Posted in Books

August: The Month of Rage

Last month’s common thread: many of the things I read filled me with PALPABLE RAGE.

Here are the lowlights. Continue reading “August: The Month of Rage”

Posted in Entertainment

How to Make a Lauren: A Personality Recipe

A couple days ago, I chose protagonist Emi to represent my entire personality.

I’d identified closely with Harry Potter in the past, but those days were over…

…right?

Continue reading “How to Make a Lauren: A Personality Recipe”

Posted in Real Life

Alone at Christmas

I upped my meds this week.

I’m amazed at how much better I feel.

I made it to Saturday Morning yoga for the first time in two months. I wrapped all my Christmas presents. I joined friends for karaoke, even though it was past my bedtime.

Additionally, a whole host of dark thoughts about singleness disappeared. I no longer spend nights crying in my bath tub.

One extra pill was enough to banish weeks’ worth of depression and despair regarding my relationship status.

Now, instead of clogging my brain at every moment, the thoughts sit waiting for an opportunity.

I don’t have to reach very far to find them. Continue reading “Alone at Christmas”

Posted in Entertainment, Television

Yuri!!! on Ice Skaters Ranked from Worst to Best

(Per my mom’s advice, a major SPOILER WARNING goes into effect starting now.)

I knew I had depression when I couldn’t get through an episode of skating anime “Yuri!!! on Ice” without sobbing. Then again, the show delivers intense emotions and sympathetic plotlines that can trigger tears whether you have a serotonin deficiency or not.

I talk about this show all the time. I keep trying to trick my family into watching it. My friend Claire bought me an art print of one of my favorite characters (more on that later) that I look at every morning for inspiration.

But when describing the show to my friends or rewatching episodes by myself, I learned something disturbing:

I hate almost ALL of the characters. Continue reading “Yuri!!! on Ice Skaters Ranked from Worst to Best”