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Quiet, now.

This has been total hell. The whole spring-into-summer. One slow-burning, creeping infection that reinvented itself hourly.┬áThere was the hospitalization, of course, but that was just the beginning. That was only the spark. It wasn’t like last time, this past time – again, June. There was no brandishing grand hopes of success or faith in newly […]

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Coming to Terms.

My sister is getting married in June! JUNE! EEE!!! I am SO excited. She has picked out GORGEOUS dresses for us to wear, BEAUTIFUL flowers to adorn the space, and, most importantly, has set about ensuring that the cocktail hour is a feast not to be missed. But here’s the thing: The gown I had to […]

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How to make a good impression:

1) Wrangle a situation where you’re staying overnight with your boyfriend’s grandparents, whom you’ve met only once or twice before. 2) Drink what could plausibly be considered too much vodka at your boyfriend’s brother’s wedding reception. 3) Wake up from a dead sleep at 8:30am screaming profanity. Seriously? I *never* talk in my sleep – […]

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Happy belated birthday – I’m looking at you, Pusser.

I’ve been reminded, lately, of this story from my wedding. It always comes up when brides ask how we move about during the ceremony, but somehow the mid-meeting telling seems oversharey and inappropriate. So from now on, I can direct them to this blog post instead. So it’s March 2007. I’m in the white dress […]

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Marriage Is A Human Construct.

I considered posting this on Facebook, but quickly thought better of it. So why not post it on my blog, and THEN post it to Facebook. Amiright? Of course. So here it is: I probably support gay marriage more than most people – certainly more than most people in North Carolina – but I have […]