Let’s talk skin, shall we? Specifically skin that is plagued by adult acne.  Last weekend, I developed an acne cyst a bit larger than a quarter above my left eyebrow. Tired of this bullshit, this is my skin care regimen that I started this week in earnest: Morning Wash face with Cetaphil for acne-prone skin [...]


My best friend informed me that, in looking at my posts and my statuses, I make dating too hard.  She cannot believe I track things like what number the dates are.  And above all, if it doesn’t work out, then he’s not the guy for me.  I need to stop overthinking.  I need to go [...]

Hashtag Blessed

I have had the first day (Syllabus Day) in all of my courses for the semester and for some reason I've got some warm fuzzies going on. You might call it #blessed. So I'm going to reflect on some of those things.  First, I am teaching courses that I love. This is my eighth year [...]

JNCO Jeans

For some reason, I brought up JNCO jeans in my Intro class this evening. I think I roughly tied it to privilege in that people who are of average height don't have to go out of their way for properly fitted pants. When students don't talk to me, I go off on tangents. This was [...]

Tell Ya Your Future

Miss Cleo died.  For those unfamiliar with Miss Cleo, her commercials were often shown on late-night television in the '90s. She was a psychic who advertised her "ability" to tell the future. She was also seemingly no-nonsense in her delivery of advice to the desperate caller.  Given that I have had fucked up sleep patterns [...]


I am a t-shirt addict. Right now, I probably have at least 750 t-shirts, if not more. I probably wear a rotation of 10 of them, including t-shirts that are more like pajamas and not for public. My therapist advised taking photos of the shirts and then giving them away. She also suggested turning them [...]

That’s Not How That Works

I don't drink beer. Or wine. I rarely drink, period, and when I do, I drink frozen margaritas.  That being said, I do watch a lot of television and have seen Modelo's commercial, "Work For It." In it, the voice over says, "You want a girl to marry you, you ask her father." There are [...]

It’s Good to Be Queen

For the past few years, I have bought Cards Against Humanity's holiday offering. The only things I have not bought from them have been the game priced $5 more, literal bullshit, and nothing. I "own" a 1 square foot part of a private island in Maine called "Hawaii 2" thanks to Cards Against Humanity. I also [...]

Loving Lists

I just found this list on Atlas Obscura and I think I now have my summer plans made for me.  The Percy Skuy Collection on the History of Contraception alone is worth exploring! Speaking of lists, here is a link to my profile on The List App. It has lists. 

We Need New Summer Songs

I cannot stand the song "Rude" by Magic. Sure, it's somewhat catchy. It just has a questionable message. Here it is, with lyrics: The lyric I have the most problem with is: Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life? The singer admits that the man he is asking is old-fashioned. But where [...]