Follow-ups, corrections and/or mea culpas

...which can also be subtitled 'Quasimodo Part Two, Flirts Gone Wild & #SheTeen's upcoming jazz concert', for those who want the summary in less than 140c! I have some 'splaining to do about some of my recent blog posts, it appears. (Will take the time to do so while the latest dose of Benadryl kicks in. Benadryl, you wonder? AGAIN? Um, yeah. See below...) Turns out I may have unfairly maligned my Xmas Eve chinese food as the cause behind the recent Quasimodo attack. How do I know this? Well, I've been dealing with Quasimodo Part Two: When Eye Pads Attack over the last two days. Yes, can still attest that the itching - oh, dear GOD the infernal itching - is the worst [Read more...]

On becoming visible again

[Yep, it's another navel-gazing post that may be of interest to a very small subset of folks. Yes, there's a big honking Disclaimer at the end! Might want to save your observations until you read it...] For the longest time, I've felt like I've been invisible. I'm used to being an appendage - seen in relation to my role as someone else's mother... daughter... co-worker... friend for as long as I can remember. And while I'm perfectly willing to put myself Out There with people I know and feel comfortable with, well - the rest of the time? I was happy to blend into the woodwork. Not call attention to myself, not truly be seen. I was happy to have my physical being not [Read more...]