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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.

 |  Interwebs, Personal, Work

Addendum

I think my post yesterday was somewhat misleading and I left you all (or most of you) with the impression that I was worried about other people’s opinions on my site. On the contrary, it’s not other people’s opinions that are bugging me — it’s…

 |  Misc, Personal

The Cricket

We won the cricket! Some silly Ashes thing that only happens because the Australians beat us and so we burned the wicket — or something. I only found that out last night. Hoorah! Anyway: why am I celebrating this? No, it’s not because I’m a…

 |  Geek, Parenting, Personal

Dirty Geek Joke

There are advantages to being in a ‘geek’ couple: Karl: Ooh, a left boob and a right boob!Jem: My boobs are relatively positioned.Karl: Well, as long as the margins are the same..Jem: No, I think my left margin is slightly bigger than my right.Karl: So…

 |  Misc, Personal

Not a Real Woman

It occurred to me on the way home (ten minutes of random thoughts) that there are more advantages to not playing to society’s idea of a “proper woman” than I originally thought. I always enjoyed baffling those who choose to criticise what I wear/how I…

 |  Misc, Personal

Sunburn

I made the mistake of reading my book outside in the warm sun yesterday — the sun was hotter than I realised and sitting facing it was probably not a good idea. I am now pink. In fact, pink is an understatement.. I am glowing…

 |  Parenting, Personal

Organ Donation

Since I was a kid, I always remember seeing a card in my brothers wallet stating he was an organ donor. I decided when I first saw it was something I’d like to do to — but is something I’ve never got ’round to doing.…

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