Vacationing…on my terms

As my master’s degree program drew to a close, I began to think about life beyond school.  How I wanted to spend my summer, what I wanted to do with my “free” time.
I knew without a doubt that I had no desire to vacation with my family.  And I also knew that renting a cottage or cabin at a campground or other such place was beyond my means.  Especially with The Howler going everywhere with me.  Continue reading

Skew You

I would like to thank my family for the never-ending blog fodder that they unwittingly provide.

Every time I have an exchange or a conversation with more than one of them, either in person or via Skype or text message; someone always says something utterly ridiculous.  Something that I cannot believe anyone in their right mind would say. Continue reading

Seriously??? Do we really need to have this conversation???

I found out last week that the tattoo artist that I have been going to for 6 years had to “retire” due to health issues.  I love her.  She’s a painter and an incredible artist.  She doesn’t just tattoo you, she PAINTS on you.  I love her work, her personality, her art.  And I am extremely sad that her health has gotten so bad that she can no longer do what she loves.

After finding out about it, I started looking for female artists.  I posted on Facebook asking for suggestions from my peeps.  I was surprised to get a bunch of shit from a male friend about being exclusionary and discriminatory with regards to men.  I was utterly flabbergasted. Continue reading

Friendship

School has been over for a few weeks now.  And I have had time to really feel somethings that I have had to shove to the back – that I had to ignore in order to get my work done sanely.

My best friend has been struggling this past year.  Struggling with things that scare me, struggling with his life in general.  And that in turn has really had me contemplating my role.  It has left me contemplating the attachment I feel.  The love I feel towards him. Continue reading