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The Other Time I Moved Across the Country

The Other Time I Moved Across the Country

I’m here. I’m settling. I’m still collecting my thoughts on California, but in the meantime I wanted to tell you about the other time I moved across the country from Massachusetts to Austin. Otherwise known as the time Tim and I set my car on fire. Every time Tim and I made a significant move, we rented a big U-Haul truck. We’d tetris all of our wordly belongings into the back in some precarious kind of way, and Tim would drive…

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Tips for Moving Across the Country

Tips for Moving Across the Country

If it seems like all I’ve been talking about on the blog lately is moving, that’s because all I’ve been doing in real life is moving. Well, that and going out with my friends as much as possible which makes for interesting-but-not-exactly-for-this-blog content. While Saturday I spent the entire day hungover and unable to move resting, yesterday I was as productive as can be trying to pack up the last bits of my house. It made me think of some…

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A Reminder for Me to Stop Overly Planning My Life

A Reminder for Me to Stop Overly Planning My Life

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a planner. With many things, this is an asset. For example, I’ve planned the shit out of my upcoming move which is now two weeks away. Every week had a to do list and a timeline for goals, so now even with unexpected bumps in the road… I haven’t crawled into a fetal position with a bottle of wine for the mental breakdown I’m pretty sure I’m do. Actually, I’ve been clipping along…

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Elastic Heart

Elastic Heart

This whole “rebuilding my life” process isn’t going as smoothly as I hoped it might. Partially I blame grief, but when you grieve as long and as deep as I have it’s easy to blame grief for everything. Grief is like just getting out of the shower on a cold morning when the heat hasn’t kicked on yet, and someone throws a towel over your head. You’re wet and cold. You can’t see anything because there’s a fucking towel over your…

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That Time I Stole a Pug

That Time I Stole a Pug

For reasons that escape me, I haven’t expressed much on this blog how obsessed I am with pugs. Let me catch you up to speed – I’m smitten with them. I follow a multitude of celebrity pugs on social media, the most notable being of course Doug the Pug. I also have a Doug the Pug calendar by my desk at work that one of my best friends got me for my birthday, because hey — my people know me well!…

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Mistakes I Made in 2016

Mistakes I Made in 2016

Last week in a bout of self reflection about the last year, I wrote about the things I did right in 2016. Because this is the internet, I know there was at least one person out there thinking, “Well isn’t she just a little high and mighty.” Don’t worry person – this post is for you! Though I’m proud of a lot of the things I did or attempted last year, there were certainly some areas that need improvement. Neglected…

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Adventures with Sleep Apnea II

Adventures with Sleep Apnea II

When I last left you, my doctor had an inkling that I had sleep apnea after months of issues with my tonsils and sleeping. Today I conclude that tale! The night of my actual sleep study, I came home with a small computer around my neck and wires everywhere. There was one around a belt on my chest, one around a belt on my waist, one attached to my index finger and a tube coming from my nostrils. Normally I…

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Adventures in Sleep Apnea I

Adventures in Sleep Apnea I

It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually learned sleep apnea was a real condition. Tim and I, both heavy snorers, were lying in bed discussing it. “Wait, so you stop breathing in your sleep?” I asked. “Yeah,” he replied. “But like… you start again right?” “Of course. Your body wakes itself up again without being fully awake. You breathe fine, go back to sleep and then it can happen again in a cycle.” “Huh,” I said. “Do…

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Blog Posts I Keep Thinking About Writing (But Don’t)

Blog Posts I Keep Thinking About Writing (But Don’t)

I haven’t been exceptionally busy, but any ounce of my creative writing brainpower has been put towards the book (currently stagnant) or writing samples for grad school (will or won’t I apply?). Though this blog has mostly been neglected, I still think about it often. Here are some posts ideas I think about writing, but immediately scrap. I figured if I listed enough of them, it’d be almost like taking the time to write one out. Selling Horses Is Hard…

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That Time I Catfished My 8th Grade Teacher

That Time I Catfished My 8th Grade Teacher

I have always been good with the internet. My family was not an early adopter, but I noticed the sleek silver AOL discs we got in the mail week after week. “Can I install this on the computer?” I said, holding the light blue sleeve next to our family computer – a chunky gray Gateway desktop atop a massive faux mahogany desk in our upstairs living room. “It won’t work yet. I need to install a new phone line,”my Dad…

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Some Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Me

Some Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Me

There are some memes floating around Facebook and the blog-o-sphere right now that I’m going to rely on for today’s post, because I have writer’s block, I haven’t ridden my horse in a week and I’m out of new pony pictures to share. First we have the “You in 3 fictional characters” meme. Y’all – characters are my favorite. I’ve stopped watching several TV shows because I liked the characters, but they kept making so many dumb choices that I couldn’t…

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Horse Shopping & Online Dating

Horse Shopping & Online Dating

Even before Britt called out online dating being similar to horse shopping, I’d been tossing around comparisons in my head. See, I had never done either seriously before this year – call me a late bloomer. I’m not sure if either is better or worse overall, but there are certainly some strong paralells one can draw. Before you ask, yes – these are all real screen grabs from Tinder. You’re welcome. Anyone can look nice in pictures, but you really…

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