A few of the things I've read recently that are getting me through it.
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.
The Crash And The Recovery: I'm still digging out from a computer crash last week. We were able to get in and recover everything, eventually, but it was a nailbiter for several days I spent on the phone with tech support typing lines of code they dictated to me (People, I do not know how to … Continue reading “Too Early Old, Too Late Smart” (personal news)
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
Hello Gentle and Attractive Readers! I've got a mix of very cool and very weird stuff to announce. COOL: I'm working with Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary to get a series of book projects into the world. CaptainAwkward.com-based books. Essay books. WEIRD: Tomorrow I am having a minor surgical procedure to hopefully take care … Continue reading Personal Updates & Introducing This Week’s Guest Blogger
Please forgive the hiatus in posting and moderation. Mr. Awkward's bipolar disorder has gone into full "I AM UR JERKBRAIN TRYING TO ANNIHILATE U" mode and this week he checked himself into the hospital. He's safe, and getting treatment that he needs, but I'm not gonna lie - the whole process of getting him in … Continue reading Personal Update
Accurate summation of historical events: Two years ago today: Kittens:
Hello readers, You can submit questions at the Patreon thread (advantage: you get more than 280 characters and first dibs) or on Twitter (@CAwkward, #awkwardfriday). Submissions close at noon. FYI answers will slide slightly later today and probably won't be updated piece by piece since I have a last minute appointment at noon. Like, everything … Continue reading Short Answer Friday! Reading a story tonight! Kittens! Exclamation points!
My new coworkers are seriously interfering with my productivity. They're here. Meet Henrietta Pussycat (back, with the darker markings) and Daniel Striped Tiger (lying down), adopted via the wonderful Feline Friends Chicago fostering rescue. Check out the tiny watch they photoshopped on Daniel to make him more like his puppet namesake! Obviously he had to … Continue reading KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS
Content note: There are mentions of suicide later in this post and also some very US-specific political stuff. I promise not to turn this blog into an all politics, all US health-care policy all the time site, but this couldn't be more important or personal to me. I could not in good conscience neglect the … Continue reading How To Help People You Love Who Have Depression, Revisited