Wow. It’s been a minute since I’ve posted anything on this site which I pay $120+ to maintain and don’t have the time to use… But I love the five of you who read and then comment… it’s like a really specialized form of social media as you’re not on my other social media or […]
Struck, Hacked and Haunted… yup, It’s the Same-Old, Same-Old. How You?
For my 4 readers, I’ve long discussed the dangers of driving in Milwaukee. Last Friday, I was hit so hard my car was deemed totaled on the scene. It took insurance days and days and drama and stress but eventually they said the same. A driver had hit my car so hard in my passenger […]
The Dog Is Turning Out To Be a Little Creepy
For those who have kept vague track of what I’ve been ranting about lately… my husband and I adopted a incredibly-traumatized dog named June Carter Cash back in December 2021. She is cute. No doubt about it. But she is also the hottest of hot messes. Case in point, she ran full speed into the […]
Social Work Self
My dear Bird Best Friend made me a feature item for my “desk” at work. I asked her to make me one because it reminds me of exactly how I feel in my new job as a state social worker: Crazed Overwhelmed Trying desperately to do good and spread joy and wellness but… I will […]
Where Are the Lambs, March?
March marches in like a lion and departs like a lamb. That’s what I was taught in school as a kid and March 2022 has not disappointed in the lion department but I’m not sure it’s going to morph into a lamb any time soon. In any case, yesterday I left my job in art […]
The Revelations/Revolutions of June
There’s those days of self-pity where you just have to crash out Les Misérables’ I Dreamed a Dream on the piano and make your dog serve as unwilling witness. Speaking of the dog, June Carter Cash has just started eating on her own. This is a revelation. I came home from work late one night […]
Not Everyone “Gets” Grief (ask our dog)
Right. So it’s the Olympics now and I’m super into them. I thought I was the only one but my friend Haven is also super into them and she doesn’t even remotely seem like the type of person who would be. (I don’t think Haven reads my blog which is good because I definitely just […]
The Olympics of Every Day
Another week of being alive! Huzzah! That opening makes it sound like this week’s blog post is going to be exploding with good news and joy. I’ll do my best. Lately, my neurological realities have been on my mind and I’m trying to feel really grateful for the time I have. That’s not meant to […]
COVID and the Saddest Dog in the World
COVID has become a regular part of daily life. We live in a time of plague. Putting on a mask when leaving the house has become commonplace. Not seeing friends and family has become normal. My innate desire to feel repulsion when seeing a large group of people has been allowed to flourish along with […]
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
“Peace and love.” Easy to say but super difficult to feel. Yet, while I’m super tired out from an especially hellish month of work and also family drama and other life stuff… … I’m still doing my best to channel George Michael and hold on to some Christmas cheer. As such, I’m making a list […]
The Hallmark Movie Has Begun… Will It Turn Into a Shudder Movie… STAY TUNED! 🤷🏻♀️😂
What the hell am I going on about now? THE ANSWER We GOT AN ACCEPTED OFFER ON A HOUSE THIS WEEK! So I’ve talked about how I’m relentless/resilient… something terrible happens and I just keep going and act like it was nothing. Just keep going… don’t let anyone get an edge on you… stay upright… […]
Happy Halloween, Everyone! The 12th and 13th Monster(s)!
I grew up in the Lutheran church and so today for me is also Reformation Day. Personally, I enjoy church holidays which celebrate some good old-fashioned breaking from the empire and its church. I was going to insert some Star Wars characters here but people tend to get testy about religion so I’ll just let […]
My Own Private Shit Show: The Art of Coping
This week’s blog is focused on the events of my daily life and how I’m using perspective to prevent them from driving me completely insane. Letting Your Car Go We paid off our car. Which means we’ve given it permission to completely fall apart. You’re free, Marshmallow. While a mechanic was trying to figure out […]
One House We Will Not Be Buying 👻…
Hi there. Two weeks ago I didn’t know if I could continue this blog because I got a real job. And the last two weeks have been crushing, overwhelming and crazy stressful, and it’s been trial by fire and I’ve been thrown into the deep end but… I haven’t drowned yet. Yet. I’m slowly, painfully, […]
I Am Batman
Little known fact that I am Batman. Though you may have had some clues given my being an orphan and certainly also having some unresolved issues in regard to the whole “being an orphan” thing. Yet, my lack of extreme wealth may have tipped you off that I’m not really the crime-fighting playboy cape-wielding superhero. […]
Get It Out: Art Saves
I just got news that a rather big happening which was going to change life as my husband and I know it is probably no longer happening. It was all probably not but maybe happening… then definitely happening… and now… probably not happening once again?! Life, man. It’s a real thing. Before that ambivalent-yet-leaning-towards-bad news, […]
Hey Brain Wars Subscribers… Got a Minute? 😺
TOMORROW (THURSDAY 3/3/21) IS PITCH MADNESS! Otherwise known at #PITMAD. And I am once again pitching my graphic memoir WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU MAKES YOU WEIRD AT PARTIES. UPDATE: Thank you so much for your help! Special shout out to Naomi, Gabi, Meredith and Jesse. Here are tomorrow’s pitches: #1 Diagnosed w epilepsy at age […]
It’s Happening! It’s the END!!!!!
Wellity, wellity. 2020 is coming to an end. Hypothetically. There is still time for the world to end before 2021. But hopefully that won’t happen. After all, we each likely have hard-wired high, misguided hopes for the new year. Because we have to. Survival requires a little hope, sporadically and strategically spread out over our […]
😫? Escape With Me to Spain: Misadventures in Málaga
You never know when a grief attack will hit. Yesterday I had a full-blown, out-of-left-field grief attack when listening to a song I always listen to but, for whatever reason, when the song lyrics came to this certain part yesterday… I completely lost it. It’s like all the oxygen was sucked out of my body […]
Well, We Introverts Can’t All Be Normal and Well-Adjusted 😺
I spend most of my time being a recluse and playing Sodoku. I’m an epileptic introvert who is now terrified of her brain degenerating so this is a pragmatic way to spend my time, in my electrified view. At the same time, I can’t play Sodoku all the time so I also spend a lot […]