Monthly Archives: August 2009

My Heart is Breaking

I am an All-American Grrl.  I was born in Minneapolis, MN, and I am about as authentic as lutefisk, hot dish, and duck duck gray duck all rolled up into one.  I call myself Taiwanese American, but I am definitely more American than Taiwanese.  However, Taiwan is the motherland for me.  Both my parents were… Continue Reading

The More Things Change

As I have stated before, I missed the first wave of feminism as well as the second, the third, and apparently, the fourth (which may or may not be an actual wave).  Most of my ideas about feminism and equality have come to me via experiences and discussions with other likeminded women.  I have never… Continue Reading

Perfection, OCD, and Addictions

SMR made a point in the comment section of yesterday’s entry.  First, she said that every day was a good day because Alan Rickman was alive.  That was very kind of her because Alan Rickman is not attractive to her.  She said it simply because she knows that I am totally gaga over him.  That’s… Continue Reading

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

I had my therapy session today, followed by the weekly grocery shopping trip (wink wink.  Oh, wait, no it was an actual grocery shopping trip!).  I had a whole five hours of sleep last night, so I wasn’t on top of my game.  However, I was feeling upbeat for the first time in a long… Continue Reading

The Only Thing to Fear

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of… Continue Reading

I Accept Your Challenge, Whabs

After my post yesterday on the reasons I never had children, I received an email from whabs, a frequent commentor of my blog and a great friend to boot.  She delivered me a challenge: To go a week, yes 7 whole days, without fucking swearing. No, that wasn’t it.  She’s the one who tagged an… Continue Reading