Personal archive

Read about my battles with Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), my mental health, surviving both childhood sexual abuse and a 12 year relationship plagued with emotional abuse, as well personal projects / challenges, and anything vaguely Jem-related.

I’m Getting Old…

Happy birthday to me! Somebody buy me a bloody Wii? Who am I kidding, you tight bastards, I’ll settle for Jonathan Cree-eeek on DVD! OK, I have to admit that it’s not my birthday until tomorrow but I figured if I post today, it’ll give you all chance to ship out those birthday cards and… read more →

What a Year…

If someone had approached me at the beginning of this year and said “this, this and this is going to happen” I’d have probably laughed in their face because 2006 has been so… life-changing! In so many ways, I think this year really was the start of my life as a grown-up. Around January I… read more →

Not Well

I’m not feeling very well. I have a sore, swollen throat and watery eyes. My nose is congested and dribbly. Please leave sympathy and promises of chocolate.… read more →

Bloody Knackered

Karl and I have spent all weekend cleaning and moving furniture. Perhaps I’m just being stereotypical/sexist but it’s obvious the flat hadn’t seen a woman’s touch in at least a year. We blasted the shower ‘cubicle’ thing with the steam cleaner and old hair shot out the bottom. Now that was just ‘eww’, and I’ve… read more →


Some of you might remember that I mentioned Karl and I have some news? Well: I’m pregnant! Oh wait, wrong news.. (ahh, that never gets old.) Karl and I have a flat! (That’s apartment to you Americans.) We went to look at a little place in the same building that I work in two weeks… read more →

I Must Be Strong

I am not usually one for doing those silly memes that you frequently see scattered across the likes of LiveJournal, but I couldn’t resist taking “The Quick & Painless ENNEAGRAM Test” after seeing others’ results. It was scarily accurate. These are my results: “You chose AY – your Enneagram type is EIGHT. ” How to… read more →

Nerdy T-Shirts

Oh me, oh my! Most of you know I like my geeky t-shirts.. well, I found an awesome site at work (on a break *cough*) today: Nerdy Shirts! My favourite one so far is most definitely Quick Fix: you wouldn’t believe how many times that worked for my old game cartridges as a kid. Then… read more →

More Dentistry Work

I’ve been in so much pain I had to have an emergency dentist appointment earlier. Apparently, a deep filling in one of my teeth has caught/damaged the nerve-y stuff and I’ve got to have a root canal treatment done on July 24th. Just the thought of the words “root canal” makes me shudder, but apparently… read more →

Note to Self re: Storms

Dear Jem, In case you forget sometime in the near future, please let this note serve as a reminder to you. It is not a good idea to go out in the piss-pouring rain in nothing but your pyjamas and a pair of flimsy flip-flops to watch the lightning. Not only are your flip-flops soaked,… read more →