The Big 3-0

As my 30th birthday lingered in the forefront of my mind, I dealt with it as well as I know how to deal with anything else daunting:  completely immerse myself in something else and hope that I’ll be so distracted that I won’t think of it. And oddly enough I was fairly successful at that.  … More The Big 3-0

Illness and Insomnia

I officially signed on to do some contract work selling t-shirts at various conventions to make some extra spending money as I have expensive hobbies and am the sole funder of said hobbies.  To assist in funding my travel/clothing/socializing habits, I took a once a month, commission-based sales job that sends me to different cities … More Illness and Insomnia

The Meltdown

Sometimes a series of unfortunate events happens all in one week, and there’s a breaking point that seems almost comic once enough time passes that I can recover my sense of humor about the whole thing. It’s a rare occurrence, but when it happens there’s a moment mid happenings where I actually think to myself … More The Meltdown

Lauck Blood

I apologize in advanced because I don’t like to post things that are serious or even semi-serious because that’s not how I know how to deal with things.  I joke around a lot and sidetrack conversations because it’s really the only coping mechanism I have.  I see the humor in a lot of things that … More Lauck Blood

Pat Down Patty

I was in a fairly decent mood as I was heading to the airport.  As much as I hate flying, I was looking forward to visiting with my friends and family in Indianapolis, most of whom I don’t get to see other than a visit around Christmas since I’ve moved to Seattle. I’m also a … More Pat Down Patty

Cookie Monster

I couldn’t tell you when Girl Scout season starts, but for me it is typically flagged by some child in a green vest looking at me with sad eyes on my way out of the grocery store when I’ve already spent more money than I anticipated on things like cheese and wine.  Whoever came up … More Cookie Monster

Hit and Run

I was very un-Seattle with my bright pink umbrella on full display as I was walking to meet a friend for dinner.  It was pouring down raining, and I have no shame in my umbrella and am even proud of how much it stands out.  A true Seattle-ite toughs out the rain and might throw … More Hit and Run