Worldly Encounters

Worldly Encounters

The friendly, English-speaking extraterrestrial you run into outside your house is asking you to recommend the one book, movie, or song that explains what humans are all about. What do you pick?

AF cover 4Animal Farm. We show feigned solidarity, during troubled times. However, the deep fissures, throughout our social-racial-beauty class systems, expose our true motives and the desire to obtain them, by any means necessary.

The “successful” animals go on to star in Lord of the Flies.  (Those books run so parallel they could be a pair of skis.)


Advice to myself.

2013-Keep running, literally not figuratively.

2009-Do not go back to graduate school.

2004-Move to NY while you’re still young. (And keep your health insurance.)

past two weekends


week 1 growth | Sip in Raleigh | birthday celebration | the budget #PleaseShootMe | food trucks | the coolest invention for kids | art exhibits | duke’s documentary center | week 2 growth

Not pictured: Saladelia’s Cafe (great place). Getting locked out of apartment (in the same way I did 2 years ago…sigh). But I did get back in time to meet up with my friends at Saladelia, so all was well.

I feel ugly

I’m so tired of reading stuff, like this. Chances are she won’t post my reply so I’ll post it here instead.

Me: So, you’re fully capable of attracting men, but still think you’re ugly?

You got lucky: god allowed you to blossom. Some of us are legitimately ugly and regardless of how much we lower our standards, we still can’t get anyone. Meanwhile, you’re hosting a pity party because ALL men don’t want you?!

You’re not one of us. You know you’re not ugly; you just want sympathy. Quit faking and go on another date.

It’s the pretty girl syndrome. Women who can’t get EVERY guy completely disregard the ones they can get. Wake up and appreciate what you’ve got.

Tackling BPD

I’m going to write something that is extremely difficult for me. Most of my blog is about obstacles that I’ve overcome, today I’m going to write about something that I still find really difficult. I actually consider this my last ‘major issue’ – I have plenty of issues but I’m talking about the stuff that impacts on my daily life negatively and gets in the way of me being happy. It isn’t really part of BPD but I do think it is something that most people can relate to. What I’m going to do is attempt to work through this like I would normally do in my journal but do it for all to see. Firstly, because speaking my shame is the quickest way to get rid of it (no matter how hard it is) and secondly, because I hope it might be useful for readers to really see exactly…

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seeing red.

I’m a red. I usually mask it with an analytical demeanor, but I “feels” very deeply. My sister agreed. The questions asked about your personality, when you were younger; she described me as a flower child.

I just wish I knew the color of the other large wedge.