Anonymiss in DC

{November 17, 2010}   A trip to the doctor’s

About a month ago, I was changing into my jammies when my hand grazed my breast and a jolt of fear shot down my spine. WHAT is THAT? I reached back up, gave myself a friendly little grab, and confirmed it:  a lump. Wonderful. Just what I need. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s kind of funny how something as simple as stumbling upon “Stuff White People Like” can completely throw me for a loop.  The short of it is that, well, a lot of this stuff they talk about? I’m a late twenties (there! I said it!) white, middle-class Jersey girl transplanted in DC….and it so happens that I do, in fact, like a lot of this stuff. I do enjoy wine, traveling, farmer’s markets, organic food, eighties-themed eventsnon-profits, expensive sandwiches, tea, architectureJuno, and, yes, the Sunday New York Times.

Yeah, well… so what? We all do! Doesn’t everyone I know like that stuff too?


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{September 3, 2010}   Sigh

Do you ever find yourself sitting on your sofa at midnight on a Saturday morning, i.e. Friday night… your dishwasher running… your “significant other” gone to sleep after yet another round at an argument you’ve had several times before which ended with his announcing “I’m not talking to you” and your realizing, with a hint of…regret?…sadness?…resignation? that what you’re feeling is well… Relief?

I am lucky enough to have people in my life who support me and put up with me in spite of my constant wallowing, and I don’t know how they can stand it. I mean, you know, sometimes i’m ok… If I don’t think too hard… but at moments like these, I feel utterly lost. I’ll be ok… I’ll keep going…. but why…. why can I not seem to muster the strength to acknowledge that this isn’t working? That even if it’s my “fault”– even if Im too snippy and too sensitive– I’m also just not happy? Ok, I guess I’m acknowledging it, sort of. But why can’t I be? Why can’t this work? Why can’t this be right? And why can’t I just accept reality, cut my losses and start over?

Obviously, I’m scared. But I’m a fighter, dammit! Always have been. And so I hate myself for being so damn pathetic. For doing what I would kill my friends for doing, and knowing it all too well.

Sigh. Blah blah blah… I’ve said this all before…same thing dif day.

But God… If you’re out there… throw me a line, because I got lost somewhere out here, and I need help pulling myself out…

{June 21, 2010}   I LOVE this

Sadly, this photo was not taken in my beloved DC-metropolitan area; however, it made my day. I’m not trying to endorse vandalism or anything, but I think this particular vandal is a genius. A total genius.

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{June 14, 2010}   Four seats

That’s it. I am going to start posting pictures of bad behavior. Yep, I’m feeling that cranky. Voila– Exhibit #1, entitled, “Four Seats”: Read the rest of this entry »

{April 19, 2010}   As I was walking….

One of the many perks of having a doggy is that you have to go outside and walk if you don’t want to face the guilt of being a bad puppy mama.  I don’t normally post photos, as you know, but I have now walked past this specimen a few times, and I simply cannot keep it to myself any longer. Keep in mind that this scene is approximately three blocks from the local grocery store.

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{April 13, 2010}   Anyone watching 24?

Is anyone still watching 24? I feel deprived of people with whom to discuss this, so I’m resorting to the blog, once again. (You know you all miss my minute-to-minute summaries from last season! Ha!) Actually, I’m rather shocked: do you know I’ve actually missed a couple of episodes this season and I’m not all that inclined to watch them? *Gasp* This is so not like me.

Luckily, I still love it. I say luckily mainly because I feel like at this point the only people who still “love it” (like me) don’t actually care anymore…we’re just along for the wild ride of the last season because we want to see what the writers are going to throw our way.  So remember your audience, Fox. We’ve been loyal. Don’t screw it up! Read the rest of this entry »

{January 29, 2010}   More metro etiquette

I have been infuriated all week by metro suckiness.  Putting aside the fact that one or more trains break EVERY SINGLE DAY for NO APPARENT REASON, it is apparently once again time to discuss Metro manners. (More on this here. I will try to avoid repetition to the extent possible. Bear in mind, however, that some things are worth repeating…) Read the rest of this entry »

{November 18, 2009}   People who need to shut up

(And before you can say it– not me. This is MY blog :P)

There are certain people I see in the news all the time…and I think they should just stop talking. I think we should all just stop paying attention to them and hope they disappear.

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{September 1, 2009}   Epiphany

“All you need is love,” croon the Beatles, day after day, year after year.

Love is all you need.”


A while back, my mom told me about some adorable little old couple who’d been married for some absurd amount of time. They were on Oprah, or one of those shows– maybe the Today Show or something– talking about the keys to a long and happy marriage. And they disagreed with the Beatles. Love is important, they said.  But maybe more important is R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Read the rest of this entry »

et cetera