Little Buddy, the baby opossum who couldn’t 4

Yesterday morning, as I was taking Penelope for a lazy walk around the paved paths through our apartment complex, I happened upon a nearly dead baby opossum. The little guy was cold to the touch and barely moving, but still breathing. There was hope yet! I quickly brought Penelope back to the apartment, grabbed a […]


The darker side of family salons 3

(stock photo from freeimages.com) I work for a chain of franchise-owned, family-oriented, walk-in-only salons. A large portion of our clients are men and children, though we do get many women as well. Most of the time, the work is very rewarding, because I get a lot of enjoyment out of making people look and feel good […]


Skin care woes 3

While I haven’t always been kind to my skin, I’ve spent most (if not all) of my adult life being very particular about my appearance. I firmly believe that developing trichotillomania as a kid and then being ostracized for it in middle and high school ultimately resulted in my passion for makeup and hair styling […]


Making new friends as an introvert 2

I’ve always been kind of terrible at making friends. Like, actual friends. When put in a classroom or work environment, I’m usually quick to befriend my peers, but not in an “I can hang out with this person on my time off” sort of way. It wasn’t until I moved to California from New York […]


On racism 2

Racism is such a tricky thing. Nobody wants to be branded as a racist, but in reality, most of you ARE racist. Especially if you’re white. We live in a society that feeds us a steady stream of micro aggressions and affects the way we think and feel towards people of color. And since white […]


Looking back on online dating 1

My friend Meghan recently started her own blog to document her misadventures with online dating. Reading the few posts she has so far brought me back to fond memories of a time when I dabbled in online dating. Well, I shouldn’t really say “dabbled”; I spent a good two or three solid years on okcupid. […]