A long time from now, in an assisted living facility not so far away, four old women sit around a card table. "Jessica, it's your turn." Jessica didn't respond. She stared at her hands instead. Gray hair never bothered her, nor did the wrinkles in her face, but her hands looked old. "Jessica!" Drea was … Continue reading Your Turn
Once upon a time, I was in the seventh grade. (Yes, it was long enough ago that I can say 'once upon a time.') Anyway, I was about 13 or so and had just discovered that I would never be cool. This discovery happened at the first boy/girl party I went to. (The kid's mother said … Continue reading The Original Hipster
I really, really wish there was someone out there in the world who liked to play MMORPGs* the way I want to play them: 1) Quests only: no dungeons or raids, I just want to follow a character through the story-line of the game. 2) No PvP*: I don't want to fight real people - … Continue reading This is just a silly rant…
On the occasion of my seventh birthday I told my mother that I'd had enough birthdays. Seven was a very good age, I was happy with it, and I would stay there. (Just as an amusing side note - my youngest sister thought that the age of seven was rather magical as well, but she believed … Continue reading At what age did you feel grown up?