Apr 16, 2017  •  In Apple, Blogging, Personal, Relationships

More Technical Issues…

The good news is that I got my laptop back. Not only had Apple replaced my battery, they had also installed a new logic board, so my computer was running like new again.  🙂  The bad news is, this only lasted a few days. It began with a 1px-wide red vertical line along the right […]

Apr 2, 2017  •  In Aerin, Blogging, Claire, Depression, Personal, Relationships

Chirp, Chirp

It’s been a whooping 1 year and 2 months since I last wrote in this blog. …Is anyone still around? During my hiatus, I seriously contemplated shutting down the site. I was feeling uninspired and unmotivated. There were a lot of things going on in my life I did not feel comfortable sharing with the world […]

Oct 1, 2015  •  In Depression, Geek, Personal, Relationships

The Evolution of Happiness (And an Announcement)

We all know that what made us happy as children may no longer apply. But is it just a matter of our tastes changing? Social psychologist Jennifer Aaker, PhD, theorizes that your happiness is not based on your likes and dislikes, but rather, the motivating forces that drive you. Our definition of happiness tends to shift every 5 or 10 years, […]

Sep 7, 2015  •  In Baby, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal, Relationships

Baby Fever

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you may have noticed that I’d had a bit of baby fever lately. Say what? Me? The girl who hates the baby years and never looks back on her children’s infancies with nostalgia? What happened? Well, for one, my friends and relatives keep having ridiculously cute babies and I […]

Jul 21, 2015  •  In Infographics, Information, Relationships, Web

The Disapproval Matrix

Where does criticism come from, and how should you handle it? Look no further than Ann Friedman’s Disapproval Matrix. Critics: These are smart people who know something about your field. They are taking a hard look at your work and are not loving it. You’ll probably want to listen to what they have to say, […]

Oct 21, 2014  •  In Geek, Infographics, Information, Relationships, Web

Two Fascinating, Potentially NSFW Charts

I’m not sure exactly why I find these charts — depicting the various subjects and categories that turn people on and how they differ between men and women — so interesting. Well, duh it’s related to sex so it’s naturally intriguing. But I think for me, the science and research behind human attraction has always been captivating […]

Sep 28, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Relationships

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers

Most people would rather forget about their exes, but Sebastian Errazuriz is not like that. You see, the artist’s latest series consists of 12 intricately designed shoes that are meant to reflect 12 of his ex-lovers. Each shoe, made in conjunction with Melissa (a shoe company that has collaborated with the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Karl Lagerfeld), comes […]

Dec 23, 2013  •  In Movies, Personal, Relationships

Delusion Angel*

1995. I remember it was my last year in junior high. I remember being awkward and unsure, desperately wanting to fit in, longing to be just like everyone else yet still wanting to leave a unique imprint as a burgeoning adult. I remember sneaking peeks at issues of YM and Seventeen at the school library. And I remember […]

Oct 17, 2013  •  In Depression, Parenting, Personal, Relationships

Screwing Up My Kids

In all my years of receiving therapy, there is one psychologist who stands out in my mind…and not in a good way. She was an empathic woman who immediately helped me feel at ease. She certainly had a way of helping me feel warm and comforted and understood, and I almost always felt better after our […]

Jun 12, 2013  •  In Personal, Relationships

A Toast to the Bride and Groom

Wow. What a fun and exhausting weekend! Would you believe it’s taken me this long to recover? Yeah, I’m an old, tired fart. 😛 As those who live along the East Coast of the U.S. are aware, this past weekend saw the arrival of the first tropical storm of the annual hurricane season. And just as […]