When I Have Long Fingernails

I was forced to make an informal resolution this year: stop biting my nails.  I have been a nailbiter my entire life, so I knew it was going to be difficult.  But I have been bite free for a little over two months now.  My fingers still feel weird as my nails get longer and I constantly … Continue reading When I Have Long Fingernails

Attack of the Jellyfish

I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.  The year: 1996.  I was only 10 years old and I was summering with my family at our old beach house.  That was the summer the United States hosted the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.  It was also the last summer I would … Continue reading Attack of the Jellyfish

Ike Turner: The Ultimate Boogeyman

Fear of The Boogeyman is perfectly natural for a child.  One might attribute these rational fears to many sources: campfire ghost stories, horror movies, a teasing sibling, etc.  I had childhood friends who were afraid of Hobgoblin and Venom from the Spider-Man comics.  One of my cousins swore up and down that Michael Myers was … Continue reading Ike Turner: The Ultimate Boogeyman

Ariel: The Little Drama Queen

Can we just face the fact that it is impossible to be mature, classy, and poignant all the time?  As much as we need to show the world that we are upstanding and responsible masters of the universe, there  are times that we just need to lose our minds and go a little batshit dramatic, … Continue reading Ariel: The Little Drama Queen

Pluviophile: (n.) lover of rain

For years and years I have tried to fit into a society that shuns the "type of person" I am.  I fear for my safety at times, praying that no one will learn the truth about me.  Will my friends and family still love me?  Will my cat ever look at me the same when … Continue reading Pluviophile: (n.) lover of rain

National Drink Wine Day

"The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine.  Wine has played an important role in history, religion and relationships.  We should use this day to embrace the positive benefits of wine such as new friends, reduced risk of heart disease, and the enhancement of food and life." I … Continue reading National Drink Wine Day

The Ups and Downs of Escalators and Elevators

Another year is underway.  Another month is passing that reminds us each and every day that the job we have is not the job we want.  When did we roll over and submit to being trampled by the big corporations who inundate us with a false sense of loyalty?  Is there time to make a plan … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Escalators and Elevators

A Celebration of Growing Up

International Day of Older Persons is real.  Just about 10 years ago in 1990 (because we all think that was just a decade ago, admit it), the UN General Assembly voted to institute this holiday to be observed on October 1st.  The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and … Continue reading A Celebration of Growing Up

Absolutely Fall-ing In Love

There are so many reasons to love Fall.  It is one of my favorite times of year and it contains my favorite month of the year, October.  My list of reasons why I love Fall is short and rather simple: the weather, horror movies, Halloween, seasonal beer, and so many television season premieres!  Did I … Continue reading Absolutely Fall-ing In Love

Search Terms of Endearment

As bloggers, we not only spend a lot of time planning and writing, but we also spend quite a bit of time in making sure our articles reach our readers via Twitter, Bloglovin, etc.  We create tags on our articles and even share them on Google+ so it will enhance our SEO.  How many of us … Continue reading Search Terms of Endearment