Dear Readers

Dear Readers, My sincerest apologies. This week I have had two posts go up before they were ready which resulted in me having to pull them, finish them, and re-post. It is unprofessional, annoying, and disappointing. My only explanation is that it has been very hectic at work and I am at the tail end…

To the Two Young Women on My Train

To the Two Young Women on My Train, First I would like to apologize for eavesdropping on your conversation and inserting myself into it later, I know it is not polite to do either of those things. Second, I want to thank you. Thank you for giving me hope that I am not the only…

Hey Sinuses

Hey Sinuses! Screw you! Could you please stop masquerading as something else when you aren’t feeling well!? I am sick of taking the wrong medicine for a week before realizing that it’s YOU who is having the issue. Sincerely, Seriously Stuffed Up

Let’s Talk

Let’s talk about rape. Let’s talk about sexual assault. Let’s talk about harassment. Let’s talk about coercion. Let’s talk about silence and fear and anxiety and hyper-vigilance. Let’s talk about the fact that, without trying, I can list five people on one hand who I personally know and care about who have been sexually assaulted,…

Dear Brain

Dear Brain, I am healthy, have a good job, two degrees, a healthy and loving romantic relationship, and am writing almost regularly – could you please stop trying to convince me that I am a failure or that I am doing something wrong? I really would just like to enjoy feeling happy. Sincerely, Anxious Twenty-Something…

Dearest Most Important Inspiration

Dearest Most Important Inspiration, Why do you always come to me right when I am about to fall asleep or in the middle of the night on my way back from the bathroom? You must know that I will not remember you in the morning and that I don’t want to write you down because then…

Hey Sick of Getting Sick

Hey Sick of Getting Sick, How about all you dust motes on the history timeline of the Earth stop maiming the planet and then we’ll consider picking a “damn season?” Without Amusement, Weather and Earth (Weather’s big sister)

Dear Weather

Dear Weather, Could you please stop fucking around and just pick a damn season? Sincerely, Sick of Getting Sick

And One More Thing, Present Michelle

And One More Thing, Present Michelle, Stop making cookie dough and eating it straight out of the fridge. Also, could you please get off your ass and do that exercise plan you keep talking about? It would be reaaaaaally helpful right about now. Not Bathing Suit Ready, Future Michelle P.S. – Past Michelle was right.

Yeah, Really, Present Michelle

Yeah, Really, Present Michelle, Get over yourself and how about you put that doughnut down and think about Future Michelle? She’s going to be yelling at you for it soon! Unrepentant, Past Michelle

Really Past Michelle?

Really!? Reaaaaaally, Past Michelle? Do you know what the scale said this morning? Do you? I am up two pounds because of you and your cinnamon buns and molten lava cakes and homemade whipped cream! Could you please think about me before you stuff your face with every sugary thing in sight!? Heavier than last week,…

Hey, Present Michelle

Hey, Present Michelle, If you hate it so much, just take it off the playlist, dumbass. I put it there, but you are the one whining about it when you have the power to do something about it. Without Empathy, Past Michelle P.S. – And saying that you don’t want to lose the song is…