I have wanted LASIK for a long time, especially as the astigmatism in my right eye developed to the point where I could only see clearly with my glasses if I looked out through a certain angle. (I also wanted it because I am beginning to have some issues with melasma, and I wanted the … [Read more…]

first post about homeownership

Everyone told me that it’s a lot of work to own a house, but I blew it off because I’ve been renting them and dealing with scheduling maintenance, etc on behalf of landlords for many years. “How bad could it be?” I thought. Well, no one explained that Daylight Savings Time means that you can’t … [Read more…]


Not long after my last blog post about how I was planning to buy a house in 2018, the perfect house for me came on the market. I am scheduled to close on September 30th! I’m very grateful to my colleagues at the Access Board for referring me to Rick Carroll. I also worked with … [Read more…]

DC Library Association’s Fall Reception – 9/15

dcla reception

Please join your local ALA chapter at Smith Public Trust this coming Thursday, 9/15 for an evening soiree with your favorite librarians. This is my first event as DCLA’s Membership Director and I would be very happy to welcome you next week.

performing at Story District!

whiskey dick

I’m performing for the first time at Story District next Tuesday, September 13. You can buy tickets here for $15. Spoiler alert / trigger warning: my story is mostly about my menstrual cup. I would be really happy to see friends there! The other stories are pretty great too.

Elfa vs. ClosetMaid track shelving


As a Taurus-identified person, I am very particular about my surroundings, to the point where it’s hard to tell whether my home is a coping strategy for ADHD or just the manifestation of my tendencies towards hedonism and sloth, which can be more reliably indulged in comfortable spaces that are easy to clean. Over the … [Read more…]

trip to Columbus, OH


I’ve written before about my interest in Unitarian Universalism. I was having some interpersonal issues at church that almost made me walk away from the congregation to avoid drama, but, decided to do a thing I sometimes do, where I put a question to the universe and try to listen for an answer. In this … [Read more…]

what I want to be writing about –

I have been doing a lot of work lately trying to picture what I want for myself (the answer: a house with room for a garden, that’s within a 40-minute bike ride of most places I’d like to work in the DC area. Also: a dog, and a beehive). It’s not hard to imagine jobs … [Read more…]

lighthouse, with papillon.


went to Stomping Ground for breakfast, and I couldn’t put my camera away for the rest of the day. the light made everything look so beautiful on my screen. and little esposito is so hard to capture…. I even took some halfway decent selfies….(note: my skin DID NOT LOOK THIS GOOD IRL) this is how … [Read more…]