The house is signed, sealed…and almost delivered. The property my grandparents bought is about to be unloaded, and not a moment too soon: to my surprise, I’ve gotten a cash offer for $250,000 with just a walk-through required rather than a full inspection or an … Continue readingThe Clock is Ticking
The last time I reported on my glow-up efforts, I told you I was accelerating them, and had work scheduled to be done just this month, January of 2024: As for the stretch marks, I’ve got some in the upper arms and all round the … Continue readingGlow-Up Acceleration: So Far, So Good
Ah, brainstorming. It’s always so beautiful when you look over the different pieces of a story you’re writing and find new ways for them to fit together more effectively. So it has been with Decca’s makeover in my Christmas superstorm story in my near-future science-fictional … Continue readingBrand New Decca
Fun fact about me: whenever I spot an unknown shadow on the road my mind often goes “spike strip!”…despite spike strips not being the sort of object one would expect to find randomly strewn about public highways. Why do I expect to see them all … Continue readingRetvrn to Childhood?
To Angelenos, the first circle of hell is the San Bernardino Valley; the second, the High Desert; the third, Bakersfield; the fourth…well, let’s just call it “out of state”. Downwardly-mobile ex-Californians face a rather horrifying way of life, often pouring into cheaper parts of the … Continue readingPretty Girls Drinkin’ Tall Boys…
Looking over some new apartments near me online, I’m struck by how everything is grey, with literally less color than the Borg cubes from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, and how old and stale that aesthetic is, along with the 2010s fashion for them to … Continue readingThe Future of Fashion: After Greige
OMG. I got my filler last Thursday morning, and at the 70-hour mark or so now I can honestly say I love it; much more than I even thought I would. I checked myself into the best aesthetic clinic I could find, one with a … Continue readingGod Bless Filler!
It’s weird: I meet plenty of people who show romantic and sexual interest in me…but they’re all already married! It becomes downright bizarre when I realize everyone who shows platonic interest in me is already married (or were previously); indeed, every one of my friends … Continue readingStraddling the Shadow of Life
In my post “The Boon of Young Motherhood” I proposed a kind of generational division of labor: sex and babies for the young, career work for the old. After all, fundamentally you can work a job far later in life than you can have a … Continue readingToward a Generational Division of Labor?
There are some days it strikes me that I’m always kinda excluded, like the people I know and who act like they like me, and even tell me to my face that they’re my friend, will all chat up each other in their little sociable … Continue readingWelcome to the Desert of the Weird