Marriage, that blessed arrangement


Personal

A few weeks I went to an event for work. This event involved me greeting some guests in the lobby of the hotel where it was being held, which also meant I got to do some people watching. It was pretty great considering our event was for kids and a lot of them were wearing […]

November 22, 2018

Baby It’s Cold Outside


Personal

It’s November and we had a snow day last week and a frostbite advisory today. I’m confused. It feels intensely cold, and I think part of that is that I was so totally unprepared for it this early. It makes it very difficult to leave the house when you don’t have to. Or get out […]

November 21, 2018

Being loud


Health, Personal

This fall I started taking voice lessons. It’s something I have wanted to do most of my life, but never wanted people to know it’s something I wanted. It’s been good, fun some days, but this weekend it was different. This weekend I walked into the room feeling unbelievably uncomfortable in my own skin. I […]

November 20, 2018

Hill House


Personal

I have been watching The Haunting of Hill House. I was warned that it might be too much. I heard from people that it was too scary. I have not found it that scary – no more than any horror movie, certainly, and most episodes not at all, really. What I have found is an […]

November 19, 2018

Aloha


Personal

November seems to be disappearing in front of my eyes. It’s rather confusing, because it really feels like it just started, and now it seems like it’s about to be December. The weather isn’t helping – we’ve had our coldest day and a snow day already. It also doesn’t help that I’m diving into a […]

November 18, 2018

Trans Rights Are Human Rights


Issues, Personal

Years ago we were invited over to a friends’ house for dinner and during that dinner one of our friends told us that he was going to be transitioning – that he would be him in the near future. This was fairly easy to accept. For one, because it was clear he was confident and […]

November 18, 2018

A decade


Personal

I went through a job interview recently in which one of the questions was ‘where do you see yourself in 10 years’ and I was flabbergasted. Because I don’t freaking know. I know that 10 years ago I certainly did not expect to be where I am now, and any guesses 10 years before that […]

November 17, 2018

Inked


Personal

Since my last tattoo I have been thinking about my next tattoo. Partly inspired by the woman who did my last two – and Joe’s last one. Partly inspired by my embracing my geekiness. At the same time that I’ve been designing my next tattoo in my head, I have also been thinking that maybe […]

November 15, 2018

To echo what he’d done


Personal

When we were in New York, I took the kid to see Kinky Boots. I’ve seen the show before, and I’m a fan. It’s an uplifting story with fun music and drag queens – where can that go wrong? The kid had heard some of the music and specifically asked to see it, so we […]

November 14, 2018

In with the new


Learning, Personal

I have discovered as an adult that I very much enjoy classes on things. I figured this out when I want back to university, but it’s become more obvious with the little things – a knitting class here and there, painting workshops. This fall I started piano lessons. We put the kid in them last […]

November 13, 2018