Category: Personal

The Secret Diary of Julie Palmer: Part 2

(or F--k, I Was an Awkward Pre-teen) I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had some more diary entries to post. These ones are from when I was around middle school age, and they're just as awkward as the first batch--actually, more so. Here they are, with my present-day commentary. August 19, 1994 (10 ...

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Very Superstitious

(or I Know This Makes Me Sound Crazy) I'd like to say that I wasn't always superstitious, but that would be a lie. The first one I remember buying into was the good old "don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back." Thankfully I've since outgrown that one (sorry, Mom), but I ...

33, Plus One More

(or That Makes 34) Last year, I wrote about how excited I was to be turning 33, and how I'd learned to give up on the idea that I had to be at a certain point by a certain age. While I still agree wholeheartedly with that sentiment, I'd be lying if I said that ...

The Secret Diary of Julie Palmer

I found some old diaries that prove I was always a weirdo.

Summer Recap

(or: What I Did This Summer) Although fall is my favourite season (you can pry my sweaters, boots, and pumpkin scented products out of my cold, dead hands) (weirdly, though, I have no love for the PSL), I have to admit that this summer was pretty great. It was quite relaxing, and I got to ...

Coming Off of Prozac

(or Thank You and Farewell, Dear Friend) Note: I am not a medical professional. This should be taken as my personal experience, rather than medical advice. Always consult your prescribing physician before making any decisions about your medication and/or mental health plan. A couple weeks ago, I made a big decision: I was going to ...

Taylor Swift: A Defense

(Or: Look What Taylor Made Me Do) So. Taylor Swift's problematically-named new single Look What You Made Me Do. I get it. That's the language of abusers. But... that's not the way that I initially saw it. Sure, when it was pointed out to me, I understood why people had a problem with that phrasing. ...