This past weekend I attended the Creative Nonfiction Writing Conference (more on that in the next post). It was in Pittsburgh, which is a four and half hour drive from where I live, so I decided to drive. Well, that was mistake number one. Since it was Memorial weekend, I couldn’t find anyone to go with… Read more Traveling to Pittsburgh Alone
My left index finger has a finger. Okay, not really. But it does have a pretty noticeable bump that I’m convinced is going to grow bigger, break off, and start to move on its own. The bump is scar tissue according to my doctor. She suggests that I rub lotion with Vitamin E on it… Read more It Puts the Vitamin E Lotion on the Nub
Where did the saying the “third time’s a charm” come from? I could Google it, but I prefer to speculate. Was it meant to encourage someone who’s failed twice at something to keep trying? And if so, do we really want to encourage someone who was ready to give up after two failed tries? I… Read more Third Time’s Probably Not a Charm
I put on a lot of winter weight this year. For anyone lucky enough to not have winter, let me explain. Winter weight is the weight you put on during the winter from long days spent hiding inside from the snow, overindulging in pastries and hot chocolate. The pastries and hot chocolate are for the endorphin boost.… Read more I’m Not Fat, It’s Just Winter Weight
I’m about to make an unpopular statement that will surely stop the one person who’s been reading my blog posts (thank you!) from reading any more of them. I love airports. *gasp* Yup. I do. Which is why I’m writing this post from the Detroit Airport two and half hours before my flight. I actually… Read more Ode to Airports
As someone who gets a cut and then thinks they’re going to die, I probably shouldn’t be reading medical books. But I can’t help myself. Recently I checked out, “If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body” from my library. I flipped through it and stumbled upon a section… Read more Diagnosis: Hypochondria Caused by Reading Medical Books
My boyfriend and I are currently house hunting. Not to own, but to rent. We could just rent another apartment, but we’re pretty much at our bullshit threshold for neighbors. In our current apartment we can hear our neighbors’ loud sex noises, shouting matches, and crying babies. Another reason we want a house is due… Read more Any Treehouses for Rent?
Due to a sprained ankle, I recently binge watched three seasons of the Great British Baking Show on Netflix in the span of a couple weeks. In case you haven’t seen it, it’s a baking contest where each week the contestants have three baking challenges and at the end one of the contestants is eliminated.… Read more The Great Easter Baking Show