Careful readers will note that yesterday I had a mammogram. Or, really, slovenly readers will too, seeing as I just said it yesterday, there, genius. I tried a new place this year because allegedly--according to their ads--they have same-day mammogram results, but of course only after I'd transferred my files, my D Files, did I … Continue reading World’s Dramatic-ist Day
Well, here it is. The day of my mammogram, which careful readers will note is one of my very very favorite days. I've talked a lot about careful readers lately. You know what else you are? Annoyed readers. Back in aught eight, when I was already 43 and shoulda been havin' mammograms for three years, … Continue reading Smashed
ANOTHER ROYAL WEDDING! MY LIFE HAS PURPOSE AGAIN!!!!!!!
If you're just getting back from your Thanksgiving holiday, and I say "holiday" like we're all British, there are several days of my posts for you to catch up on and I wish you luck. I wish you luck mucking through all my ins and outs. For the rest of you, who kept up with … Continue reading June wraps up her trip; bored nation rejoices
Do you like how I keep using "blog" as a verb? You're welcome. When we were last together, promising to write while Mister pulled us apart ("NOTHING BUT DEATH COULD KEEP ME FROM IT"), Dear June: Watch new movies. You're killing us. Also, "blog" is a noun. Love, All 10 Readers. I think it was … Continue reading June blogs from home
Kim Jong-il in da house. “So where all have you gone since you’ve been back in Saginaw? Which bars?” ....? I’m 52. People keep asking me all about the nightlife I’m experiencing here in the mecca of nightlife that is Saginaw, Michigan, and so far my answer continues to be, I’m 52. Show me that … Continue reading June blogs from the guest bedroom
I’m just driving back from spending an afternoon with my Aunt Mary. In real life, my aunt lives in Colorado. But she just happens to be in Michigan visiting her husband’s family, so we met in the middle and had lunch today. When I was a kid, my father would go on business trips to … Continue reading June blogs from A&W
I can hear the nasal tones of my people, as I am officially back in the Midwest. I’m at O’Hare airport, and I adore people who call it “O’Hara.” As god is my witness, I’ll never fly Southwest again. (Vomits radish.) (I like Southwest, actually. They’re funny.) I have an hour before my next plane. … Continue reading June blogs from Chicago
You know what I want for Christmas? One of those paper towel holders that you stand up on your counter. ^^^^^AMAZON LINK!^^^^^^ Several months ago, one of you said, Hey, June. Why don't you become an Amazon Associate to earn more money? And so I did. I put up a permanent link to Amazon on … Continue reading Enter rambling
I have a new thing that bugs me: Women using that video-making feature where their eyes are huge, and their lips are gigantic, and their voices are distorted. Perhaps you're hilarious, person making a video while sitting in a car, which, woooo! How could you NOT be, with that original venue? But I see that … Continue reading LDV
My weekday mornings do not vary much: The alarm goes off and I resent it, Edsel and I open the door to 800 cats lining the halls expectantly. I trip over at least one of those solid assholes every single day. Hey. Cats are more solid than you'd think, when you're kicking one down the … Continue reading Cutlery roasting on an open fire
On Friday night, my many wrinkles and I stayed home and copy edited, but NOT before I screwed up at work and felt just awful about it. Do you remember that project I took home last weekend? The point of taking it home was so that when it came back from the printer and I … Continue reading Weekend recap! Oh, June. Zzzzzz.
Everything's broken. My bathroom fan needs to be fixed, according to my ridiculous handyman Alf, because the bathroom CEILING will fall in if I don't. Oh, is that all? He also had to come fix all of the 206 windows back here, as they would not stay open or lock. That's safe. Plus also, my … Continue reading Computer’s Last Stand
I know you were waiting all night for Installment Two of June Goes to Medical Appointments, and I understand your excitement and anticipation. But something bigger happened yesterday. Bigger, June? Bigger than an eye exam? Not that my eye exam wasn't without incident. I pissed off the front desk by not remembering I had a … Continue reading Rearing to go
Seeing as medical checkups are my hobby and all, this is really a stellar month. Yesterday, I went to my new dentist. In half an hour, I go to my eye doctor, a fact that will not at all make Faithful Reader Paula nervous. She doesn't like it when I'm writing and have to go … Continue reading Toothy
Friday night here in Greensboro was a wet affair. It was exactly how fall nights should be: windy, occasionally rainy, the damp leaves shivering on the trees. I was acutely aware of the night, because I was sitting silently in my house, catching up on some freelance editing. I've had freelance work almost every single … Continue reading June gets murdered up.
A delight this time of year is discovering HOW MANY DAMN CLOCKS you own. You think you set them all back, only to enter a room and say, "Oh my god! It's 8:30??!!" Yeah, no it isn't. You forgot this one. Now how the fuck do you work THIS one, goddammit? I gotta make my house … Continue reading If we’re gonna turn back time, can we turn it back to when I was cute?
I've not mentioned this, but work is busy. And this week, what arrived but a book, a whole book, for me to freelance copyedit. They wanted me to do that in a week, but I called that place and said YA TRYINA KILL ME? And now I have till the 17th. The point is, when … Continue reading When a story really gels
For years, we've been doing this project at work that is what you might call detailed. If you're a proofreader or a copy editor, all three of you, it has everything that takes time. Names you need to check? Yes. Numbers? Yes. Details that're listed in several places and they all must match? Yes. Fact-checking … Continue reading The one where June misses Halloween