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

photo of decorative paper clips

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 a fucking blog post already. And not apologize for saying “fuck” on my fancy new lifestyle blog. I’d say I don’t know how I went from blogging without so much as a second thought for 15+ years to being totally self-conscious and ridiculous about what I *should* be writing…

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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 is totally reasonable when it’s mid-October, but how is it already mid-October?! Not to mention that I have all of two posts to show for spending forever getting this site up and running, but yolo. I’m not going to dwell on that and am just taking the bull by…

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What I’ve been doing besides actually blogging

I’ve been WAY more active on Instagram than here on the blog because I still wasn’t finished setting this site up the way I wanted it. So now the site is good to go, but I hardly have any posts. So while I switch from posting a pic with a caption and writing actual posts again, here’s at least a look at what I’ve been sharing there.…

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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 pretty sure exactly zero persons has been waiting for the “iterating” maintenance page I had up for a while there to disappear and the curtain to lift to…this. Least of which me, to be honest, especially after what I’d envisioned as a quick, “fun” rebrand of a lapsed blog…

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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 myself and my family crazy (or even crazier). If you already know me, first of all–hi!! Second of all OMG YES, I did get kind of carried away with what started as a simple “maybe I should just do a quick refresh of Chic n’ Geek” and ended obsessing…

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