The Crops to Plant for Knocking Out Your Tillers Reputation (World of Warcraft)

I currently have eight World of Warcraft characters that I care about. You’d think that I would remember the order of the crops that need to be grown for the Tillers reputation quest progression by #7, but I don’t. I have to look it up on El’s Extreme Anglin’ Tillers Farming (edited to remove the […]

Why Do Women Say I’m Fine When They’re Clearly Not?

It’s an age-old question, but a young man on /r/AskReddit/ posed it to the virtual community last night, and I found my own answer quite inadequate. It didn’t encompass the whole of it for even myself, let alone all women everywhere. So I thought I’d collect responses from various women I know, and share the […]

On Death and Loss

My therapist asked me to do a homework assignment for him before my next appointment, which is tomorrow. So of course, I left it until today. The subject is loss, which is hard for me to talk about because I get choked up on my tears. So I write, and then we discuss. I’ve spent […]

Roleplaying in World of Warcraft as a Creative Writing Outlet: Meet Carisse Dawnfire

I make no secret about the fact that I’m a gamer geek who loves to play World of Warcraft. It’s an outlet for many things, including a place to go when coping with my depression, anxiety, or the mental and physical symptoms of a CFS flareup. But it’s also great for my creativity as a […]

Don’t Immerse Yourself in the Horror of Current Events

To anyone who struggles with depression and anxiety like I do: DON’T IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THIS HORROR. Turn the TV off. Stop reading every little “what we don’t know” article. If there’s actual news because they found the guy, Facebook or Twitter will let you know, and THEN you can read the official news release […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Getting up on Time

I wasn’t able to drag myself out of bed until about 11:00 this morning. I wasn’t dressed and downstairs until 11:15. Here it is, 2:00 in the afternoon, and I’m still dragging. This, my friends, is my life with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I’m in the middle of a CFS flareup – or maybe it’s a […]

Getting Dolled Up for National Television on a Budget

Since I’ve gotten so many compliments on how I looked on Anderson Live, I thought I’d share my “secrets.” The best part is how little money I actually had to spend, despite the fact that I was quite frumpy just a few days beforehand. P.S. The camera DOES add 10 pounds or so. My mom […]

Need a Laugh? TJ Does a Hysterical Dance to Call Me Maybe

TJ loves to do crazy dance moves, and he begged me to record him. His favorite song is Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. If you need a laugh, this is super funny. If you can’t understand what he says in the middle of it, it’s, “Did you see my butt dance?” Tags: dancing, […]

In Which I Use the F Word for the First Time

I’m 34 years old, and I’ve never really used the F word before. It’s crude, and it’s intended to evoke negative emotions when you use it. But you’ve been reading about my struggles with chronic illness, mental illness, and all sorts of things over the past few months, and now I can’t avoid it any […]

5 Supposedly Romantic Songs That Are Actually Really Creepy

Happy Valentine’s Day! Before you send your significant other that sexy or romantic playlist of hand-picked songs, try to make sure you’re not sending the wrong message. There are a lot of “love songs” out there that have decidedly creepy undertones that people don’t really think about when they squeal, “OMG THAT’S MY FAVORITE SONG!” […]