What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

A Hypoallergenic Bubble December 1, 2016

I have allergies. All my life I’ve had allergies. Ragweed, foods, dust, I’m allergic to all of it. It is my destiny.

But a few months ago I went to a new allergist, and she decided to do a blood test. Results came back. On a scale of 1-20, I’m only allergic to trees and that only reads at a four… Lies. Lies and medical deception.

Fast forward to last week when I go back to the allergist because I’ve had four sinus infections in the last year. She tells me to go off all allergy meds for five days before the appointment. It was the longest five days ever. Drippy eyes, runny nose, crackly voice. All things that are super great to deal with while performing a big dance review.

Anywho, I go to the office and the doctor says she really doesn’t know what to do with me because I don’t have many allergies.

(Cue cold-eyed stare of death from me.) (more…)


Hazards of Halloween November 3, 2014

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I’m afraid of scissors. And knives. Basically, anything that has the potential to cut me. Not for the normal “cutting your fingers hurts” reason. I’m allergic to stitches. I know. This makes me even more ridiculous than you had previously thought. (more…)


I’m Allergic to Wheat July 9, 2014

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I am allergic to wheat. I am not gluten free or Celiac, just plain old allergic to wheat. It gives me a lovely little rash on my collar bone. It doesn’t itch. It usually doesn’t even feel warm. But people ask awkward questions like, “Don’t you know how to use sunscreen?” “Sweetie, do you need aloe?” and “What happened to you?” So, whenever I am going to be around people who aren’t aware that no, I’m not in fact dying, I just wanted to eat a cookie, I avoid wheat, or wear a turtle neck. (more…)


I Have Food Allergies May 28, 2014

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I have food allergies. Not like I sniffed a peanut and now I might die, but still I have them. Unfortunately, the number of food allergies that I have makes finding food I can actually eat rather difficult. And though I make light of it, sometimes it really sucks. (more…)


My Wife: A Descent into Madness October 23, 2013

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It’s post 101, and Megan has actually consented to have me, her husband, on the site as a guest blogger! Oh the stories I could tell… Embarrassing stories galore. But I’m a good husband. Not to mention the fact that Megan has final say of what I get to put on the blog. So, today I shall share with you what the past couple of months have been like managing Megan’s multiple near-meltdowns during the editing process for The Tethering. (more…)