I grew up poor. I mean, not so poor that we didn’t always have food or a place to live. I guess I should word that differently. I grew up poor-ish. I’ll explain later. Basically, this post is to talk about the very real trauma of being without money. I honestly think it should be … Continue reading Bug Sprayer Showers and Growing up Poor-ish
*Content Warnings: Suicide, eating disorders, body image issues and very blunt and frequent use of the word fat Ok…so this is a subject that is a big deal to me. Like, a really big deal. I’ve actually written this blog post in my head every day in the shower for the last six months, I … Continue reading Advice From a Fat Personal Trainer and Why You Should Listen to it
*Be forewarned…this post talks about periods, romance, and s-e-x… When I was a kid, my parents were suuuuuuuuper prudish. It was a combination of living in a hyper-religious household mixed with the fact that my older sister dared to have a baby out of wedlock *insert sarcastic gasp* They got over the baby thing pretty … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Chex, Baby!
I’ve always loved being scared. Well, that’s a lie. I always got a thrill from being scared and THAT’S the part I loved. The actual scared part? Not so much. To this day I’m basically the same. Love watching scary movies, the excitement, the terror, the thrill in my otherwise vanilla existence. And then? The … Continue reading Uggs, moss, and headless floating ghosts
Trigger Warning: Maiming, food, alcohol, death, suicidal ideations, grief, and…gluten. Today I am writing a happy post. Trigger warning probably seems a bit contradictive to that, but it really is! Well…mostly. Kind of. I mean, I cried while writing this, but really! It’s happy! So, 2016 was extra rough on me and S (spouse, in … Continue reading WAFFLES-DEATH-AND THE HEALING POWER OF BRUNCH
As I currently write this, I’m going through major stress. Trying to sell a house is the worst. Kicked out of your home all the time, waiting in a car with a panicked cat, hoping someone just puts you out of your misery and buys the place so you can have your life back. It … Continue reading Self-Anointing and Smoke Detectors-The Ballad of Reginald
If you ask most women what one of their worst fears are, other than maiming and death, invariably most say it’s losing their hair. With good reason. Women’s beauty is linked to their hair. We spend ass tons of money, time, and effort on it. Perms, dying, cutting, blow-outs, extensions, all the shit. We’ve been … Continue reading Ceramic Elephants and Hair Club for Women
Do you ever feel like people hate your very guts? I think we all feel this way. Usually for no reason. Brains are cruel, cruel things, and they regularly lie to us about our looks, success, friends, and how well we think we can pull off a swimsuit. I’d say 99 out of 100 times, … Continue reading Do People Secretly Hate You? Probably.
My mom and I have an interesting relationship. She’s never been like your stereotypical mother who is nurturing, tells you she loves you-shit like that. She’s always been obsessed with genealogy, actually, and most of her days were spent on the computer, ignoring everyone for hours at a time. She would take us places and … Continue reading Rowboats and Shredded Lettuce
I am a rather boring person. I’ve never been anywhere, I’ve never done anything. Random trips to Costco with my twin get me really pumped. I don’t even have a Costco card, I just like looking at the huge stacks of food and imagining that someday I might buy them. So yeah…I don’t have a … Continue reading The Strangest Thing that’s ever Happened to Me