“New and different bad things happen to you at every stage.”

Stuff That quote is from one of the writing podcasts I’m catching up on, taken completely out of context. Keeping on. Drinking some Numi Emperor’s Pu-erh tea. Funny what some people describe (universally) as “malty” I taste and smell as “mulchy.” Although the more often I drink it, the more the malty/mulchy tastes like a … More “New and different bad things happen to you at every stage.”

Want to know more about autoimmune disease?

OF COURSE YOU DO. Who doesn’t? What’s Wrong With Me? (via The New Yorker) This essay really hits all my ulcerative colitis high notes. It also hits home — while my problems can be currently be suppressed with meds, I’ve entered disease/treatment limbo. There’s no “better”, there’s only maintenance. When you have a chronic autoimmune … More Want to know more about autoimmune disease?

The house blend of cognitive dissonance

Welp, As I Mentioned: I Had A Baby. Note: Some pregnancy/birth/surgery/baby-related triggers here for some. Not a birth story, really. On the internet you can read a lot of birth stories. Today I read one that sounded almost exactly like mine, except with more bleeding and trauma! This was less comforting than I thought it would be. There … More The house blend of cognitive dissonance

No spinach for you?

After over a decade of living with ulcerative colitis and eating to placate it, I have come to the final conclusion that spinach and I can never ever be friends again. Yes, it may be a “legal” food according to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Yes, it is fantastically good for you. In particular I’ve bought and cooked … More No spinach for you?

Save your rebellion for things that matter. Like cherry slices.

Realized two things last night while walking around with A.: 1) I was grotesquely full from a dinner of Meat, Vegetables, Milk, and Apple Pie. 2) It has been a long time since I’ve had a Coke. The Primary Dark Cola of our world and I have a funny relationship. Intellectually, I’m against it. The company exploits land and … More Save your rebellion for things that matter. Like cherry slices.

Guts, guts, guts

Why yes, I am feeling a bit like Ramona Quimby today. Having some gut aches. Normally I just blame that crap on the UC, and take it easy as much as possible, try to calm things down. But with the addition of babby to the belly mix, I am now filled with all sorts of … More Guts, guts, guts

Spammy spam and acronyms, among other unmentionables

Been getting lots of (auto-queued for deletion) spam comments that are written like fragments of a conversation. “I disagree, Becky, her butt is so big.” Or “I dunno, I still think that Wonder Woman’s skirt is too short.” Sometimes I wonder if they’re born of a digital copyeditor ghost, one that trawls through my entries … More Spammy spam and acronyms, among other unmentionables