I could start things off on a positive note, I suppose: I finished school. I now have a Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington. After a year and a half of cramming assignments after work, I am finally free. Now for the rest of the month: NOT GREAT. The previous month's news became… Continue reading June Wrap-Up: I hate it here
On Peace and Love
This morning, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In his response, President Biden urged citizens to "keep all protests peaceful." He emphasized, "Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful--no intimidation. Violence is never acceptable. Threats and intimidation are not speech. We must stand against violence in any form regardless of your rationale.” I've long grown tired of the… Continue reading On Peace and Love
May Wrap-Up: Goodbye and Good Riddance
So May sucked. The Supreme Court wants to overturn Roe v. Wade. Obergefell v. Hodges and Loving v. Virginia might be next. The Buffalo and Uvalde shootings were similarly devastating. Everyone I know is sad, mad, and scared. I feel angry and helpless most of the time. (I got a tattoo about it. It helped… Continue reading May Wrap-Up: Goodbye and Good Riddance
January Wrap-Up: WHO EVEN CARES
WOW, I THOUGHT DECEMBER WAS BAD. PRESIDENT-SANCTIONED INSURRECTION? MUTATED STRAINS OF COVID-19? A SECOND IMPEACHMENT? CAN WE PLEASE CATCH A BREAK? PLEASE? Last month, I worked even more mandatory overtime. Oh, and I turned 28 during quarantine. This is not exactly the fresh start I'd hoped for. I'm trying to stay optimistic. "Trying," of course,… Continue reading January Wrap-Up: WHO EVEN CARES
Mmm, peach books!
Hi all. I compiled a list of books today that have "peach" somewhere in the title. Hope you enjoy. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl A classic children's novel about an orphan boy who escapes his evil aunts on a giant peach. Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson Three teens from different walks of… Continue reading Mmm, peach books!
2020 Reading Stats + Coup Thoughts: This is not a politics-free zone
We're eleven days into January and I'm just now posting my reading stats. Blame the jerks who tried to take over my country's government last week while the president did nothing. My nerves are shot. In other news, this statement from Andrew Yang sure hasn't aged well! Shut up. Number of Books Read in 2020… Continue reading 2020 Reading Stats + Coup Thoughts: This is not a politics-free zone
Updated List of Comfort Reads
Ever have reading cravings? I have them all the time, especially under duress. Last month, I felt like picking up certain books and holding them to my chest like papery teddy bears (or, in my case, miniature plague doctors.) Some of the books I craved surprised me. They weren't my usual go-tos and most of… Continue reading Updated List of Comfort Reads
October TBR: Stretch Goal City
It's spooky season now. This year, I'm leaning in EXTRA hard to the pumpkins, black cats, and skeletons. (The election is incoming. Let me have this joy.) I crafted this overly ambitious October TBR that I almost certainly won't finish, BUT...what if I did? Wouldn't that be sooo spoooky? Seriously, there are dozens of books… Continue reading October TBR: Stretch Goal City
June Wrap-up: WHO SIGNED OFF ON THE TEARGAS?
June was...a month. It's normally my favorite month, what with all the Pride celebrations. This month felt different. Washington state is slowly opening back up. Despite an ordinance from Governor Inslee, some citizens refuse to wear masks. Black Lives Matter protests are ongoing around the country. Seattle protestors took over a six-block area on Capitol… Continue reading June Wrap-up: WHO SIGNED OFF ON THE TEARGAS?
April Wrap-Up + Extended “Chaotic Good” Rant (I hated it)
Another month of quarantine down! Certain states have decided to reopen! Armed protesters are storming the Michigan capital! I hate it here! Despite all the drama, I was able to read 13 books this month! Hooray! Other than that, there's not much to report. My friend Carrie mailed me some yarn. I cooked portobello mushroom… Continue reading April Wrap-Up + Extended “Chaotic Good” Rant (I hated it)