Month: April 2009

Waking Up

I opened my eyes to this day while yesterday’s pain washed over me like an uncomfortable lukewarm shower. The neighborhood is still silent except for a few happy birds. Later, dozens of lawn mowers will be buzzing, and cars will make trips to ball games and Home Depot. Children will be screeching at the park. Dogs will bark. Life forges ahead. My children are … Read More Waking Up

The Hell of Narcissism

A few years ago, I thought a narcissist was simply a selfish person. Traumatic episodes in both a friend’s life and in mine pushed me to research and delve a little deeper into this hideous human condition. I found an some excerpts from a great book on the subject which I believe could have been written by Mr. N/A himself. Malignant Self Love: Narcissism … Read More The Hell of Narcissism

Courtroom Bullshit

“The law is reason, free from passion.” ~ Aristotle I loved this quote in Legally Blonde, but I have a new version: “The law is reason, free from justice.” As a little girl, I learned the basics about the law… respect the police, who are here to help and protect you, and admire the judges, whose wisdom ensures justice for all. What a crock. … Read More Courtroom Bullshit

Funerals, Feuds, and Families

I saw my best friend, Renee, last Sunday for Easter. We had a girls’ weekend at her place in Arlington, VA. While I was there, we spoke with her aunt on the phone, who was positively giddy over her husband’s recent recovery from heart-valve surgery. Renee has seen quite a lot of her aunt and uncle over the past months, since he had been … Read More Funerals, Feuds, and Families

On Getting Stuck

“Oh, help!” said Pooh. “I’d better go back.” “Oh, bother!” said Pooh. “I shall have to go on.”“I can’t do either!” said Pooh. “Oh, help and bother!”“The fact is,” said Rabbit, “you’re stuck.” ~ A. A. Milne I’m stuck. I want to write, but I feel incapable of it. I am feeling so many things… my head is spinning… I feel out-of-sorts and not … Read More On Getting Stuck

Paging Edward Lewis…

Despite the ugly stories which have made up my romantic life thus far, I still want the fairy tale. I want to be rescued, and I want to “rescue him right back.” I want him to love me, and I want to know it without wondering. I want him to teach me things I don’t know. I want him to show me things I’ve … Read More Paging Edward Lewis…

Just Weight – You’ll Be Seeing Less of Me

I’m on another round of weight loss. (Oh god, not again…) I feel I have to mention it here, because food, weight, sex, and my self-esteem all go hand-in-hand, and the food addiction is an ongoing battle I fight, so it’s all relevant to my daily ponderings. However, rather than bore everyone with my weight struggles on Unwritten, I am continuing to post the … Read More Just Weight – You’ll Be Seeing Less of Me