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You forgot the disclaimer…

The thing they don’t tell you about adulthood as a kid, when you dream of all the freedom that you’ll have when you’re grown up, is that as an adult, you don’t get the kid- or teen-excuse card to play that is sort of your get-out-of-jail-free. Your excuse to do, say, and feel whatever’s on [...]

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Retail Therapy

One of my goals for the remainder of the year, especially as I get to start repaying those zillions of dollars’ worth of student loans, is to Spend Less Money On Frivolous Things [tm]. Considering that shopping for pretty things is one of the ways that I cope with stress and depression, this isn’t an [...]

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One day I’ll fly away

My first New England autumn that first year of college was something like a miracle. Growing up in West Africa and Southern California, autumn color is one of those things you only ever see in magazines and movies. Massachusetts in autumn must be something like a golden-crimson heaven, where life gives one last, brilliant flare [...]

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Haven’t I used this subject line before? I’ve been quiet this month, partly because I’ve felt uninspired and in need of a bit of a shakeup, but also because I’ve been livid with several friends on Facebook (not readers here, so far as I know) and I’ve done a hermit-thing online in general. The debate [...]

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Depression is a spiral

For the most part, all appearances on this blog to the contrary, I’m a fairly contented person. I have a husband with whom I have a relationship that deepens every year, a son that makes my world a brighter place every single day, parents who love us so much that they are willing to make [...]

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Friendship is Hard

I’m an introvert. I don’t intend that in an Introverts Anonymous way but just as a (slightly proud) statement of fact. I like being around people much of the time but then I need to hide in my Introvert Cave [tm] to recover. These days I play the extrovert much better. At our Myers-Briggs workshop [...]

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The Fattest Girl In The Room

Be forewarned. I am in a grim, awful mood today for no apparent reason. Entry may be triggering – frank discussion of when self-loathing rears its ugly head. Not positive. *** People like to say that we fatties have no idea what size we are. Maybe, given the disconnect in people’s minds between what we [...]

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Grump

Some days are just grumpy days, for no apparent reason. I hate this kind of day. I woke up and was mostly fine. Got in to work and *whoosh* – day plummeted down into crappitude in no time flat. My breakfast burrito, from a batch I’d scrambled eggs for and then took several days to [...]

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I’m not a copyright law expert. That’s my quick disclaimer. I’ve studied some copyright information as part of my MSLIS coursework, most recently in this semester’s class on digitization. As my professor put it, studying anything at all about copyright makes you more of an expert than most people, which I didn’t entirely believe until [...]

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I am a messy person. While my desk is reasonably organized and my books are obsessively tidy, the rest of my world can get untidy to the extreme. One might not think so from photos like this, taken when we lived in our little flat in Manchester: The thing that one must realize, however, is [...]

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