Mom

I initially wanted to say something profound or clever. Something from a different angle. But Mother’s Day is a moment where we all step back and acknowledge that most of us would have been maimed by our own stupid toddler hubris, or grown up more rude and demanding, or felt alone and unloved, if it…

How to Properly Perform a New Home Freakout

We bought a house last week.  WE BOUGHT A HOUSE LAST WEEK!! And so, that means getting things moved in, getting walls painted the proper shade of whatever color you want them to be, and generally running around like a completely unorganized, excited, tired person. We had four visitors of note, (one actual human) with…

So, remember that time when I said I didn’t want kids?

I remember a time in the recent past when, if someone asked me whether I could see myself having children, I would have just immediately answered “no”. Never. Not a chance. No complex reasoning behind my answer, either. Simply that answer and then moving on to the next topic of conversation. As I write this,…

I have too much tea

No, that’s a lie.  I have enough tea for me.  Too much for others.  Or the others perhaps like to comment on the volume of tea I have.  Regardless, I like tea, and I drink a lot of it and I have a dedicated portion of my work space with large bags of loose-leaf tea….

Spacefood is Bullshit: The Expanse

Originally posted on Where All Bad Kristins Go To Die:
“Then how the fuck even do they do take-out?” Probably not the best first line to shout over the phone to your husband of nine years, but we didn’t get this far with him thinking I’m a gentle, kind soul with a proper tongue and…

We done found some gators

Turns out I now live near where wild alligators live.  So Tara decided that it would be awesome to go take a look-see!  What we discovered was that the shore of the lake where the gators live is also a great spot for people to hang out with their tiny children and small dogs.  We…

Molecule Wrangling

The job is keeping me busy.  I’m thankful that they seem to truly value a good balance between work and life.  I get to do things here that I haven’t done anywhere else before.  I get to work with reactors, tons of different chemicals I’ve never heard of before, and I get to start new…

The New Job in The New Place

I’ve told folks on my social media, but I realized I haven’t posted here for a bit. All of what follows is because of Tara. She’s been a rock for me when things were bad, and she stuck with me. And things kept getting better. She is very insistent that I understand my self-worth and…

Post Triathlon 

So, my butt hurts. Biking will do that. Yeah, I trained, but where I live now is pretty flat, and the biking portion for the event was quite hilly.  As I started, I didn’t think I could finish. I was struggling, and I had barely started pedaling. But Tara inspired me to keep going and…

Triathlon Tomorrow

Will Matt make it? Will his legs and lungs take him to the promised land of bacon and other nummy bits?

NEW KITTEN

I’ve been busy lately. Moving in to a new place with my sweetie, and we got a kitten: Zephyr!  I’m feeling very happy with my new home and new family with a new kitty. 

Addicted to Marvel (and other non-related topics)

First, despite what the title says, I have not yet seen “Civil War”, so this won’t spoil anything for you.  Also, you vermin out there better not spoil it for me.  Or else I’ll…  um…  be mad?  or something?  Whatever, you’re good people, I ain’t worried. Had a discussion recently, and I learned that there…