I’ve been really busy. I started doing comedy and … things got out of hand.


Twice I almost walked over to him to invite him to sit with us, and each time I hesitated and the seat beside him filled with another patron ordering a drink.

Zombie art!

Finally hung the zombies #art (at The Home For Wayward Women And The Cats That Love Them)

I am now an Excel ninja

this took me the better part of an hour, because i thought i needed to do a histogram, but it was much easier to just do a =countif(A:A, B:B)

On Saturday i went to a going-away party for a friend who works downtown. Got home by midnight, fell asleep. On Sunday i went to brunch, then to Blend, then to Buckroe Beach, then to the hardware store. later melissa came over and we juiced so much stuff. pre-juicing cornocopia below: On Monday i slept


I was haphazardly re-applying eyeliner in the ladies room at Washington Dulles when I heard a small voice beside me; “What happened to your arm?” Usually when people ask me about the violet line extending from the middle of my hand toward my elbow, I freeze. I could lie (“It was a shark! With really


Amber Nettles is a Facebook enthusiast and overall social media geek who works with radio stations and their clients in order to maximize their efforts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and blogs. Prior to working in radio and digital advertising, she was employed for a Chicago Tribune-owned newspaper for six years. Starting out as a

My average schedule

Day late… What my average schedule usually looks like the first full week of the month.. “busy,” #photoadayjuly (Taken with Instagram)


Better late than never… Day 1 (July 1) photo: Self portrait, no filter. #photoadayjuly (Taken with Instagram)

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings – words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.

Stephen King (via meet-greet-beat-the-ego)

So, I have an online dating profile. Don’t judge. I got this message a while back from someone on OKCupid, but he deleted his profile before I could respond. I need you to tell me if you know him (from OKCupid, or his handle) or if it was, in fact, you.  “Hey Amber! I must


I have been going non stop today with work, so here’s a quick glimpse into my life: I refuse to do laundry until I absolutely must. This results in me leaving the house in a long skirt, wrinkled tank top and cardigan I found in the back of my closet that I probably haven’t worn


There is nothing I like better than going to brunch on a Sunday. In my college years, I was notorious for kidnapping people for brunch. Mallory and i did brunch during the week in summer, and we would gather large groups of people to eat at Oasis or Paul’s (both of which are closed now).


whatshouldwecallme: If I lose: “Whatever, it’s just a game.” If I win:


1. i am typing with two hands, finally. 2. i hate it when you meet someone and immediately like them, in that “i-want-to-talk-to-you-some-more-because-i-find-you-very-interesting-and-also-kinda-hot” way, but you have no idea how to make that happen.  3. I’m working from home today so i don’t infect other people in my office. my cats run out of the

so-i-live: girlargueswithtree: knitmeapony:coolbreeeze: Johnny Galecki about gay rumors [x] Wow. Standing ovation Johnny Galecki. Yep.  This is how you do it. you are wonderful amazing man award.

Barbie hand

This is what happens when i tell a coworker about physical therapy and my barbie hand. lol. 


Seriously, this swollen foot ish has got to stop. i’ve got muffintop on my foot, for cryin’ out loud.

Day 35: High Tech

Day 35: My new hi-tech accessory The Exos brace. I’m MCV’s first patient to use one. These are replacing some types of fiberglass casts. “The technology consists of three layers of high tech polymers and foam that when laminated together create a lightweight matrix with features that have multiple benefits for practitioners and their patients.


Guess who received the first of many hospital bills today? Have to be thankful I have insurance, but jeesh. This is going to be a lean holiday season. Hopefully I’ll file my taxes super early and use my refund to pay off the majority of what I’ll owe.


Thirty days. It’s funny how this November has seemed so much longer. I put a blog post up for every day. i’m hoping December and January go by much faster…


What i wrote today, to my coworkers, who hopefully understand that i am just occasionally flat-out crazycakes and strange and weirdly nitpicky: Random for the day, and very, very few people know this; Over and under really should apply to spatial reasoning only – numbers don’t have real “height,” they have value instead. 61 is


I know this is gross but yeah. This is what happens to my foot by 2 pm if i’m walking even a little.


I went into the office for the first day yesterday.  By about 2:00 PM , my right foot was so, so swollen.  I posted a picture yesterday as well. Now I understand why my doctor told me I would not be able to travel until January.

Like most women, I currently live in a society where violence, harassment and scary shit can break out at any moment, just because I told some random asshole “no” without bothering to be nice about it. Doing that is so dangerous that most women don’t dare; after a few scary incidents, they learn to make up excuses, to smile, to be sweet and welcoming, to act as if every single random asshole on the street is a precious new friend that they would just LOVE to stand outside of the Chipotle and chat with FOR HOURS, if only cruel fate had not intervened. That’s what it’s actually like, being a woman: Playing nice with every random asshole, because this random asshole might be the one who hurts you. And then, if he hurts you anyway, they’ll tell you that you led him on.

Tiger Beatdown (via pnasty)

This is so relevant to everything.

(via mindyshabibti)


This is what rape culture looks like.

(via silverqueen)

And so many men fucking do not get this.  

(via northerndownpour)


i can ALMOST straighten my index finger on my left hand. my pinkie’s already working ok. i’m hoping by next week i can flick someone off. 


i had an interesting coversation with a male friend today.  is anyone else like me, in that i never, ever make a move? i mean, never? i told my friend i don’t recall ever being the person to DTR, drop th eL-bomb or even express my feelings first, besides the chaos that was my major


Last night after a lovely meal, Mal and I went to see Breaking Dawn. After that we came home to watch the cat play with the iPad. unfortunately for me, the rest of my night sucked. Narcotics withdrawal has me wrecked: flu-like symptoms, including nausea, stuffy nose, and, the worst, hot and cold flashes. I


Happy Thanksgiving, one and all. Here’s my annual list: I am thankful for Barefeet Shoes and its $20 boots, peppermint tea, honey badgers, Florence and The Machine, white clover, grey nail polish, leave-in hair conditioner, red lipstick, Target $10 V-neck tee shirts, fan-style space heaters, old typewriters, fluffy bathrobes and hand-knit scarves. I’m also thankful for


I worked so hard today. I feel like I did an ok job. I’m still getting back in the swing of things, but I got a contest done and did decent job on my conference call. Tonight is the night before Thanksgiving, which means it’s basically a high school reunion in Downtown Hampton. I usually


I just took the first full shower I’ve had since surgery. And then I put on fancy pajamas and ate a cheeseburger. I also put on deoderant, moisturizer and hair conditioner. All of these things are important, seriously. I feel almost normal.

Frankenstein arm! Got my stitches taken out today. There is a row on the other side too.