Damaged Goods

My students read a book called Fat-Talk Nation in one of my classes. The basic gist of it is that our society's obsession with weight has led to everyone - regardless of size - hating their bodies. Another important part is how just a single comment can fuck up a kid's body image. Growing up, [...]

A Bit Brighter

The election results tonight have me feeling a bit better about the world. Just a bit. I still find it hard to believe that my country’s president is who it is. Fuck.  It is also difficult to feel even brighter because the gun control laws are as horrendous as they are and mass shooting have [...]

Long Week

My week is nearly over. The work part of it is complete, at least the part I have to do with clothes on in front of others. Grading and course prep don’t require such formalities.  It has been very rough.  This skin care regimen makes me feel like my face is burned. My face is [...]

Glorious Shit

One of the things Ask Polly recommends to her reader is that they take stock of their lives:  You have to be optimistic, be patient, write down everything you’re grateful for every night, and remember that you will look back on this time as one of the most important times of your life. You’ll look [...]

Skin

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 [...]

Chill

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 [...]

I Don’t Do Guns

I am not comfortable around guns. I know this may seem shocking to some, given that I was born and raised in Texas. I have family members that own guns. One is a police officer. I think my sister might own one as well. Not me. My cousin had one of those cap guns when [...]

Change in Programming

I put a bunch of my posts under password protection. I did it for a few reasons. First, I am residually bothered that “Steve” found my website. I don’t know if he is still reading. That would be fucked up. Second, I’m surprised that I get traffic to my website from Google. I think some [...]

Thrills and Chills

Our second date is planned for this weekend at Cedar Point. I've never been before, so this will be great. Here's the thing, though: I like roller coasters, but I am a giant dork when riding scary ones for the first time. I have been known to lift my shirt collar up over my eyes, [...]

Going Offline

My therapist, best friend, and parents all agree - I need to try going offline to find a guy. To that end, I need to be more social and less of a homebody. I pointed out that I am social, and they retorted that the things I am social in tend to be women-only or [...]