Reasons I'll Need Therapy


Jul
08
2009

The Center Cannot Hold

Could just be that I've lived in San Francisco too long, but I've always believed that the body will express the feelings the mind often can't. Wow, did you read that sentence I just wrote? Sign me up for a chakra-centering workshop, stat! Bring me my patchouli! I've got crystals and mung beans and a tie-dyed Grateful Dead shirt from 1972 and I'm not afraid to use them! 

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Jun
28
2009

Freebird!

Sean and I went to see Wilco at the Greek with a couple of friends on Saturday night, and if you don't know what the Greek is, it's this wonderful outdoor amphitheater on the Berkeley campus; probably the best place you can ever see a show. From the grassy bit at the top you can see the Golden Gate Bridge if you squint, which is something, at least, because you can hardly see the band.

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Apr
12
2009

I Do My Best Work Under Pressure

This weekend was notable not just because it was Easter, but also because it was the weekend I finally did my taxes. I know, just squeaking in under the wire there, right? You may be surprised to know, you see, that despite my general Type-A neuroticism in most other areas of my life, I am uncommonly good at leaving important things until the last minute, particularly important things I desperately don't want to do. Taxes, of course, are both.

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Mar
02
2009

Annoying Things That Are Pissing Me Off

Internet, the economy is in tatters, several people have already RSVP-ed no to my wedding, a friend of mine got laid off today, my cat peed on my bed for the six billionth time---don't worry, he has a vet appointment this week---and earlier this evening I was standing on a street corner waiting for Sean when a man walked past and tried to win my affections by using the line "Hey baby, you tired? Want me to pick you up?" 

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Jan
25
2009

My Fiance Took Me To Target And All I Got Was This Lousy Cold

I picked something up in Target today, and I'm not talking about a six-pack of paper towels or a pair of tights---though I picked both of those up too---but rather something germy. Seriously, I walked into the store feeling fine and walked out half an hour later with a sore throat, a stuffy nose, and horribly achy sinuses. Since I've been home, I've sneezed roughly once every 12 minutes. Is it actually possible for me to have caught a cold in Target, do you think?

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Jan
20
2009

Still No Wedding Date, But I Did Approach A Man In The Parking Lot Of In-N-Out Burger And Ask To Rent His 1950s Turquoise Car

First things first, did you watch the Inauguration? (Wow, inauguration is one of those words that's hard to spell on the first try. Too many unexpected "u"s or something.) My boss was kind enough to let us work from home in the morning so that we could have it on in the background, and let me tell you, I am so glad I watched it in the privacy of my own home rather than in a conference room at work because I am NOT a pretty Public Crier and....yeah, there was maybe a little crying going on.

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