some of my good friends left for junior high after 6th grade and were really happy to be “liberated” but I was content […]