Today I had a brief conversation with the ex girlfriend of one of my friends. She asked if I still talked with him. I said, "Here and there. We keep meaning to get together and never do."

She said they hadn't talked since he got married (I was best man and literally the only person there that wasn't on the bride's side...
Read More

It occurred to me tonight that even as a dopey teenager, I never gave myself a punk rock name. Now I wonder what it would have been.

Starting at the first of the year, my health insurance through my job changed.

The therapist I've been working with for about 5 years isn't approved for the new insurance. The only reason is that another, longer tenured therapist is approved for it, and for some reason they'll only approve one.

It actually took me about three years to get comfortable enough...
Read More

mortis322:
That really sucks!!!
5

I don't like to get serious too often, but I feel like I should in this case.

The last week + of 2017 sucked, to put it mildly. Even though I know that no one lives forever and she'd had health problems for years, my aunt Bonnie was one of those people who just felt like they'd always be there somehow. Even having...
Read More

3

For all intents and purposes, she's already gone. To quote the title of one of my favorite books, it's all over but the shouting.

Thinking about my aunt a lot tonight.

She never had kids of her own, but she helped raise most of her nieces and nephews, and in some cases, their kids too.

She always seemed to be confused by the...
Read More

freyahz:
Oh... i m sorry for you and youre family...