Fee-Fi-Fo-Family: Should You Feel Guilty for Not Getting Along With Family?

At some point or another, each of us is plagued by that one relative (or group of relatives) with whom we just can’t seem to get along. The conversations are awkward, we have nothing in common with them, they subtly (or not-so-subtly) insult us, they get all giddy and gossipy when they find out you…

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Sometimes, Your Bacon Just Gets Annoyed, And That’s Ok (As Long As You Don’t Actually Punch Someone in the Face)

So I live in downtown Rochester, which means I usually shop at the Wegmans out that way. (For those who aren’t familiar with the name, Wegmans is a big-deal grocery store chain founded in Rochester. Dis it, and any Rochesterian will beat you dead.)  There’s one problem I have with the downtown Wegmans (DON’T KILL…

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Get That Bacon on Paper: My Nonsensical (But Effective) Journaling Method

I didn’t really start journaling until I was about 23. I had tried before, but I was way too much of a perfectionist. I would approach each entry with this vision of someone reading it after I died, so it had to look all pretty, insightful, beautiful, and crap. Like it had to be the…

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Put Your Damn Socks Away! How Low Bacon-Esteem Makes You Irritable

When I was in college, I spent most of my time isolated in the basement apartment of my boyfriend’s house. I had no friends, was working four jobs, and was holding myself to unrealistic expectations with my studies.  As you can imagine, my self-esteem was at an all-time low. However, I was in classic denial.…

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