In Defense of Cleveland

When I first moved to the Cleveland area seven years ago, I didn’t expect to stay long. It was just a short stop on my way from grad school to the “real world.” I actually wanted to go to library school in Albany, but I got a full ride at Kent State University and I […]

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On Getting Organized

It’s always been a struggle for me to keep a clean and organized house. I’m not @winelibrarian. I can go to bed with dishes in the sink and clutter all over my house. I can step over piles of junk mail on the floor. I can pretend that my bedroom floor isn’t covered in dirty […]

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On Migraines and Life Happiness

I’ve been a chronic migraine sufferer since I turned 15. Thanks a lot, hormones. Until 2008, however, I always assumed they were sinus headaches because the pain was focused above my eyes. My migraines don’t have auras, and every commercial for migraine medicine you see announces that as a requirement for migraines. I saw a […]

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Homance Roadtrip Day 2

So I was an asshole and didn’t blog yesterday. Instead, I fell asleep while watching one of the Harry Potter movies in our hotel room. I woke up when @winelibrarian said something about someone dying. I couldn’t even tell you which movie it was. I just know that Ron Weasel-face showed up in the middle and […]

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Homance Roadtrip Day 1

We had intended to blog before we set out this morning. But, as they say, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions and stilettos. Or something like that. We started out our morning eating the most delicious pancakes ever with @winelibrarian’s grandma and I learned that @winelibrarian once put puppies through Puppy School. […]

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Embracing My Inner Alpha

It’s no secret that I can be a hardass bitch (in fact, it’s recently been established that I really am a bitch). I talk too loud when it isn’t always appropriate. I curse like a sailor. I’m a sassy motherfucker. I tell dead baby jokes when there’s a priest behind me (to be fair, I […]

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On Growing One Year Older

I turn 29 on Saturday. I’ve never made a super huge deal about birthdays. As a child, having a summer birthday meant that I usually didn’t get to celebrate my birthday in school with  homemade cupcakes and a birthday crown like the other kids, unless we had too many snow days that school year. And […]

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On Having a Huge Heart

I’ve been word vomiting a lot about myself this year, but I think this post may be the hardest one I’ll ever write. Yes. Even harder than the one I wrote about my sex life (or lack thereof). I have a huge heart. If you are close to me, you know this. However, it is both […]

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Of Dating and Cookies

I don’t have a lot of dating experience. I got married when I was 22 and didn’t really play the field before then. So when my ex-husband and I separated in October, I felt like if I didn’t immediately start dating, I would miss the boat on this amazing new chapter of my life. Or […]

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Of Being Alone and Loneliness: One is Not The Other

My grandma came to visit me on Saturday for the first time since I got divorced. I’d visited my family in Pennsylvania a few times, but it was her first time seeing my new place (she was quite skeptical about me moving). My grandma worries about me a lot. She doesn’t like where I work […]

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