Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lovelorn

The weather’s not right. When I’m in a mood like the one I’m in tonight, it should be raining. Heavily and dramatically. But it’s not. To make up for the lack of dramatic rain, I’m playing “End of the Road” … Continue reading

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Bum Flaps

I am a connoisseur of trouser drama. Only last week, I threw away the pair of jeans with the fly that kept dramatically bursting open at inappropriate moments for the last nine months. And today I had to throw away my … Continue reading

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All Grown Up

In four weeks and one day, I will turn thirty two years old. When my mother was thirty two, she had been married for nine years and gone through four pregnancies. She had been working in the same job for … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Fireball

I’ve re-arranged my recycling box so that if someone looks at it, the first thing they see is the cardboard box that my mandarin oranges came in. They will (in my head) not notice the three frozen pizza boxes underneath. … Continue reading

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Ready

2013 continues to be awesome. I have done more focused PhD-related work in the last week than I have at any time since last May. My brain isn’t used to this. Some evenings I come home and I’m too tired … Continue reading

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It’s Twenty Thirteen

Connor is ready to be an inspiration again, bitchez! Yesterday morning, I put on my runners and did the first day of the couch-to-5K. Again. And today I did the second. I haven’t put on the runners since I chickened … Continue reading

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Tahiti

Paul Gauguin was working as a tarpaulin salesman in Copenhagen, when one day in 1885 he walked out on his wife of eleven years and his five children. He went to Paris and then Tahiti, never seeing his wife and … Continue reading

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