The IVF Diaries: Baby Steps

Some of you may remember a post I wrote a few months ago about having Turner syndrome. (If not, it’s cool: I have a link!) In it, I spoke about having the condition, but somehow in my stream-of-consciousness writer ways it ended up having a bit of a focus on one aspect of Turner syndrome that (at least in my case and the other lovely Persephoneer who has said she has it too) can be very wearing: the inability to naturally conceive children. PLEASE READ WHAT I WROTE THERE BEFORE COMMENTING. No “Aww”s, please. Read More The IVF Diaries: Baby Steps

P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 2000 with Amanda

I was so elated when I was chosen for a section of  the Nostalgia Project, I could hardly stand it, and this year turned out to be an especially great one. I was amazed at how many things that ended up defining my early teenage years came out this year. And heeeeeeere we go! Read More P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 2000 with Amanda

Movies With a Side of Nerd: Music and Lyrics

Get comfy in front of the TV, Persephoneers, because it’s time for another installment of Movies With a Side of Nerd! This time, we’ll go for a wider-known film with two actors whose names you’ll recognize. They are Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant, and the movie is called Music and Lyrics. Read More Movies With a Side of Nerd: Music and Lyrics

Board Game Review: Apples to Apples

I write today, Persephoneers, to give my impression of a board game that I had the pleasure of testing out last week with my husband and a friend. I know that it’s been out a while, but I had never played it before, and it was really fun. It’s called Apples to Apples.

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Universal Like You Mean It: A Team Member’s Guide to Guests

As mentioned in passing in some of my previous posts, I work at a local theme park, but I’ve never said until today that it was Universal Orlando. I’m here, lovelies, to give you all an insider’s guide to the parks (and CityWalk) so that if you’re ever in my neck of the woods, you can get the best experience you can out of it. What follows are some tips that, if followed (maybe not exactly to the letter, but at least as a guide), will certainly make your trip worth it. Read More Universal Like You Mean It: A Team Member’s Guide to Guests

Nerd Love Can Happen

There are many reasons why I love my husband. He is kind, funny, generous, and always great to be around. For the most part, he always puts others before himself (although there are some exceptions to that one). No matter how I’m feeling, he can usually make me feel if not 100% better, at least less thrown into an inescapable soul-crushing black hole.

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On Turner Syndrome

By looking at me, you can’t tell. You’d assume I’m just your everyday, average short 26-year-old. (I am, but for the purposes of this article, I’m choosing to differentiate myself.) I may come off as a little goofy and childlike, but that’s all part of my charm, or so my husband says. Unless you are a member of my family, or someone I may have actually told, you’d never guess that I was diagnosed as an infant with Turner syndrome. Read More On Turner Syndrome