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Category Archive: Real Life

Sep 19 2012

The Friend Manual: Part I

Part II Part III Part IV  I am a friend to some lovely brilliant people with mental illness. I also have my own experiences with persistent brainfail, and some really wonderful friends who show up and give me hugs, talk me through the worst nights, and know that when I say I’m not doing so …

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Sep 16 2012

Neiman Marcus attacks Women’s Shelter over name

Neiman Marcus apparently has a brand they’ve trademarked called “LAST CALL” through which they sell high-end clothes. Columbia, SC, has a charity resale store called “Revente’s Last Call“, which is essentially a Goodwill, that gives all of its procedes to the local Women’s Shelter. RLC was opened in 2010 to benefit The Women’s Shelter. We …

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Sep 13 2012

The food of my childhood, the food of Southern poor white trash

I am having a hard time with all the visceral disgust being aimed at the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, because so much of it seems to be just hate aimed at Southern poor people.  I suppose I understand that the behavior of a family from the rural south  is much different than the behavior …

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Sep 09 2012

Stalkers: Welcome to life as a girl on the internet

I think people sometimes underestimate the weirdness that one faces by being a semi-public online woman.  The following is a story about extreme creepiness and stalkerdom.  I was asked by another stalkee to publish the stalker’s name — I felt justified in doing so on my own, but probably wouldn’t have, but since she has …

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Aug 15 2012

Temporarily Broken

I am sorry I haven’t posted this week. I’ve been put on some new medication that’s absolutely knocked me out, I’m barely functioning.  It is also making my feel hyper emotional about not being able to get stuff done.  Double thumbs up.  If I was not so exhausted, I’d be in hysterics now, so… I …

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Jul 09 2012

Help me save South Carolina, the arts, and my mom

Ken May, Executive Director, "The state can’t wrest my cellphone from my grip"

Over the weekend, the governor, Nikki Haley, destroyed the South Carolina Commission for the Arts — the cut was such that the 20 people who work there cannot show up to work today, can’t even go into their building, because of liability issues.  The arts in South Carolina brings in $9.2 billion and creates 78,000 jobs …

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Jun 13 2012

My Life is Exploding & Boba Fett Ukulele

Allergy

First and foremost, go give the SSA money.  They are the best, they deserve at least five of your earth dollars. The timing of my getting a blog here is not totally ideal — I’ve had to abandon my house and move in with my mother because I’m allergic to it, I have to be …

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Jun 12 2012

Backyard Biology: Dead Squirrels

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Do squirrels not do well in the rain?  I only ask because I’ve never seen a dead squirrel anywhere but the middle of the road after being hit by a car, and I’ve seen two today in my yard. UMM QUICK HERE’S A BABY SEA TURTLE!

Mar 11 2012

I love Daylight Savings Time

My only problem with DST is that we don’t stay on it all year.  DST is the best — it stays light later so that when I get off work, I actually have hours of daylight left to use.  I can go for a walk!  I want permanent Daylight Savings Time.

Dec 30 2011

Boobaversary: In Defense of Plastic Surgery

Two years ago today I got a boob job. I feel like blunt is the best way to start this conversation. Plastic surgery is usually the butt of jokes, it’s what celebrities do to themselves that makes them look like aliens. Sure, there are burn victims and cancer victims who get cosmetic surgery, but that’s …

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