The good Samaritan.

There’s an episode of Frasier that deals with paranoia. I first saw it circa 2007. I’d been watching the reruns for a few years, but when it came on, I didn’t recognize the storyline. I wound up completely held in its thrall, and I couldn’t quit watching; and at the end, I was sobbing. I could justContinue reading “The good Samaritan.”

Oh, and did I mention my mom used to get crazy-bad PMS?

Oh my gosh, my good friend Emilia asked a question of the day that inspired me to write a book in response, so I figured I’d turn it into a blog post. Her question was: how old were you when you got your first period? How did your family and friends react? Did anyone sayContinue reading “Oh, and did I mention my mom used to get crazy-bad PMS?”

Treatment options.

Having just survived a very, very bad menstrual cycle, I need to decide on a course of treatment to prevent it from happening again. Options: Take extra Prozac for the week leading up to my period. I did that once before, several years ago, and it seemed to help, if I recall. I typically takeContinue reading “Treatment options.”

Two ships in the night headed straight toward each other. No iceberg needed!

So, I’m on my period, which… is dire. I’m sort of braindead and exhausted. Actually, to get technical, my period hasn’t started yet. But it’s coming. I can tell. Lately, I’ve been getting PMS before my period. It used to always happen at the beginning of my period. Now it’s before, and then once myContinue reading “Two ships in the night headed straight toward each other. No iceberg needed!”

Haven’t people gotten the message not to mess with me?

I’m experiencing some irritability. (Run! Hide! Save yourselves!) I just took a walk with my dad, and boy was I mean to him. I have no clue what went wrong. When we left the house and stood on the porch and he was lighting his cigar, he asked about the tracking information of the cigarsContinue reading “Haven’t people gotten the message not to mess with me?”

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