Category: the girl behind the screen

On Insisting On Myself, Decompression Debates, Life-Changing Albums

I’m lying in bed, in my flannel pj bottoms, decompressing and resting my old lady bones after spending an entire breakless day taking over 2,000 school photos on day 1 of my busiest week ever — [I know people hate the word busy, but why? When did being busy become a…

Liz Lemon Definitely Eats Cereal For Dinner

Some days dinner is going to be cereal. Like, not even breakfast for dinner which typically includes pancakes or french toast or eggs or all three which I’m actually salivating thinking about because breakfast is delicious at any time of day. But seriously, sometimes the Martells have cereal for dinner….

Growth

“Mama! Oh my goodness! You are in the pool! I can’t even believe it. This is just…THE BEST.” My little girl will never know how my heart leapt from my chest at that very moment. This week I went to Target and bought a black and white tankini. My body…

I’M ON A BOAT

Whoa. Hold it. We gotta take a boat? Yes, sir. To get to the other side of the bay. Nobody said anything about a boat. Is there a problem, sir? No, no problem. I’m just not that crazy about boats, that’s all. Jesus Christ, Kaffee, you’re in the Navy for…

It Just Is

At 4:45 this morning, I woke up in an unexpected full-body panic attack. I say unexpected because this week has been pretty great, I was a little surprised to see my good friend anxiety lurking around. But that’s the thing about anxiety, isn’t it? There’s no pattern to it, sometimes…

Help

This week I gave $24.00 and my leftover lunch to two people who asked me for help. Many years ago, on an unusually cold winter night, a young girl showed up on my suburban doorstep. She had gotten turned around, confused by all of the streets that looked the same,…

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