Monkey Lamps and Almost 40

Welp. Had a birthday. It’s my 39th. I contemplated denying turning 39 and just telling people I was 38 again, since people still seem to say “oh my gosh I thought you were still in college,” regardless of the fact that I have definite wrinkles. My favorite pharmacist advised me to own my age, going on the logic that as long as I am honest about my chronological age and tell people how old I am (and as long as I look a little younger than I am) that I will still get ego-boosting affirmations from people amazed at the fact that I’m 39 (and then 40, and then 41).

I had a nice birthday weekend. My super fantastic mom knocked herself out to make it special and got me flattering but comfortable clothes so that I don’t feel bad that I’ve put on 10-15 pounds since the wedding. It’s mainly because of the fact that I eat a giant baked potato from Jason’s Deli at least once a week. They’re as big as my head, and delicious.


Considering I had to go back through my photos to find this picture (March, 2015), and I’ve had at least one of these a week, I have a bit of a potato baby.

Boyfriend (aka Husband) got me a fantastic monkey lamp, as well.


That thing is pretty cool.

I got lots of great presents, people gave me love on Facebook, called me, texted me…

I’m lucky. Very, very lucky.

On the work front, still trucking along. Freelancing, working at W.E. Buy, and tutoring.

Overall, I’m pretty happy to be on the planet another year. And maybe I’ll go to every two weeks on the potatoes. I would like to stay on the planet for a long time.


In my last post, I said I saw MacBeth with what’s-his-name. I meant the actor. I actually went to see the movie with my bestie, who is far more important than a what’s-his-name title.

SO, there’s that.

Like, ALL the updates

So, some super evil malware attacked every single website I had on my hosting plan and we’ve been spending MONTHS sorting that out so I haven’t been blogging and the Salinger site is still blacklisted by Google and there’s a whole thing I have to do to get it to work but this site is backup and I’m committed to blogging on it. Apparently with run-on sentences.

I’m freelance writing again, have been since 2013. I got married in May. I’m working sometimes with a rockstar who is an eCommerce arbitrage merchant. And by rockstar I mean a bona fide one. But he’s a super nice guy and a good boss so who cares about all that rockstar business?

I went to see the new MacBeth, with whats-his-name. It was pretty good. Ima blog about it soon. It wasn’t perfect.

I am going to write on this blog pretty often.


I realize that the news that I am freelancing and that I got married come as a surprise to anyone who doesn’t interact with me personally since I never blogged about working full time instead of freelancing OR getting divorced, but we’re skipping all that in the interest of it’s not stuff I want to blog about and moving on to the now.

So that’s all for now. I was embarrassed that my last post was Super Bowl 800 years ago, so here’s something fresh with all the run-on sentences you can digest.

muah, readers. Let’s have some fun.

i can't really tell you what this blog is about, but I can tell you what it's not about. monkeys. at least not all the time.