person holding phone in front of store with black friday sale signs in the windows

Black Friday in the Age of the Internet

I really do love all holidays, but there’s something about the holidays that come at the end of the year that just makes them feel more special. I’ve always loved Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Halloween is my dad’s birthday, so we always have a fun party. Christmas is the best for a plethora of reasons. Thanksgiving is all about family and food, and it leads … Continue reading Black Friday in the Age of the Internet

pile of black boba pearls

The Captain’s Quiz 5: Golden Rings

This week’s post is coming to you early because my blogging buddy Paul has issued another challenge this week: The Captain’s Quiz 5! If you remember from the last time I participated in Paul’s quiz, I came in 2nd (to blogging buddy Bill). Paul has had another Captain’s Quiz since, which I totally missed (blaming blogging buddy Bill for not letting me know — was he … Continue reading The Captain’s Quiz 5: Golden Rings

all different colored gumballs

Bubblegum, Bubblegum in My Purse

TW Anxiety   Just in case you couldn’t tell, I have ANXIETY. Capital “A,” full of cortisol, stomach-achy, unadulterated anxiety. Sometimes, when I’m feeling whimsical, I call it “anxietitties,” but I digress… As a young person, my anxiety didn’t really manifest in the same ways that it does now with anxiety sweats, feeling overwhelmed in social situations, and insomnia. When I was younger, I chewed … Continue reading Bubblegum, Bubblegum in My Purse