Monthly Archives: December 2013

the price

I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll mention it again: When I get too excited for something, I start to think it probably won’t happen. This defense mechanism has been in place for as long as I can remember… sold-out movies, closed restaurants, and no-shows at birthday parties. I’m not complaining about this. I’m certain everyone […]

Places to find the recipes

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been trying to get through a pile of freelance work and felt guilty updating this blog when I had other deadlines (or rather…have…other deadlines hanging over my head), but it’s Christmas week and who the hell works over Christmas week, except the people in restaurants, retail stores, […]

end of year list

Who doesn’t love an end-of-year list? Since my recovery from back surgery feels like it’s been taking about a year, I’ve compiled a list of my top 15 discoveries. I talk to myself. A lot. And, I mean a lot. I have an amazingly gracious and generous pile of family and friends. I am terrible […]

off the drugs, high on life

My favorite smoothie: juiced applebananaalmond butterflax seedone ice cube Enough of this lazing about, drinking smoothies, and watching TV. I went back to work this week. Since I work from home, it’s not as challenging for me as it would be for someone who has to shower, dress, drive to the office, and sit at […]

new look

I hope this doesn’t disorient people, but I changed the look of the blog. That mountain in the background didn’t really apply anymore since I achieved my goal to build my strength up and the bright blue was starting to bum me out. A former co-worker and, now dare I say it, friend Jimmy asked […]

I shouldn’t be doing this

This post goes out to all the people who have had surgery and need to sit quietly. I’m a huge fan of crawling into bed and watching whatever Netflix has to offer. I typically choose a genre or an actor and run with it for days. I’ve seen every episode of Weeds, Breaking Bad, Black […]

recovery

after drugs before drugs I’m slightly more coherent today because I’m weening off the pain meds and all. (The song I linked there is more appropriate for what I’m talking about, but I want to share my favorite Ween song as well. Gets me every time.) Let’s talk about surgery, shall we? Hmm? I’ve never […]

the other side

I had every intention of writing a “goodbye cruel world” post the night before I went into surgery this week, full of apologies to the various people I have injured over the years–the guy who always got the lion’s share of my wrath at Amigo’s when I was in my 20s, the old woman who […]