Life’s Lessons

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

I tried to help keep my grandparent’s illusions alive.  I think it is really cruel the way some kids just blurt out that most of the stuff parents teach you is crap.  We have some responsibility to be kind to our parents … or at least to not do them any harm.

There are lots of things I restrained myself from doing.   I did not point out to them that my eating my brussel sprouts did nothing to help starving people on the other side of the world.  They might just as well have said when I refused to eat 
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I Am Not Dead Yet, But It Could Happen At Any Moment.

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

I think I ate a bug  . . and I might die.
I was home alone, calmly eating an apple.  I am allowed to do things like that alone … at home .. . unattended …. on my own.   And I bit into the apple and took a big bite.  Then I chewed and chewed and swallowed and then the phone rang or something – I can’t remember all the exact details because I am suffering with PTSD from the whole thing and my therapist said that I have probably blocked some of it to prevent myself from being … Read more at the source.

Look Up!

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

I don’t think anyone has ever looked up at the clouds in the sky and seen me.
People see elephants and kittens and an old man.   No-one says, “Oh wow, doesn’t that look like Bliss?  That beautiful cloud over there, the one that looks all amazing fashionista and stuff?”  Well at least if they have, no-one has told me they have.

So this a blog post to ask all of you who have undoubtedly had, what can only be described as a beautiful, magical experience, to let me know.  You should go ahead and write to me now and tell
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Snapping Out Of It.

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

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I think I am basically out of control.
Can’t concentrate, start a million things, finish none, can’t focus …
My inventory is all over the place, I am wayyy behind in all my blogging, I am behind in emails.
I am not eating, not really interested in doing anything.   I have made a tent fort in my office and I am kind of living in it.   I stay in my jammies some days . . . all day . . . 
But then it hit me.  Such an easy peasy solution! 
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I figure the best thing for me … is … Read more at the source.

Some Women Wear Dresses On The Football Field of Life.

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

We had a set of twins in our school who were a cross between dolls, nerds and little orphan Annie.  They were like a couple of older English ladies, sitting in front of the telly rugged up in sweaters and colourful stockings with their permed, just shy of frizzy, hair.
And they finished each other’s sentences.
I liked them because they were oblivious to how weird everyone else thought they were.  And they were weird – when you consider all that means is that in comparison to the norm … they were not that.
I sometimes opened a window on … Read more at the source.

Don’t Try This At Home.

In Community, Events, Fashion by Aria E Appleford

Don’t try to run away with a baby animal.
It may look cute in real life and everyone is going “aww” around the computer, but it sucks big time.
First of all they have no sense of the “are we there yet” part of travel, that helps to remind everyone that people need to stop and go to the bathroom.  Animals don’t stop when they bathroom.  They can’t tell you.  They don’t hold on for 5 more minutes.  They just go. 
They don’t understand “share” or   “make last.”  They just understand “eat now,” “eat it all,” and “I am a … Read more at the source.