This week.

Life That was quite a week, wasn’t it? Someone’s been busy. All I did was go to work, get a haircut, and try not to lose my damned mind over every New York Times app notification. Even my trusty Lamy 2000 fell apart. At least Zen has had a great week. In between “spa treatments” (read: subcutaneousContinue reading “This week.”

Day 251 of Project 365: Stranger Things.

FunkyPlaid and I watched the first two episodes of “Stranger Things” tonight. It is taking every shred of my adult willpower right now to go to bed instead of watching another. Writing from: my study in Portland. Listening to: nothing, even though I really want to listen to the “Stranger Things” soundtrack. I don’t wantContinue reading “Day 251 of Project 365: Stranger Things.”

Waiting for perfection.

Life “If I waited for perfection, I’d never write a word.” —Margaret Atwood Often I want to say something important in the perfect way, so I keep putting it off until I figure out the perfect way. If the perfect way never occurs to me, I never say the important thing. The point is to say the thing becauseContinue reading “Waiting for perfection.”

This Week and Last Month

Life I’m writing to a prompt today, just for the hell of it: “I can do strange things, believe me.” The strangest thing I do these days is ponder Mendelian genetics in order to better breed virtual cats in a dying world. (It’s not really dying, or it is, depending on who you ask. DoesContinue reading “This Week and Last Month”

This Week and Other Weeks

Life I have tried to write this several times now. It never goes well. I find unsettling analogies, or take refuge in bluntness, or just pretend the thing that happened didn’t happen at all so I can get through the first paragraph. But it happened. And it derailed the tail-end of my spring completely. IContinue reading “This Week and Other Weeks”

Limiting my television consumption for HealthMonth.

One of the HealthMonth rules I chose for March is limiting my television consumption to seven hours per week, or roughly one hour per day. I pared down my Hulu subscription list to the following, in order of how much I enjoy them: Fringe (hour) Parks and Recreation (half-hour) Community (half-hour) Modern Family (half-hour) ParenthoodContinue reading “Limiting my television consumption for HealthMonth.”

FOX’s Traffic Light: How to Make Lying Unfunny

I didn’t plan on watching FOX’s new show “Traffic Light” last night on Hulu, but I was trying to switch my brain off after a particularly intense round of homework. Little did I know that those twenty-two minutes would annoy me enough for me to write a review. There are many things I could sayContinue reading “FOX’s Traffic Light: How to Make Lying Unfunny”