In honor of the Christmas season, I’m pulling out an oldie but a goodie out of the archives. The following is a 100% true story I wrote for my personal web site back in 1997 before the days of blogs. Enjoy. The worst job I ever had was a temp job working the customer counter … More The worst job I ever had: UPS customer counter at Christmas
Hi. My name is Ann. I grew up gay in Texas in the 1980’s. It wasn’t easy but I made it through. And I’m here to tell you that it gets better. I always knew I was different. I was absolutely wired this way. My first crush was on a girl named Dena when I … More It Gets Better
Who knew I would be so grateful I lugged these boxes of old journals around all these years? Last night I read at the Salon of Shame in front of a sell-out crowd at the Theater Off Jackson. The idea is simple: Seattleites stand and read from their worst adolescent writing, including middle school diaries, … More My first Salon of Shame
Well it was my birthday so I celebrated the way *I* wanted to – by shootin off a bunch of guns! I had always wanted to take a handgun class – I love aiming sports like archery and pool and I know from when I was a kid and shot my dad’s air rifle that … More Shootin guns at Wade’s BLAM BLAM BLAM!
My new favorite guilty pleasure is my heated mattress pad I got a Fred Meyer (for 75% off last April!). After a long day just knowing my bed will be toasty warm when I get in is so exciting! (Yes, in the past I’ve been accused of being too easy to please). But just like … More If loving you is wrong I don’t want to be right: Is my heated mattress pad going to kill me?
Inspired by coming across an old rotary phone at a diner and the time trip it took me on as I listened to the sound of the dial rotating back… Things I can’t wait to hear people say in 20 years Isn’t that funny that we had to physically connect our machines with wires? … More Things I can’t wait to hear people say in 20 years
Windows Live Spaces is not only my main online hangout, it’s now my bread and butter, A few weeks ago I moved on to my sixth product here at Microsoft (Carpoint/MSN Autos, MSN home page, WL Favorites, WL Mail, Windows.com, and now WL Spaces) and I couldn’t be happier. The first thing I did when I got … More I actually work here now! [Windows Live Spaces]