What’s With Today?


stenciled spray paint on white wall: THIS SPACE HAS BEEN NTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK


Some of you will by now have noticed that I don’t have the usual scheduled post up today, and well done you—you’re ready for that detective badge, just march in and take it!  


Yes, I have noticed that it’s Friday but I’ve also had a shit week and things are weird around here and I’m just not up for it so this is what you’ve got.  Me, here, saying, “halloo, I’ve had a shit week so can I take a pass?  Thanks.”  


I’ll see you next week.  Same bat time, same bat channel.  Promise.



Cat Scratch Stupid


Because I cannot do anything like normal people, I cannot have just one cat.*


content warning: cat stuff (scary lettering)

I mean, this is the internet…


Because I cannot even be a Crazy Cat Lady like normal Internet People, one of my cats has an eating disorder.


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Oh, My Tree



You know how my tree is basically the most important event of holiday season?


You guys, my tree went up soooo late this year.  And the Harbinger of Christmas Spirit has no excuse.


book tree

Shout out to my friend who put up this kick-ass tree before I even took down my Halloween lights. Yeah. Did not have my shit together this year.


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Baby, It’s Cold Outside (NEM #33)


Oh Saturday, how we missed you.  The week has been long… and is it just me, or did this week have some extra suck in it?  I mean, winter weekdays aren’t known for playing nice, but I feel like this one really took some cheap shots when the ref wasn’t looking.  


No matter, we’re here now and it’s time to get motivated!  For those of you who haven’t yet had the pleasure, I will provide the customary Not Exactly Motivational introduction (you can also use the link at the top of any page on this blog).  Please avail yourself of it before going further.  This has been your only warning.


Motivate me!

Awkward Self-Promotion

So I’m not sure if I’m supposed to mention this here…


You know what?  It’s my blog.  I’ll mention it.


Actual Conversations is now available as a Kindle subscriptionIn case that’s a thing that’s helpful for some of you, having me auto-delivered on the regular to your preferred reading device.


No pressure, though; you can still read all the same content right here whenever you manage to rub up against an open WiFi connection.  This is just another option.


In other news, I’m really bad at self-promotion.  




penguin with a gun