My birthday's this month. It's kind of hard to believe that it's come around again; it feels like I just celebrated it yesterday and now it's come back again. That's the thing about aging, you know? It starts out slow then gets faster and faster until one day you're staring at the gray hairs and … Continue reading Better Than the Last
A few weeks ago, I watched my first Bond movie. I never expected to take part in this franchise, the idea of watching a skilled agent hunt down his enemies one at a time while attracting, using, and throwing away women seemed unattractive and disheartening. Skyfall changed all that. Not only am I a fan … Continue reading The Name’s Bond. James Bond.
I hate goodbyes. Even in the most frustrating places that I've found myself occupying for any length of time, when it's time to leave, I find myself getting sentimental and remembering all the good things about the place and wishing I could go back. I found myself in that place today. It was my last … Continue reading Goodbyes
I still remember him. His scent. The way his hand felt in mine. The way he held me close, how he made me smile. I remember that he made me happy. I wanted it to be different this time. To call someone my boyfriend for the first time. I remember the way he said goodbye. … Continue reading I Remember Him
"Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony." ~Douglas Coupland People are social creatures. We want someone to love and be loved in return. We crave it just as we crave fresh air to breathe and clean water to drink. It doesn't always happen, … Continue reading Life’s Cruelest Irony
It's Friday. I have a three day weekend. But... The sky is gray with occasional flurries. My head is killing me. And... Midwestern weather makes it tough to get through the day sometimes. Usually we don't have such indecisive weather in February, but I've eventually given up the idea to expect the same thing from … Continue reading It’s Friday, Friday…
Where do I start? Where do I begin? I could say that I went everywhere: around the world, to the moon, way down yonder to the depths of the ocean to swim with alien fish and chase rainbow gold. That has to be the answer to my long lapses into silence, right? Instead, I've been … Continue reading To Begin…Where Does One Begin?