Be Strong For Mother

While this is a place for me to tell ridiculous stories about my life, it is also a place to keep small things purely because they make me laugh. Sometimes they’re quality comedy. Sometimes they are incredibly dumb. Either way they are hilarious (to me at least). I use a tag that goes with it, […]

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Fact: Exercise Balls Are Stupid

A few years ago, I bought a bright blue exercise ball. Don’t look at me like that – I don’t know why I did. We didn’t even have a place to put it, since we lived in a studio apartment. Just log this impulse buy under “Anna’s Misadventures in Fitness” or “I Don’t Remember Why […]

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My Brother

My brother and I have not been in touch for a very long time. There are a lot of reasons for this, none of which I’ll be going into right now. What I did want to write about today are a few of my favorite memories of him when we were kids together. No matter […]

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Dear Summer People

Heat Wave Log: Day One Thousand. I don’t remember life without 86% humidity anymore. I felt like I was swimming through the air when I was walking somewhere an hour ago. In the EVENING. Here’s what the next few days looks like: The forecast looks exactly the same as what it has been almost every […]

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Heads Up

When my brother was around 9 or 10, he had an alien themed birthday party. We had all kinds of decorations and creepy music like the X-files soundtrack playing, but my favorite part was the Roswell alien head chia pet my mother used as a centerpiece. Because we were Weird, we buried the whole thing […]

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Baby Sloths

In this video, baby sloths are treated for mange and then wrapped up in a way that looks like they’re wearing pajamas. That’s it. That’s what this is. If it doesn’t make you happy to look at them, I can’t help you. I, for one, feel better immediately when I see them.

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Cereal Toys and Games

Like many families, we ate a lot of cereal when we were kids. My mother almost always bought the “healthy” cereals like Cheerios, Rice Chex, or Raisin Bran. These cereals weren’t typically marketed to children (more to adults with buzzwords like heart disease prevention, etc.), so I think we were generally unaware of a lot […]

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Working For My Alma Mater

Four years ago, I was asked by my favorite professor to work for my undergraduate department at my alma mater in place of their awesome program assistant while she was on an extended maternity leave. I have a whole bunch of stories about my favorite student experiences and the crazy bus commute to come, but […]

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