Monthly Archives: June 2016

Never yell “Go Straight!” In the middle of Dyke March

Here’s a lesson for you all: Never yell “go straight”  in the middle of Dyke March in San Francisco . Even if that’s what your friend Christine told you to say. Not out of protest, or even a dare.  But because the group … Continue reading

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American Moments: Hotties, Hotdogs and Freaks

Last 4th of July, I took my first trip to New York City! And there, I had the best 4th of July celebration of my life. (Psst.If you want to read my New York Travel Blog from last year, it’s … Continue reading

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American Moments: Texas Rose

  Hella America!!!!  Step right up, we have it all here. Mountain ranges, oceans, lakes, bears, moose, amber waves of grain, and about 350,000 people named Amber. But I would never in a million years call myself patriotic. At least … Continue reading

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Dad’s Crab Dinner

  On Valentines Day, 1994, my dad called us from work to tell us he  got a job promotion. “Hell yeah, we’re going to celebrate tonight!” shouted my mom, as she hung up the phone. My sister and I cheered, … Continue reading

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War on the Roses

Last year, I spent a whole day in the back yard trying to evict the roses from their hard,  drought-cracked beds. My goal, (I guess) , was to plant vegetables or succulents in their place. something useful, something hardy. And … Continue reading

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Are you always that scary?

Usually, when I get a message on OKCupid like the one below,  I just ignore. I pretty much ignore everybody who writes me,  unless it seems like there’s a fraction of a chance that they might not suck. Which turns … Continue reading

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Why yes. My cat DOES have big balls. Thank you for noticing.

A few months ago, I adopted a new cat.  He’s an orange,  3 year old tiger-stripe named Willis; former feral gang member turned shelter staff favorite.  I adopted him through the fantastic Cat Town Cafe, where my roommate volunteers. (Of … Continue reading

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