2019: I’m restarting my use of this blog. This IS my year. Change. Health. Survival. Thrive.
2018: I dated a very smart, generous, funny Muslim guy with lots of money. It was the best…best sex of my life! His birthday is the day after mine, cool, AND he lives for adventure too…like travel, tantra, being kind, spiritual, and living well. He loves my eyes and actually SEES me for me. I deserve it and then some.
I always craved adventure outside of my hometown in Texas. I’ve lived in WI, TX, NJ, CA, and NY. In 2014, my then-boyfriend R and I left NYC to move to Los Angeles together. We had fights, soul-sucking tension, but also great moments like visiting the Grand Canyon for the first time, attending two tapings of Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show! However, L.A. was awful. I loved the beaches & mountains but hated the lack of good Chinese takeout or real pizza, the CONSTANT presence of vapid millennial clichés, lack of any personality, no one dressing well, and horrific traffic. Hence, L.A. crushed my spirit…yet he is shallow, so he LOVED Los Angeles. Hollywoodinspired his pathetic pipe dreams. JULY 2016, we were back in NYC but after spending 6 months living 1,500 MILES APART. Stupid me hoped he’d wise up. However, a manchild ONLY cares for himself. No matter how much we fought, we agree the best part of Los Angeles was finding our tortoiseshell cat named Puff with sweet tortitude. Sadly, my precious Puff was cremated in summer of 2017 after passing away from renal failure at age 19. My heart will never be the same. Never! I love her so much I cannot find the words! She was such a good soul. Puff was so special, loving, and peaceful, I have a Flickr album dedicated to her!
I graduated UW-Milwaukee with a B.A. in English and a focus on Creative Writing. As an alto, I was part of a performance at Carnegie Hall. UWM blessed me with 2 exceptional professors: David Treuer (short story) and Susan Firer (poetry). In 2008, I was a paid writer and producer at Adforum.