Maria : A Love Story With Tattoos

I have a request. I’ve been fascinated by tattoos for a long while. I’ve been drawing on my skin for years with gel pens, Crayolas, Sharpies—anything that could leave a decent mark. I’ve spent cumulative hours digging into my skin with cheap Bics and ballpoints, trying to eke out some sort of shape. My father … Continue reading

But What to Fry?

Good news! I’m finally starting to feel better! Of course, I’m going to credit part of that to the arrival of a last-minute post-Christmas surprise. My mother told me that something I’d been craving for a while would be late for the gift-giving season and asked if I wanted to know what it was. I … Continue reading

The Advent of the Dinahsaurus

So I’m pretty sure it’s time for me to stop wheedling like a whiny little shit and actually start caring about my body and how I handle my diet. Which is pretty much nonexistent so far. Thus, change. I’ve been diagnosed (on top of so many other glorious problems) with the dreaded acid reflux, destroyer … Continue reading

Festivalpalooza

This past Saturday was certainly eventful. It’s a little intimidating to hear just how many festivals are going on in Atlanta at a time–and so close together! Anyway, I started the Saturday fairly early (at least for me) when my wonderfultastic roommate, Miss Tesla, crept in my room to pry me from my mattress. We … Continue reading

Things That Are Sweet

I’ve been having a nice, relaxing time so far. I’m getting ready to head to a writing retreat in Sedona with my mother, so there’s still quite a bit of packing to do, but I thought I’d share some of the little details in the meantime. 🙂 Before I left for Fort Lauderdale, I realized … Continue reading

Crying Games

Lining Up

“…you know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit.” – Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning I don’t even know how the conversation started, but suddenly we were talking about crying. It might have been about our fathers–we’ve both lost them, … Continue reading

To All the History

Upon realizing that my paranoia about sounding a little bit like a self-help book instead of a human being was not entirely unfounded, I thought I might try to share a little bit more about personal things. It’s not really opening up if I don’t share the me that I am right now. Anyway, you … Continue reading

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