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Miss Migraine: My eyes are fine! (Mostly)

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on August 1, 2012, on my blog of the same name. Upon finding out I have chronic migraines, people almost always ask me, “Do you need glasses?” My answer has always been a...

#FridayReads: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

#FridayReads: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

I don’t read a ton of YA, but for whatever reason I found myself craving a good young adult novel at the beginning of the year. I’d seen all the buzz for The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis, so I checked it out from my local library. Boy, what a ride. This book...

A rough start

A rough start

A few days after ringing in the new year, I came down with a cold. It started as a mild sinus infection, but has gotten worse and migrated down to my chest. On top of that, my German shepherd is having hip problems and has to be on rest for two weeks, which is driving...

Let me tell you exactly how much I hate christmas

Let me tell you exactly how much I hate christmas

Warning: This is a rant about how much I hate christmas (hint: a whole fucking lot). If you really like christmas, or if you don’t like profanity, you should maybe avert your eyes. I hate christmas. Why? Well, because people insist on pushing their religion on me and saying things like, “Jesus is the reason...

End of year resolutions

End of year resolutions

At the end of every calendar year, I like to take some time to reflect on what I’ve accomplished, any goals I failed to meet (and analyze why), and what my goals and intentions for the upcoming year will be. For me, 2017 was particularly difficult, between the emotional and mental stress of the current...