What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

The Broken Hymen Lie June 11, 2016

I’m back! And mostly alive I swear! After more than a week of visiting fantastic friends and doing some really cool things, I am back at the keyboard. Not writing, but proofing the eARC of The Dragon Unbound and blogging for you all!

So in this time of not writing, I’ve been stewing over something that’s really, truly been bothering me. Warning: this post is about to turn PG 13. (more…)


What Would You Trade? (Rated PG13) September 8, 2015

Filed under: Tales of Humanity's Imperfections — meganorussell @ 11:48 am
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Okay y’all, this is going to be a PG 13 post, and it’s not my fault. Never, in all my many eons of living in cast housing, have I heard anything this sad that made me question the status of humanity in such a large way.

I was sitting on my bed in my room submitting to a never-ending stream of agents who will in turn send me a non-specific rejection letter — not that I feel bitter or down trodden — and a girl started talking on the other side of the paper-thin wall.

“Can you give me a ride? I left my water bottle on the truck of dude’s car, and it flew out into traffic, and I have to go back for it,” the girl says. Not a huge request. Just a ride to grab something off the road.

They talk a little, and then the girl decides to trade sex for a ride to get her water bottle. Sex to get back a water bottle. SEX for a freaking water bottle!

What followed were six-and-a-half minutes of the worst sex I have ever had the misfortune of hearing. (more…)


Mission Impossible: Dorm Style (Rated PG) April 4, 2015

Filed under: What Doesn't Kill You — meganorussell @ 10:00 am
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The dorm I lived in freshman year of college was as close to a penitentiary as you can get while paying private school tuition. There were no windows that opened. (I’ll tell you that story sometime.) There were guards at the doors, and there was an evil woman named Mary who could project her voice into your room at two in the morning if the demon spirit moved her. There was also a strict ban on boys outside of business hours.

Needless to say, the ban did not go over too well with a bunch of hormonal college freshman. There were a few boys sneaking in dressed as girls. There were a few boys who came in legally and stayed illegally, causing dorm-wide manhunts. And there was one college freshman boy who went above and beyond in search of boobies. (more…)


The Best Advice I’ll Ever Give – Rated PG-13 May 13, 2013

Filed under: Hi-Ho the Glamorous Life,I Meant Well — meganorussell @ 8:05 am
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I’ve spent most of my adult life living in cast housing, which is basically a frat house for actors. When you spend your time eating, sleeping, and working with the same group of people, you get to know each other very well. Sometimes too well…

Once upon a time, I had a roommate who was afraid to lose her virginity. And not for any religious or moral reasons. The female ensemble was sitting around one day talking through her first time fear. After a while we finally found the real problem: she was scared it would hurt.

So I asked her, “Have you every stubbed your toe?”

She nodded.

“So, you know how it hurts really bad for a second, and you hop around on one foot, but then after a second you’re like ‘oh that’s not so bad, I might be able to walk again’?”

She nodded again.

“Well… it’s like stubbing your vagina.”

You’re welcome. I really am a great friend.