Monthly Archives: September 2011

Not Eating Worms

One of the pitfalls of chronic pain/visible disabilities is that it becomes all too easy to convince yourself that you are unlovable. Because who could possibly love a broken creature such as yourself? Yup, guilty as charged. Lock me up … Continue reading

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Elephant Girl

If you have ever seen the play version of Elephant Man (I never could bring myself to see the movie version, for obvious reasons), the actor who plays the Elephant Man (John Merrick) does not wear any makeup. It’s all … Continue reading

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Gourmet Coffee and Nina Simone

Monday, I got my first freelance check in the mail. The amount had several zeros and at least one comma. (I do try and make a passing attempt at modesty…stop laughing at me!) I got this check in exchange for … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Lightness of Geeking

Last day for Speak Out With Your Geek Out. Regular crankiness to return next week! A while ago, I did *something* to my left hipbone that apparently jammed it up into the socket. Don’t ask me WHAT I did, but … Continue reading

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If I Only Had a Name

Day Five for Speak Out With Your Geek Out. I promise a return to the Usual Crankiness next week! I don’t get mystical about much in this universe. But one of the biggies is words. They have power and meaning. … Continue reading

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The “It Girl”

Day Four for Speak Out With Your Geek Out. I promise to return to the usual crankiness next week! In doing these articles, I am beginning to see how my disability affects my geekiness. It informs the places where I … Continue reading

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We Have Met Them and They Are Us

Day Three for Speak Out With Your Geek Out (I promise a return to the usual crankiness next week). There are spoilers below for the third X-Men movie and for Season Four of Dr. Who, so fair warning: There is … Continue reading

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