The Geek Social Fallacies are powerful, but they are not invincible.
In which the Party Planning Committee consists of one exhausted pregnant lady trying to please everyone.
Come see S. Bear Bergman and me answer advice questions in real time. May 15, 8 pm Eastern, 7pm Central, live from the Internet. Ticket links and more info in post.
When fear of over-committing meets terror of letting other people down, that's where you'll find me and way more than one of you, if my inbox is any indication.
Licensed therapist Rae McDaniel reminds a reader that discomfort is not harm, and trans people aren't messing up their family events by existing at them.
Hi, Captain, To cut to the chase, I (she/her) have an autoimmune disease for which I take several immunosuppressant medications — none of which are working particularly well. My parents are both over the age of 60. You can probably tell where this is going. My sister (she/her) is getting married at the end of … Continue reading #1274 and #1275: COVID-19 and Family Visits and Weddings
In which I share only pleasing (to me, at least) things! With exclamation points! Story Club: Live! Tonight! In the Internet! I read at the very first Story Club in Chicago (and many more since) and the glorious founder Dana is hosting an online version in Zoom tonight, 8pm EDT, 7pm Central. I'll link you … Continue reading Story Club Social (tonight!) and other links.
I wrote a piece for VICE about taking good care of yourself during holiday visits with family. We're at work on the sequel about hosting holiday visits that people won't have to write to internet advice columns about. The therapist I spoke with for the Vice piece, Rae McDaniel, is a delight and had so … Continue reading Captain Awkward at Vice and other links.
Dance Dance Party Party is a Chicago-originated fun, welcoming dance and social event that has now spread to Texas. From the organizer: Dance Dance Party Party has come to Dallas! Please join us at the kickoff dance event: DDPP is kind of about exercise, kind of about socializing, and mostly about having a friendly, women-only … Continue reading Last Minute Dallas Event Invite: Dance Dance Part Party Dallas starts tonight!
If you're in Chicago and you want to see me engage in a competitive live lit bout (vs. the great Jeremy Owens of You're Being Ridiculous) come to the Hideout Inn next Tuesday at 7pm. Venue information and link to purchase tickets is here (and live/working). Bumping this up the page. Come out, Chicago! ❤