savage garden on spring day

My dad stoically believes in the freedom of all plants, and so, after every winter his garden doesn’t so much resemble a garden, but rather a commune where all plants are welcome to live out their lives and just be themselves. The rush of unchecked greenery, strange new things that have sprung up from strange seeds, and dead, winter-bare branches usually come …

#dailyfail – I fell down the stairs

Time now for the #dailyfail, an event which is inevitable in my everyday life. Yesterday I fell down the stairs. Head first. And slid all the way to the bottom. Of a concrete staircase. While carrying a plate of homemade, sugar-free, low-carb peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes. For my family. On my only remaining good plate. You can’t make this shit …

DIY cubital tunnel syndrome splint

the condition Lately I have developed a bout of self-diagnosed cubital tunnel syndrome that is making me mad. It started with a vague tingling in my pinky and ring fingers, progressing to a slight ache in those extremities over the course of several years. A few months ago it graduated to a near-constant pain that runs from the inside of my …

#dailyfail – pores

Time now for the #dailyfail, an event which is inevitable in my everyday life. My co-workers are gross, so one of them sent me this email:  On the surface it seems harmless enough, but the attached picture is still the sort of close up I didn’t need to see.  And now they’re back to making butt jokes.