Trying to distract my cat from food

My precious babygirl, who we found in our garage one morning and eventually decided to keep, feels very food insecure. On the left: my black cat, Zatanna, getting caught going straight for the food bowl. On the right, my fluffy grey cat, Gandalf, heading in the opposite direction because he has self-control. Which, in practice, … Continue reading Trying to distract my cat from food

How to Hold Everything Together (Badly)

We're probably all aware at this point, but here's a brief surrounding summary of the state of my country to set the scene: COVID-19 pandemic.Trump somehow still in power.U.S. Post Office getting fucked overThe world pretty much agrees the U.S. is a hot mess.Summertime = things afire = smoke pollution.Environment is fucked.Most people are broke … Continue reading How to Hold Everything Together (Badly)

Gender Roles vs. Gender Identities

So I consider myself (she/her/hers) to be entirely feminine without masculine traits or desires. I love dresses and skirts and chandelier earrings, polka dots, make-up, being a princess, etc. and so forth. And then I took this quiz: Gender Coordinates Test I was bewildered, because I was placed undeniably in the middle of androgynous-land. I … Continue reading Gender Roles vs. Gender Identities

I’m doing great in the pandemic, really. I’M FINE. I SWEAR.

You all saw my struggle with finding a job. I finally got a new (shitty) job which took over my life, and I simply didn't have enough spoons to keep writing. That new job was absolutely horrid, didn't pay nearly enough, and had a very high turnover rate for exactly those reasons. But, I kept … Continue reading I’m doing great in the pandemic, really. I’M FINE. I SWEAR.

Post 18: Post-Holiday Hangovers – Both Literal and Emotional

Aka Post-Holiday drop. DO ALL THE THINGS. MAKE WITH THE DECORATIONS. GIFT SHOPPING. GIFT WRAPPING. FAMILY. FRIENDS. PARTIES. COOKING. BAKING. CANDLESTICK MAKING. Okay, not candlestick making. But, point being, the holidays are hard - especially for people who who have mental health problems. Like me, I am bipolar, with stress-induced anxiety. And, while there are … Continue reading Post 18: Post-Holiday Hangovers – Both Literal and Emotional

Post 17: The Not-So-Christian Origins of Christmas, and How to Respond to People Who Insist that Christmas is Only about Christ

It is that time of year when Christians come out of the woodwork to complain about the lack of red cups at Starbucks, and being "erased" and persecuted, all while proclaiming that "Jesus is the reason for the season." Well, they are wrong. On SOOOOO many levels. And, unlike "fake news," it isn't a myth … Continue reading Post 17: The Not-So-Christian Origins of Christmas, and How to Respond to People Who Insist that Christmas is Only about Christ