My Head Injury (Not Really)

On Friday, The Dog smacked her skull into my forehead as she jumped off the couch to catch a tennis ball that was still in my hand. Now I have an invisible but painful bruise and swelling just above my right eye. More interesting is the palm-of-my-hand-sized area just above my temple that feels like it had a Novocaine shot… Read more »

Dog v. Girl

Excerpt of dog’s activities for the day: Thrash violently at any movement by girl while dog and girl are on couch, as if afraid to be crushed. Lie placidly in bathroom doorway as girl steps over dog repeatedly to get in and out of bathroom. Pretend to find food on kitchen floor and lick linoleum. Excerpt of girl’s activities for… Read more »

Dear Self, Please Have Moved By Now

Write a letter to yourself in the future. Here’s the first draft of mine: Dear Me, c. May 2004, Thank goodness you’re out of that tiny apartment with the loud A/C and the semi-stalker neighbor. I hope you kept your promise and made sure that your new roommate is sane and has a steady source of income and will pay… Read more »

Sugar Is My Motor: Vegan Marshmallows!

Long long ago in the galaxy that I live in, vegetarians and vegans could buy and eat marshmallows that did not conflict with their ethical/moral principles. Then the factory that made them burned down. Now we can have marshmallows again.

Street Harassment Is No Fun

When I was 18-ish I walked past the auto repair department of some department-type store in St. Paul – near the Midway Target on University – and a group of men hanging out there in the open bay doors catcalled and whistled at me several times. I regretted wearing a short skirt, I regretted being alone, and I have always… Read more »

I Am Our IT Department

In other news, the Windows XP setup on the pitiful laptop here at work now says: Setup will complete in approximately: after you’re dead (Really.)

One Queer Cartoon Utopia, Please

Skip the dating show bit in TAP: Web Feature: Queer Factor and read the part about Queer Eye. The “cartoon utopia” aspect is precisely why I enjoy the show so much – and why I enjoyed the film Big Eden despite some character development shortcomings. It is lovely to have even a one-hour vision of what the world is like… Read more »