Book Review: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare

I heard someone give a really excellent recommendation for When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare on a podcast (quite possibly All the Books from Book Riot, but I can’t find it in their shownotes, so who knows). I wanted something light and funny, and I’d...

My First Slumber Party

I didn’t go to a lot of slumber parties as a kid. I spent the night with cousins a few times, but they were family, and usually my aunt & uncle were doing a favor for my parents by keeping me and my siblings. The first slumber party I can remember going to...

Reba’s Triggers for Productivity

I just listened to Episode 25: Productivity, and I liked the conversation about signals we give ourselves that it’s time to get shit done. Susan puts on eyebrows, lips, and hair, and her mom always put on lace up shoes. I have to put on real clothes to get...

Working Retail & Emotional Labor

One of the worst parts of working retail was knowing that I was absolutely required to be nice to everyone. Everyone. Even the assholes. ESPECIALLY the assholes, because they were the ones who complained. I worked in a fabric & crafts store for two or three...