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)
Hi Captain (& friends), I have been dating an awesome guy for a little over a year now. It's not really my style to gush over a romantic partner, but this is possibly the happiest and most comfortable I've ever been with someone. However, we have one big difference: I'm a graduate student getting my … Continue reading #592: Am I sabotaging my academic career by dating a guy with no degree; or, how is Academia like Reality TV?
Dear Captain Awkward, My relationship with my boyfriend is seriously beginning to interfere with my academic pursuits. I met my boyfriend about a semester ago though some mutual friends of ours, and by all accounts, it has been a truly amazing experience. He is handsome, smart, supportive, and despite a slow start to the relationship … Continue reading #570: Stuff you ask your partner vs. stuff you tell your partner
As of 11/29/2012, comments on this entry are closed. Hi Captain! I've had type 1 diabetes for nearly my whole life (18 years), and I've graduated college and moved away from home. As I'm very open about having T1D, I'm often asked about what diabetes is, what the difference is between type 1 and 2 … Continue reading #398: I’m tired of explaining my medical condition and food choices to “helpful” folks.
This article (yes, it's old) in the Washington City Paper about men who don't understand how birth control works made me laugh. And then feel sad. How can people not understand how birth control works? Ok, listen. I'll try to keep it really simple. Barrier methods like condoms, the cervical cap, and the diaphragm physically block … Continue reading Public Service Thursday! Birth Control: Let me explain it to you.
I just watched this TED talk by Brene Brown (thanks to Between Those Things). I'm a total geek for TED. The internet is amazing. We live in amazing times. I press a few buttons and books come to my house. I press a few more and I get to sit at the feet of … Continue reading The power of vulnerability