Life is Short

In the grand scheme of things, we get only a limited number of years to live out on this planet. My biggest take-away from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos all those years ago was just how brief human existence really is. My life thus far has included some great years and some shitty years and as much as 2016 has included some big downer moments on the global stage (yes, I am casting a stink-eye at the Continue Reading →

Progress with Yes

It took me a while but in March of this year I officially kicked off my Year of Yes. Since then I have said yes to things that normally I’d have hesitated to do. I had the time of my life getting coated with Faygo soda at an Insane Clown Posse show; I’ve gotten a stupid amount of ink in the past year (I just got tattoo number nine — eight of which have been Continue Reading →

Whoop Whoop!

A lot of my friends have been boggled by my recent obsession over Insane Clown Posse. I’ve weathered everything from raised eyebrows to concerned brow furrows to derisive laughter. Friends have expressed shock that I not only bought tickets, but went to the show —  let alone that I ended up squarely in the splash zone/mosh pit, soaked to the bone with Faygo soda. Frankly it was one of the best nights of my life. Continue Reading →

Where did June go?

I swear it was just May last week and yet my birthday is around the corner. Yesterday some asshat posted a “six months to Christmas!” cartoon. A year ago I was in San Francisco and filled with joy about that adventure. This year, I’ve yet to make any plans as it’s been Busy As Usual. (I swear, 2016 will be remembered as the year I had no choice but to schedule everything!) Of course it Continue Reading →

Back to Class

When I woke up Thursday morning, the idea of going back to school was not on my mind. In fact, it hasn’t been on my mind for, well, decades. And yet a newsletter prompt took me to a link for the Public Relations Diploma program offered through UVic’s Continuing Studies — it’s delivered online; there are just 7 required courses plus 3 electives to complete the diploma; there isn’t a specific timeline and the cost Continue Reading →

Milestones

In the past few weeks I have passed a few more milestones. I’ve been in the apartment a little over a year now. We sold the house (that was an intense and somewhat unsatisfying experience — a long story but the important part is that the deal is signed and will close in early July). The divorce is in the last queue for the signing of the final order. Once that is signed everything will Continue Reading →

Ink & Me

On Friday, I overheard an endearing little conversation between a mother and her young daughter. A glance showed the girl to be about 4 I’d guess; her mother in her 30s. The girl was anxious and scared by a man she’d seen who had “so many tattoos!” Her mom asked her if it was just the tattoos that made him look scary. The girl admitted yes, it was just that there were so many, all Continue Reading →

Stretching Old Muscles

Yesterday, as part of my Year of Yes, I auditioned for a play. It was pretty much a whim at first — a friend had posted the call and I just thought the play looked fun. I was told to prepare a short monologue, which I did — and I rocked that — but before we went in, we were also told there would be a cold read of part of the script. As I Continue Reading →

Disruption in Space-Time

Well, maybe not so dire. But shifts and changes are afoot. After a lot of years of entangled and co-hosted websites, Shawn and I spent several hours over a few days earlier this month and split out the hosting of our websites. The result should be no different on your end — it’s all behind the scenes stuff; digital redirection — but if there is something you cannot find, give me a shout. Unfortunately, one Continue Reading →

Yes, and!

The key to improv is to not only say yes, but to say “yes, and” which allows you to add to the situation. Turns out, it is a good way to go through life, too. It can also be scary — especially for a confirmed introvert like myself; I need a higher-than-average amount of alone time to recharge my batteries. (Sometimes, social interaction is not just uncomfortable, it throws me into a fight or flight Continue Reading →