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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

Old and Jaded at the Aquarium January 19, 2018

You know how when you’re little you think everything is big and bright and shiny, and then you go back as an adult and realize everything is tiny and the paint is chipping?

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When I was little, my great-grandmother lived near Boston. Every once in a blue moon, my mom would take us into Boston to play tourist for the day. My favorite place was the New England Aquarium. I thought it was magical! The cylinder tank in the middle was huge. The penguins were the funniest thing I had ever seen. That aquarium was the height of commercialized zoological conservation.

Then I went back last week, and here’s where my brain starts to hurt. (more…)

 

Too Much Adulting October 21, 2015

Adulting is hard. You have to do things, like work and feed yourself, and pay bills. It’s a lot of responsibility. And having things or people not do what they’re supposed to do makes adulting so much harder.

Like when you’re supposed to meet someone for a meeting, and they don’t show up. Or when you send someone an important email, and they just don’t answer. When your car breaks down during tech week when you literally have no hours to take it in.

Or my recent favorite when you need a new laptop with only a few days’ notice so you go to the store and pick out the perfect one. Only they don’t have it in stock, so you have to have it shipped to you. You pay thirty extra dollars to have the computer in three days only to receive an email stating that the computer would arrive three weeks later…..

Please insert livid rage face. (more…)