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Showing posts from December, 2017

i did what you see there :: the state of the blog, 2017

last year, i started off this post by noting that i'd done less blogging in 2016 than at any point since 2010. and apparently, my only reaction to that statistic was to blog even less in 2017. in fact, i've scaled back my writing activities in general, which is not a happy occurrence, although i'm happy that part of the reason for this was because i had more paying work that took up my time. i also had a move mid-year that took a lot of time in the build-up and a surprising amount of time to get settled. [i say that like it's something that is done with. it really isn't.] there were a few health concerns thrown in there that made it difficult to work regularly. multiple sclerosis continues to wreak havoc with dom's health, although the move and some other changes have helped a lot in that regard. quite honestly, my own battles with mood and depression have been worse in the last year than they have been in a long time, which has definitely had the effect of lim…

presidenting is hard :: full stop.

it's been a while, donald, but i'm back again, to give you a few pointers on how you can pretend just a little bit that you know how to do the job that you've been tasked with doing. i feel like there's a lot you need to learn, none of which i'm qualified to teach you, but you're veering so far off course that i feel like someone needs to at least nudge you back towards the right direction before you end up getting all of us killed with your twitter account. [and i say "us" in this situation, because, although we are proud of having nothing to do with your victory, we canadians know that bombs, like you, are not as smart as they like to think they are, and therefore anything you do to rain shit on american heads is going to blow back on us.]

it's quickly drawing to the end of your first year in office. you are the least popular president of all time after a year, although i guess that means that you're winning at something. and while you'…

making faces :: on mute

oof. i have no idea how i managed to go this long between blog posts. although i've generally slowed down the frequency of my posting here in the past twelve months, this is straying from "measured" into "derelict". and it's not like i don't have things to say. it is a matter of not necessarily having things to say when i have the time to say them, but that's a whole other thing.

i have, in particular, had a bunch of beauty posts that i've wanted to attend to, but just haven't gotten around to them. for instance, i had originally planned to do a feature on muted lip shades as an appropriate option for fall, but now fall is all but technically over. nevertheless, i'm doing this post because i happen to think that the entire period when the shadow of death and despair looms over us, also known as the period of particularly low light, is generally a great time to don some shadowy shades.

for me, these tend to fall into the "i don'…