Tag: this is why we can’t have nice things

  • Stuck in the Middle with You

    Stuck in the Middle with You

    The dentistry is done, but I am mentally fried. Stress does different things to people, for me there’s this rapid inability to be capable of anything except middle-distance staring and comfort eating. Right now both are largely under control, but a lot is left of the day to work with. Praise the Deities for more […]

  • The Crying Game

    The Crying Game

    The thing is, it IS all men. All this shit has been normalized to a point where this is the future that everybody Normal [TM] wants, where you know exactly what a woman is so if you flirt with you won’t get traumatized when you discover that maybe they aren’t what you thought they were. […]

  • The Gift

    The Gift

    I was appropriated yesterday, and am still working my brain around the coup. I wondered if that was the right word to describe the action, on reflection, but if we start with the kids’ dictionary today: My disappointment, because that’s what it is, lies around other people wanting to make sure their own arses are […]

  • Life is a Minestrone

    Life is a Minestrone

    Don’t worry, you didn’t wander in to the Gaming Blog by mistake. Quietly, and without fuss a while back, I shut it down. It really should have metaphorically burnt it to the ground too, but that’s a bit too drama queen for current tastes. Needless to say, this is Wordsworth. She has a lovely one […]

  • No Heaven

    No Heaven

    I also had a bit of a minor epiphany. I don't enjoy poetry that seems to be popular right now. Some of it actually makes me feel ill reading it, because there's no voice which I can easily recognise or associate with. It's like reading prose. Big swathes of prose are not poetic. — ๐Ÿ’ […]

  • Lonely This Christmas

    Lonely This Christmas

    Adults could use Buddy benches too. https://t.co/kFoJMzuUy2 — ๐ŸŒŠ Sarah ๐Ÿ“ Shonky [Festive] Hankering ๐ŸŒŠ (@AlternativeChat) December 4, 2018 I get incredibly lonely, quite a lot. I feel very lonely in unfamiliar spaces, yet seldom get the feeling exercising solo in the Gym. In fact, people and me plus exercise is often an equation for […]

  • We Used to Be Friends

    We Used to Be Friends

    This is going to be quite hard to write, but it needs to be said. I seem to outlast the people I care about. Right now, there are two lovely female friends who look after me, check on my welfare and health, and listen when things get tough. Without them, my life would be beyond […]

  • Last Train to Transcentral

    Last Train to Transcentral

    Today is certainly not the first to involve literary disappointment. By 5pm I will be sad, but that maudlin state undoubtedly will be short lived. That’s the problem when you enter contests and someone else wins. However much I could sit the night before and imagine myself as successful, the harsh reality of modern publishing […]

  • Sabotage


    The Internet is a great place, we all know this. However, like any massive playground where mob rule will undoubtedly apply if you screw up, there is NEVER a guarantee that people will play nicely, follow rules or indeed do what you want them to. That means that, if you’re trying to exploit any section […]