Hello, readers, thanks for your emails, your support, and your questions in this time of global pandemic. How's everybody doing? (Yes, I know the first iteration misspelled COVID as Corvid, I ❤ ravens and crows and have been doing it all week, what can I say). Personal update: Mr. Awkward and I are both virus-free … Continue reading COVID-19 Update & Questions #1258 (How do I help my friends?) and #1259: (Social-distancing for extroverts)
Hello readers! I'm excited to get back into the blogging swing next week, but first, some chitchat! Medical News: Surgery went fine, all is well as can be though last week sucked so bad as my body tried to decide between "pain regulation" and "all other bodily functions." I'm back to my normal routine, got … Continue reading Friday Updates & Open Thread
Awkward readers from Texas, Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Florida, Antigua, Barbuda, and other Caribbean islands and everyone in hurricane paths or aftermaths, check in if you like and talk to us. Awkward readers dodging fires in the Los Angeles area, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Western Canada & other places (I am sorry, I do not have … Continue reading Open Thread: Flood & Fire
The annual commiseration thread for people who are just trying to get through this shitshow in one piece. There is a thread for celebratory stuff over here. #2016
It comes late this year (had SO MUCH GRADING TO DO, Y'ALL), but this is the traditional open thread for people to share stuff they enjoy about this time of year. There is also a thread for the messy, painful stuff and for folks who are grieving or otherwise down about this time of year … Continue reading Open Thread: Celebration Station
If you love this time of year, this is your thread for general chitchat. (If you hate the holidays, there's a thread just for you.) What you should know about comment moderation, in addition to general community rules: I am grading final projects and traveling and seeing family & friends and not paying much attention … Continue reading Holiday Open Thread: CHEER EDITION
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0-Sv6YnxEc [Video: A French bulldog puppy rolls around on its back trying to flip over] If you're not feeling this time of year, this is your place to commiserate with others. I am not sure I'm getting to any more "holiday" questions this month, so you may want to post the short version here instead … Continue reading Ugh….Holidays. (Open Thread)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRs_oLMjIAA [Video: A Great Dane and a deer are best friends who snuggle and frolic] If you love this time of year, this is your thread. Whatcha cooking? Who are you excited to see? What are you thankful for? What's a favorite tradition that your family & friends have? Got any cool decorating plans? Usual … Continue reading Happy Holidays! Open Thread!
A nice person emailed me to wish me a happy new year and also to ask: "What kind of self-care stuff are you doing these days, if you don't mind me asking?" I don't mind. Probably the biggest thing I've been doing is updating my professional CV, working on my professional portfolio and reel, and … Continue reading Self-Care Stuff/Update
I recently got a sassy short haircut, threw out some clothes made of sadness and stains including some non-metaphorical ill-fitting pants, and had an eye exam (This is not the year of bifocals. Yet. Soooooooon though). What self-care stuff have you done for yourself lately? What are you proud of right now?