Okay, there are a thousand things I’ve been dying to blog about, and the pile of half-finished posts in my dashboard is proof of that. But as I’ve said ad nauseum, I process things by writing, and I couldn’t write anything coherent about anything else until I first addressed my complete breakdown. Now that it’s [Read More...]

My Nervous Breakdown Was Totally Lame

As it turns out, having a “nervous breakdown” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Not that I used to think it would be this great life experience, like childbirth or skydiving, but I did think it would be a teensy bit more dramatic and significantly more beneficial. Like this post I wrote back in [Read More...]

Writer’s Block, in GIFs

At first, I was all Then I had some thoughts, and spent several days writing post after post that vaguely sucked. Every time I tried to fix and finish them, I was like Yeah. I actually got so bored with my own thoughts that I just gave up and left seven nearly-completed posts on the [Read More...]

Live-Tweeting the Genuine Feminine Conference!

The Ogre signed me up for the Genuine Feminine conference this weekend. When he told me, I was all               Then he said, “you need to get out of the house! It’ll make you feel better!” and I was like                   [Read More...]

Friday Night Must-Read

Seriously, read this post. As my mind stopped listening and my heart nearly stopped beating I fought back tears of confusion and anger.   I thought back to the waiver I signed at my doctor’s office refusing genetic testing and requesting not to be given knowledge of any abnormalities or disabilities.  I thought of your [Read More...]

Dear Sienna: Honesty is Not Your Best Policy

Sienna: “Jack’s mom lets him ride all around the Piazza and to Emerson by himself if he wants even though he lives in  Hampton, because she’s the best mom ever.” Me: “Oh, and I’m not the best mom ever, because I don’t let you ride to the Piazza or to Hampton alone?” Sienna: “Well, you’re [Read More...]

Why Can’t Anyone See How Dead These Fish Are?

Sorry for not blogging. I’d explain, but that seems like a lot of pointless work. This sums it up pretty well, though: For greater, more interesting detail (with pictures!), go visit Hyperbole and a Half. Catch you on the flip side. Maybe. (See what I did there? I’m being hyperbolic about how depressed I am. [Read More...]

Please Pray for Fr. Maguire – Updated

Can I please ask for your prayers for the most wonderful priest in the world, Fr. Robert Maguire? He is a Cistercian at Our Lady of Dallas, and he teaches literature at the University of Dallas. He is the priest who brought me into the Church, convalidated our marriage, and baptized Sienna. He is in [Read More...]

The Veronica Mars Movie!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excuse me while I hyperventilate, and then re-watch all three seasons in a row. [Read more...]

Sorry About the Raunchy Sidebar Ad -Updated

I know there’s some nasty stripperella ad happening in the sidebar on the Patheos blogs, so please, if you see it, take a screen shot and email it to me! The blog wizards can’t get rid of it if they can’t see it, so I have to email them the screen shots to get it [Read More...]