People, Imma get up on my soapbox for a bit here, just, you know, full disclosure and all that. Also, consider this a trigger warning for sexual assault. SO. Let's talk about our society's relationship with alcohol, yeah? Now, I didn't have the typical American experience with alcohol as a young adult, mostly because an … Continue reading We need to change the conversation about alcohol
Seriously did not expect. Because this is how it normally goes for me when I decide to cut out certain foods: Me: Brain, no more cheese. Also me: Excellent, we'll have the four-cheese ravioli with Alfredo, topped with grated Parmesan, and cheesecake for dessert. But this is day five and I've basically had zero cravings … Continue reading I guess keto suits me?
Something the scruffy-looking nerfherder learned while researching the effects on the brain of ceasing to smoke pot and reading of others' experiences is that cannabis disturbs your REM sleep, the phase of sleep where you do most of your dreaming. Some people report not remembering any dreams when smoking or that they seem not to … Continue reading Dreams are crazy post-pot
It's just, like, a certain way of eating, okay? So, I don't do diets--and especially not fad diets. Because the simple fact is that most diets, especially fad diets, are crap. There's no magic key to losing weight or being healthy overall other than simply eating less in general, eating less processed crap specifically, and … Continue reading It’s not a diet, dammit
You guyyyyyyyyyyyyyyys. I fucking jacked my back a week ago and today is the first day it's mostly not hurting instead of mostly not not hurting. And that sentence is apparently what you get when I take a few days off from writing. When the wee folk were toddlers and I had my first CT … Continue reading Getting “old” is the dickens, man
Sooooooooo. Way back when I started this adventure in, like, April, I always knew not smoking would be really hard under very specific circumstances--a diverticulitis flareup. And then that happened. Yeah. So, diverticulitis is fucking obnoxious as hell. Quick medical science lesson: Little pockets known as diverticula can form in the lining of your intestine … Continue reading Damn bodies
So, I do not come from a frugal background. Both of my parents worked and we were solidly middle to upper middle-class my entire childhood, and while my mom was raised very poor, my dad certainly was not, and his worldview in that respect won out when it came to their shared life. We always … Continue reading Generic is just fine, or How I learned to get over myself
Holy shit, you guys. Today is our 10th anniversary. And I have so many things I want to say about it, I'm not even sure where to begin. Marriage, as you may very much be aware, is kind of a big deal. However, that isn't to say that committed relationships that don't involve marriage are … Continue reading Is this a kissing post?
SO. I'm about to start the process for officially archiving and deleting my Facebook account and thought I would expound a bit on the thinking that led to my decision. I've recently been thinking a lot about information in general, and specifically, how new information affects our lives. I don't know about you, but I … Continue reading My breakup with the Book of Faces
My people! So, I totally suck at the more brief, casual posts. Maybe you've noticed. But if this posting more frequently thing is ever to actually get off the ground, I basically just need to get over myself, right? Therefore, I present to you my attempt at getting over myself, which means I'm just gonna … Continue reading Cortisone, Cannabis, and (Pepsi)Cola