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Auditory Processing Deficit: It’s not a hearing problem, but…sorry, what did you say?

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So few people are aware of auditory processing deficit as an actual thing that when explaining it I often just default to “It’s a hearing problem,” but that’s not accurate.

Pay the Ferryman; it only costs an arm and a leg

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Note: this post was originally written at the beginning of May. I forgot to push “publish”. Tense has been edited to make more sense to it being published now. I honestly would probably be perfectly fine with a bridge from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. It’s not that I don’t like boat rides. The ferry itself has done nothing to annoy… Read more »

Happy Summer Solstice!

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Today is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, though you wouldn’t know it to look outside my window. (Traditional Vancouver June: wet, cloudy, gray.) For me, this day is not only the longest day and a day sacred to Manannan mac Lir (whose symbols include mist and rain, so I’m not really complaining about the weather). It is also… Read more »

Mercury, You Are Drunk. Give Me Your Keys.

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Mercury does this thing about three times a year. Well, actually, it doesn’t really do anything; it just looks like it’s doing something. From Earth it looks like Mercury is moving backwards. They call it retrograde. And dammit if it doesn’t just fuck everything up. I  mean, yeah, sure, it’s just a planet and it’s probably not really affecting you,… Read more »

2013, so far

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TRIGGER WARNING: depression, suicide, self-harm, university and student loan bullshit, anxiety This has not been a good year. I’m not wallowing in drama; I’m stating a fact. This year started out with a week of depression, anxiety attacks, and severe suicidal thoughts. It’s gotten a bit better, but I’ve still be battling the mother of all depressive episodes for the… Read more »

I am a waffle, and school has never ironed me

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It’s not a perfect metaphor. I’m tired, okay. I’ve been known to waffle about my education. I’ve done everything from Underwater Basket Weaving to Introduction to Finality; from Basic Lupine Urology to Pre-Law. (Yes, two of those are Community episode titles. Guess which ones.) When I finally decided on my BA, I thought I’d reached a point where I wouldn’t… Read more »