Out of my head and on to ‘paper’

I’ve had a few ideas lately that I want to get down on paper so I don’t forget them. First, a couple of car-related inventions I came up with while my husband was driving us home from my mother in law’s Thanksgiving: A “friendly” car horn feature for cars (a button on the steering wheel)…… Continue reading Out of my head and on to ‘paper’

1,317,078 minutes sober.

When I made it to one year sober I made a Spotify playlist to celebrate (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6dMfzYgoZP9ZInWBiXxFap), and the playlist opens with the Rent anthem “525,600 minutes” because, well, I love the song, and also because the year felt like 525,600 minutes. Yesterday, October 15th, I hit 2.5 years sober and sadly there is no song…… Continue reading 1,317,078 minutes sober.

How sobriety has changed my life.

The last few months (AKA, this summer) have been a ginormous roller-coaster ride. I lost my job at the SF startup (I think you all know this). I took time out to think and write and explore creative pursuits (AKA, hobbies outside of Facebook scanning). I’ve actually made – with my own hands – rings…… Continue reading How sobriety has changed my life.

I talked shit to my bod, and it fought back.

I was on an airplane sitting next to a fabulous woman two days ago. We talked about everything, as one does on airplanes. At one point I was telling her all about my “make gorgeous clothes for larger women” fantasy. I tried to describe my core concepts, using existing designers as baselines – for example,…… Continue reading I talked shit to my bod, and it fought back.

Exercise.

Hi. Good morning. It’s Tuesday morning here in Seattle and it’s finally time to start talking about exercise. Movement. Sweating. Breathing hard. It’s all got to be written but I’ve avoided writing about it. So, here sits Fatty getting ready (with lots of words, so many words) to write about moving her body through space…… Continue reading Exercise.

My quit drinking timeline, part II: 30-100 days

I wrote a post a little while ago detailing how I felt in days 0-30 when I quit drinking. I experienced days 0-14 several (many…) times before it stuck, so it was actually pretty easy to write out the feelings I felt each day. To remember the waiting, and breath-holding and frustration and anxiety. I…… Continue reading My quit drinking timeline, part II: 30-100 days