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 a fucking blog post already. And not apologize…

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…

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…

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…

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).…

My new obsession: Watercolor Monogram Crests

There’s a whole longer story to this, which I will write once I finally get this site launched, but for now, behold the thing I accidentally learned when I decided, two months ago, to just “update the look of…

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Podcast love: Translating ADHD

If you're looking for one of the best podcasts about ADHD, Translating ADHD is an absolute must-listen.…