Stop The Ride. I Want To Get Off.

"When someone gets on the roller coaster to big emotions, you can choose to stay on the platform and wait for them to get back." "Just because you have a clown in your life doesn't mean you have to buy a ticket to the circus." I heard both of these ideas in different places, but [...]

Ten Surefire Ways To Score With Women

Dear man, Here are ten strategies you can use to totally succeed in your pursuit of women. Hurry up, and pick one at random...not the woman, a strategy, you silly goose! What else are we doing with our lives besides waiting for you to come along? I'm a woman, so I'm an expert on women! [...]

Meeting Characters In Florida

On our Disney World vacation a few weeks ago, we went to two different character breakfasts. They are what they sound eat delicious breakfast while characters walk around and interact with each table. I went to one called Goofy's Kitchen at Disneyland several times as a little girl. I threw up on Belle there [...]

Double Date

Recently, we went on a double date with friends of ours who were in town visiting from New York City. We went to a Chinese restaurant, and I tried two things that were new to me: mapo tofu and egg drop soup. Both were delicious, but I did get double-glutened because I wasn't as careful [...]


2018 has been chock full of all sorts of changes. Many of these have been lifestyle changes. With my doctors' blessing, I started to drive a little again. I gave up caffeine and alcohol. I started to eat better, both in content and portion size. I became a regular gym-goer, and I did a little [...]

Natalie & My Twelfth Birthday

For my 12th birthday, my mother threw a big party for me. We chose a 1950s sock hop theme, and she invited homeschooled girls we knew as well as a few girls from the Sunday School I was going to at the time. The home video my father filmed at the party is probably the [...]

Sunflowers and Mushrooms

A few nights ago, W and I ventured out in a thunderstorm to the drugstore to pick up a few things. Our umbrella didn't do much against the torrential downpour to keep us dry, and our feet were perpetually underwater the whole walk. I loved it. I'm at my happiest when it's dark and gloomy. [...]

Engagement, Part One

W and I met in August 2009. He tells people he knew he loved me the day he met me, because he's romantic and mushy. I felt something right away, but I was far too much of a basket case to know what for awhile. By January 2010 (five months later), we knew we wanted [...]