Weddings, Reunions, Dental vists, and SHAKE UPS!

Weddings, Reunions, Dental vists, and SHAKE UPS!

So you may have noticed someone has been missing a lot lately. You may have even noticed when he goes missing he doesn’t always explain why. Well…yeah no real explanation, sorry for that.   In other news I have been gone meeting old friends, getting massive dental work, and being best man in a wedding. Shout out to Superfans Chris and Ania Moncrief(aka Superman and Lois Lane) who celebrated their love in the classiest of weddings this past weekend.   But that Shakeup word is here again for good reason.    Things are about to get interesting. Not only has Read more »

let’s get s’rous

let’s get s’rous

and then there was this: go here yeah, i’m not even sure what to do with that wc (white chick). i. no. some just don’t get it. it’s this strange phenomena that we have, really. when i was a teacher, i used to say things to my students that were painful. for example, i said the phrase: overt racism. because when talking to kiddos (18 year old kiddos, mind you) about racism, for some reason we needed to distinguish different acts and conversations. so, if it was *cough* not what an average wc would see as blatant, then it was Read more »

Words Don’t Do Us Justice: End of the hour

Words Don’t Do Us Justice: End of the hour

The end of 2013 is the end of a lot of things. But not the end of us. And what better way to remind you we aren’t even a year old yet than to give you somethings to look forward to in the new year? Well first up, New Authors! Starting with New Year’s Day we’ll be debuting 4 new authors here at WDDIJ. The first one is someone so impressive I had to restrain myself from posting her early. The second…is a surprise I will not ruin. 3 and 4 will be the kinds of debuts you will spend Read more »

the rat race

the rat race

while i spend a ridiculous and completely and utterly unnecessary amount of time thinking about and talking about men and all the things that a straight girl could talk about…today i’m going to talk about running. i spent 177 minutes running on Saturday. i ran a total distance of 13.1 miles. surrounded by monsters. and a cute little recreation of the house from the move up. it was fun. and horrible. i barely trained for the silly thing. i almost died. not really. but i did have to walk some of it. i paced with a super hunky bearded dude Read more »

The Ruthless Wonders…Where the hell is he?

The Ruthless Wonders…Where the hell is he?

There is something to be said for my disappearing acts.  Usually it is something rather important, and usually someone knows where I went, and I come back with something to tell you. Well for once most of that isn’t true. The last couple weeks we’ve had some shakeups and vacations, and I’ve been trying to keep things figured out. SO I didn’t post. But I got some pretty good posts from our authors and everyone can like that. On the other hand I am quite aware that it may look like I’m slacking by not posting. After all, I did Read more »

can’t ignore it anymore

can’t ignore it anymore

as you probably know, (i think) i’m the only one of our little group who doesn’t have a degree in poli-sci or a jd or all those other really informed degrees. i just couldn’t keep my head out of novels, so i’m in the literature world all the time…buuuuut. i simply can’t ignore what’s happening. so, since i’m like most of my peers: i have some knowledge of the congressional system, i stay as informed as i can (but not always good enough), and i vote—thus, i have an opinion and i need to tell people my opinion. here’s what Read more »

A day of realization – It happens

A day of realization – It happens

When describing this blog post, i called it “afternoon (un)delight.” i wasn’t pleased with what was happening per se. the topic, sure(?), but the way i was relating my thoughts just seemed trivial. but then again, that’s why i am here, right? to share my thoughts. maybe next week we’ll chat about Syria instead. Today i’m a snotty, snobby, privileged white girl. It’s so bad that i’m pretty sure even Ruthless wouldn’t want to be in the same room. How do i know? Let’s see…let me just set aside the obvious physical privilege, and go for all the other stuff. Read more »