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    Happy Birthday to Me

    Today’s my birthday–I’m 54. The thrill of birthdays definitely wears off by the time you’re 54, or at least for me it mostly has. The main good thing about it is that it’s giving me permission to do nothing in particular without relentlessly pressuring myself to be productive or do one of a million things that don’t actually matter. Well, as of 11 am at least–fingers crossed it lasts the entire day. I’m using the occasion to try to kick…

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    Personal blogging in 2021 is weird af

    I’m tired of waiting for some perfect inspiration to hit me before I start writing here on Chic n’ Geek so I’m just going to rip off the bandaid and write…

  • Shopping Season (is every season during Covid)

    Ah, COVID time–why are you so elastic? It feels like the beginning of summer was just yesterday, then suddenly I wake up today and it’s 52 degrees out. Which of course…

  • The most unceremonious relaunch post ever

    Ok, so first off–I don’t know if you can really call this a “relaunch” when this ill-fated (but stubborn!) blog never really got off the ground to begin with. And I’m…

  • Hi and Welcome to Chic n’ Geek!

    I’m making this post quick because, to be honest, I’ve been working on building this site for more than a month now and just need to send it before I drive…