Saying goodbye to Robin Williams.

I didn’t mourn my childhood when I left it. This hadn’t occurred to me until the death of Robin Williams. I left my childhood behind with the same vigor with which I had participated in it ....more

On Robin Williams…

I’m not really ready to write about Robin Williams. I admire and envy those who composed such beautiful tributes last night. I’m not there yet, however ....more

On Anniversaries…

Today marks my second anniversary to one very special human being. To Carter: I love you more today than yesterday and, if we’re being honest, I loved you more yesterday than the day before. Though, that could be because you were being especially difficult on Saturday ....more

I’m in a glass case of anxiety.

I’m waiting for some rather big news about grad school. I’ve been waiting for 6 months for this news, but today is the deadline. As in… [source] Now, because I am nothing if not a perfectly rational person, I have been coping with the stress by allowing my body to consume itself from the inside out, and not in that sexy, tapeworm sort of way ....more

I am too “old” to “wedding”

Dear Self, I am only just now able to stare at this screen long enough to write to you. After all, you and I have...more

Oh, Laura Ashley, I just can’t quit you.

I have a bit of an obsession with Laura Ashley. Not because I love it, but because A) I successfully resisted wearing it for my entire childhood and B) because I often like to imagine what kind of Anne Shirley I would be if I did, in fact, live in Green Gables. My friend sent me the link to this little beauty last night:...more

A Visit with the Ghost of Awkwardness Past

I was talking to a friend the other day. The conversation turned to our favorited books-turned-movies and, therefore, about some of our favorite actors-as-novel-character-hotties. You know, Tom Hardy as Heathcliff: [Source] Really, Tom Hardy? ...more

Put the Squeegee Down.

Dear stranger driving the Ford Focus at the Pilot Gas Station: I was filling up in front of you this weekend. It was an uneventful trip. I filled my...more

Proof that I have matured….

So, I was at the grocery this morning. I am aware that nearly all of my recent posts have involved the grocery in some form or another, but that’s where I’m at in life. Anyway, I was unloading bags from my cart and loading cold items into coolers because, yes, I am...more